The Pauquette Center offers a range of state-licensed mental health professionals to meet every need, including psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists.
Pauquette Center Psychologists
Psychologists may provide diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems in behavioral, emotional and mental disorders, and treatment for alcohol and other substance abuse, disorders of habit and conduct, and the psychological and behavioral aspects of physical illness, accident or other disabilities. Psychologists are required to have a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited institution as well as pass a national examination in professional psychology and complete 3000 hours of supervised experience over the course of three years before they may receive their licenses from the state of Wisconsin. Psychologists must complete at least 40 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain their licenses.
Pauquette Center Psychiatrists
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who may perform diagnostic evaluation and psychotherapy as well as prescribe psychiatric medication, conduct physical examinations and order and interpret laboratory tests. Psychiatrists must graduate from a medical or osteopathic college and take and pass required examinations in both general medicine and the specialization of psychiatry. They must also complete 12 months of postgraduate AGCME-approved training and finally present the sum of their education and experience to the American Medical Association for credentialing. Psychiatrists must complete at least 30 hours of approved continuing education every two years.
Pauquette Center Therapists
Therapists apply a combination of psychosocial or psychotherapeutic principles, procedures or services to assist individuals, couples, families or groups to achieve mental, emotional or social development. Therapists must have completed at least a master's degree in professional counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy or other field of behavioral science and passed the appropriate national certifying exam. They must also complete at least 3000 hours of post-degree supervised professional counseling before they are licensed, and at least 30 hours of continuing education every two years.
Pauquette Center A.P.N.P.s
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners( A.P.N.P.) offer primary care services to the psychiatric mental health population. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners assess, diagnose and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders using their full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy.
Psychiatric APNP'S earn a masters or doctoral degree in psychiatric mental health nursing.
A.P.N.P.'s are required to complete 75 continuing education hours and one category of professional service preceptorship category, evidences bases practice presentation, quality assurance services or one category of publication or research every 5 years.
Pauquette Center Addiction Medicine Services
The addiction medicine physician is a key member of the health care team and is trained to coordinate and provide consultation services for other physicians and to use community resources when appropriate. Some addiction medicine physicians limit their practice to patients with addiction or other patterns of unhealthy substance use. Others focus their practice on patients within their initial medical specialty who have substance-related health conditions. Addiction medicine physicians often offer treatment for patients with addiction or unhealthy substance use who have co-occurring general medical and psychiatric conditions.