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ESPS Prepares for New Era of Behavioral Health
From:
Dr. Kathryn Seifert, Trauma and Violence Expert Dr. Kathryn Seifert, Trauma and Violence Expert
Baltimore , MD
Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Youth Violence
 
 Eastern Shore Psychological Services, LLC (ESPS) is pleased to announce greatly enhanced access to behavioral health services for the mid and lower eastern shore of Maryland. "Two full time psychiatrists, Dr. Ovais Khalid and Dr. Saima Maqsood have joined our team to provide services to the Lower Shore" says CEO and founder Dr. Kathryn Seifert. Dr. Maqsood is eligible for Board Certification as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Khalid will be providing psychiatric services to adults and children.

ESPS is now providing addictions and co-occurring services and DWI education, as well.  "Same Day Access" is now available for new patients. Individuals requesting services are invited to come during open access hours to meet with a therapist for an initial appointment. Our goal is to respond to requests for services as quickly as possible.

In addition to new staff and customer service procedures, ESPS' Mid-Shore facility in Easton is undergoing expansion and will have additional therapist offices and a large conference room for meetings and training. Efforts are also underway to expand services in Princess Anne.

On August 13, 2013 ESPS and Salisbury University will hold a kick-off meeting for a $250,000, 2 year MIPS grant to further validate the CARE2 assessment created by Dr. Seifert.  The CARE2 assesses high, medium or low risk for violence among youth and creates a treatment plan to reduce that risk.  The treatment plan section of the tool makes the CARE2 a unique instrument among those presently on the market.  In the future, Dr. Seifert will be providing training on the CARE2 and her 3 books written for the use of professionals in the helping fields. 

For further information contact Lynn Gavigan or Dr. Mike Hooper at 410-334-6961 or info@espsmd.com .

 Eastern Shore Psychological Services is a private for Profit Limited Liability Corporation devoted to excellence in Mental Health Services for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and beyond
It is the mission of the Eastern Shore Psychological Services Programs to provide the most effective community, school and family based treatment and evaluation services that are:

- Based on available research
- Provided as early as possible
- Presented in a positive and supportive atmosphere designed to emphasize strengths
- Focused on maintaining the client in the least restrictive environment
- Provided in a comprehensive continuum of care that utilizes state of the art  assessment instruments to provide optimal information for meaningful treatment and risk-assessment
- Provided within a case management framework to coordinate community support, services and resources.
- Focused on working collaboratively with community agencies, mental ? health providers and providers from other disciplines to maximize the effectiveness of services while assuring efficient use of resources.

 History
Eastern Shore Psychological Services, LLC began in 1999 as a small company (5 staff members) in a tiny converted rancher on Ocean Gateway in Salisbury Maryland. In just a few short years we grew to over 85 employees in four different locations. For the most part, our growth resulted from meeting needs expressed by the community including:

- Transitioning several hundred patients in the Somerset County area to our program when a clinic closed there
- Opening an Intensive Outpatient/Transitional School Program on the Lower Shore
- Providing School Based Services in Talbot County
- Hosting the Healthy Families Lower Shore Program
- Researching effective treatment for youth at risk for violence
 
We are a dedicated team of Mental Health Professionals and support staff working together to provide high quality services to the Mid and Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.
 
Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D.
CEO
ESPS, LLC
Sailsbury, MD
410-334-6961