Partial Hospitalization(PHP) is the first part of the therapeutic process (Phase I) following the completion of detoxification. Clients will participate in psychoeducational, therapeutic (group, family, and individual), recreational, and holistic treatment while at Liberation Way. Clients will develop a specific treatment plan geared towards their therapeutic needs which may include areas aside from substance abuse including mental health, familial, occupational, and social.
During their time spent in PHP, clients will be encouraged and supported to experience events and practices that will help them reintegrate. This will include but not limited to attendance of 12-step meetings, establishing a supportive, sober network, participating in outside sober activities, as well as the ability to spend time with family members outside of treatment. As clients progress in their treatment (in Phases II & III), they will be encouraged to seek volunteer or employment opportunities to assist with their transition.
Group and Individual Therapy incorporate various therapeutic approaches dependent upon the needs of each client. These modalities include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. CBT is helpful for those whose thought processes have become skewed or irrational. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps with developing awareness of inaccurate or negative thinking, so that the individual can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Simply said, if you change the way you think, you will change the way you behave. CBT is most often used in the treatment of substance abuse, depression, as well as anxiety disorders.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan in the 80s to help those with Borderline Personality Disorder. Since then, DBT has been used throughout the treatment of other personality disorders, suicidal ideation, PTSD, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, as well as eating disorders. “Dialectical” means synthesis or integration of opposites. In DBT, acceptance and change are considered to be the opposites of integration. DBT supports the process of learning acceptance and changing skills. The four major components of DBT are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy – REBT is an action-directive, solution oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances. The therapist works alongside with the client, teaching them how to identify irrational and self-defeating tendencies which are also commonly unrealistic and illogical. The therapist then assists the client in disputing these tendencies and seeing their circumstances from a more rational perspective to promote a healthier change in the client. REBT is helpful in the treatment of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Motivational Interviewing: MI is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. MI is especially helpful in substance abuse treatment as clients can often be ambivalent about the treatment process due to fear, resistance, shame, or denial. The goal of MI is to aid the client in clarifying his or her own perceptions and beliefs in order to direct him or her in a more decisive way.