The Institute Of Advanced Studies Essay

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The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is a non-profit mental health organization that was founded in 1987 and has been providing services to various cities in Southern California for individual, couple’s, child, and family therapy. IAS also provides training and experience for mental health care professionals, including Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Psychologists, and Social Workers (SW). IAS provides a low- cost alternative for those in need of counseling and support services. There is no one general theoretical orientation at IAS, however client-centered therapies are encouraged. Supervisor, Burt Winer, also promotes the use of positive reframing. IAS works with other non-profit organizations to help improve the lives of a diverse client base. The main organizations that IAS is currently working with are Grandma’s House of Hope, American Family Housing, and Higher Ground Youth Services. Thus, IAS’ clientele ranges from individuals ages 5-94 years with varying in cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliations. Therapists can incorporate a wide range of therapeutic orientations and interventions necessary for the diverse clientele (Institute of Advanced Studies, n.d.). Grandma’s House of Hope (GHH) is a non-profit multi-program organization that was founded in 2004 by Je’net and Patrick Kreitner that provides services to the “invisible population” of Orange County. This invisible population described by Mrs. Kreitner
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