Serving Ventura County families since 1993!
Genesis Programs could be the only treatment program you will ever need.
Our outpatient treatment program is a mixture of education, individual counseling, group therapy, and family counseling. We feature a combination of compassionate care and a high level of accountability. We have been specializing in outpatient treatment since 1993 giving you the peace of mind knowing we are true experts at this level of care. We have perfected the perfect blend of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.
All patient treatment plans are individualized and comprehensive. They are goal-oriented. Our program is innovative – a mixture of experiential therapies and traditional 12-step concepts. While focusing on relapse prevention, we address cognitive distortion, irrational thought patterns, and codependent relationships – all part of the dynamics of addiction.
We provide a foundation of knowledge and support for our patients and family members. We believe that it is essential to treat the whole family system, helping everyone to gain understanding of the impact addiction has on the family and the steps to recovery.
We believe that an advantage of outpatient treatment is that our patients get an opportunity to apply the recovery tools in real time. Outpatient treatment can also be the perfect way to bridge the gap between residential treatment and returning to home.
Is Outpatient Treatment Right for You?
Outpatient Treatment may be right for you if:
- Potential withdrawal symptoms are not serious enough to require hospitalization.
- Any secondary medical problems do not require 24-hour nursing care.
- You do not take any prescribed addictive medicines or are at a low enough dose to safely taper off within four (4) weeks.
- You are stable on any antidepressant medications and under a doctor’s care.
- You are able to go 3-4 days without drinking or using.
- You have been able in the past to resist drinking or using for weeks or months at a time.
- You have a relatively stable and supportive home environment.
- You are functioning at a reasonable level in your job.
- You have issues that would prevent you from entering residential treatment, i.e. your job, childcare, etc.
Clinical Program Services:
A. Medical Evaluation and Treatment
A licensed, credentialed physician reviews a comprehensive medical history completed by each patient admitted to The Genesis Program. Problems associated with substance use are evaluated as well as the need for medical attention for other health care problems that may affect the patient’s ability to achieve and/or maintain abstinence from mood-altering chemicals. Patients who are assessed to be in need of detoxification are referred.
B. Counseling Services
A qualified counseling staff provides planned, consistent clinical program services five days a week, in a supportive and stable therapeutic milieu. The services encompass patient, family and continuing care programs. Counseling staff performs comprehensive clinical assessments addressing each patient’s emotional, behavioral, social, educational/vocational, spiritual, family activities/leisure, and Continuing Care problems and needs.
C. Treatment Modalities
- Group Counseling – A homogeneous and/or heterogeneous open-ended process group which addresses the specific clinical problems of the patient identified in the comprehensive clinical assessments. Such groups provide a therapeutically controlled, risk-free environment in which the patient is supported in identifying, presenting and addressing his/her clinical problems as well as in responding to other patients’ issues. The group encourages patients to test new behaviors and attempt new methods of expression in order to challenge defeating attitudes and enhance problem-solving skills.
- Multi-Family Counseling – A task oriented supportive treatment process which deals with individualized project assignments to be completed by the patient and family members relative to salient aspects of living in an atmosphere of chemical dependency.
- Family Counseling – A group process in which the clinician focuses on modifying maladaptive behaviors in the family and promoting positive problem-solving to restore equilibrium to the family unit. The clinician aids families and couples in identifying and resolving defeating problem behaviors which interfere with effective living and in directing them in exercises to enhance their problem-solving process.
- Individual Counseling – A process in which the clinician focuses upon specific attitude problems the patient is having in understanding, accepting or addressing substance use disorder. It is designed to help maintain or restore the individual to a higher level of functioning while at the same time improving the individual’s concept of self. The clinician provides, as appropriate, possible courses of action to identify, address or resolve a specific problem. The goal is for the patient to develop and increase an understanding of his or her behavior and the impact of such behavior on health, work, social, or family life. Increased understanding and insight into the behavior is sought in order that the patient can learn new and more adaptive coping and problem-solving skills. Individual counseling sessions focus on developing the patient’s treatment plan, reviewing progress and planning for the next level of care.
- Spiritual Counseling – A group process in which a clinician assists patients in addressing spiritual beliefs and related attitudes that may impact upon the patient’s ability to achieve and/or maintain abstinence.
- Focus Groups – Educationally oriented presentations whose goals are to promote understanding of the disease and recovery process of chemical dependency and to develop lifestyle skills necessary for maintaining a recovery program.
- 12-Step Meetings – A process to introduce and educate patients to the purpose, intent and necessity of self-help fellowship involvement for achieving and maintaining sobriety. This includes Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous.
- Therapeutic Environment or Milieu – The outpatient setting and group formation is used to foster the attainment of individual goals and active participation of patients. Interacting with professional and non-professional staff and with other patients is encouraged to help develop independent functioning, decision making and learning of new skills.
D. Family Program
The Family Program is designed to give the family or significant others an understanding of the disease concept of substance use disorders and to introduce the family to appropriate communication skills and relationships. The families participate in a series of groups to reduce negative feelings and to learn problem-solving techniques. The Family Program also addresses the difficulties the family may encounter after the patient returns home, and how to have a supportive and harmonious family unit. Conjoint, group and individual sessions are provided as appropriate.
E. Continuing Care Program
The Genesis Continuing Care Program is designed to assist patients in early recovery by maximizing the benefits gained during the initial outpatient phase of treatment. This is accomplished through a series of educational/process and peer support groups reinforcing the Genesis philosophy that recovery is an ongoing process. The Continuing Care groups offer support and help with problem solving, providing a structured transition from the primary treatment setting to a stronger relationship with the individual’s 12-Step program of recovery.