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The Matrix Program® has been adapted from The Matrix Model which is a combination of evidence-based interventions to support and assist individuals in recovery from addiction to methamphetamine, ICE, cocaine, alcohol, cannabis, prescription medication and similar substances.
Ashcliffe Psychology Directors Kerryn Ashford-Hatherly and Michael Tunnecliffe have both been trained to Supervisor level at the Matrix Institute in the United States. For anyone looking to address their substance abuse and addictive behaviours in Perth, our clinic may be able to help.
To begin the engagement process for the Matrix Program®, you will need to make an appointment to discuss your individual treatment needs. This appointment does involve a $60 booking fee. After the appointment and if you wish to continue we invite you to attend two of our group sessions prior to committing to the program. There is no cost or obligation to do this.
The information session (plus the two group sessions) will give you an idea of what’s expected of you throughout the program and assist us in better understanding your personal circumstances and any other mental health issues that may coincide with substance abuse.
The cost for the Matrix Program® is a fixed fee of $187 a week.
That works out to be $62 a session if you come for the minimum 3 sessions.
You can come to all 6 sessions and then the cost comes down to $31 a session.
During the information session you will be given all the details about the program and our Matrix Clinician will assess whether this is a suitable program for you at this stage in your recovery. After the information session, and should the program is deemed suitable for you, you will be invited to attend 2 trial sessions.
There is no obligation to join the program. The trial sessions are an opportunity to see how the program works and hear from other people their experience of recovery in the Matrix Program®.
The Matrix Program® in Western Australia stands out as being unique in AOD Rehabilitation for 7 important reasons.
This long-standing, evidence-based, group treatment program was established in the USA during the 1980s. The Matrix Program has been continually improved over the years with feedback from experts in addiction recovery and the clients who have participated in the treatment.
- As the Matrix Program® is an intensive, non-residential group treatment, it suits the needs of those seeking assistance, but prefer not to enter a residential program, due to family or work commitments.
- With the use of 110 rehabilitation topics, the Matrix Program® group sessions teach participants how to maintain their abstinence-based addiction recovery. At the same time, participants learn how to incorporate the important skills needed for an alcohol-free or drug-free life.
- The Matrix Program® is one of the few treatment programs that encourages participants to bring a partner, spouse, family member or support person to one session each week. This allows participants and their supporters to be involved in education and discussion on the important role family support can play in recovery.
- The Matrix Program® includes psycho-medical assessments in the program intake to assist in catering for the needs of each individual and establish baselines for recovery.
- Program participation is underpinned by consistent client motivation, positive regard and ongoing encouragement from the staff team.
- Group sessions are facilitated by experienced Mental Health professionals to assist participants to learn about the essentials of Early Recovery, Relapse Prevention and Social Support.