SFrecovery

Working Men's Program Philosophy - 3 or 6 months?

Sixty years ago, the Henry Ohlhoff House was created as a house where men with addictions could live together, support each other, and work to put themselves on the path to a new life. Requiring men to work outside the House meant that men would leave the house every day, encounter the day-to-day demands of regular life, then come back to a safe home where they could talk about their successes and failures of the day. What these men find is that, over time, regular life without their drug of choice is not only possible, but satisfying and fun.

Today, the program has changed some. An evidenced-based clinical component of group work, psycho-education, and individual one-on-one counseling has been added to a client’s experience. Despite these changes, however, the underlying philosophy of men living together is the same. In 2019, we call this the Social Model, but in 1958 it was simply the creation of a sympathetic brotherhood.

The Social Model is the underlying ‘magic’ that impacts clients most. The act of living in a community, practicing new social and personal skills, and learning through experience helps clients acquire healthy habits to overwrite the old behaviors that facilitated their addiction. It is a model I have been privileged to see change lives.

The pace of life today is faster, with seemingly endless demands for one’s time. Thus, it is essential that we offer a 3-month working men’s residential program in order to accommodate for more individual constraints. If a person does not walk through our door for fear of committing to 6-months, we have no chance of helping him.

Regardless of the program, everyone participates in the culture of the House. Men in the three-month program have chores and responsibilities, are held accountable by their peers, and participate in House rules and traditions. Fully immersed in the Henry Ohlhoff House, men receive the same benefits (albeit for three fewer months) as those in the six-month program.

Still, the full six month program offers the greatest chance at a life of self-reliance free from substance use. Research has shown that the longer an individual is in treatment, the greater the chance of success in long-term recovery. Participants in the three-month program have the option to transition into the six-month program.

It is our hope that men with addictions that feel they cannot commit to the House for a full six-months, will see the three-month program as an opportunity to access the benefits of living in the Henry Ohlhoff House.

For more information, contact John Halverson at 415-621-4388 or jhalverson@ohlhoff.org

We are seeking a full-time LCSW Clinical Supervisor

Position: Full-Time LCSW Clinical Supervisor Position

Reports To: Executive Director

Requirements: LCSW degree with at least 3 years of recent supervisory experience; preferred experience with chemical dependency

Overview of Responsibilities:

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing, coordinating and supervising the clinical care for clients currently receiving services at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs. The Clinical Supervisor supervises interns in training and counselors who are not yet credentialed, including providing individual and group supervision, and creating and maintaining written standards of clinical care. The Clinical Supervisor works closely with the other members of the management team to ensure a standard of excellence in quality of clinical care across agency programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group clinical supervision of trainees, interns, and staff to ensure a high standard of clinical care agency-wide.

  • Monitor and review all charting for all clients. Client files must be reviewed and confirmed for continuous quality assurance, regularly.

  • Helps to develop educational programs, trainings, and workshops for all staff of the agency as it relates to providing quality care for clients.

  • Participate in bi-weekly clinical meetings and work collaboratively with the Program Directors /Medical Director as needed.

  • Coordinate trainee and intern professional development with graduate school clinical coordinators, including bi-yearly evaluations, site visitation, and student compliance with agency needs.

  • Assist in recruiting interns for a practicum training program within the agency.

  • Ensure compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Use Disorder Services Division. Assist with site visits and compliance orders.

Qualifications:

  • MUST be an LCSW with 3 years experience post-licensure providing clinical supervision to staff/interns

  • Experience in community-based substance abuse agency or co-occurring program

  • Experience with the following evidence based practices: Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, Social Model Theory

  • Experience with Utilization Reviews and overseeing Quality Assurance Insurance Reviews

  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal skills, organization skills, and time management skills

Must be able to sit for a minimum of 5 hours daily, perform rapid repetitive motions of hands/wrists/arms for 1 hour daily, stand and walk for 2 hours daily.

Job Type: Full-Time, 32-35 hours per week, and on-call availability for clinical emergencies

Job Start Date: May 2019*

Application Process: Email cover letter, resume, and two letters of professional recommendation to jallanson@ohlhoff.org AND estevens@ohlhoff.org. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared for reference checks and at least two in-person interviews before the final selection.

*Please note that we are hiring for a position that will be available at the end of May 2019 and will not have an opening before that time.*

The Philosophy of the Working Men’s Residential Program

Sixty years ago, the Henry Ohlhoff House was created as a house where men with addictions could live together, support each other, and work to put themselves on the path to a new life. Requiring men to work outside the House meant that men would leave the house every day, encounter the day-to-day demands of regular life, then come back to a safe home where they could talk about their successes and failures of the day. What these men find is that, over time, regular life without their drug of choice is not only possible, but satisfying and fun.

Today, the program has changed some. An evidenced-based clinical component of group work, psycho-education, and individual one-on-one counseling has been added to a client’s experience. Despite these changes, however, the underlying philosophy of men living together is the same. In 2019, we call this the Social Model, but in 1958 it was simply the creation of a sympathetic brotherhood.

The Social Model is the underlying ‘magic’ that impacts clients most. The act of living in a community, practicing new social and personal skills, and learning through experience helps clients acquire healthy habits to overwrite the old behaviors that facilitated their addiction. It is a model I have been privileged to see change lives.

The pace of life today is faster, with seemingly endless demands for one’s time. Thus, it is essential that we offer a 3-month working men’s residential program in order to accommodate for more individual constraints. If a person does not walk through our door for fear of committing to 6-months, we have no chance of helping him.

Regardless of the program, everyone participates in the culture of the House. Men in the three-month program have chores and responsibilities, are held accountable by their peers, and participate in House rules and traditions. Fully immersed in the Henry Ohlhoff House, men receive the same benefits (albeit for three fewer months) as those in the six-month program.

Still, the full six month program offers the greatest chance at a life of self-reliance free from substance use. Research has shown that the longer an individual is in treatment, the greater the chance of success in long-term recovery. Participants in the three-month program have the option to transition into the six-month program.

It is our hope that men with addictions that feel they cannot commit to the House for a full six-months, will see the three-month program as an opportunity to access the benefits of living in the Henry Ohlhoff House.

For more information contact John Halverson at 415-621-4388 or email jhalverson@ohlhoff.org. 

Ohlhoff Practicum and Internship Opportunity

Ohlhoff is looking for students for our 2019-2020 practicum program. Ohlhoff Recovery Programs is proud to serve as a practicum and internship training site for students in psychology and counseling graduate programs throughout the Bay Area. We accept students pursuing Psy.D., Ph.D., MFT degrees, Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling, CAADAC, or other drug and alcohol counseling certifications who wish to learn about dual diagnosis, the spiritual basis of recovery, the social model of reintegration into the community, and multi-cultural issues. 

If interested, please email Elissa Stevens at estevens@ohlhoff.org for more information.

The 90-Day Henry Ohlhoff House

Ohlhoff Recovery Program's original working men's residential program, the Henry Ohlhoff House, is now 3-6 months long. The program provides a safe, structured, and sober environment where men can focus on their recovery while maintaining a regular work schedule. It is designed specifically for working men, with treatment taking place on evenings and weekends.

For more information please visit ohlhoff.org/henry-ohlhoff-house or call 415-421-4388.

The Daily Californian Op-Ed Article by Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Director

"The first step of treating any addiction is admitting to having a problem. But figuring out how to proceed from there is more complicated. When loved ones need help with excessive substance use, many people are not sure how to take the first step in finding appropriate and affordable care. In fact, admitting someone has a problem is often the first of many barriers to securing the long-term care and support they need to get and stay sober."

Click here to read the rest of the op-ed article by Jessica Allanson, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program Director, about some of the current challenges in substance abuse treatment and the need for comprehensive services.

Jessica's article was part of a larger impact issue produced by The Daily Californian which had a focus on rehabilitation.

February 19th - Ohlhoff Hosts Spotlight Bay Area

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs hosts Spotlight Bay Area: February 19, 2019 from 11:30am - 2:00pm

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, located at the corner of Fell and Steiner in San Francisco, is hosting this month's Spotlight Bay Area! Join us next Tuesday for networking and lunch at 11:30am, followed by Speaker Jessica Allanson's presentation on identifying and treating personality disorders in substance abuse settings.

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs: 601 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA 94117
Speaker: Jessica Allanson, MA, PhDc, Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Director
Topic: Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders in Substance Abuse Settings

Email emarshall@ohlhoff.org for more information or to RSVP.

Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Open House

Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Open House: February 22, 2019 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

New Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Location: 927 Irving St. San Francisco, CA 94117

Join us at the open house for food, tours of the newly renovated facility, and collaboration on treatment resources!

After nearly 10 years in the Castro, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program has moved to the Sunset. Now located at 927 Irving St., the larger facility will be able to serve more clients, assist a new area of town, and capitalize on the strong recovery community close by. 

Email emarshall@ohlhoff.org for more information or to RSVP.

Ohlhoff Hosts Spotlight Bay Area

Ohlhoff Hosts Spotlight Bay Area: February 19, 2019 from 11:30am - 2:00pm
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs: 601 Steiner St. San Francisco, CA 94117
Speaker: Jessica Allanson, MA, PhDc, Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Program Director
Topic: Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders in Substance Abuse Settings

Come visit Ohlhoff's large Victorian mansion and hear Jessica Allanson speak on identifying and treating personality disorders in substance abuse settings. The event starts at 11:30am with lunch and networking, followed by Jessica's presentation.

Please email emarshall@ohlhoff.org for more information or to RSVP.

Working Men's Residential Program Now 3-Months or 6-Months

Ohlhoff's working men's residential program, the Henry Ohlhoff House, is now 3-6 months long! Men in this program work, attend school, or volunteer in the community while living in a safe, sober, supportive, and structured addiction treatment environment.

For more information visit ohlhoff.org/henry-ohlhoff-house or call 415-621-4388.

New 3 Month Option for The Henry Ohlhoff House

Ohlhoff Recovery Program's working men's residential program, the Henry Ohlhoff House (HOH), has been saving lives and helping adult men with alcohol or drug dependency for 60 years. Historically a 6 to 12 month program, HOH is now a 3 to 6 month program!

The extended residential treatment design of the Henry Ohlhoff House allows men time to address the underlying causes of their addiction, search for employment, develop relationships with their sober peers, and learn to maneuver everyday stressors under therapeutic support.

For more information visit ohlhoff.org/henry-ohlhoff-house or call 415-621-4388.

Thank you Rancid!

Thank you Rancid, and all your fans, for the incredible benefit concert last night! What a rad way to show people in recovery we care. Like Lars said, addiction and punk rock affect all types of people. To qualify for help at Ohlhoff, you just have to be human.

Rancid: A Benefit for The Ohlhoff Recovery Program

Beautiful Boy Movie

Thank you, Beautiful Boy, for showing how incredibly hard getting sober can be! In this movie, out now, you'll see the struggles people with addiction and their families go through to regain control of their lives. This Time interview, with actors Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet, excellently depicts the bridging of film and real life recovery.

Reminder, Henry Ohlhoff House Halloween Party!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone's Halloween costumes next Wednesday, October 31st, at Henry Ohlhoff House's annual Halloween Costume Party! There's an AA meeting at 7pm, followed by music, food, and dancing. You can find more information here.

Ohlhoff Psychiatrist, Dr. Moller, in San Francisco Magazine's 'Tales From the Front Lines'

In September 2017, Ohlhoff Psychiatrist, Dr. Lennart Moller, was interviewed by San Francisco Magazine regarding working on the front lines of addiction in San Francisco. Scroll down to his testimonial to see what he says about the realities of withdrawal, the physical and mental strain, and its affect on the treatment we provide here at Ohlhoff! The article contains several other compassionate professionals' experiences, as well.

If you haven't read Dr. Moller's previous insight into the Opioid epidemic, you can read it at ohlhoff.org/dr-moller-opioid-article

Thank you, San Francisco Magazine for the insightful article that conveys the complexities, difficulties, and triumphs addiction service providers endure.

https://modernluxury.com/san-franci…/…/tales-the-front-lines

August 31, 2018 - International Overdose Awareness Day

Ohlhoff's 6-Month Working Men’s Residential Program Director, John Halverson, reflects on why there is a negative stigma surrounding substance use related deaths:

“The stigma that often surrounds a substance related death is the same stigma that was (and to a large extent still is) applied to those with substance use disorders (SUD’s). The origin of the stigma is from a time when people with SUD’s were judged as being morally deficient and lacking will power. The terms used to describe these individuals were similarly judgmental, 'drunkard', 'lush', or 'junkie'. Any of these terms sound familiar? Does a negative persona come to mind?

Unfortunately, despite the advancements in SUD’s research, people with SUD’s still experience moral criticism. Experts understand that a SUD can be thought of as a Bio-Psycho-Social disorder and not a character flaw, but that view is not always shared by those less knowledgeable of SUD’s.

Due to the urgency of the current opioid crisis, we now see addiction in the press and openly discussed by public figures. It is encouraging that there is less of a 'just say no' approach to substance use and more of an acknowledgment that substance use disorders are a mental health condition that can be treated.”

Our thoughts, especially today, are always with everyone who has lost a friend, family member, neighbor, or patient to overdose.

We would also like to thank Facing Addiction with NCADD for mobilizing our community and successfully influencing a digital media company to change an upcoming documentary film title from ‘American Junkie’ to a less stigmatizing and more supportive title.