Chris Kling, Director of Admissions at Scottsdale Detox Center, Interventionist, Love in Action

“Working with my TPS frees up my work life and I can focus on my clients and treatment rather than phone calls and emails. Using this resource is a better bridge to getting people into treatment than the research I was doing on my own.” — Curtis Buzanski, Private Practice, LMFT, and LAADC, trained in EMDR and Comprehensive Resource Model

How Did You Navigate Treatment Placements Before Working with Your Local TPS?

I have been working on discharge planning for a number of years. To find patients the level of care they needed in the past, it was kind of a guessing game if places I was working with were ethical and the best fit for my patient. I would work with other referents, find places by word of mouth, and try to visit if I could, but I’ve never had a resource quite like Ryan (TPS in Phoenix). He is a one-call answer to my problems many times.

What Difference Has Your Local Treatment Placement Specialist Made to Enhance Your Care?

First of all, he goes above and beyond every time and, foremost clearly has a big heart for the people we work with — that is the most critical part for me. He has such a large group of facilities that he is familiar with and he will go the extra mile to make sure they are the best fit, do they truly treat trauma etc. He’ll call or visit himself and do the right digging for me.

What Would You Say to Other Practitioners Who are Not Working with their Local TPS?

You’re cutting yourself off from awesome resources and awesome people. Of course there is always going to be an issue of trust in the beginning. But you are working with Treatment Placement Specialists who have the backing of Acadia so you’re already starting with that. I’ve worked with a few of the TPS’ and they have been great to work with.