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Community Reintegration Program: Group Therapy

Our Community Reintegration Program (CRP) features a number of therapy groups to provide therapeutic, social, and recreational opportunities to enable patients to achieve their mental health goals, learn skills, and address quality of life issues. Groups include:

Assertiveness: Learn to identify healthy ways to express your needs to others.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Skills: Learn skills to Catch, Challenge, and Change negative thoughts that trigger emotions and behaviors that often become problems, and look at how you are using and/or can use these skills in your daily life.

Communication Skills: Develop ways to improve communication by identifying communication styles and practicing effective ways to identify and express needs.

Community Meeting: Share questions, concerns, suggestions, and any issues that are related to CRP programming.

Discharge Planning: To provide an opportunity to discuss concerns about discharging from CRP, and to provide tools that the patients can use to create a solid discharge plan to address those concerns.

Games: A group designed to promote social skills through games and fun activities.

Group Therapy: This group encourages you to focus on current problems and issues and to engage in solving problems, offering support and learning from the experiences of others.

Goals Group:
This group will help you learn how to set achievable goals for yourself.  You will create a weekly goal for yourself in CRP, and discuss both what has helped you achieve your goals and what has previously gotten in the way, and how you can use this knowledge in future goal-setting.

Health Education: This group will discuss topics related to lifestyle changes that can promote mental and physical health.

Leisure Skills: Group is designed to stimulate creativity while promoting goal directed activity and more productive/meaningful use of time at home/in community.

Medication & Diagnosis Education: Learn about psychiatric medications, psychiatric diagnoses, and symptoms.

Mind & Body Connection: Learn how we experience emotions in the body, and how the brain helps us survive, both emotionally and physically.

Mindfulness: Learn to focus attention on one thing at a time, develop the ability to tolerate uncomfortable moments, feelings and thoughts without using behaviors that could be unhealthy or harmful.

Movement & Relaxation Group: An opportunity to engage in moderate physical activity and relaxation techniques — adjusted to your comfort level and ability — in a supportive setting. 

Positive Reflections: This group is designed to reflect on progress during the past week in treatment, to celebrate other positive aspects of life, and to build community. Reflections will be made through art, crafts, or other means.

Recovery Skills: Discuss recovery topics ranging from Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP: a tool for maintaining wellness ) to Whole Health Action Management (WHAM: a federally sponsored program to support healthy lifestyles ).  Peer support is a strong feature of this group.

Stress Management: Learn and practice various stress-management techniques.

Symptom Management: Structured group designed to educate you about your psychiatric symptoms, how symptoms affect your daily life, and ways to manage these symptoms.

Weekend Planning: Process any concerns about the upcoming weekend, and also identify structured weekend plans, develop short- and long-term goals, and receive the help and support of staff and fellow patients.

Weekend Review: Review the plans you had made for the weekend, how you cared for yourself, how you spent your time, what you enjoyed, and what you would do differently in the future. Also make treatment goals for the program day.