Our Commitment to Clinical Excellence

Treatment Model

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.

Our 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
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Strong Clinical Foundation

  • All 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 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 Clinical Supervision, 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

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 – Sierra Tucson is the provider of choice for individuals and families in need.

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