VP-Life (PHP) | Vantage Point Recovery

VP-Life (PHP)

Mental Health – Co-Occurring Partial Hospitalization Program

VP-Life Client
Our clients have functional impairments created from:  Mood Disorders, Addiction, Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Undiagnosed.

VP-Life is short-term programming designed to bring someone who is experiencing functional impairments, related to mental health and/or addiction issues in one or more aspects of their life, to a basic level of functioning and abstinence.

These individuals may: (1) exhibit disorganized or self-destructive behaviors; (2) be in need of increased structure and support, including a possible change in their medication regimen; (3) need a slow and safe return back into their community after leaving inpatient treatment or detox; and/or, (4) need to be stepped-up from a lower level of care to provide extra support and structure.

VP-Life provides an intense, concentrated structure each weekday (Monday through Friday) made up of 30+ hours of weekly individual and group programming.  VP-Life aims to reduce harm created by maladaptive coping strategies, provide physical and emotional stabilization, as well as teach basic tools so our clients can safely move into other forms of intensive therapies created to teach a new way of being. Our holistic approach combines traditional and cutting-edge treatment modalities, mindfulness, fitness, and creativity, promoting overall mental well-being and long-term sobriety.

VP-Life Treatment Modalities

DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed by Marsha Linehan, PHD to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. Pertinent to our work at Vantage Point, research has shown that DBT is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and eating disorders.

DBT Group is focused on enhancing clients’ capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. It is the hope that clients will utilize the learned skills to address individual change in behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns associated with problems in daily living.
This group focuses on Cognitive Behavioral techniques to assist clients in becoming more aware of their unhealthy patterns of thinking allowing them to take a pro-active role in changing their thought patterns which in turn will have a positive effect on their feelings and behaviors.
Acceptance and Commitment is based on the philosophy that acceptance is a precondition for healthy change. By assisting clients in cultivating greater acceptance of themselves, others, and the conditions of their lives, they can begin to commit to positive changes from exactly where they are, one step at a time. In order to promote changes that are in alignment with a client’s authentic self, the group also focuses on values-based living. Identification of personal values helps guide clients in setting meaningful goals as they move forward on their unique path.
Is a directive client centered therapy which utilizes interventions that address ambivalence to move the client from one stage of change to another. It is very effective in addressing maladaptive behaviors because it meets the clients where they are at.
Art therapy is a non-threatening process, which provides for tangible communication. It is a modality with qualities for reparation, transformation and self-exploration. It is safe because the emphasis is on the process and not the art product. The essence of art therapy is to allow the unaccepted bits of self to come together and be seen in a safe and shared space, towards integration and mindfulness.

Evidence of research, suggest that the use of arts can increase physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being as well as reduce adverse outcomes such as stress and delinquency or recidivism. In addition, the use of arts and folk narratives can help remediate the psychological wounds of trauma and health ailments. Art therapy is a dynamic therapy, requiring one to participate in one’s own treatment, in this case through art making.

In most art therapy sessions, the focus is on participants’ inner experiences, feelings, perceptions, and imagination. Participation in art therapy develops new skills and self-confidence, providing relief from fear, anxiety and depression through the art making process, and as such offers a way to know oneself from a new perspective.
Exploring how our past experiences have shaped our beliefs about caring for ourselves, discovering how these ideas influence all aspects of the decisions we make in our daily lives and how we can improve these choices to create a higher quality of life.

Goal for the course: Clients will explore how past experiences have shaped their decision-making process and learn ways to make conscious, rather than reactive choices.
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A meditation class incorporating breath awareness, visualization, Mindfulness Meditation techniques and various guided meditations to encourage deep states of physical and mental relaxation which provide an opportunity to look deeply at one’s present moments in a spirit of kindness towards oneself, and with openness to positive changes in thoughts, reactions, and behavior.

Goal for the course: Clients will learn a variety of meditation techniques that they may incorporate in their lives for stress reduction and self-awareness. Based on the most recent neurological research in brain plasticity, clients will learn to transform old patterns of negativity into new ways of thinking and feeling that create positive neurological changes in the brain, thus reinforcing continuous lifelong benefits.
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This group focuses on helping clients increase their awareness of internal and external triggers to unhealthy behavior patterns such as drug and alcohol use and mental distress. Clients will begin to understand their unhealthy behavior as ineffective attempts to soothe themselves and their emotions. Clients will learn to develop and practice alternative behaviors and coping skills to achieve self-soothing when their triggers have been activated.
This group helps clients acquire daily living skills that are necessary to ensure stability and promote growth. They often involve skills used to maintain healthy relationships, promote a positive self-image, and engage in regular self-care
This course focuses on the body portion of the mind- body connection. Facilitated by local nutritionists and certified personal trainer’s individuals experience how …
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Each session includes an individualized treatment plan that aids client to ensure they are made aware of their treatment goals. Case management sessions also include a comprehensive overview of individual’s compliance in the Vantage Point program and to discuss any barriers to treatment. The goal of a case manager is to achieve client wellness through the following means:

  • empowering a client to self-advocate
  • communicating directly with the individual and the available resources
  • identifying available resources that will meet the individual’s needs
  • educating the services providers on the needs of the individual
  • educating the individual on the available service providers and agencies in the community
  • facilitating the connection between the individual and the community services
The intention of coaching sessions is to help the client clear everything that is holding them back or blocking them from using their creative power. It is to simply get directions to what they are supposed to be doing and to put creativity in everything they do in life.

The sessions will take clients beyond life coaching to a whole new level of understanding their true creative power. Clients will be guided to wake up to who they really are, and create a life they desire from that inspired and expanded place. The process of these sessions is to awaken the clients to the healing power of their own creativity, and be guided by it in the journey of life, while allowing life to unfold as they remain open to limitless creative possibilities along the way. Clients will learn to prepare for this journey by providing an inner atmosphere of freedom, in which they may receive and express new perceptions and ideas, and of course to creatively manifest their goals and dreams.
Hypnotherapy is therapeutic modality in which a therapist guides a client’s imagination, thus producing a deep state of relaxation, in order to facilitate certain intended changes in thoughts, behavior, sensations, or feelings in the client. Hypnosis is a state of deep attention, which is induced by a certified and trained professional. For many people, the mind is highly receptive to suggestion and therefore suggestions offered to someone during a hypnotic state can be used to help that person reach their goals. This modality is often used among psychologists, therapists, and alternative forms of healers.
Mindfulness is calm present awareness and exploration of one’s body functions, feelings, thoughts surroundings and consciousness itself. Clinical research shows that mindfulness techniques can help alleviate anxiety, stress and depression. Silent and conversational user-friendly interventions are used to practicing the art of conscious awareness in real-time.
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Energy Healing is a form of alternative healing, commonly being used by more and more health and wellness professionals. It is a therapeutic treatment form that works with a person’s energy field. The therapist or healing professional uses a variety of methods to channel healing energy into a person’s energy field. He or she might also direct unhealthy or dysfunctional energy out of a person’s energy field. Energy Healing can be done through using a hands-on approach, hands-off, or distant (where the healing professional and the client are in different locations). Depending on the setting, Energy healing may also be called energy therapy, spiritual healing, and energy medicine. Two forms of Energy Healing are Pranic Healing and Reiki. Energy Healing should be used in conjunction with appropriate medical or psychological treatment.

  

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Art Therapy
  • Spiritual Psychology
  • Anger Management

  

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Fitness

VP-Life Sample Group Programming  

  • DBT
  • CBT
  • ACT
  • Triggers and Cravings
  • Relapse Prevention

  

  • Life Skills
  • Everyday Health
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation

Discrete Services Offered (as clinically indicated)  

  • Psychiatry
  • Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Life Coaching
  • Hypnotherapy

  

  • Private Mindfulness
  • Guided Visualization
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Energy Healing