We strive to decrease or eliminate relapse that results in readmission to treatment by creating a robust web of treatment providers and services at SunCloud and in your community. We are unique in that we work with our patients to create and adapt an individualized, continuous care plan, based on their ongoing needs and treatment goals.
Kim Cimino, LMFT and Lauren Pace, DO discuss the importance of family involvement and family therapy for loved ones, families and patients in recovery
VIDEO: What is a process group and why does SCH place emphasis on this modality?
Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP, Organizational and Senior Clinical Adviser at SunCloud Health, discusses why SunCloud’s treatment model places a lot of emphasis on process groups and what it indicated about its participants.
Process group provides a therapeutic group space for patients to engage with peers and group leader(s) for support with any active symptoms they are experiencing (urges to use addictive behaviors, relapse into restrictive eating, binging, substance thoughts/urges, other forms of self-injury/self-neglect, struggles with engaging community peer support through 12 step or other meetings, barriers to obtaining a sponsor, anything that is actively interfering with the therapeutic community, etc). Process group also is a space to explore emotions relating to previous and current traumatic experiences that continue to cause distress in members’ lives. Through peer engagement and experiential processing, patients will begin to heal childhood wounds through corrective experiences with group members and facilitators. Patients will learn to identify emotions as they arise in the moment, and work through the discomfort of feeling a range of emotions while being witnessed by others. Group members will engage with each other to support each other in engaging in recovery and skill-based activities outside of programming and on the weekends.
VIDEO: How has community impacted your own recovery?
Kimmy Haynes, Community Outreach and Alumni Coordinator at SunCloud Health, describes the impact that community has had on her own recovery.
Group Goals: Patients will feel more comfortable with themselves mentally and physically. Patients will improve their ability to communicate directly and effectively, gaining a stronger sense of integrity and self-worth. Patients will experience support and empathy from peers and staff in order to build stronger connections and practice vulnerability. Patients will practice being honest about struggles. Patients will get to explore recurring patterns of behaviors and thoughts about their place in the world, their relationship with peers, with authority and with themselves. Patients will be able to speak to recovery interfering behaviors they experience themselves, and any that they experience or witness in the community or in peers. Read more about the power of the group at SunCloud Health, and the value we place in group therapy.