Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP)

Sierra Tucson has been a leading provider of comprehensive treatment services for adult men and women since 1983. Our program is designed to provide integrative and specialized care for individuals who are struggling with substance use and other mental health concerns.

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The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Sierra Tucson

The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Sierra Tucson is a rigorous assessment program that includes in-depth psychiatric, psychological, and medical assessments. This evaluation takes place over a minimum of five days. Afterwards, our staff will provide recommendations for clinically appropriate next steps to the patient, their family, referring professionals, and others as necessary.

Depending on the patient’s presenting concerns, we may also provide medical or psychiatric stabilization services and/or detox services as needed within the course of the CAP. Ideal candidates for the CAP at Sierra Tucson include those who have not responded to other treatment attempts, who lack a clear diagnosis or treatment plan, and who are capable of participating in the assessments. We also welcome referrals from governing or professional boards.

What Types of Assessments Are Included?

An in-depth evaluation of your mental and physical health

Each patient who participates in the CAP at Sierra Tucson will receive the following evaluations:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Health history and physical
  • Labs (CBC, CMP, thyroid profile with TSH, and other clinically appropriate labs)
  • Substance use testing, as clinically indicated (hair or nail testing, PEth, EtG)
  • Pharmacogenomics testing
  • Medical evaluation with pharmacist
  • Consultations with a specialty physician, as clinically indicated (for pain, addiction, trauma, psychodynamic)
  • Naturopathic medicine consult
  • Nutrition and fitness services
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), if clinically indicated
  • Psychoneurophysiological evaluation
  • Psychological and psychometric testing to assess mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, substance use, eating disorders, compulsive disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, quality of life related to pain, and neurocognitive screening

This in-depth assessment process allows our staff to gain a clear picture of each patient’s presenting symptoms, health needs, and underlying concerns. We can then make well-informed treatment recommendations that will serve each patient’s individual needs.

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What to expect while engaging in the CAP at Sierra Tucson

When a patient engages in the CAP at Sierra Tucson, they have access to a host of services and supports to assist them on their healing journey. First and foremost, they will be provided with medical and/or psychiatric stabilization services if needed prior to moving forward with the assessment process.

Comfortable accommodations include a double-bed room, with single rooms available for an additional fee. We also provide three nutritious meals and a variety of snacks throughout each day.

At Sierra Tucson, we maintain an integrative approach to treatment that addresses healing in the mind and body simultaneously. As patients are able, they are invited to participate in various integrative supports, such as acupuncture, CranioSacral therapy, therapeutic massage, shiatsu, yoga, and zero balancing, during their time in the CAP. They’ll also have access to individual therapy so that they can process the successes and challenges of the treatment experience in a safe, confidential setting. Family involvement is encouraged and we invite loved ones to participate in the treatment process whenever possible.

Learning is a key part of healing at Sierra Tucson, so all CAP participants will have the opportunity to attend psychoeducational lectures on a variety of topics related to recovery. We offer presentations on somatic mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma, seeking safety, getting motivated for change, the Rising Strong Self-Esteem workshop, and regulation of self.

Because we know that a patient’s time within the CAP is only one small part of their healing journey, we offer ongoing support through our Connect365 continuing care program. When using this service, which is provided for one year following treatment, patients will be assigned a recovery coach who will offer support and accountability via weekly check-ins. Connect365 participants will also have access to our Connect365 app, which includes prompts for daily check-ins and reflections that will assist you in maintaining your goals for recovery.

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Get more information on the CAP at Sierra Tucson

To learn more about the CAP, or any other programs or services at Sierra Tucson, we encourage you to contact us today. We’re always here to answer your questions, or to provide a complimentary consultation prior to admission.