ClearBridge Social Rehabilitation Program

The ClearBridge home is a licensed social rehabilitation facility (374603611) that provides the second level of treatment offered in the Hanbleceya Therapeutic Community program. The ClearBridge program, like the VisionQuest program, offers staff support and availability 24 hours per day and its program is tailored to supporting the resident towards furthering their development of knowledge of independent living skills, symptom education and management, medications, meals, and social skills development.

Admission and Transition

The ClearBridge program has been designed for clients who need a moderate level of care and supervision while they work towards their treatment goals at Hanbleceya Therapuetic Community and transition into semi-independent living.

Our purpose is to provide a transitional residential program designed for persons who are able to take part in programs in the general community, but who, without the support of counseling, as well as the therapeutic community, would be at risk of returning to the hospital. This program may employ a variety of staffing patterns and is for persons who may be expected to move toward a more independent living setting within approximately three months to one year. The planned length of stay in the program shall be in accordance with the resident’s assessed need, but not to exceed one (1) year; however, a length of stay not exceeding a maximum total of 18 months is permitted to ensure successful completion of the treatment plan and appropriate referral.

Admission to ClearBridge is intended to be transitional and is reserved for individuals who have either transitioned from the VisionQuest Treatment House or have been referred by the clinical team subsequent to program assessment so long as the moderate independent nature of the program is suitable to the resident. Our goal is to prepare your loved-one for transition into Hanbleceya’s semi-independent living program.

Once a resident has demonstrated proficiency in time management, self-monitoring, and activities of daily living, the ClearBridge Team and Hanbleceya Treatment Team create a transition plan tailored to each resident’s individual progress and needs to prepare them for success in the semi-independent households.

ClearBridge Social Rehabilitation does not discriminate or deny services to individuals who are eligible for its programs based on any non-merit factor, including actual or perceived race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability (physical or mental), age, status as a parent, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.

ClearBridge Programming

At ClearBridge the residents shall be expected to play a major role in the functioning of the household which shall include participation in the formulation and monitoring of house rules, as well as in the daily operation of the facility, including but not limited to cooking, cleaning, menu planning and activity planning. Residents shall be encouraged to accept increasing levels of responsibility, both in the residential community, and in the community as a whole. Residents will reside at ClearBridge and are required to be involved in programming provided by Hanbleceya Therapeutic Community and other daytime activities outside of the house which are relevant to their personal goals and conducive to their achieving more self-sufficiency.

Hanbleceya Therapeutic Community is a program providing compassionate and comprehensive treatment within a therapeutic community structure where individuals are given the opportunity to experience genuine connection and bonding with their peers and staff. This unique program functions under the belief that individual healing is optimized in a supportive, community atmosphere that fosters personal empowerment and a balanced life. The Hanbleceya community offers a safe and loving environment in which members learn to respond to themselves, to others, and situations in the world in an authentic and effective way. Hanbleceya is not a locked institution or hospital. There is one main goal: to support patients in learning the skills he/she needs to live a happy, healthy, independent life. The treatment timeframe at Hanbleceya is based on fulfilling objectives, learning necessary skills and demonstrating the ability to function independently. ClearBridge residents will collaborate with their individual therapists at Hanbleceya to create structures to provide for a safe, therapeutic environment. Interventions include, but are not limited to: positive reinforcement for pro-social behaviors, token economy, and earning privileges. Deescalating techniques including supporting the resident in taking space, grounding exercises and cognitive behavioral interventions aimed at increasing resident’s awareness of their effect on others. Emergency house meetings will be called to address unsafe, violent behavior. If a resident meets criteria for behavioral hospitalization (threat to themselves or others), appropriate parties will be contacted and a hospitalization will be pursued.

The main cornerstones of the standard day treatment program include: intensive psychotherapy for emotional balance and health, vocational/educational support, and socialization and activity involvement. As each person is unique and therefore responds differently to various types of therapy, a variety of treatment modalities are utilized to optimize individual healing and learning. Hanbleceya’s intensive treatment program is designed to address the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual facets of well-being. Modalities utilized include: Milieu Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapies (including equine therapy, art activities, drama therapy, recreation therapy, music therapy, adventure therapy, and psychodrama), Mindfulness and Meditation, Coping Skills Development, Social Skills Training, Relapse Prevention, Chemical Dependency Education, 12-Step Programs, Family Therapy, and Nutrition Support.

In addition to 1-3 psychotherapy sessions per week, residents attend the group therapy program 5 days per week (up to 15 hours of group therapy per week) with a variety of focus. Group assignment is determined by collaboration between ClearBridge and Hanbleceya staff. Group therapy topics include: Trauma and Recovery, Bioenergetics, Art Therapy, Treatment Group, Process Group, Social Skills Training, Breaking Old Patterns, Anger Management, Cognitive (CBT) Skills Training, DBT Skills Training, Women’s and Men’s Groups, Improv/Drama Therapy Group, etc.

Through the vocational development program, residents are assigned a weekly requirement of hours which can be completed in a variety of areas including volunteer work, paid employment, educational classes, etc. Patients meet with job coaches on a weekly basis for job/school/training placement assistance, resume and interview preparation, support in work/school conflict resolution, and the development of a strong work ethic and commitment.

ClearBridge residents will be supported in attending 9 hours per week of client- coordinated, peer-to-peer social acitivities, weekly staff supervised activities like game night, bi-monthly all-community outings, holiday get-togethers, and weekly outings in the San Diego Community.

The ClearBridge Team and Hanbleceya Therapeutic Community Treatment Team work hand in hand to ensure all clients have a well-rounded and individualized treatment plan that is applied not only through participation in the day program but through their participation in the therapeutic home and outside social activities.

ClearBridge Staff

ClearBridge staff complete a detailed training program in compliance with the Community Care Licensing Laws for Adult Residential Facilities in California and the California Department of Mental Health regulations. ClearBridge staff are trained in a multitude of areas including: food safety, abuse reporting, medication management, emergency and disaster intervention, first aid, and health and safety laws in compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

In addition to providing around the clock care and supervision, ClearBridge staff complete a multitude of duties and responsibilities to ensure the best care and support for each resident. Duties include regular consultation with the Director of Residential Services and the Hanbleceya Treatment Team to coordinate individualized care for each resident. Each resident is supported with completing their medication regimen in compliance with their psychiatrist recommendation, preparing meals daily and with weekly meal planning (following serving recommendations in the USDA Basic Food Group plan), and basic house maintenance and cleanliness skills. As ClearBridge is a smaller version of Hanbleceya’s milieu therapy approach, ClearBridge residents and staff in the home are encouraged to work together to problem solve, hold oneself and each other accountable, and provide feedback when appropriate. An important role of the ClearBridge staff is to model healthy and appropriate ways of interacting with others, problem solving, assertion, and self-care.