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
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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
REDUCTION IN PSYCHOSIS
REDUCTION IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE
REDUCTION IN DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
2020 DERS Results
AVERAGE ANNUAL GOAL SCORE
AVERAGE ANNUAL STRATEGIES SCORE
AVERAGE ANNUAL AWARENESS SCORE
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.
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.