Department of Rehabilitation

Harbor Mall

The Harbor Mall’s mission is to provide a program of active treatment that is consistent with Riverview’s mission and vision and which incorporates Riverview values. The Harbor Mall’s curriculum of psycho-educational groups, therapy groups and structured recreational groups are based on client individualized treatment plans and reflect their changing needs.

The Harbor Mall provides more than fifty hours of group treatment per week for approximately 45 participants. Over 70 groups are offered to clients between the morning and afternoon sessions. Groups meet the individualized therapeutic goals for each participant, address the reason for admission, improve skill deficits, and enhance participant ability to reside in a less restrictive community environment.

Program Day:
The Harbor Mall is open five days per week (M-F) at 9:15 a.m.. The first set of groups are from 9:15-10:00. A snack is provided from 10-10:15. The second set of groups run from 10:15-11:00. The Mall closes at 11:00 and all clients return to their units.

The Afternoon program begins at 1:15 p.m. The first set of groups run from 1:15-2:00. There is a fifteen-minute snack break from 2:00-2:15. The second set of groups run from 2:15-3:00. The morning and afternoon programs are designed to include psycho-educational groups, therapy groups, therapeutic recreational and wellness activities.

The unit staff members are responsible for insuring that all individuals attending the Harbor Mall have completed their personal hygiene and are adequately attired for the requirements of their day. Unit staff will assist participants by providing them with their daily schedule and providing support and encouragement to attend their scheduled program.

Sample group descriptions for Mall Groups are as follows:

  • Conflict Resolution – Conflict is very much a part of our every day lives. We see it on the news, on the units and probably even in our families. This group offers members the opportunity to discuss the possibility of dealing with differences in a less stressful manner resulting in a win/win outcome for all concerned.
  • Co-occurring– Addiction is an equal opportunity illness and understanding addiction is the key to recovery. This group will explores dual diagnosis issues and what it takes to live a sober life style.
  • S.A.F.E. – Self Abuse Finally Ends. This group is designed for people who use self-harm to manage emotions and would like to learn alternatives ways of coping.
  • Spirituality For Recovery-This group focuses on learning spiritual practices and attitudes to assist with recovery from mental illness. Spiritual concepts are explored in the hope that group members will build a daily personal practice that can help shape their recovery. Open to anyone who has interest in spiritual support.
  • What makes a Relationship –Maintaining a healthy relationship is hard work and most people would agree that the outcome of that work makes it worthwhile. This group uses videos and group discussions to explore the areas that need work.
  • Anger Management- Anger Management is a psycho-educational group designed to help participants develop and practice various healthy coping skills to manage anger.
  • Art: Love It or Leave It- Participants in this group have the opportunity to develop or expand a knowledge of art, enhance their creativity, develop a leisure activity and relieve stress. Art books and art materials are provided.
  • Budgeting - This group focuses on money management techniques, exploring areas of expenditure, creating various types of personal budgets, and how to write checks and balance checkbooks, depending on your needs. one to one consultation can be arranged if participant is unable to attend the scheduled group time.
  • Coping Skills Program-Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group is a psycho-educational group that focuses on learning skills to improve interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation. Participants will be asked to identify behaviors that they would like to change and to complete homework assignments.
  • Eat Smart- Participants in this group learn about healthy eating habits and basic nutrition. This group is most beneficial for participants who have an identified nutrition related health issue (e.g. diabetes, obesity, heart disease).
  • AMISTAD Wellness – An interactive class in building skills to enhance all our relationships...specifically in partnership with peers in recovery from mental illness and trauma related issues.
  • Passport to Self-Esteem - This is a psycho-educational group that focuses on the importance of healthy self-esteem and will provides participants with activities to improve how they feel about themselves.