The American College of Behavioral Medicine (ACBM) at Walnut Creek, California has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Clinical Behavioral Medicine. The mission of the ACBM is to promote high standards of quality in behavioral healthcare by determining and implementing certain quality guidelines in their programs and treatments. The accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Clinical Behavioral Medicine ensures that the programs and practices of the college are based on recognized principles in the field of psychological or psychiatric practice. The accreditation ensures that the behavioral therapies and other related treatments offered in the programs are based on accepted principles in the field of mental health. This is an important distinction because many behavioral treatment programs are not based on accepted principles in the field of mental health.
The behavioral treatment program at Walnut Creek, California is a carefully designed, innovative and comprehensive drug addiction treatment program. The specific approach of the program is designed to meet the needs of persons with both substance abuse and addiction to alcohol or other substances. This multi-specialty addiction treatment program addresses the dual problems of substance abuse and addiction in order to address the public’s growing need for comprehensive solutions to these problems.
The specific treatment plan utilizes a combination of general and specialty techniques and treatments to address the needs of persons with substance abuse and addiction. These specialty techniques include; neurobehavioral therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and individual and family education. A major component of the treatment program also incorporates disease-specific treatments such as neuropsychological testing, neurocounseling and family support. The American College of Behavioral Medicine’s treatment program pays special attention to training its counselors in providing accurate and sensitive feedback to the families of their clients as well as to the patients themselves. The trained counselors are committed to ensuring that their clients receive the highest quality care in an environment that supports them in their efforts to become sober.