Our Family Program

Becoming an active participant in your loved one’s healing is one of the most powerful things you can do to support the success of their treatment. Clients needing a residential level of care have likely found themselves in serious crises prior to arriving. Crises that would have inevitably impacted the people closest to them in negative ways. We work hard with these individuals to create healthy changes and achieve goals of wellness while in our program, however, if their most important relationships have not been a part of that process there can be a lot of unaddressed pain and confusion that can make it difficult to reconcile after discharge. While the client may be at the epicenter of the crisis, anyone who was caught up in the storm also needs and deserves healing. Prioritizing that for yourself and leaning into being a part of that for your loved one can exponentially improve their outcomes during and after their treatment with us is complete.

We have developed several ways for family members to become involved:

Regular family contact

Clients are given a break from all use of personal technology and outside communication for the first several days of their treatment, the amount of time is decided by the clients therapist based on clinical information. This is a very important period of time to “detox” from the world and to help them settle into a safe, comfortable and healthy daily routine that is free from numbing or addictive habits. After this time, they will have opportunities to communicate with their loved ones with gradual increased frequency. It is an important role you can play to use these communication sessions as an opportunity to practice healthier forms of communication and support. The primary therapist can provide coaching to help you support your loved one more effectively than you may have known how to in the past.

Family therapy

In most cases, it is strongly recommended that every client participate in family therapy while engaged in our program. After an initial settling in period, the primary therapist will suggest a schedule for this that best meets client and family needs.

Weekly Friends & Family Support Group

Family members and others who are supporting a loved one at CCHC are invited to attend a weekly, virtual support group led by a member of our clinical team. This is held every Wednesday evening at 6pm MT.

Family Weekend Program

This is a 3 day program for close family members, held approximately every 2 months at our facility. It is recommended that clients have been in our program a minimum of 3 weeks before participating in this event, but exceptions can be made. The program includes a house tour, psychoeducational workshops, group therapy, family therapy and recreational family activities with your loved one. You will enjoy daily meals prepared by our chef, and often clients are given an evening pass off-site with their families for dinner. This can be an important way to participate in your loved one’s healing and recovery and to receive care and support that is specific to your family’s needs.

Family Visits

Families who would like to attend family therapy in person, or who are unable to attend the family weekend program and would like to visit their loved one can arrange to do so by reaching out to the individual therapist. In addition to family therapy sessions, arrangements can be made for on-site visits outside of programming so you can enjoy connecting with your loved one in positive ways. Off-site visits are only permitted during the family weekend program and on a case-by-case basis when a client is close to discharge.

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Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.