Interdisciplinary Review


ViewPoint Center offers safe facilities where our patients can stabilize and rebalance. Stabilization is a part of the assessment for all, even if it’s just getting accustomed to VPC, for those who do, our Medical Team determines how well medications are working and the potential side effects of each medication separately. Once our patients are stabilized we can start the assessment and treatment process.


The assessment is more than diagnosis. We try to get know the child to guide treatment planning. Diagnosis is a part of that. We begin using a range of assessment methods. We continue with individual and group therapy as well as residential and academic activities designed to give a more comprehensive and clearer assessment.


Our diagnoses are focused on a full medication evaluation, diagnostic assessment, and then continual reassessment. Our comprehensive approach and team environment offers a clearer picture of how to help your child going forward.


We work exclusively with teens aged 12 – 18  in a unique, individualized setting. Typically patients stay 6-8 for the full interdisciplinary assessment weeks. The length of stay allows us to create a substantive Treatment plan that best fits the patients needs for future success.

What does Interdisciplinary Review mean?

An Interdisciplinary Review (IDR) by multiple professionals working together specific to each patient put together by the ViewPoint Center (VPC) treatment team. The IDR is for the parents/guardians, treating therapists, educational consultants, and future programs. Prior to receiving the IDR report, there will be a Pre-IDR meeting to verbally review the findings of the VPC treatment team. This meeting is meant to be collaborative and provide time for discussion and questions.

What about the therapist and psychiatrist, how do their assessments fit in?

Because we are an interdisciplinary team all the findings of the therapist, psychiatrist, nursing, milieu staff, and other support staff are used together to reach the conclusions. The following primary reports are closely linked, but also provide unique discipline specific information about the patient:

  1. Therapeutic Course of Treatment and Program Recommendations provided by the Primary Therapist
  2. Neuropsychological Evaluation provided by the Neuropsychologist
  3. Comprehensive Psychiatric/Medical Evaluation provided by the Practitioner

What does the IDR look like?

The Interdisciplinary Review (IDR) report is the final compiled set of interconnected evaluations and supporting documents typically consisting of the following information in a book form:

Section 1:Treatment Team

Section 2:Initial Psychiatric Evaluation

Section 3Therapeutic Course of Treatment

Section 4:Neuropsychological Evaluation

Section 5: Medical History and Physical Examination

Section 6: Psychiatric Discharge Summary

Section 7:Transition – What is Ahead

Appendix A:Unedited Autobiography