The therapeutic process seeks to meet goals established by all persons involved, usually revolving around a specific complaint(s). Participating in therapy may include benefits such as the resolution of presenting problems as well as improved intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. The therapeutic process may reduce distress, enhance stress management, and increase one’s ability to cope with problems related to work, family, personal, relational, etc.
Participating in therapy can lead to greater understanding of personal and relational goals and values. This can increase relational harmony and lead to greater happiness. Progress will be assessed on a regular basis and feedback from clients will be elicited to ensure the most effective therapeutic services are provided.
There can be no guarantees made regarding the ultimate outcome of therapy.
In order for clients to reach their therapeutic goals, it is essential they complete tasks assigned between sessions. Therapy is not a quick fix. It takes time and effort, and therefore, may move slower than your expectations. During the therapy process, we identify goals, review progress, and modify the treatment plan as needed.
In working to achieve therapeutic benefits, clients must take action to achieve desired results. Although change is inevitable, it can be uncomfortable at times. Resolving unpleasant events and making changes in relationship patterns may arouse unexpected emotional reactions. Seeking to resolve problems can similarly lead to discomfort as well as relational changes that may not be originally intended. We will work collaboratively toward a desirable outcome; however, it is possible that the goals of therapy may not be reached.
Structure of Therapy
During the first session, therapeutic process, structure, policies and procedures will be discussed. We will also explore your experiences surrounding the presenting problem(s).
The initial evaluation may last 2-4 sessions. During this assessment phase, I will be getting to know you. I will ask questions to gain an understanding of your worldview, strengths, concerns, needs, relationship dynamics, etc. During this relationship building process, I will be gathering a lot of information to aid in the therapeutic approach best suited for your needs and goals. If it is determined that I am not the best fit for your therapeutic needs, I will provide referrals for more appropriate treatment.
After gathering background information, we will collaborative identify your therapeutic goals. If therapy is court ordered, goals will encompass your goals and court ordered treatment goals, based on documentation from the court (please provide any court documents). Once each goal is reached, we will sign off on each goal and you will receive a copy.
This phase occurs anywhere from session two until graduation/discharge/termination. Each client must actively participate in therapy sessions, utilize solutions discussed, and complete assignments between sessions. Progress will be reviewed and goals adjusted as needed.
- Commercial Drivers license (CDL) number and state of issuance.
- Legal picture ID card.
- First and last name of the DER or hiring manager's contact information which includes, address, email and phone number.
- Social security number.
- Copy for the drug screen showing the substances that the individual tested positive for at the time of the DOT violation.
- Add my name into the clearinghouse as your SAP to start the process.
- Complete the assessment with the clinician.
- Therapist makes the clinical decision as to what level of care is needed and develops the treatment plan. Residential, Intensive outpatient, risk education.
- Clinician within 24 hours of assessment will upload the client's information into the Clearinghouse.
- Client is given the treatment recommendations and a list of referrals for treatment.
- Client calls clinician when treatment has been successfully completed and give the clinical paperwork from the therapist from the treatment center. Clinician will also need to have a release of information for the treatment facility to monitor progress and participation in treatment.
- Client participates in 20 min post assessment check in and completes an additional short interview. If client has successfully completed treatment. Then the clinician sends a report to the DER stating that the client has complied with treatment. If client does NOT comply with treatment then a letter is sent out to the DER stating that the client is not in NOT in compliance with treatment recommendations. The Clearinghouse will be contacted as well and that information will stay on the Clearinghouse site until the client has complied with treatment recommendations and shows he/she is ready to return to safety sensitive duties.