Our Success Rate

ASV has a fairly good success rate – approximately 60 – 70% of residents are fully rehabilitated ie are able to lead a normal life and join the main stream of society; get employment, marry and have their own families. 20 to 25% are able to independently take care of themselves and engage in part time work; 10 – 15% leave before completing their treatment.

Unique Features

We collaborate closely with the client and family to design each person's program individually and activities are arranged to respect individual needs and interests. We use only optimum dosage of medication. We believe that people with mental illness can be taught to be aware and take responsibility for themselves, hence we need them to be less sedated. Because of this we use innovative methods when management becomes a problem & are not quick to hospitalize them. Therefore, we are able to accommodate residents from an acute phase to full recovery. Our staff resident ratio is almost 1:1

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Treatment Stages

shutterstock_110109005STAGE I: Engagement & Stabilization:

It involves intensive medication and symptom management along with promoting awareness among the resident regarding his/her condition. The goal of this stage is problem realization.

STAGE II: Assessment & Preparation:
It involves learning to adapt to routine and community living, taking responsibility for basic needs (such as bathing, dressing). Psychological assessment is carried out using projective and objective tests of personality and intelligence. The residents are encouraged to develop an awareness of their feelings and take responsibility of their actions. The goal of this stage is to develop sufficient insight and be prepared to engage in an active therapy process.

 goodness-440313_1280STAGE III: Definitive Intensive Therapy:

It involves selecting mentor groups and key therapists, making a treatment plan using ‘Recovery Star’ in order to set short term and long term therapy goals. Intensive psychotherapy is conducted through this stage using an eclectic approach which combines various therapy models and procedures such as Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Art Based Therapy (ABT)

STAGE IV: Rehabilitation & Recovery:

This stage is a transition period when the resident works on leaving the community and is therefore encouraged to find a job and have greater independence. The development through the first three stages is assessed and the resident is encouraged to use the learnt skills. Residents come back for follow up sessions for a period of time. The goal of this stage is to develop independent living skills.