Care Clinics Of Naperville, Inc. Treatment Philosophy
Naperville, IL Counseling
Fox Valley Special Consultation (Care Clinics of Naperville) was approached in early 1981 by Kendall County Human Services to establish a DUI service for Kendall County. The rationale for this was the past experience of the Care Clinics’ clinical director in facilitating an alcohol related offender’s program at Sinnissippi Mental Health Center and the Care Clinics’ executive director’s law enforcement experience and expertise at the local and county level.
Soon after establishing relations with Kendall County, Care Clinics became involved with task forces with the Illinois Secretary of State and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office to improve services to DUI offenders. Care Clinics was also requested to provide alcohol / drug services for the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In addition to the above, Care Clinics has also provided non alcohol / drug services a the United States Army Corps of Engineers offices located at Rock Island, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa and the Cape and Islands EMS association located in Hyannis, Mass.
Over the years, Care Clinics has been able to consistently adapt to the changing needs of the court with updated clinical approaches. Care Clinics has been providing assessments, substance abuse education, and substance abuse/dependency treatment to clients referred by the probation departments of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties for over 30 years. Care Clinics has an excellent professional reputation among the referring probation departments. Care Clinics has accepted referrals form other in-state as well as out-of-state counties, probation departments, colleges, employers and other treatment agencies. These referrals were for crimes committed while under the influence, for possession, drug trafficking, as well as other crimes that were not substance related and substance abuse problems which were non-criminal related.
Care Clinics, Inc. is licensed through the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) for substance abuse evaluations, substance abuse education, Level I (outpatient) and Level II (intensive outpatient) substance abuse treatment. DHS requires services to be provided at the licensed location. However, DHS allows services to be provided at another location if an exception is requested and approved.
Care Clinics has previously provided services at jails and IDOC work release programs. Additionally, we provide individual, group, family, marital, grief/loss, mental illness substance abuse, (MISA), and stress management services and treatment.
Treatment services begin with a biopsychosocial and ASAM level of care placement assessment. The clinician then reviews all supporting information. The patient and clinician work together to prepare a treatment plan. After reviewing all information, a determination is made as to the most appropriate modality for treatment.
Care Clinics is willing to service individuals over the age of 16 who are dealing with emotional/mental health problems, substance abuse/dependency problems, personal and interpersonal problems. Care Clinics has facilities in Aurora, Naperville, and Yorkville. Additional facilities are in the planning stages for both DuPage & Will Counties. Clients excluded are those who require detoxification services or who are not taking prescribed psychotropic medications.
Care Clinics provides outpatient services Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 9 pm. In special situations, services may be available at other times. Care Clinics provides treatment services in the least restrictive and shortest period that is therapeutically appropriate. Clients are initially scheduled to be seen for the length and frequency at which they were evaluated or recommended by the referring entity. Based on the client’s progress, or lack thereof, the length or frequency of treatment will be adjusted accordingly. Although many clients begin treatment at 1 to 3 hours per week, clients have been seen 5 times per week for 1 to 3 hours per day.
There is a strong emphasis on establishing a 12-step support program for chemically dependent patients at the beginning of treatment. Following treatment, patients are provided a continuing care plan which included monthly continuing care sessions.
Care Clinics utilized a Client Satisfaction Survey, structured interviews with the client, client’s family, probation officer, as well as other agencies currently involved with the client for evaluation effectiveness of treatment services. Effectiveness of pre-intake and intake procedures are addressed prior to the start of treatment. Treatment effectiveness is reviewed each time the treatment plan is reviewed, at the last appointment prior to the end of each treatment phase, and 30, 90 and 180 days after the end of treatment, with the client’s permission.
Issues addressed are cooperation of staff and changes in the following:
- Substance abusing treatment
- Frequency and/or severity of symptoms
- Other compulsive behaviors
- Marital/intimate relationship status
- Patterns of interactions with family/significant other
- New involvement with the legal system
- Work interactions
- Level of participation in healthy recreational activities
- Participation in religious/spiritual activities
In the past 25 years, the emphasis on treating substance abusing and dependent patients has been primarily psycho-educational. However, since the 2000 DuPage County probation workshop on evidence based practice, Care Clinics, Inc. has strived to adapt and include aspects of evidence-based practice with a psycho-educational approach to treating patients. Therefore, the preceding information is a combination of both current practice and proposed ideal treatment protocols for the future. Care Clinics is ready and willing to adapt to DuPage County’s mandate for evidence-based practice.
Call Care Clinics Of Naperville, Inc. today at 630-357-2012 to schedule your appointment, or drop by our office at 121 North Washington Street in Naperville, IL to discuss your needs.