The Collaborative Pathway
A program of Advocates®
1881 Worcester Road, Framingham MA 01701

 

The clinicians in the Collaborative Pathway use a model called Open Dialogue to work with a young person who is experiencing psychosis. Treatment sessions involve the family and frequently take place in the family home. Open Dialogue emphasizes transparency on the part of the clinicians, empowerment for those at the center of concern, and the use of gentle pharmacology in which medication use is highly individualized.


Eligibility

Ages: 14-35 years old
Diagnoses: Open to people with psychosis no matter the diagnosis. Not open to those with a history of severe violence or severe suicide attempts.


Services

Treatment Services:
Gentle psychopharmacology/ slow psychiatry: Using the lowest dose of the safest drug for the shortest time (all done in context of shared decision making).

Individual therapy
Group therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Social skills training
Vocational counseling
Substance abuse counseling
Crisis services
Home-based services
Outreach/ mobile-services


Cost

MassHealth and most private insurances are accepted. 
For those without insurance, a sliding scale fee schedule is available.


Contact

Keegan Arcure, (508) 816-5795 or KArcure@advocates.org
Chiara Scully, ‭(508) 907-1914 or CScully@advocates.org

Referrals are preferred from areas within our Psychiatric Emergency Service catchment area which include the following towns: Acton, Ashland, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont,Boxborough, Burlington,Carlisle, Concord, Framingham, Hollison, Hopkington, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westborough, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.