Bio Psycho Social Assessment
Upon entering treatment patients are given a Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment in which our team of Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurses, and Licensed Addiction Counselors assess the patients’ physical, social and psychological well-being. The outcome of this assessment is used to customize each patients’ treatment plan, ensuring that all of their needs are addressed.
Group and Individual Counseling
Each patient is assigned a Licensed Addiction Counselor who will, with the patient’s input, implement the treatment plan based on the assessment. The Primary Counselor conducts group, individual and family therapy for the patient and plans a program of continuing services once that patient has completed treatment.
A Psychiatrist and an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner are available to provide a psychiatric evaluation and treatment when necessary.
Eating Disorder Track
Eating Disorder patients have their nutritional needs and care specially supervised by an Eating Disorder Case Manager. These patients have a distinct track within the Inpatient program.
A Registered Dietician approves the meals/menus for the patients as well as individual dietary consultations on referred patients.
Each patient begins treatment by thoroughly exploring, with their Counselor, their life events, defenses and drug ingestion/abuse history. This is essential when it comes to understanding the nature of addiction.
This individualized diagnostic process is supervised by the patient’s primary Therapist, a Certified Addiction Counselor Or Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Recreation/Leisure Education Program
An extensive program of professionally directed therapeutic activities are provided. This program is designed to assist the patient in exploring the use of free time and identifying healthy leisure activities.
The recreation therapy staff of Rimrock, supervised by a qualified Recreation Coordinator, conducts these sessions. It is the philosophy of Rimrock that the activities program must approximate the real world and life situation of each patient. Therefore, patients are actively involved in planning the activities and are given numerous choices each week in which to participate.
Daily exercise times and the opportunity to play, using recreational equipment is provided to patients. A stress management session is conducted five times weekly in addition to the activities program.
Adolescent patients are provided educational tutoring by a qualified, state certified teacher. The purpose of the program is to assure adolescents have continuing access to education during their treatment stay. The teacher works with the students’ home school to minimize possible setbacks and facilitates the transition of the student back into his/her school. GED preparation may be initiated for students who will not return to school.
Twelve Step Program
Rimrock believes that the Twelve Steps and Twelve Step programs afford the most optimum support group for our recovering patients. Patients are introduced, while in treatment, to the first five steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Anorexics/Bulimics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous and provided the opportunity to participate in onsite or offsite Twelve Step meetings.
Individual Family Therapy
Individual family therapy sessions may be conducted by Rimrock’s Family Therapist, according to the patient’s treatment plan and identified clinical needs. Our goal is to help patients develop more effective and satisfying family relationships.
Medication Group is conducted each week for all inpatients and partial hospitalization patients. These group sessions are designed to educate the patient regarding his/her mental health disorder and the medications prescribed to treat it.
Human Sexuality Series
Twice monthly, the human sexuality series is presented to the patients. In gender specific groups, patients learn about their sexuality, intimate relationships and gain information regarding high risk sexual behaviors.
Led by clergy, these sessions are an opportunity for patients to explore the meaning of spirituality in their lives and the role it can play in their recovery process.
Lectures and Educational Films
Patients participate in educational lectures and films throughout their treatment. Weekly lectures are designed to acquaint the patient with the pathology of addiction. Each addiction treated at Rimrock is explored in lectures and films to assure the understanding of all patients, regardless of their particular addiction problem. Since addictions have similar characteristics, patients can readily understand each other’s addictions and interact therapeutically while in treatment.
Refusal Skill Training
Interactive sessions are conducted and designed to assist the patient in developing skills to prevent relapse. Patients are assisted with guided imagery to anticipate high-risk situations and relapse environments, and role-play using newly acquired coping skills.
Multi-mediums are employed in sessions which encourage patients to better understand the dynamics of their illness through creative endeavors.
Patient Care Monitoring
The Patient Care Monitoring (PCM) program at Rimrock serves those patients found to have a co occurring disorder. The PCM team, which meets weekly, is comprised of a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Nursing Director, Eating Disorder Case Manager, Clinical Supervisor and the patients’ primary Therapist. The patients’ treatment plan and all services provided is developed, reviewed and monitored by this team.
Employer and Discharge Conferences
Patients and their employer are encouraged to hold a conference prior to discharge, for the purpose of identifying the patient’s recovery needs and engaging the employer’s support for the aftercare program. These individual sessions, led by the patient’s primary Therapist, serve to help both employer and employee cooperate in an on going plan for recovery.
Aftercare following Inpatient Treatment
The Aftercare program is designed to support the gains the patient has made while in active treatment. A discharge planning conference is conducted between the patient and the treatment team to develop the patient’s continuing care plan. Patients from outside the immediate service area develop their plan and receive a referral to an approved continuing care provider.
Essential to providing quality care, the multi disciplinary treatment team members meet to review patient progress each weekday morning.
Family Week Program for Inpatient Treatment
A week long Family Program is provided for members of patient’s families during the patient’s stay. Educational lectures, films, group therapy and conjoint group therapy are used to assist family members in understanding addiction within their family and to develop continuing care recommendations for family members.