Mental Health Therapy

CALIFORNIA PALMS GROUP THERAPY SESSION

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY (300–399)

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY (300-399)
Group 300 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Group 305 - Codependency
Group 310 - Co-Occuring Disorders
Group 315 - Compulsive Behaviors
Group 320 - PTSD
Group 325 - Suicidal Thoughts
Group 330 - Individual Counseling
Group 335 - Anxiety Therapy
Group 340 - Bipolar Depression
Group 345 - Depression Therapy
Group 350 - Coping with Depression
Group 355 - Trauma Therapy
Group 360 - Domestic Abuse
Group 365 - Sleep Therapy
Group 370 - Grief Counseling
Group 380 - Client Status Review
Group 390 - Psychodrama Therapy

CALIFORNIA PALMS GROUP THERAPY SESSION

Group 300 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group session teaches a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. The therapist attempts to help clients recognize situations in which they are most likely to use drugs, avoid such situations when appropriate, and learn how to cope more effectively with a range of problems (and problematic behaviors) associated with substance abuse. Many clients believe that they have cannot handle difficult and stressful situations without abusing drugs. The group session helps clients transform their perceptions and gives them the confidence to know that they can handle difficult situations in positive, healthy and productive ways.

Group 305 - Co-dependency: The Co-Dependency group therapy session gives the client a guided tour past the pitfalls of recovery. The therapist takes the clients into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of recovery and relapse, family-of-origin work and relationships, surrender and spirituality. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during recovery.

Group 310 - Co-occurring Disorders: The Co-occurring Disorders group therapy session teaches clients of co-occurring disorders, where substance-related problems and mental health problem co-occur. The client is taught that one gets worse for a while and then gets better for a while. The session is divided into treatment programs, treatment systems and getting help. The session can provide important information about ways to develop a stronger recovery. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 315 - Compulsive Behaviors: The Compulsive Behaviors group therapy session teaches clients to understand what compulsive behaviors are and how compulsive behaviors other than substance abuse can affect recovery negatively. The session teaches clients to understand the dangers of abstinence violation syndrome and to how to recognize and eliminate compulsive behaviors. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during recovery.

Group 320 - PTSD: The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) group therapy session is designed to provide good information about PTSD and teach clients practical, proven, skills that can reduce and help to manage the symptoms of PTSD. Substance abuse and chemical dependency is very often linked to trauma. Clients often cope with trauma through a variety of self-destructive behaviors, most notably substance abuse. The client is taught to confront and process their trauma as well as overcome their chemical dependency.

Group 325 - Suicidal Thoughts: The Suicidal Thoughts group therapy session teaches clients that stressful events, demanding life situations, physical and emotional problems, and other factors can build to a crisis of suicidal thoughts and behaviors which may lead directly to self-harm. Clients are taught steps to take to manage challenges, strengthen coping skills and improve overall psychological health, allowing the client to get past suicidal thoughts and feelings. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 330 - Individual Counseling: The Individual counseling sessions are one on one treatment intervention and conversations with a trained therapist. The sessions occur exclusively between a client and a therapist. Though distinct treatment modalities, individual counseling complements the group counseling, facilitating deep intrapersonal healing in ways that are equally beneficial.

Group 335 - Anxiety Therapy: The Anxiety Disorder group therapy session teaches that anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction to stress. Anxiety can become overwhelming and cause individuals to withdraw from their family, suffer fatigue and at times self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. The group sessions help clients who have turned to substance abuse as a means of coping with severe anxiety. The California Palms features a range of proven alternative modalities including: Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness. The sessions simultaneously treat anxiety disorders and drug and alcohol addiction has help clients better control the way they cope with the stress of their lives and the world around them. The session occurs in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 340 - Bipolar Depression: The Bipolar Disorder group therapy session teaches of the dual diagnosis of clients with a bipolar disorder and substance abuse problem. The California Palms recognizes the importance of treating bipolar disorder and substance abuse at the same time through integrated treatment which may include one-on-one psychotherapy with a mental health professional, counseling sessions with addiction specialists, dual diagnosis support groups, family counseling and holistic therapy. It’s not enough to treat bipolar disorder without addressing the problem of substance abuse, and vice versa. Relapse prevention strategies for an individual with bipolar disorder include coping skills for managing the psychological and emotional triggers for substance abuse. Therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are used by the therapist in teaching dual diagnosis clients how to regulate their emotions and avoid being overwhelmed by dramatic mood changes.

Group 345 - Depression Therapy: The Depression Therapy group session teaches clients ways to control their mood using four goals: (1). To make the feelings of depression less intense. (2). To make the time we are depressed shorter. (3). To learn ways to prevent getting depressed again. (4).To feel more in control of our lives. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 350 - Coping with Depression: The Coping with Depression group therapy session teaches clients to recognize and understand their emotional responses. The group session teaches clients recognize signs of depression and to explore strategies for coping with depression. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 355 - Trauma Therapy: The Trauma Therapy group session, teaches the client that substance abuse and chemical dependency are often linked to trauma. Clients often cope with trauma through substance abuse. Once a client’s trauma is identified and how it contributed to his addiction a customized course of therapy is adopted. The group sessions exploring our full array of specialized trauma management therapies. In the group setting clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 360 - Domestic Abuse: The Domestic Abuse group therapy sessions discuss the kinds of domestic violence, why victims stay in abusive relationships, what are the impacts of domestic violence, why domestic violence exists, what we know about people who batter, and what the client can do to help. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences. Profound friendships are formed during group therapy because many members relate to each other during recovery.

Group 365 - Sleep Therapy: The Sleep Therapy group sessions discuss the common issue that clients in early recovery from addiction experience sleep issues. Drugs and alcohol can produce some subtle brain-altering effects, which impact sleep quality. Even when the substances are out of the picture, these effects can linger for a time, making sleep a challenge. Therapists discuss in a group setting several things that you can do to help promote healthy sleep patterns while your body and mind continue to heal. These include: Create a regular sleep schedule (even on weekends) and stick to it. Find a relaxing bedtime ritual (reading, meditation, warm bath). Avoid large meals, caffeine, and nicotine just before bedtime. Eliminate light (including electronics) and outside noises as much as possible. Begin an exercise program but avoid exercise just before bedtime. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy to explore emotions and learn some additional relaxation techniques.

Group 370 - Grief Counseling: The Grief Counseling group therapy sessions discuss the important that the client go through the process of recovery for both grief and addiction so that he can fix the underlying and obvious causes of both grief and addiction. The client learns that there are five stages of grief -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Clients who have developed an addiction during these stages are no longer allowing themselves to move toward the last stage, which is acceptance. As a result, they will stay in their grief until they can move forward. Grief counseling in a group setting can help the client realize how their addiction has put a stop to this progress, encouraging them to stop their use and get treatment for both issues in order to reach the last and final stage of acceptance. Grief counseling in a group setting can serve as an outlet for recovering individuals to talk about why they are using, why they like it, and what it does for them. By bringing these issues to the forefront, therapists can help the client develop skills to cope with their grief and their desire to use. Grief counseling is an important part of addiction recovery because many addictions develop as a result of grief. The group sessions can help the client reach acceptance.

Group 380 - Client Status Review: The Client Status Review group therapy session teaches clients to see an overview of the many issues involved in their recovery. The group session teaches clients to establish a pattern of regular self-review. The session is done in a group setting where clients share similar experiences. Group members motivate and encourage each other to communicate about their experiences and learn to process their reaction to these experiences.

Group 390 - Psychodrama Therapy: The Psychodrama Therapy group session allows clients to safely and successfully confront what may have led to their substance abuse. The process of psychodrama therapy involves clients participating in skits that simulate their interactions in various relationships. Sessions are administered by therapists and help clients observe and identify patterns of behavior that may have played a role in their substance abuse or mental disorder. Psychodrama is played out through a variety of techniques, including: Role Reversal, Mirroring and Doubling. Psychodrama therapy helps clients express their emotional truths and achieve balanced mental health and freedom from trauma.