Bethesda's 2020 Vision
As we enter into the 2020s and look back over 15-years of therapeutic operations, we have a wide range of lows, highs and growth to learn from. The gift of hindsight brings into focus a 20-20 vision for our 2020’s. We set sail with a rejuvenated crew and a new charter.
As co-founders of Bethesda, Deanna and I look to the 2020s with a three-fold vision:
- To develop the quality of our influence within our facility;
- To increase our outreach and after-care to families and international graduates;
- To introduce our ‘Valley of Addiction ® ’ treatment approach for trainee Addiction Specialists.
Developing Our Influence:
In 2019 two of our long-standing and much-loved team members left Bethesda and relocated to meet their growing family needs and our internal dynamic took quite a shock. We had been together since 2006 and our core team felt as if Bethesda may never be the same again. We were right – everything started to change.
Yes of course there was a disturbance of momentum and feelings of loss and sadness, but it was our time for change.
Today, as 2020 opens before us, it brings a new vision for a new era, and with all the necessary changes now in place, Bethesda once again provides ‘the perfect storm’ in relation to addiction treatment.
Please feel free to take a look at our team profile, where you will get an extensive insight into each team member’s qualification, but in brief:
In-house we have:
- Colin remains as Bethesda’s Clinical Supervisor and Pastoral Addiction Specialist.
- Deanna remains steadfast as Director of Admin and Finance. Dee is Bethesda’s Law Graduate with experience in corporate banking in central London and 15-years of Directorship of Bethesda.
- Illse, our qualified bookkeeper, now works alongside Deanna in keeping the business side of Bethesda stabilized and sailing forward.
- Sister Di has come into Bethesda like a hand into a glove as our full time Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
- And then we have Kayla, our full-time Psychologist, who came to us armed with Psychology Honours, and who then positioned herself as an addiction specialist, fascinated by and wanting to add the ‘Bethesda Way’ (Valley of Addiction™) to her CV.
- John now fulfills our Senior Counsellor position, whilst also juggling management of Bethesda’s new programme.
Bethesda’s 2020 vision for client and family satisfaction through the development of our influence is therefore underway through this close-knit synergy of professional and dedicated personnel.
Bethesda’s influence has also been enhanced by quite a radical change to the format of our programme. From what was an open-ended treatment approach where people could come to us for several months at a time, we have now reduced the duration and intensified our treatment into a slightly “Bethesd’erized” version of the internationally applied 28-day (Minnesota) programme.
We don’t expect everyone to fall in line with the 12-step programme simply because it’s what we believe in. We want people to individualize on solid foundations.
Our focus of treatment is on establishing root causes of problems and establishing Recovery Foundations and Relapse Awareness.
In the quest to supplement each client’s identity development, Bethesda also offers meditation, yoga and art therapy; and access to gymnasium, swimming pool, Mosque, Synagogue, Bible Study, nature walks, beach walks and more.
Treatment for the addiction is our number one priority, and most of these activities could quite easily become a distraction, so Bethesda reserves the right to ration and/or even remove any or all of them if they are seen to be getting in the way of your treatment.
We’ve got to keep the main thing, the main thing.
Outreach and Aftercare for Graduates and Families (On-line)
Because many people need longer than 28-days, but not everyone can afford to take 28-days out from their reality, Bethesda’s programme has now become available to graduates and their families on its unique E-hab B4 Rehab™ concept, trading for Bethesda Graduates as ‘E-hab B4 Relapse’.
This on-line after-care recovery supplement is our “Home Help Addiction Intervention & Relapse Prevention Programme” for all the family to learn from.
Bethesda’s E-hab Outreach offers workbooks, video lectures, written assignments and skype meetings for everyone involved. It’s a game-changer.
‘Valley of Addiction ® ’ Treatment Approach Training Courses.
You don’t have to be an ex-addict or a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist to become an addiction specialist in your own right, but you do have to offer some treatment-savvy.
Bethesda Addiction Treatment Center is now open for the development of ‘VoA Treatment Specialists’ in a 6-month in-house training programme.
For further enquiries about this game-changing course, email email@example.com
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Director’s response: Bethesda is one of the most affordable private sector addiction treatment clinics in the world. We say that because South Africa is home to many of the world’s most sought-after clinics, amongst whom we are one of the smallest in size physically. We function as an intimate team of 10 dedicated professionals, meeting the needs of a maximum of 15 clients at any one time, so our impact is consistent, our approach is personal and our fees remain reasonable.
Our location on the glorious Garden Route of South Africa is a major attraction for people from all over the world, but the quality of our influence as addiction specialists is the true game-changer for those who take this step.
As you explore our website, please feel free to email Colin, one of our Co-founder, Co-owner and our Clinical Director if you have any questions about Bethesda firstname.lastname@example.org
What sets us apart from other Clinic in South Africa?
Director’s response: Nothing actually sets us apart from other clinics in South Africa, or any other clinics anywhere, but no one can deny us the right to assure you that we rank alongside any the best of them. Take a look at our ex-client Testimonials below which we believe speaks for itself.
Is Bethesda just for addictions?
Director’s response: In 2005 we did set out as an addiction treatment programme, but we have definitely evolved into a programme suitable for a wide variety of needs. We have absolutely no problem at all referring enquiries for people with needs beyond our remit on to other facilities and we do have long standing relationships with facilities more geared towards psychiatric needs, border-line personality disorders and/or eating disorders. Clinical Depression is another condition that we feel needs a higher intensity of clinical care, but we regularly treat and penetrate depressive mood disorders rooted in issues such as loss, grief, trauma and the likes.
Director’s response: Bethesda is registered by South Africa’s Department of Social Development and the Board of Health Funders, so we are also registered by all major medical aid schemes, Bethesda does not however, undertake to process of submission for your payment. Our fees have to be paid before admission and we then assist you in the submission of your personal claim.