As a proud member of CRC Health Group, Sierra Tucson endeavors to ensure that all of our services reflect CRC’s dedication to providing clinically excellent care to individuals & families in need.
Each program within CRC’s nationwide network of more than 140 facilities is a unique entity with a specific client base and range of specialized treatment services. However, all CRC programs embrace the organization’s core values and adhere to a companywide set of clinical standards.
The effort to ensure clinical excellence throughout CRC is led by Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Philip Herschman. Dr. Herschman, who holds a Ph.D. in child and adolescent psychology from the University of California, Irvine, has more than 40 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including 10 years with CRC.
Dr. Herschman’s work is supported by CRC’s Clinical Quality Management Team, and Clinical Advisory Board. The Clinical Advisory Board, is composed of the following professionals (all of whom have extensive experience in behavioral healthcare and/or addiction treatment and research):
- Dr. Kathleen T. Brady, MD, PhD – Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, researcher
- Dr. Thomas J. Brady, MD, MBA – Medical Director of Villa Fairmont Mental Health Rehabilitation Center, Medical Director of Sausal Creek Outpatient Stabilization Clinic, behavioral health consultant
- Lee T. Feldman – Co-Chair & Chief Scientific Officer for Integrya, and Executive Director and Member of the Managing Board of the Integrya not-for-profit affiliate, The Institutes for Human Security
- Dr. Marc Fishman, MD – Medical Director of Maryland Treatment Centers, Member of the Psychiatry Faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Current President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine
- Dr. Michael T. Flaherty, PhD – Founder of IRETA (Institute for Research, Education and Training in the Addictions)
- Dr. Norman G. Hoffmann, PhD – President of Evince Clinical Assessments, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University
- Jim Hudak, MPP – Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm Management Services
- General Barry R. McCaffrey, MA – Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, President of BR McCaffrey Associates LLC
- Cardwell C. Nuckols, MA, PhD – Author, former clinician, program director and hospital administrator
- Dr. David Powell, PhD, CCS, LADC, LMFT – President of the International Center for Health Concerns, Inc. and the Clinical Supervision Institute, author of Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling (2004)
- Dr. Ian Shaffer – Certified Physician Executive and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
- Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA – President of Shulman & Associates, Training & Consulting in Behavioral Health
The CRC Treatment Model
At CRC Health Group we focus on clinical excellence. The clinical principles that drive us to excellence are a client-directed, outcome-informed treatment philosophy, and a data supported belief that the therapeutic alliance is the most important single element of a good treatment outcome.
As a roadmap to clinical excellence, Dr. Phil Herschman, Chief Clinical Officer, his Clinical Quality Management team, and the CRC Clinical Advisory Board developed the CRC Treatment Model. This model is based upon a series of patient-focused principles, including the following:
- Addiction is a treatable, chronic, relapsing brain disease
- The most important element in treatment is the therapeutic alliance
- Client-directed, outcome-informed treatment leads to improved outcomes
- Continuing care support is a primary factor in sustained recovery
The three core elements of the CRC Treatment Model are a strong clinical foundation; ongoing measurement & assessment; and continuing care.
Strong Clinical Foundation
- All CRC counselors will be trained on our philosophy of client-directed, outcome-informed treatment and on four evidence-based practices, CBT, motivational interviewing, stages of change, and 12-step.
- All CRC counselors will meet or exceed a set of core competencies and will be assessed against those competencies on a quarterly basis. An independent development plan will be created and executed, for each counselor, based on the results of those assessments.
- Counselor clinical skills will be enhanced via the CRC Clinical Supervision System, a unique and powerful process that includes videotaped counseling sessions, one hour of supervision for every 20 hours of direct service, and supervision of program supervisors via videotaping
- Robust & individualized client-directed treatment plans
- Consistent communication with referral sources including during the development of both the treatment and continuing care plan
Ongoing Measurement & Assessment
- Ongoing measurement and feedback is the basis for outcome informed decision making and treatment
- We will measure functional outcomes on admission and every three months post discharge
- We will measure the strength of the therapeutic alliance in real time and the results will be used while the patient is in treatment
- Programs within our four core treatment areas (Adult Recovery, Youth, Eating Disorders, & Weight Management) have participated (and will continue to participate) in a range of independent and peer-reviewed studies.
Consistent Program Elements
- Inclusion of disease management concepts in the continuing care process
- Detailed & comprehensive continuing care planning
- Warm transfers to resources in the patient’s community while they are still in treatment
- At least monthly follow ups with patients for 12 months after discharge and then quarterly after the patient is stable
- Referral to recovery specialists in the patients community to ensure a smooth transition into the community and implementation of the continuing care plan
By offering research-supported, client-directed treatment that emphasizes the relationship between client and counselor – and by ensuring that our programs and personnel meet or exceed measurable standards for clinical excellence – CRC Health Group is provider of choice for individuals and families in need.
Learn More Today
To learn more about clinical excellence throughout the CRC network, or for specific information about Sierra Tucson, please call 800-842-4487 or visit our Contact Us page. We look forward to answering all your questions and helping you determine if Sierra Tucson is the perfect place for your you or your loved one.