How will the structured recovery plan be delivered?
Clients begin with a face-to-face meeting with the person who is going to support them through the recovery plan. At this meeting the Recovery Manual will be introduced, concerns can be discussed and questions answered. You and your support worker will then decide on how best to proceed; this could be anything from weekly support sessions in person to telephone sessions when you feel in particular need of support.
What kind of information will the recovery manual contain?
The recovery manual is primarily educational and intended to convey information about all aspects of professional boundary violations. For example, it includes sections on understanding the nature of professional boundary violations and the different types of perpetrator. There is also a strong emphasis on why professional exploitation can have such a devastating effect. We find that when there is a good understanding of the experience, there is a greater sense of control and this greatly helps the recovery process. The manual also covers the different kinds of redress that is available, from mediation to legal action for negligence. The manual has a very definite emphasis on developing skills to move on and so provides practical suggestions on simple CBT and mindfulness techniques. The primary aim of the manual is to empower people and help them to move forward.
How much does the structured recovery program cost?
The structured recovery program costs the same as therapy. Because of its flexibility, however, after the initial session, contact time with the support worker can be minimal and not necessarily of the duration of a therapy session. Contact can also be by email. This means that it is likely to be considerably more economical than therapy.