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Yellowbrick Residence

Jesse Viner, MD
Founder and Executive Medical Director

 

Services

  • EVALUATION
    Medical and laboratory examination
    Neurological imaging studies
    Psychiatric evaluation and psychopharmacology treatment
    Neuropsychological and personality testing
    Family history and evaluation
    Motivational assessment and capacity to currently make use of treatment
    Functional life skills assessment
    Registered Dietician nutritional assessment
    Educational and vocational assessment
    Psychotherapy consultation
    Physical activity/exercise and wellness assessment
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY
    Individual Psychotherapy (3x/ wk)
    Interpersonal Group Therapy (3x/wk)
    Narrative Group (weekly)
    Resident / Family Rounds (monthly)
    Resident / Professional Staff Rounds (monthly)
    Residence Community Meeting (daily)
    Yellowbrick Community Meeting (weekly)
    Yellowbrick Community Council (weekly)
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Parents as Partners Workshop (monthly)
    Family Psychotherapy offered through strategic partner Family Institute of Northwestern
    University (Prescribed)
  • LIFE SKILLS THERAPIES
    Mindfulness and Mentalization Group
    Attachment Pattern Group
    Healthy Relationship Group
    Community and Transitional Group
    Individualized case management for treatment and strategic life planning
    Educational and vocational assessment and counseling
    Functional assessment and intervention by occupational therapist
    Individualized self-management and organization training
    Individual and group self-hypnosis instruction
    Personal goals and strategies development
    Individualized nutritional case management
    Roommate/Apartment Meetings
    Weekend planning
    Residence business meeting, budgeting, and checking account management
    Rotating assigned chores and responsibilities
    Computer training
    Prescribed staff supported activity; example: grocery shopping for individuals with eating disorders
    “Wilderness” outings
  • SELF DISCOVERY, EXPRESSIVE, AND ACTIVITY THERAPIES
    Art studio with professional artist
    Art therapy
    Yoga
    Drama Therapy
    Supported cooking instruction
    Gardening
    Hosting of Family Night Dinner and Open House Brunch
    Journaling, blogging, and letter writing
    Martial arts
    Meditation room and outdoor garden
    Mental health related films with discussion
    Open house Sunday brunch
    Outings: (ex.):  Concerts, Museums, Millennium Park, sporting events, etc.
    Photography
    Piano
    Training in self-hypnosis, meditation, and relaxation techniques                                     
                                                  
    NUTRITIONAL/EATING DISORDER
    Registered dietitian evaluation and case management (All residents 30 days)
    Mind-body Integration Group
    Eating Disorder Art Therapy
    Eating Disorder Interpersonal therapy Group
    FIG: Food Issue Group with Registered Dietician
    Daily journal review
    Supported prescribed food planning
    Cooking instruction by
    Prescribed activity level
    Medical monitoring including weight, labs, EKG (through affiliated Northshore University Health System – Evanston Hospital physician)
    Cognitive/ behavioral symptom management
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Staff supported meals
    Post-meal processing and support
    Supported grocery shopping and restaurant experiences
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE
    To sustain abstinence, all residents are seen for evaluated for by alcohol/substance abuse difficulties and case management is initiated in accord with principles of recovery and relapse prevention.
    Random urine toxicology and breathalyzer
    Residence “Home” 12 Step Orientation and Meeting
    12 Step meetings in community
                               
  • EDUCATIONAL & CAREER ASSESSMENT, PLANNING, TRAINING and PLACEMENT
    Educational and Career testing and Assessment
    Motivational Assessment
    Prevocational and job readiness skill development
    Resume writing
    Job search and analysis
    Interviewing and negotiating skills
    Mandatory volunteer work
    Job placement and apprenticeships with 400 employers
    Job coaching
    Employer-employee consultations
  • COMMUNITY OF EVANSTON
    Individual volunteer work and Yellowbrick community special volunteer projects
    Employment in local businesses; supported partnerships
    Local colleges and universities for educational and cultural activities; Columbia, Loyola,
    Northwestern, Oakton Community College
    Transportation by “El” and Metra within 5 blocks; 20 minutes to the “Loop”
    Evanston Public Library
    Evanston Art Center
    LA Fitness
    Restaurants, Coffee shops, Bistros
    Private theatre, dance, music, and artistic experiences and opportunities
  • PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATION AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
    Residents receive a comprehensive review of their previous psychopharmacology treatments and a medication plan is implemented and monitored.
    Medications are purchased by residents from local pharmacies which are self administered with staff support as indicated.
    The medication treatment for all Yellowbrick residents will be the responsibility of the Yellowbrick psychiatrist and will require transfer of this aspect of treatment from the previous psychiatrist, if applicable.
  • 24 HOUR CRISIS EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES
    One or more Residence Resource Staff are available on site at The Residence 24 hours / day, 7 days a week working in consultation with Yellowbrick senior professional leadership on call.
  • MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL SERVICES
    Available through affiliate Northshore University Health System – Evanston Hospital and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.