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Adult Psychiatric Program, Brockton, Mass.
Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, Medical Director
Mark Longsjo, LICSW, Program Director
Joan Kovach, APRN BC Nurse Director
McLean SouthEast, a satellite site of McLean Hospital, provides comprehensive diagnosis of and treatment for individuals ages 16 and older with psychiatric illness. The program, located on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brockton, Mass., offers an inpatient service for acute hospitalizations and a partial hospital program.
In-depth evaluation of each patient allows ensures the development of a personalized and comprehensive treatment approach. This approach involves the use of proven clinical strategies that provide the best chance for patients to achieve their treatment goals. McLean SouthEast employs a combination of services, including:
- Psychopharmacology, to reduce and manage symptoms, and restore the patient’s functional abilities.
- Psychotherapy and patient education to improve understanding of the illness and strengthen coping skills.
- Family education to strengthen the patient’s social support system and improve management of stress on family members.
- Involvement with community agencies and primary care providers.
- In-depth psychiatric assessment.
- Personalized and comprehensive treatment approach.
- Individual, group and family therapy, rehabilitative therapy, behavioral milieu.
- Case management, including after-care and discharge planning.
- Patient and family education.
- Consultation services with other medical specialists.
Inpatient care is necessary for individuals whose symptoms are so severe theycannot safely function at a less-restrictive level of care. Such symptoms might include an inability to contract for safety or persistent thoughts of self-harm or harm to others. This level of care ensures safety and encompasses psychological evaluation, medical observation, skilled nursing and nutritional services, as well as supervision of daily activities and intense behavioral/psychological therapies. Staff members work with each patient to help transition patients to a less-restrictive level of care as soon as clinically indicated.
The partial hospital program offers a highly structured intervention for individuals who are in crisis but can safely reside in the community. The program is available as a step-down treatment from an inpatient unit or as a direct admission. It offers a more intensive psychiatric supervision and treatment than the traditional outpatient setting. McLean SouthEast utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with case management, rehabilitation therapy, structured group programming and psychiatry. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Please fax completed Referral Form for MSE Partial Hospital Program to Mark Longsjo, LICSW (508-894-8342).
Contact Mark Longsjo, LICSW, at 508.894.8320 (fax 508.894.8342).
McLean SouthEast is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed independent clinical social workers, nurses, mental health counselors and a rehabilitation therapist. The program’s highly trained professionals offer clinical competence and experience to create a framework for stabilization and effective treatment.
The program accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid and many private insurance and managed care plans.
McLean SouthEast is located at 940 Belmont Street, Building 7, second floor, Brockton, MA 02301. Take Route 24 North or South to exit 17A - Route 123 East (Belmont Street). Proceed through one set of lights; at second set of lights, turn right into the VA Medical Center entrance. Follow signs to Building 7.
Call 508.894.8300. For referral, call 1.800.333.0338.
About McLean Hospital
U.S. News & World Report ranked McLean Hospital first among all freestanding psychiatric hospitals. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.