Recovery Statement

“Recovery is a personal and life-altering journey that provides hope for a better future by overcoming the barriers and obstacles that you may encounter.”

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Group List

LET’S CHAT GROUP-

This group is a recovery focused discussion group in which the facilitators encourage group members to solicit/provide feedback with peers on various current concerns and/or problem areas. Topics may include self-esteem, relationships, personal goals, wellness ideas, grief and loss, etc.  This is a continuous group meeting each Friday from 11:00am to 12:00noon. A referral from the case manager is necessary for admission into this group.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY-

This form of treatment is to help individuals who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder; and/or have significant difficulty with emotion regulation, relationships, distress tolerance, and focusing. Group members are required to commit to this form of treatment for a year. They attend a DBT Skills Group once weekly (usually held on Mondays from 9:30am to 12:00noon) and they meet with a DBT individual therapist 2-4 times monthly. Consumers in DBT are required to complete daily diary cards and to participate actively in services provided. A referral from the case manager is necessary for admission into this group, and there may be a waiting list as space is limited.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS EDUCATION GROUP-

This group offers education and support for persons with a serious mental illness and current substance abuse problems. Members in this group are encouraged to manage their mental illness while addressing ways to promote sobriety. A contingency management component is used in this group in which group members are encouraged to have regular group attendance, negative drug screens, and involvement in other support groups. This is a continuous group meeting each Thursday.  There is a 9:00am to 10:30am group available, and another group is conducted from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. A referral from the case manager is necessary for admission into this group. A waiting list may occur.                  

 DUAL RECOVERY (MOD) GROUP-

This group is for persons who have a serious mental illness and a history of substance abuse problems.  Participants in this group have made a commitment to remain abstinent, and they focus on developing coping skills for maintaining their sobriety along with managing their mental illnesses. A contingency management component is used in this group in which group members are encouraged to have regular group attendance, negative drug screens, and involvement in other support groups. This is a continuous group meeting each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. A referral from the case manager is necessary for admission into this group.

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLANNING (WRAP) GROUP-

This group is for persons who experience psychiatric symptoms and are interested in working towards their own wellness and recovery. Topics covered in this group include: “Empowerment & Responsibility, the Importance of Education, Early Preventative Action, Stress Reduction & Relaxation Methods,” etc.  This is a time limited group meeting once weekly for 8 weeks. Occasionally a 2 day “mini-WRAP” group is available. Group dates and times vary. A referral from the case manager is necessary for admission into this group.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP-

This group is for Chesterfield County family members & friends of adults who have serious mental illnesses. The group offers information, education and support to help families develop a stronger social network, increase their coping skills & knowledge, and develop an alliance amongst family members, professionals & consumers.  This is a continuous group meeting the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Brandon Farmer (717-6528) is the contact person for this group.

 PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY

Pathways to Recovery is a group based on the Strengths Model, which is an approach to recovery that focuses on a person’s strengths rather their diagnosis. It does not concentrate on psychiatric disorders, symptoms or treatments. Instead it focuses on using your many strengths and resources to set recovery goals and achieve recovery in a broad range of domains.  Utilizing self-assessments and self-discovery you will create personal visions, design long and short-term goals, and develop action steps to make progress towards your recovery. Must be a WRAP graduate. For more information contact Amy Prewett at 751-2297. Referral from a case manager is necessary for admission to this group.

HEALTHY LIVING

Come learn about how physical health plays an important role in your overall well-being. Many of the psychiatric medications we take can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The information you learn in this group about nutrition and exercise will help keep you healthy so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.

 The Healthy Lifestyle Group will be offered again this fall.

 A certificate of completion is offered after completing two core classes and three electives.