SATOP: Clinical Intervention Program (SATOP CIP)

SATOP’s Clinical Intervention Program (CIP) is a 50-hour outpatient counseling program consisting of individual counseling, group counseling and group education. Ten hours must address DWI / DUI drunk driving issues.

SATOP Clinical Intervention Program (CIP)

The Clinical Intervention Program (CIP) is an intensive outpatient treatment program designed specifically for persistent DWI offenders, or those identified during the screening process as being “at high risk” for chemical dependency. This program is designed to be completed within 6 weeks, but may last longer, based on the individual needs of each offender. The program provides 50 total hours of individual counseling, group counseling and group education. The program structure is designed to be convenient to those offenders who are employed full-time or who have child care responsibilities. Offender costs for this program may be partially offset based on the Department’s Standard Means Test of eligibility. Programs must contract through the Department for reimbursement of these services.

In some instances, co-dependency counseling with CIP client family members may be allowable, provided the need for such counseling is justified in the client’s treatment plan and documented in the Progress Notes.

Ten hours of the required 50 hours of therapeutic CIP activity must focus specifically on DUI/DWI issues. This can be a combination of individual and group counseling, and group education. CIP programs should bear in mind that a vast majority of CIP clients have already completed a ten-hour OEP program. Clinical Intervention Programs therefore should include more innovative and intense treatment approaches rather than a rehash of previous programming. The ten hours on DUI/DWI should include a combination of individual, group counseling, and group education.

At the present time, the policy regarding discharge and re-admission should be based on the discretion of the CIP staff regarding the client’s attitude, past CIP participation, and prognosis. Clients who are readmitted will be held financially responsible for any hours that exceeds the original 50 hours made available to them by the state CIP contract with the agency. Clients who are readmitted under these conditions and who relapse again will be discharged. The expectation for these clients will be completion of a residential program or hospital based program. In addition, this same policy can be considered for CIP clients who miss appointments and/or are disruptive to the program.

Clients, at the time of admission, should be made aware that they could be discharged for alcohol/drug use, missed appointments, or disruptive behavior. Clients should be terminated from the CIP when failing to achieve treatment objectives, despite appropriate intervention and revisions to the treatment plan, and no further progress is likely to occur.