Hope in The Mountains

Prior to joining Hope in the Mountains, a new client will first be admitted to the intake & orientation program. This is our introduction for new clients to staff, programs, community, and expectations.

Each new client will meet with a Hope in the Mountains Clinician for screening and assessments to identify your personal strengths and problems. During intake, we will begin developing a positive therapeutic relationship and developing a personalized treatment plan to assist you in meeting your needs. Once we identify your goals for treatment, you will be assigned a mentor to assist you in beginning your recovery and introduce you to our program.

• Medical Screening
• Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Assessment
• Trauma Screening Questionnaire
• University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale (URICA)
• Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
• Other Assessments and Screening Instruments as Needed

During orientation, clients will be provided with information about the program. The treatment process and what to expect will be explained to you through informed consent. You will have an opportunity to begin developing a positive therapeutic relationship with your clinician, peer support specialists, case managers, and your peers. In addition, you will have an opportunity to identify and begin resolving feelings of ambivalence related to participation in treatment. The clinician will assist you in preparing for treatment and encourage you to take an active role in the treatment planning process. We will review the client handbook with you in detail to ensure that you fully understand the treatment program, the therapeutic process and Hope in the Mountains policies.