Multi-Disciplinary Review


ViewPoint Center offers safe facilities where our patients can stabilize and rebalance. While not every patient needs this step, 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.


Assessment is about clarifying diagnosis. We begin using a range of assessment tests. We continue with individual and group therapy as well as residential and academic activities designed to give a more comprehensive and clearer assessment.


Nearly 75% of patients entering Viewpoint are misdiagnosed. 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 5-6 weeks. The length of stay allows us to create a substantive diagnostic plan that best fits the patients needs for future success.

What does Multi-Disciplinary Review mean?

A Multi-Disciplinary Review (MDR) is a compilation of interconnected assessments, evaluations, and recommendations specific to each patient put together by the ViewPoint Center (VPC) treatment team. The MDR is for the parents/guardians, treating therapists, educational consultants, and future programs. Prior to receiving the MDR report, there will be a Pre-MDR 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 MDR look like?

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

Section 1: Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

Section 2: Therapeutic Course of Treatment & Program Recommendations

Section 3: Neuropsychological Evaluation

Section 4: Academic Plan and Classroom Assessment

Section 5: Medical History and Physical Examination

Section 6: Discharge Diagnoses, Prescriptive Protocols, Therapeutic Recommendations

Section 7: Transition – What is Ahead

Appendix: Un-edited Autobiography and other designated information

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