Surrounded by farmland and rolling hills against the backdrop of spectacular Jackson, Wyoming, the Curran-Seeley Foundation offers outpatient treatment and intensive outpatient (IOP) for adults with substance abuse issues. CSF was founded in 1988 by Pete Curran, then office manager for Southwestern Wyoming Alcohol Rehab Association, and Mike Seeley, a Jackson Hole businessman, and is the first full-service outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Teton County.
Treatment and Staff
The outpatient and IOP programs at CSF differ only in the number of weekly sessions. Outpatient clients meet for group therapy two days a week, while those in IOP have five required group sessions a week. These go on as long as the counselor and client feel it is necessary. All CSF clients also have individual sessions every week or every other week. After counselors have had time to determine how much support a client needs, this may be increased. Dual diagnosis support is available for clients with co-occurring disorders.
CSF employs a range of evidence-based treatment methods including CBT and DBT in addition to motivational interviewing (MI), EMDR and moral reconation therapy (MRT). Counselors vary what they cover in sessions so that clients receive a full range of techniques. For example, a group may work on relapse prevention one day and DBT or CBT another day. Because the CSF is outpatient only, treatment may go on for as long as two years. For those in both programs, a minimum of one AA/NA or other outside support group meeting per week is encouraged.
The CSF staff currently totals six counselors—a mix of males and females — though this number is likely to increase to seven. Credentials include LCSW, LPC and licensed addiction therapist. The staff-to-client ratio for IOP is typically one-to-five and one-to-fifteen for regular outpatient treatment.
CSF offers a family program, and family members of IOP clients may attend one group session a week. Unlike most outpatient facilities, CSF’s program doesn’t charge clients for the duration of their treatment but only for 60 sessions. After that, they can continue treatment free of charge.
All clients have access to aftercare, and may participate for as long as they like. Rather than formal alumni events, CSF encourages clients to return to the facility whenever they want and reconnect with their former counselors.
With funding from various sources and an abundance of no-cost options, CSF is able to deliver treatment to people who may not have the resources to pay. The range of treatment techniques coupled with a philosophy of inclusiveness in which clients are encouraged to stay connected to CSF over time, makes this a good outpatient option in a spectacular setting, where the surrounding landscape is nothing short of inspiring.
610 W. Broadway Ave., Suite L-01
Jackson, WY 83001
Curran-Seeley Foundation Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Curran-Seeley Foundation by phone at (307) 733-3908 or by email at [email protected]
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