“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 higher levels of care before working with Treatment Placement Specialists®?
Before I started working with TPS, it was just me exhausting myself. I would call rehab centers, and sometimes I worked with educational consultants, but they were expensive. So 80% of the time I would call different programs and then connect families to programs and it was just very time-consuming and not efficient.
How has working with the TPS helped you enhance the care you provide?
Since working with the TPS, I have been freed up to focus on what I’m good at which is assessing the client, digging into what is going on with them and what type of treatment they need. I can then call Priscilla, my TPS in the Bay area, to handle translating that into which program would be the best fit for the client. We then together can recommend the right therapy option to the family.
I think it helps my clients and the families that more than one person is recommending a particular program – it strengthens the trust they have to try residential or stepdown care. Since working with Priscilla, I have seen an increase in the amount of my clients who truly needed a higher level of care, access the treatment that was necessary to save their life.
What would you say to some of your peers who may not be working with the TPS team?
Since I only have my small network and my big caseload, my TPS has her finger on the pulse way better than I can when it comes to programs. It’s her job to work with treatment centers every day, inside AND outside of Acadia and she is also receiving feedback from families on the regular. That gives her a unique perspective that I value and can trust.