CLINICAL PROGRAMMING

 

At CRC Institute, we have created an Integrated Approach combining the latest evidence-based Medical, Clinical, and Holistic  treatment modalities. Licensed PhD psychologists and clinicians who are trained in evidence-based treatments conduct all of our clinical programming. CRC offers a full range of clinical services to cater to our clients’ and their families’ individual needs. Our clinical team is comprised of PhD’s and clinicians who are committed to a working collaboration with our client’s and their families.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): We provide short-term, intensive treatment to adults whose mood and anxiety symptoms significantly impair their daily functioning and when outpatient treatment simply isn’t enough. The PHP is intended to prevent people from requiring psychiatric hospitalization and to help people stepping down from inpatient stays. Patients in this program attend it daily, from Monday to Friday.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Our daytime intensive outpatient program runs from four to five days a week. This program provides structure and support to our clients in their recovery process. Participants in this program have abstinence from substances as their primary goal and work with our team on developing strategies and tools for relapse prevention and overall life enhancement. Many of our clients are returning from destination inpatient treatment and use our IOP program to support their transition back into their home lives. They are adults who struggle with substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders that require more intensive, wrap-around treatment than is available in outpatient settings but who do not require higher levels of care, such as PHP or hospitalization.

Group Therapy: CRC offers a wide selection of gender specific clinical group services. All of our groups are facilitated by psychologists and designed to address the needs of clients at all stages of their recovery process. After an initial consultation, our team creates a bespoke program with targeted groups to best meet their needs. These range from groups with five meetings a week to once-weekly maintenance-level process groups, which typically run 75 to 90 minutes. Group therapy fosters sharing, hopefulness, prevention, planning, accountability and encourages healthy confrontation of fears. Moreover, our clinicians navigate our client’s recovery process by helping them develop strategies for appropriate risk taking, enhancing their compassion and sensitivity to others. Group enables participants to learn about their behavior and how impacts other people. One of the goals of group is to acquire new social skills, develop adaptive behaviors, and consider peers’ solutions to common problems and challenges. Groups also have the power to question an individual’s isolation and pessimism, to challenge a reliance on blaming and lying, and to confront intolerance and insensitivity. This type of peer therapy can also enhance self-esteem by offering opportunities to understand and help others.

Individual Therapy: At CRC, our psychologists provide individual therapy. During the client’s initial evaluation, we make a concerted effort to connect each it with a therapist that has the specific skill set to meet his or her needs. Individual treatment can then be carried out in a variety of ways. Clients may engage in their treatment alone or supplement their individual sessions with group sessions. Many of our clients maintain relationships with outside therapists who focus on other issues in their lives, and we encourage this. These clients also have the option of doing additional skills-focused individual work with a CRC clinician (usually short-term, with specific behavioral goals), and we work to create a collaborative relationship with the outside provider.

Family Therapy: Families are strongly encouraged but not required to participate in CRC’s family therapy. Families who do engage in the process have found greater results than those who do not engage. Our family program greatly helps their loved one with their recovery process and achieve long-lasting results. Having a family member struggle with a substance and major mental health problem is almost always a crisis for the entire family. We work to include the family and provide them with the tools, understanding they need for the process. Our multifamily psycho-education groups foster an environment where other parents share their experience in an effort to learn and support one another. Careful attention is given to issues of autonomy and privacy.