MET(T)A PROTOCOL

Mindfulness & EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies

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MET(T)A is a new and innovative way to envision and implement Addictions treatment that is grounded in the well researched 30 year old theory and practice of EMDR therapy. This approach leans heavily upon the incredible work of those who have explored the use of EMDR therapy with PTSD, addictions and a whole host of issues, and upon the obvious and deep need for trauma resolution to be a focus of sustainable long term recovery.

MET(T)A PROTOCOL CERTIFICATION
FOR TREATMENT CENTERS

HEALTHIER STAFF • HEALTHIER CLIENTS • HEALTHIER CENTER

At StartAgain, we believe that integrating mindfulness and EMDR therapy represents best practice for providing trauma resolution, and trauma resolution represents the best outcome for people suffering from addiction and other mental and emotional health issues. By systemically conceptualizing the entire treatment process and client cases through the MET(T)A Protocol, agencies can provide trauma-focused care and establish long term recovery goals for their clients.

BECOMING AN ACCREDITED MET(T)A PROGRAM

Treatment Centers and Group Practices who employ the MET(T)A PROTOCOL are top-tier treatment providers who understand the need for trauma-focused care, supported staff, and clear, organized and evidence-based treatment programming. Centers who become accredited MET(T)A protocol programs receive these benefits:

• Alignment with private insurance and accreditation agency mandates (Joint Commission, CARF) that treatment must be trauma-informed and integrated
• Aligned, integrated staff and staff protocols for increased staff and client retention
• Knowledge that treatment is evidence-based and at the forefront of the most efficacious substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment
• Support Manuals and Materials for Mindfulness and Resourcing Groups, Trauma Education
• Groups, Healthy Lifestyle Groups, Relapse Prevention Groups, and more
• Regular Supervision with a MET(T)A Certified/EMDRIA Approved Consultant to support clinical and front line staff
• Guidance to create long term continuing care plans for your clients with access to our exclusive Mindfulness-Based Therapeutic Coaches, resulting in stronger alumni programming

MET(T)A CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

MET(T)A Protocol Certification for Residential Treatment

To apply for MET(T)A Protocol certification, center must submit MET(T)A Certification Application with Application Fee, showing evidence of the following requirements:

• Run at least 5 Mindfulness- based Groups Per Week
• Run at least 2 Trauma-Informed Groups per week
• Run at least 5 MET(T)A Focused Relapse Prevention Groups per week
• Have at least one full time clinical staff trained in Mindfulness
• Have trained full Staff in Mindfulness and Mindful Lifestyle (Dharma) philosophies
• Have trained full staff in Trauma-Informed care philosophies
• Have trained full Clinical Staff in working with clients through Clinical Dharma – Mindful Lifestyle modalities
• Have trained full Clinical Staff in working with clients with Trauma-Focus
• Have completed FULL CLINICAL STAFF TRAINING in Basic EMDR, including completing necessary EMDR consultation to fulfill EMDRIA requirements for EMDR trained clinicians
• Have Completed Full Clinical staff training in MET(T)A Protocol
• Completed Interview with certified MET(T)A Protocol consultant
• Provide one hour of MET(T)A Protocol supervision for each clinical staff member per week
• Provide continuing MET(T)A Protocol related trainings and supervision for full staff – at least 2 hours per month
• Provide 2 weekend or one week mindfulness retreat for staff per year

For Annual Maintenance of MET(T)A Protocol Certification, residential centers must:

• Reapply annually for continued MET(T)A Protocol certification and pay $1000 annual fee
• Show evidence that above requirements continue to be met by submitting renewal application and conducting interview with MET(T)A Certified consultant

MET(T)A Protocol Certification for Outpatient Treatment Groups

To apply for MET(T)A Protocol certification, center must submit MET(T)A Certification Application with Application Fee, showing evidence that the center is providing the following requirements:

• At least 2 Mindfulness- based Groups Per Week
• At least 1 Trauma-Informed Group per week
• At least 2 MET(T)A Focused Relapse Prevention Groups per week
• Individual Therapy Sessions all having fidelity to EMDR therapy protocols
• All therapists trained in EMDR Therapy, including completing necessary EMDR consultation to fulfill EMDRIA requirements for fully trained EMDR clinicians
• All therapists and case managers trained in Mindfulness
• All therapists and case managers trained in Mindful Lifestyle (Dharma) philosophies
• Full staff trained in Trauma-Informed care philosophies
• Full staff trained in MET(T)A Protocol
• Each clinical staff member is provided one hour of MET(T)A Protocol supervision per week
• Completed Interview with certified MET(T)A Protocol consultant
• Provide 1 weekend (or equivalent) mindfulness retreat for staff per year

For Annual Maintenance of MET(T)A Protocol Certification, outpatient treatment groups must:

• Reapply annually for continued MET(T)A Protocol certification and pay $500 annual fee
• Show evidence that above requirements continue to be met by submitting renewal application and conducting interview with MET(T)A Certified consultant