Specialized Services

Community and Family Resources offers a variety of specialized behavioral health care services to assist clients in meeting their treatment goals and overcoming challenges. Our professional staff maintains training in evidence-based and state of the art treatment programs designed to “go the extra mile” in order to support clients in the recovery process and develop skills necessary for achieving healthy and productive lives.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) utilizes skill building techniques, which teach us how to deal with emotions and life stress in ways that improve our ability to manage our feelings and promote better relationships. The four modules of skill development in DBT include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT can be a helpful approach for clients who struggle with feeling controlled by their emotions, experience difficulty building healthy and stable relationships, find it challenging to understand or accept their own experience, or struggle to maintain a positive outlook.

Distance Treatment

Community and Family Resources can help clients overcome barriers to treatment through the use of technology. If distance treatment is determined to be a good fit, we can utilize tools such as secure webcams and phones to bring outpatient treatment to those who cannot come to it. The number of in-person office visits required may be reduced through participation in this program, though they may still be required at times. 

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT combines prescription medications with counseling in order to treat substance use disorders (primarily for alcohol, opioids, and tobacco). Research has demonstrated that this treatment combination can assist in achieving and maintaining recovery. CFR offers counseling treatment programs, and MAT prescription medication is available through a referral to an appropriate provider. CFR offers MAT prescription medication directly at our Iowa City location, and partners with UCS Healthcare in Fort Dodge, Ames, and Des Moines. 
Peer Recovery Support
CFR’s Peer Recovery Coaches provide support to adults and families with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. They provide education and serve as advocates for wellness and recovery, utilizing their own unique insights based on personal experience. Support is also available to assist individuals with accessing treatment services and community resources. Moe info can be found on our Recovery Support Services page. 
Prime for Life: Drunk Driving School

This program fulfills the Department of Transportation requirements for 12 hours of education for drunk driving offenses. It utilizes the Prime for Life Curriculum from the Prevention Research Institute that teaches individuals how to reduce risk for drinking. Most attendees are individuals who have received an OWI and/or Zero Tolerance Charge. In some cases, other individuals who could benefit from the information presented in Prime for Life may be recommended to attend.