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NASHVILLE, TN JANUARY 22, 2020 – Cumberland Heights is proud to announce it has become the only addiction treatment center in the state of Tennessee to achieve the national Blue Distinction Center designation given by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The program recognizes providers that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care in a way that is safe, effective and cost efficient. The goal of the program, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield, is to help consumers find both higher quality and more affordable healthcare for their specialty care needs, while providing a credible foundation on which employers may customize their employee benefits. Designations are awarded based on criteria that support delivery of timely, coordinated, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based care with a focus on quality improvement and patient-centered care.
The designation for Cumberland Heights comes on the heels
of another big announcement. Late last month our facility became the first addiction treatment center in Tennessee, and one of the first in the nation, to achieve certification by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
“Both the Blue Distinction designation and the ASAM certification are big honors and affirms our dedication to provide the highest level of care to our patients and their families. We take pride in carrying on traditions created here more than 50 years ago, while also being at the forefront of cutting-edge practices to give patients the tools they need to live a life free from addiction,” said CEO Jay Crosson.
About Cumberland Heights
Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. For more than 53 years we’ve helped those struggling rewrite their story and live a life filled with hope.
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NASHVILLE, TN DECEMBER 17, 2019 – Cumberland Heights is proud to announce it has become not only the first addiction treatment center in the state of Tennessee to achieve certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), but also one of the first in the nation.
The ASAM Level of Care certification, created in partnership with CARF International (CARF), provides an independent, comprehensive assessment of an addiction treatment program’s capacity to deliver services consistent with Levels of Care described in The ASAM Criteria. The certification will help patients and payers identify treatment programs capable of delivering evidence-based care.
“This certification really speaks to the quality of care Cumberland Heights has been providing for more than 53 years. Today, there are so many options when it comes to addiction treatment. When you choose a facility that is ASAM certified, you know you or your loved one is going to a place that incorporates research, science, technology and compassion to create a path to life-long recovery,” said CEO Jay Crosson.
Certification through ASAM marks a significant development in the addiction treatment industry which has long struggled to establish consistent standards nationwide. The ASAM Criteria is considered the nation’s most respected, comprehensive and widely used set of standards for providing outcome-oriented care. It was developed over three decades of research and will help place patients in a care setting that suits their individual needs.
About Cumberland Heights
Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. For more than 53 years we’ve helped those struggling rewrite their story and live a life free from addiction.
Spirit2Spirit Trauma Certifications
Become a Certified Trauma Therapist® or a Certified Trauma Professional® through the landmark 5-module training course approved for graduate, undergraduate and continuing education credits. For more information on the certifications and module details, please head to the Spirit2Spirit website.
Module Dates, Times & Locations:
Mod 1 – February 21-25, 2019
Hosted by Capstone Treatment Center in Searcy, AR
An Introduction to Trauma & Treatment, Intervention Techniques, Definitions and Implications in Process Addictions, Experiential Activities, Intense Group Work and Processing Skills for Own Practice.
Mod 2 April 12-16, 2019
Hosted by Cumberland Heights in Nashville, TN
Process Addiction Interventions, Learning to Facilitate Psychodrama & Breathwork and Effective Implementation of these Approaches into Therapy.
Mod 3 June 20-24, 2019
Hosted by High Watch Recovery in Kent, CT
Focus on Experiential Modalities including Adventure Therapy and Equine Therapy, as well as a continuation of Process Addictions ? Sex/Love Addiction, Gambling/Financial Addictions, Self-Harming Behaviors and Eating Disorders.
Mod 4 August 8-12, 2019
Hosted by TBA
Internal Family Systems, Methods & Modalities for Treating Trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Approaches, Expressive Therapy and Other Pertinent Experiential Approaches Geared toward Affect Regulation.
Mod 5 November 7-11, 2019
Hosted by the Guest House Ocala in Ocala, FL
Review of Previous Topics and Practicing Implementation of Learned Skills Successfully in One?s Own Practice, Review of Assessment Skills Identifying the Signs and Symptoms that Require Inpatient Treatment Referral.