Joining our community at Malibu Wellness Ranch is designed to be an experience that creates a therapeutic home away from home for you during your treatment. In our effort to place yourself or your loved one at ease as you contemplate taking the next step toward recovery, we have outlined a typical treatment experience at Malibu for improved understanding and comfort of what your experience will be like.
Structure and accountability are a huge part of the recovery process, and we begin to work on these from the moment you arrive. Each client is expected to start their day ensuring that their living space and bed are cleaned and made. Everyone is requested to attend client morning meetings at which we establish our “personal plan for the day”; a group for setting treatment/recovery related goals specific to a client’s individualized treatment plan(s).
After we set our intentions for the day, Clients attend psycho-educational lectures, workshops, and process groups throughout the day that are clinically driven. Our clinicians all utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches and interventions, inclusive of but not limited to:
In addition to our Adventure and Experiential based therapeutic programs, Malibu offers a multitude of recreational offering to our clients. Our team believes that learning how to connect socially and have joy in recovery, absent the use of substances, is one of the most important skills our clients need to learn…and We Love To Have FUN!
Recreational activities available to our clients include:
At the end of each day, Malibu hosts a recovery fellowship meeting that allows our clients to get comfortable in the fellowship process they will be participating in once they leave our campus. After which, our clients separate into small groups to have a nightly process group. During this “Nightly Review” clients are able to talk about their experience in the recovery meeting along with any feelings, thoughts, or issues that may have come up. Additionally, each client reviews the progress they have or have not made on that day with their “Personal Plan.” This process allows each client to be accountable to their individual progress with their peers, but most importantly, to themselves.
Discharge criteria is defined for each client during their treatment planning sessions with their counselor. Discharge dates are set for each client on an individual basis determined by their progress in meeting that criteria. Once all the goals have been met and accomplished, our clients are ready for the next phase of their recovery journey. Each client will meet with their counselor for discharge planning to establish a Discharge Plan. This plan will include the following