No patient can benefit from a session he or she didn’t attend (at least, we hope not.)
Topics: clinical management, outpatient treatment, treatment
The previous director is suddenly… nowhere to be found.
Topics: administration, clinical management
If the clinicians view the PO as an outsider with the potential to interfere with treatment, there will be inevitable conflict.
Topics: Addicted Offenders, clinical management, criminal courts
Some clients need more frequent reinforcement than others – those with poor impulse control, for instance, or who struggle with cravings, or are less motivated for other reasons.
Topics: clinical management, groups, therapeutic modalities, therapies and tools
The key question involves which part of the COD population you’re going to serve. It’s not really a homogeneous group.
Topics: clinical management, co-occurring disorders, depression, mental illness, personality disorders, program development, treatment planning
I recall one professor airily informing his class that recovering counselors had an ‘agenda’.
Topics: clinical management, counseling, counseling skills, establishing credibility
In most cases, our only pre-admission contact with prospective patients and families is by telephone.
Topics: clinical management, customer service, marketing, referral
A patient said he’d visited a local family clinic three times in the past year for drinking-related problems and the physician never once mentioned that he needed treatment.
Topics: assessment, clinical management, diagnosis, disease, getting help, marketing, recognizing the addict or alcoholic, signs and symptoms
We keep running into situations where ASAM criteria don’t seem to apply.
Topics: ASAM, assessment, case management, clinical management, continuum of care
Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.
Topics: administration, clinical management, systems, treatment skills