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Central Montgomery Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center

Healthcare - Health Services
2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  
Central has provided behavioral health services to individuals, children and families since 1948. Services include evaluation and assessment; individual, family and group psychotherapy; partial hospital programs for children, adults and geriatrics; early intervention services; case management; aftercare; school programs, community outreach; substance abuse treatment; and family based and wraparound services.

Central's staff is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals, mental health workers, nurses, caseworkers, therapists and therapy assistants, as well as support staff in administration, accounting, billing and the individual departments. There are frequent employment opportunities for applicants in positions that require various levels of training and education.

Central also offers training programs to several area colleges and universities through practicums and field placements supervised by senior clinical staff.
Central's broad spectrum of services to all age groups makes it the ideal working environment to receive training and gain experience and knowledge through exposure to a wide variety of clinical situations and the expert guidance of seasoned professional staff. We are proud of Central's reputation in the community and the difference that we make in so many lives. Of course, our dedicated staff members who have chosen human services as their career path nurture our reputation; in turn we nurture staff through a warm working environment, a rich learning experience and excellent benefits.
The severity of the psychiatric problems that children are experiencing is increasing at an alarming rate, requiring us to continually expand our services to meet these very important needs. Almost half of the services currently available are designed to help children. The following represents a sample of the services available.

Wraparound Services

Highly individualized mental health interventions designed to support a child in his home, school and community.

Child intensive Case Management

For children and adolescents from birth to 18 whose functioning is severely impaired and who have multi-system needs. This empowers families to seek needed support and services and reduce hospitalizations.

Family Based Services

Community-based therapy and support services to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. Provides therapy in a family's home emphasizing communication skills and family conflict management.

Clinical Options toward REcovery (CORE)

Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment for adolescents, adults and families who are affected by drug and alcohol problems. Offers structured support for people with addiction problems.

Preschool Intervention Program (PIP)

A therapeutic, center-based program designed to meet the needs of children ages 3 to 5 who have behavioral, social and emotional difficulties. The treatment team includes a child psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, and other trained professionals.

Family Life Education & Counseling Services (FLECS)

A therapeutic program designed to address the social, emotional, educational and behavioral problems of children ages 5 to 12 years.

Adult Services

Approximately one in five American adults have their lives interrupted by some form of mental illness. Central provides the necessary support to enable people living with mental illness to be productive members of society. A partial list of services appears here.

Outpatient Services

Clinical support providing communication and coping skills on an individual, couple and family basis.

Case Management

A range of services including community support, resource referral, assistance in accessing care and intensive supports.

Intensive Outpatient Program

A comprehensive therapeutic experience, including behavioral and cognitive skills training, symptom and medication understanding and management techniques, family psycho-education and peer mentoring.

Senior Outreach Services (SOS)

For homebound persons ages 60 and older providing in-home evaluations, medication management and caretaker training.

Certified Peer Specialist Services
Provide support, advocacy and peer counseling services by sharing personal experiences of hope and recovery.

Community Outreach
Provide interaction, support and education for local businesses and community services.
Central Montgomery Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center
1100 Powell Street
Norristown PA 19401
(610) 277-4600