Patients participate in regular individual, family and group therapy sessions to work toward treatment objectives. In these sessions they address issues related to mood, behaviors, relationships, as well as overall functioning. Teton Peaks uses dialectical behavior therapy as a foundation for our program. In addition, the therapists may employ a variety of other therapeutic approaches and techniques to address individual needs of the patients.
As residents progress through the program, the goal is for them to learn skills and develop insight that they can practice in treatment and continue to use when they return to their home environment and throughout their life.
Individual / Family Therapy
Patients meet with an assigned therapist at least once a week for individual therapy, which focuses on psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues.
They also meet with a therapist at least once a week with their family, either in person or by telephone or web conferencing, for intensive family therapy. Patients integrate what they are learning in the program and in individual therapy.
These groups are facilitated by Masters-Level therapists and occur six times weekly. The groups focus on issues that patients can address in a group setting. In some groups, patients are divided by gender, and use a specific curriculum to address issues that are pertinent to their gender and identity.
This group follows the structure of the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®) program, which attempts to change how residents with chemical-dependency issues make decisions and judgments by raising moral reasoning. MRT is a systematic, step-by-step education strategy to enhance self image; promote growth of a positive, productive identity; and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning.
Residents are screened prior to admission and may be assigned to participate in this part of the program. In addition, during the resident’s stay, should the treatment team become aware of the potential for benefit from participation in this part of the program, residents will be assigned to participate in the group. Generally, the group members are those who have an identified drug and/or alcohol diagnosis on their treatment plan.