Sierra Tucson Leads Treatment Industry Charge to Increase Efficacy
Sierra Tucson Leads Treatment Industry Charge to Increase Efficacy by Enhancing Patient Engagement and Evidence-Based Clinical Services
“Sierra Tucson is one of this country’s top treatment centers and we are excited to roll out these new initiatives that will underscore our client-centered, outcome-informed approach to treatment,” said Phil Herschman, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer of CRC Health Group, Sierra Tucson’s parent company. “The programmatic enhancements are the result of input from CRC’s 12-member Clinical Advisory Board comprised of the treatment industry’s leading professionals, researchers and academicians, and our valued internal experts.”
A fully licensed Level I Specialty Psychiatric Hospital and Level II Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson has expanded services across the board for all of its core programs – Chronic Pain, Addictions, Trauma, Mood & Anxiety, and Eating Disorders – with extended family process groups, relapse prevention training, and various program-specific therapies and psycho-educational offerings.
“At Sierra Tucson we are continuously looking for ways to improve our patient’s ability to achieve their ‘miracle,’”
Multiple clinical program additions have been incorporated into the seven-day-per-
“Our over-arching goal was to get away from disparate therapeutic threads and provide a comprehensive experience of deep, relevant, and compelling services that meet both the general and unique needs of our patient population,”
In addition, program-specific Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) workshops have been added throughout the week and are mandatory for every client.
“We’ve systematized the teaching and application of DBT skills, something no other facility is currently doing,” said Dr. Johnson. “A specific DBT skill is highlighted each week across the campus, and clinicians in every discipline – psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, integrative therapy staff, and evening/weekend counselors – help patients apply that skill to manage symptoms such as anxiety, thoughts of self-harm, and behavioral impulsivity.”
The treatment center also has introduced a “Foundations Day” program in which new patients are oriented to the history, culture, values, environment, and clinical processes of Sierra Tucson, what Sierra Tucson staff feel are important elements for patient engagement and, ultimately, recovery success.
“What has evolved is a more intensive, yet easy-to-follow clinical program and a more in-depth orientation for new patients, which will enhance engagement from the very beginning of their treatment,” said Fahey. “We’
About Sierra Tucson
Since its inception in 1983, Sierra Tucson has become an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental and behavioral disorders, and chronic pain. A premier facility for treating coexisting disorders, Sierra Tucson is known for its holistic, bio-psycho-social-
About CRC Health Group
Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped thousands of individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.