- 1 hr1 hour
Individual and Family Support CIP offers supportive counselling to individuals and/or persons concerned with someone else’s substance use, gambling or gaming behaviour, and co-occurring emotional distress or mental illness. CIP uses a variety of evidence-based counselling modalities, best matched to your needs. Cip works from a harm reduction framework and endorses person-centred care. Psychotherapy This limited service is available for clients who are enrolled in services with CIP. It is a deeper level of counselling that requires a higher degree of skill by the worker. Access to this limited service is determined after a discussion between you, your counsellor and the psychotherapist. Psychotherapy is a process through which you work one-on-one with a highly trained therapist—in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging memories as well as feelings, and identify problems and aspects of your life that you would like to improve. The psychotherapist helps you develop better cognitive and emotional skills, reduce symptoms of mental illness, resolve problems, and develop coping strategies with the overall goal of improving your well being and emotional health. CIP works with the Justices, crown attorneys, duty counsel, Probation officers and independent lawyers at Court Houses to help people who are before the courts with non-violent charges related to their substance use. Once you are admitted into the drug treatment court program, we provide intensive support to help you change your life so that you avoid further legal issues and experience improved quality of life. If you are interested in this program, ask your lawyer or duty counsel to submit an application on your behalf.