Clinician's MIND includes traditional and CANS (Children and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) based Assessment and Treatment protocols.
Practice models have moved from the medical model to one that identifies and builds Strengths while reducing client Needs. This best practice model is based on research findings that reveal that "optimally effective treatment of children and youth should include both efforts to reduce symptomatology and efforts to use and build strengths" (Lyons, 2009). The CANS supports decision making (e.g. level of care and service planning), facilitates quality improvement intitiatives, and monitors the outcomes of services. Clinician's MIND integrates the CANS in the Comprehensive Assessent, Individual Action Plan and Quarterly Monitoring Reports.
Video - CANS Integration