BRIC Collaborative Agreement
The Collaborative Process
Much like the therapeutic rapport among patient and therapist, the relationship between interventionist, consultant, and peer support specialist and their patient is a relationship that is collaborative in nature. This means that our team must be able to work efficiently and effectively with you, your loved one, and your family/support systems. Therefore, we ask just a few things from our patients if and when they elect to engage us in the process of seeking effective case conceptualization and case management throughout the continuum of care. Upon hire, we ask that you please agree to the following expectations:
1) STAY ALIVE - Your life is worth living and you have a purpose. Asking for help is the first and most monumental step in this process. Therefore, we ask that you value yourself as much as our team values your life. We ask that you seek out friends and family for accountability and safety to mitigate the potential for harmful or destructive behaviors while seeking and engaging in appropriate care.
2) FOLLOW CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS - We will most likely make recommendations throughout the collaborative process that are in the best interest of the patient These recommendations are just that, recommendations. They are made to facilitate and execute an appropriate plan to address any presenting problems our clients are experiencing.
3) BE HONEST - Transparency is imperative to this process. As advocates, we must be able to thoroughly understand exactly what is going on to be able to address the presenting problems appropriately and effectively. We are not here to judge, and never would. In fact, it is likely that at least one, if not many of our team has been in a similar situation. Help us help you by exhibiting honesty and transparency throughout our collaborative relationship.
4) COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY - Answer the phone, return calls, and return emails. Effective and timely communication is extremely important throughout this process. As we will do our best to be available for you and your loved ones, we need you to be available for us. Without this effective communication, the process can become convoluted and difficult to navigate.
5) RESPECT YOURSELF AND OUR TEAM - Negative self-talk only perpetuates distorted thinking patterns associated with addictive pathology and can result in continued destructive behaviors. We know it is extremely difficult, but do your best to stay positive, we are here for you!
In addition, please respect our team. Abusive and/or escalated language, physical threats, and/or destructive behaviors toward any member of the BRIC team will not be tolerated and could result in termination of the collaborative relationship and forfeit of payment. Lastly, we are here for you and your family, please respect boundaries throughout the collaborative process.
* Any disrespect toward staff including, but not limited to, verbal disrespect, physical harm, harassment, lack of communication, non-payment of fees, and/or blatant disregard for clinical recommendations may result in termination of the collaborative agreement without refund. Additionally, behavioral health outcomes are not guaranteed, and therefore all fees are non-refundable.