Applied Integrated Therapies AIT (c);JH Rick Massimino MD; John Henry Model (c)

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Applied Integrated Therapies (c) is a private company providing worldwide comprehensive integrated mental health care consulting services and licensed to use the "John Henry Model" (c). Chronic and serious conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and schizo-affective disorder powerfully impact individuals of all ages and their respective families. The needed competent and comprehensive wrap-around services required for optimal treatment are difficult to find, but available through Applied Integrated Therapies. You may contact it's Founder & C.E.O. J.H. Rick Massimino M.D. at 949-413-7315 or
Mental Health Comprehensive Integrated Care (Integrated Recovery) is becoming a more frequently used concept for addressing the failed policies of treatment for the chronic and seriously mentally ill with or without co-occurring substance abuse. This population which is either untreated by patient defiance, treatment resistance, or failed access to treatment, consumes the lion’s share of mental health care dollars. Our prisons and state hospitals are full of individual’s dual diagnosed with psychotic disorders and substance abuse histories and these sad lives can be abundantly found among the homeless.  Recent studies suggest large numbers of autistic adults are confined in penal settings and incorrectly diagnosed with other psychiatric conditions.

Any hope of providing effective and sustained treatment will depend on the capacity of a treatment environment to provide the comprehensive integrated services needed to control symptoms, change dysfunctional behavior and thinking, and offer growth opportunities consistent with existing skill sets. This comprehensive array of services or (Applied Integrated Therapies A.I.T.) © are described below and are an integral part of the John Henry Model © of care. Critical to the success of Applied Integrated Therapies is the existence of permanent, suitable, and affordable housing. From this central place of safe and stable housing, these wraparound comprehensive services can be consistently provided and maintained for as long as is necessary.

Applied Integrated Therapies (A.I.T.) (c)
John Henry Model (c)

"Applied Integrated Therapies for the Seriously and Chronically Mentally Ill with or without co-occurring substance abuse."  Multifaceted integrated treatment strategies whose purpose is to provide stabilization of symptoms, maintenance of realized gains and growth ultimately leading to sustained rehabilitation.  Components of the multifaceted strategies must include:
  • Aggressive medication utilization (including Clozapine) with lifelong adherence to treatment
  • Individual, Family, and Group Psycho-therapies including but not limited to insight, cognitive and process oriented strategies.
  • Intense behavior modification (applied behavior analysis with board certified behavior analyst – BCBA)
  • Social skills training
  • Continuing enhanced educational and recreational opportunities
  • Life-skills teachings (money management, hygiene, time management, prioritization skills, etc.)
  • Habit retraining (food, exercise, healthy personal choices etc.) 
  • Addiction intervention (overeating, alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse termination) and abstinence maintenance. 
  • Work and structure (discipline) training
  • Medical consultants providing continuous collaborative treatment with the mental health team.
  • Societal reintegration training (maladaptive behavioral extinction coupled with continual reinforcement of socially appropriate conduct, leading to the creation of independent life-skills and continuous learning and clear thinking mastery.

The John Henry Model (c) "A comprehensive integrated relapse prevention and growth model for outpatient psychiatric residential care."

 The John Henry Model designates a unique and comprehensive model of integrated services for outpatient psychiatric care.  In much the same way that we have learned to value a computer's parts, its hardware and software working together for smooth and efficient operation, the John Henry Model similarly merges the hardware (property, structures, personnel) with the software (programming, concepts, routines, schedules and implementation) to create an efficient, effective and economical solution for psychiatric rehabilitation and long-term success.

 To implement the John Henry Model is to understand and believe that all of the elements of care required to treat any chronic disabling mental illness must exist in a cooperative, constant, affordable, desirable, competent and accessible form.  One might ask which of the elements of care are more important. Is it constant affordable physician psychiatric care?  Is it decent, permanent single room occupancy housing, Is it oversight, guidance and continuous reinforcement for habit change, compliance and growth?  Is it access to friendship, human purpose and relationship?  Is it the relapse prevention programming and techniques?  The truth is that every element of required care is equally important.  The desired outcome (patient wellness) of any health-care service devoted to care for the chronically mentally ill will always be limited by the elements of care that are missing, not by the elements of care that are present.  In other words, to offer someone prescribed medication without housing is a failed effort.  To offer someone housing without the opportunity for social engagement and human purpose is likewise a prescription for failure.  The wheel requires all of its spokes.  The building requires all of its support pillars.  The John Henry Model does so with its unique approach to providing comprehensive and integrated services designed to address relapse and encourage patient growth in a setting of outpatient psychiatric residential care.

 The full text and description of the John Henry Model expands and defines each essential element of comprehensive care and includes:

  • Facilities/physical layout
  • Personnel/staff
  • Programming content
  • Integration philosophy
  • Outcome expectations

We hope this brief introduction to the John Henry Model (c) and Applied Integrated Therapies (A.I.T.) (c) has been useful.  In-patient and out-patient treatment programs have lacked the ability to properly teach and train the severely mentally ill to navigate successfully through life. This inability to understand the rules of life and the respective responsibilities each patient must accept has created dysfunctional and dangerous behavior. Effective treatment programs require bold innovation, a total commitment to personal responsibility as evidenced by adherence to treatment, and exceptional opportunities for learning, growing, and experiencing continuous quality of life. Please let us know if we can assist you in creating the therapeutic environment most beneficial to your situation and needs.


Applied Integrated Therapies (A.I.T.) (c)2009
John Henry Model (c)2009