What kind of therapy will I receive at Canyon Ridge Hospital?

Therapeutic Community

Canyon Ridge Hospital’s inpatient care operates on a therapeutic community model. This model emphasizes the need for each individual to take responsibility for their own behavior and to accept the positive and negative consequences of their choices.

Inpatient Therapeutic Treatments

Individual Therapy

The psychiatrist will supervise each patient’s care and see the patient in individual sessions 7 days per week. Individual sessions with a therapist may be arranged, in addition to the group therapy treatment, if the patient and treatment team determine that there would be an added therapeutic benefit. The patient’s case manager will assist with selecting a suitable outpatient therapist or program upon discharge. Many patients will receive a recommendation to the “Next Step” in our outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for continued follow up care, further therapy and stabilization.

Case Management

A case manager will be assigned to each patient to manage their case throughout the patient’s hospitalization. The case manager will work closely with the patient and the treatment team to coordinate care with doctors, therapist and the patient’s families. The treatment teams consist of psychiatrist, case managers, therapist and nurses. The treatment team is an integral part in facilitating patients care and discussing the best treatment options for the patient and creating objectives for the patient’s treatment plan. Case managers will assist in all follow up needs and discharge planning.

Group Therapy

All patients will attend daily group therapy in coordination with each individual treatment plan. Patients will be assigned to a therapy group based on clinical need and the treatment team’s recommendations. Types of group include process groups, goals groups, activity groups and training and education groups. Skilled group therapist will utilize a variety of treatment methods that are designed to address the key issues while stabilizing symptoms in a time effective manner. This would include techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and short term psychodynamic therapy. Groups will address issues of depression, anger management, loss interpersonal relationships and addiction. Patients will also be learning coping skills, assertion skills, personal self awareness and psycho education to assist their specific areas of need.

Family Therapy

A structured family meeting will be arranged if the patient and treatment team determine that a family meeting would have therapeutic benefit.

Therapeutic Recreation Group

Recreation therapy utilizes various activities as a form of active treatment to promote the improvement of a patient’s health and well-being, thus enhancing a patient’s quality of life and productivity. Therapeutic Recreation interventions include: self expression, stress management, problem solving, resource education, social skills, journaling, and leisure/recreation skills.

Psycho-Education Group

Provides patients with valuable information and education regarding diagnosis, medication stabilization, wellness, and behavior management techniques.