This program is intended to assist participants with gaining skills to increase overall independence. Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) specialists work 1:1 with participants to teach, coach, prompt, and model skills that foster increased independence through home and community-based sessions in the following focus areas: psychiatric, health & medical, educational / vocational, social, community, legal, housing, basic living skills, family, and financial. Participants identify their own goals from the psychiatric and at least two additional focus areas and work with a CBR specialist to create an individualized plan that can lead to an improved quality of life.
Each CBR plan is individualized and based on the participant’s comprehensive diagnostic assessment. Medicaid requires that CBR be pre-approved and meet national medical necessity standards, as defined and determined by Optum Idaho (the managed care entity contracted by the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare to manage Idaho’s outpatient behavioral health services). CBR specialists work collaboratively with other members of the participant’s treatment team to ensure high quality services are delivered and that there is no duplication of services while focusing on the recovery and resiliency of the participant.
Benefits of CBR:
- Reduction in psychiatric hospitalizations and / or emergency department visits
- Reduction in interactions with the police / legal system
- Promotes and encourages self-sufficiency & independence
- Promotes knowledge / education about the participant’s diagnosis
- Improves communication & social skills
- Improves problem-solving skills
- Reduces stigma
- Fosters & promotes healthier living
- Promotes community integration
- Reduces isolation
- Improves budgeting skills
- Enhances relationships
- Improves confidence & self esteem
- Improves symptom recognition & management
Stellar Mental Health & Mediation CBR Specialists are NOT “technicians” with minimal training. Each and every Stellar CBR Specialist has, at minimum, a (4 year) Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field from an accredited university. We require a minimum of 20 continuing education credits per year in a human services field. Additionally, our CBR Specialists are required by the state to be certified by the PRA (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association) within a certain timeframe after their hire date.