Located within Elliot Behavioral Health Services
445 Cypress Street, Suite 8
Manchester, NH 03103
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What does a Clinical Social Worker do?
Clinical social workers provide mental health services for the diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups. Their goal is to enhance and maintain their patients' physical, psychological, and social function. The clinical social worker assesses both person and family system functioning within the context of their environment to develop recommendations to identify areas of need and to support areas of strength. Case management and community linkage is an important service offered by social services staff at EMMC. Assessment and intervention for caregiver stress and support is a particular focus of the services offered at EMMC.
Who should be referred for services?
Social work services are available to all patients of the center. Identification of patients’ resource needs begins at the time of referral. The social worker coordinates closely with all team members regarding issues of behavioral and emotional health as well as family and caregiver functioning in support of our patients.
How is the patient/family assessed by the clinical social worker?
Separately or in conjunction with other providers on the team, the social worker will assess the following areas:
How is this information used?
The social worker uses the information to identify both strengths and weaknesses in the patient’s support system and ability to cope with his/her condition effectively.