Comprehensive Community Health and Psychological Services is a mental health and substance abuse treatment facility located in Washington, DC. Working primarily with contracts, CCHPS provides individualized treatment services for clients referred through the criminal justice system, CCHPS is dedicated to providing services for under-served and underrepresented populations needing assistance. All services are facilitated on an outpatient level and are tailored to the unique requirements of each case. CCHPS provides substance abuse treatment, prevention, education and additional community support services in the area.
Treatment and Staff
Before clients are enrolled in an outpatient program, they are screened using a bio-psycho-social assessment which also determines whether treatment is required for co-occurring disorders. For those requiring dual diagnosis support or medication management the appropriate course of treatment is determined
CCHPS takes a disease-model approach to treatment, incorporating 12-step principles and the Minnesota Model. Because each client has unique needs and court obligations, meetings are scheduled with their case manager to develop a treatment plan.
Clients typically attend treatment three times per week for three hours each day. Active participation is required as well as random drug testing and attendance of meetings. During the course of treatment, clients attend group therapy and psycho-education groups where they learn relapse prevention skills, facts about addiction and new coping skills for their integration back to the community. During groups, individual and family sessions, therapists use CBT techniques, Play Therapy, Psychodrama and personality testing to instill change.
Since most clients are referred through the criminal justice system, emphasis is placed on learning new social skills and vocational skills. Individual therapy is also offered once per week to ensure clients are progressing in recovery. Clients requiring medication meet regularly with a Psychiatrist to ensure treatment is effective.
A specific co-occurring disorders program is also available for the treatment of substance abuse and mental health issues which incorporates trauma-informed care. Since mental illness is often caused my childhood trauma, therapists are experienced to work with sexual and physical abuse, grief, anger issues and anxiety or mood disorders. The program follows the same approach as the substance abuse program, but with a typical duration of six to nine months.
In addition to substance abuse treatment and mental health services, CCHPS offers art therapy and play therapy allowing clients to use their creativity to heal. Couples and family therapy are also available for clients and their loved ones who are willing to participate.
Comprehensive Community Health and Psychological Services provides substance abuse treatment and mental health services for contracted clients who are in the criminal justice system. At times their programs open up and the general public may inquire about receiving services. Through an outpatient track, clients receive therapeutic support, attend meetings, psycho-education classes and creative outlets. Recovery is not only accessible but also may be fully funded by government programs and grants depending on the client’s background.
Comprehensive Community Health & Psychological Services, LLC
1629 K St. NW Ste 300
Washington, DC 20006
Comprehensive Community Health & Psychological Services Cost: Call for cost. Reach Comprehensive Community Health & Psychological Services by phone at (202) 600-7703 or by email at [email protected].
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