Seeking Safety is a present-focused treatment for clients with a history of trauma and substance abuse. The treatment was designed for flexible use: group or individual format, male and female clients, and a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, residential). Seeking Safety focuses on coping skills and psychoeducation and has five key principles: (1) safety as the overarching goal (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions); (2) integrated treatment (working on both post-traumatic stress disorder (Ptsd) and substance abuse at the same time); (3) a focus on ideals to counteract the loss of ideals in both Ptsd and substance abuse; (4) four content areas: cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and case management; and (5) attention to clinician processes (helping clinicians work on counter-transference, self-care, and other issues).
Accepted to the Portfolio:
Community Support Network, June 2012
Drug Abuse Alternatives Center, June 2012
Women's Recovery Services, October 2015
Committee on the Shelterless, July 2016
This is an evidence-based program!