What are the key elements of the program’s design?

Transformation House’s program is a combination of education, group therapy, and individualized counseling. Transformation House offers treatment at the ASAM level of care 3.5, 3.1, 2.1, and 1.0. We integrate in our treatment programs Medication Assisted Therapy, psych services and affordable recovery housing, supporting a continuum of care that allows each patient to progress at their own pace based on their own individual needs. We utilize a personalized, holistic health approach embracing evidence-based best practices to best treat mental and physical health. We listen, we respect, we understand and, above all, we help make a lasting change.

Does the design utilize evidence-based treatments?

Transformation House clinical team utilize a variety of evidenced base practices, most notably Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Community Reinforcement Approach, and a variety of mindfulness based skills and coping techniques. In addition, Transformation House has recently enhanced its practice with Medication Assisted Treatment, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In developing individualized treatment plans for our clients, we use a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on each person’s unique needs and desires.

Does the program use manualized treatment curricula?

Transformation House utilizes a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy curriculum by Dr. Lane Pederson, different gender specific Trauma-Informed Care curricula by Dr. Stephanie Covington that was lately implemented. We also utilizes a culturally specific curriculum by White Bison, Inc. In addition, Transformation House utilizes manualized curriculums for Anger Management, and 12 Step Facilitation.

What experience does the program have in providing services to justice-involved population?

Since its inception, Transformation House has had a long and successfully history of working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system, including individuals on Work Release, Parole, Intensive Supervised Release, Supervised Release, Probation, Furlough, Drug Court, and the Anoka County Enhanced Treatment Program (ETP). We also serves clients with CPS involvement and on Civil Commitment. We strive to provide

To what extent does the treatment team include multidisciplinary staff?

Transformation House’s multidisciplinary staff consists of Medical Doctor (MD), Psych Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). In addition, Transformation House has Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN) and Peer Recovery Specialists on staff. The Multidisciplinary team meets weekly and reviews each Transformation House patient and assesses their clinical progress utilizing ASAM Criteria.