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(1) "Community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST)" means a treatment method that assists a youth and family members or other collaterals to identify strategies or treatment options associated with the youth's mental illness, with the goal of minimizing the negative effects of mental illness symptoms or emotional disturbances or associated environmental stressors which interfere with the youth's daily living, financial management, housing, academic or employment progress, personal recovery or resilience, family or interpersonal relationships, and community integration.

(2) "Fidelity" means adherence to the integrated co-occurring treatment (ICT) model, defined in (3). A program which adheres to the ICT model is more likely to replicate the positive outcomes of the model's initial implementation or testing.

(3) "Integrated co-occurring treatment (ICT) model" means the ICT model developed by the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Services are provided to the fidelity of the model in the home or community where the youth lives, with the goal of safely maintaining the youth in the least restrictive, most normative environment. The frequency and intensity of services may fluctuate based on the needs and unique circumstances of the youth and family. ICT provides a family driven, comprehensive mix of integrated services designed to meet the mental health and substance abuse needs of the youth through implementation of the following services:

(a) ICT therapeutic interventions as described in (6); and

(b) CPST as described in (1).

(4) "ICT clinical supervisor" means a person who is an employee of a provider agency who is dually licensed as a mental health professional, as defined in ARM 37.87.102(3) and is a licensed addiction counselor (LAC), under 37-35-202, MCA.

(5) "ICT clinician" means a person who is an employee of a provider agency who:

(a) is licensed as a mental health professional, as defined in ARM 37.87.102(3), or is an in-training mental health professional, as defined in ARM 37.87.702(3); and

(b) is a LAC, or is a candidate for licensure, under 37-35-202, MCA, or will meet the requirements for candidacy under 37-35-202, MCA, within one year of hire and has completed ICT approved core training.

(6) "ICT therapeutic interventions" means crisis response and management; individual and family counseling matched to assessed readiness to change and assessed ability of youth and family, not to include group therapy; and behavioral management and skill training matched to assessed ability of youth and family.



History: 53-2-201, 53-6-113, MCA; IMP, 53-6-101, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 1856, Eff. 10/15/16.

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