RaSP – the holistic ACT/DBT recovery program for dual diagnosis that “Builds a Life Worth Living”

RaSP is a post-withdrawal, therapeutic group program for people identifying as having a dual diagnosis of mental ill health and substance use concerns. Five years of outcome measures have demonstrated that RaSP participants have maintained abstinence for up to 12 months post-group, reported a higher quality of life outcomes, as well as fewer indicators of stress, depression and anxiety. RaSP couples a holistic approach with evidence-based therapeutic models (ACT/DBT) to focus on “Building a Life Worth Living”. Participants develop skills and strategies to manage emotions and behaviours and are held accountable by setting weekly challenges towards “Building a Life Worth Living”. Participants also have regular access to counselling, coaching, peer support, and support accessing other services. RaSP is continually evaluated using participant co-design processes.

Presenters

Clare Woods, Dual Diagnosis Clinician, Banyule Community Health

Clare is a Dual Diagnosis Clinician at Banyule Community Health. Clare delivers the Recovery and Support Program to clients experiencing complex presentations who often struggle in conventional residential recovery programs. Clare has worked in the AOD sector for 15 years and remains passionate about alleviating stigma and discrimination.

Katrina Wong, Dual Diagnosis Clinician, Banyule Community Health

Katrina is a Dual Diagnosis Clinician at Banyule Community Health and co-facilitator of the Recovery and Support Program. Kat has worked in the AOD sector for 4 years. Kat is passionate about holistic, person-centred treatment and advocacy with a social justice and systemic lens.