Step 2: Orientation
We schedule a group meeting for potential applicants to inform them of our core beliefs and treatment expectations. We distribute and read aloud item by item our treatment contract and everyone leaves with a sample copy. No one is signed up at orientation and we ask people to seriously consider if this is the program for them. If they concur, they are asked to schedule a therapist intake in the following days. It is only after an intake with the therapist and the treatment contract is again gone over and signed, with each item initialed, that they are given an appointment with the prescribing physician. We feel this sequence helps prevent future misunderstandings by ensuring knowledge and clear understanding of expectations.