This program uses Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients. It is hoped that this anger management program will help substance abusing and mental health clients obtain effective anger management skills when experiencing anger problems. Reductions in frequent and intense anger and its destructive consequences can lead to improved physical and mental health of individuals and families.
DBT – Skills Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. This group focuses on the skills training component of DBT.
DUI Education and Therapy – Level II
Uses Driving with Care curriculum to complete mandatory education and therapy requirements from a DUI. This is a CBT based curriculum that focuses on the decision making behind substance use and irresponsible behaviors. Appropriate for those with court sanctioned treatment requirements or those needing to complete treatment for license renewal.
Enhanced Recovery Awareness
Uses Finding Your Moral Compass – a book written by an AA leader reviewing positive and negative values and discussing the place of each in moving on after recovery. This group is discussion based- evaluating the values and principles from the book and what place they have in the individual’s life goals.
Uses a variety of interactive journaling workbooks from the Change Company. Clients work individually on different journals or writing assignments and share with the group what they are learning about. Others in the group give feedback and support to each other.
Moral Reconation Therapy helps clients identify effects of negative behavior, impacts on relationships, and goal planning for creating a life that will have positive outcomes for the client and other around him.
Using the book Stop the Chaos, group members study how environmental and internal triggers can lead to relapse. They create a plan for how to handle life issues in a way that makes relapse less likely.
Strategies for Self-improvement and Change
The Strategies for Self-improvement and Change (SSC) program is provided in steps or phases that are developed around three stages in the circle of change. The first phase builds knowledge and skills in several areas. It is the challenge phase of change. This phase consists of 20 sessions. Phase II is commitment to change. It focuses on strengthening one’s knowledge and skills in bringing about changes that lead to a more responsible and fulfilling life. This phase also focuses on one’s personal strengths and the problems identified in Phase I. Phase II consists of 22 sessions. Phase III moves into greater ownership of ones change. This is where one develops critical reasoning skills, learns how to resolve conflict, learns about lifestyles and activities to maintain change, examines work and job issues, and learns how to become a mentor for others.
Thinking for Change
Thinking for a Change (T4C) is a cognitive–behavioral curriculum developed by the National Institute of Corrections that concentrates on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders. T4C is a cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) program that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and the development of problem-solving skills.