Benefits of THE BASICS for Professionals

The benefits for the professional of using THE BASICS, Second Edition in treatment includes the opportunity to: 

  • Meet the needs of people with psychiatric and substance disorders at varying levels of symptom severity, chronicity, and acuity.
  • Implement Evidence Based Practices by using a curriculum based on EBP.
  • Reduce or eliminate completely the endless hours that professionals spend on creating their own psychoeducational material for group or individual sessions.Create a tangible pathway to cross-train professionals in the integration of psychiatric and substance disorders treatment.
  • Establish a continuity of psychoeducational among professionals for follow-up and exploration in individual sessions.
  • Have an abundant amount of program content in the form of treatment subjects, appendices, worksheet handouts, specific topics, and cross-training tips to professionals referenced from well over 1,000 sources.
  • Gain access to a vast body of knowledge so professionals can plan what they personally want to summarize, paraphrase, highlight, or choose to skip altogether.
  • Separate and divide the psychoeducational content – using the time-tables throughout each subject – into as many or as few groups to meet the needs of specific groups and the length of group time in varying treatment settings.
  • Have access to enough psychoeducational content that groups on specific topics – like Bipolar Disorder or Alcohol Dependence – can be easily taught.
  • Provide EBP education with substantial bibliographies to enhance the confidence of treatment participants seeking services and the professionals providing them, while also providing a substantial reference guide.
  • Reduce the need for group facilitators to take notes or research key points in educational presentations by incorporating the “Tips to Professionals” throughout the program curriculum.
  • Eliminate the need to use hard-to-read, uninteresting, multi-generational handouts by providing handouts with graphics, information, and specific topics to promote group interaction and interest while engaging the group members in discussions.
  • Incorporate hope and empathy – from beginning to end – while providing consistency of psychoeducation, and designed in an interactive format.
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