2020 Clinical Outcomes and Key Findings

Care Informed by Research and Training

For over 30 years, Lifeskills has provided customized, evidence-based mental health treatment and is recognized as a national center of clinical excellence. Lifeskills is dually licensed to treat complex psychiatric, substance use, and process addiction disorders for adults and their families. Clients at Lifeskills participate in an integrated care regimen including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and experiential therapies. Our treatment team includes a quintuple board-certified physician as well as licensed doctoral and master’s level clinicians with multiple certifications in their respective specialties.

 

Lifeskills utilizes a wide variety of evaluation tools to inform client care including:

 

  • BASIS-24, which identifies a wide range of symptoms and problems that occur across the diagnostic spectrum.
  • The Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale (DERS), which assesses the effectiveness of DBT.
  • The Drug Attitude Inventory (DAI-10), which demonstrates an individual’s positive endorsement of why they are taking their medication and adhering to the psychiatric protocol.
  • The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), which is a 24-item symptom scale used by clinicians to assess and measure psychiatric symptoms.

Lifeskills South Florida vs. National Comparison

Dually Licensed

Dually Licensed

 
Fully Accredited

Fully Accredited

Clinical Expertise

Clinical Expertise

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2020 BASIS-24 Results

Developed by Harvard and McLean Hospital, BASIS-24 is a leading behavioral assessment tool that was administered at admission, mid-treatment or every 30 days, and at discharge. Lifeskills far surpassed the BASIS-24 National Comparison Group across every measure when compared to 29,638 cases from similar organizations.

OVERALL REDUCTION IN SYMPTOM SEVERITY

Clients at Lifeskills experienced a 77% average overall improvement and reduction in symptoms.

REDUCTION IN PSYCHOSIS

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Exceeding the 43% National Comparison Group average

REDUCTION IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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Outpacing the 38% National Comparison Group average

REDUCTION IN DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS

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Beating the 43% National Comparison Group average

2020 DERS Results

The DERS questionnaire was administered every 30 days with an average span of two to three months of consecutive monthly responses.

AVERAGE ANNUAL GOAL SCORE

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An increase from 2019, showcasing clinical identification and programming shifts leading to greater changes in goal-directed behavior.

AVERAGE ANNUAL STRATEGIES SCORE

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An increase from 2019, indicating that Lifeskills clients were better able to regulate their moods.

AVERAGE ANNUAL AWARENESS SCORE

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An increase from 2019, meaning that Lifeskills clients demonstrated increased emotional awareness.

2020 DAI-10 Results

The Drug Attitude Inventory (DAI-10) measures how clients view the use of psychiatric medications and the nature of their experiences with these drugs, including why they are taking them as well as their commitment to taking them. DAI-10 is important because more than 99% of Lifeskills clients use medication to help manage their mental health disorders.

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An increase from 2019, meaning that Lifeskills clients demonstrated increased emotional awareness.

2020 BPRS Results

The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is a 24-item symptom scale that’s used by clinicians to assess and measure psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety, depression, unusual thoughts, and other behaviors. Criteria assessed are obtained by patients’ self-report and clinical observation during the assessment.

 

SUICIDALITY

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Lifeskills clients reported decreased suicidal thoughts and actions

SELF-NEGLECT

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Lifeskills clients experienced improvements in their hygiene, appearance, and eating behaviors

ANXIETY

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Lifeskills clients experience lower levels of apprehension, tension, fear, panic, and worry

EMOTIONAL WITHDRAWAL

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An increase from 2019, meaning that Lifeskills clients demonstrated increased emotional awareness.

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