The Cornerstone Program at Ravensview provides adults over the age of 26 with individualized assessment and tailored treatment to deal with their unique needs.  Each client is given a comprehensive assessment which covers the important aspects of physical, mental, social and spiritual health, so that treatment can be individualized, to accommodate their unique needs. This holistic approach to mental health acknowledges and treats the entire person, rather than simply classifying them as a ‘diagnosis’.

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The Cornerstone Program


The Cornerstone Program at Ravensview is Western Canada’s leading mental health and addiction treatment program for adults.  The adult program is our core program, based on two foundations: the best available evidence on treatment of mental health and addiction and Homewood’s 135 years of clinical experience and excellence.

The adult treatment program is delivered as an inpatient service—this means that clients come and stay at the facility for their treatment, which usually lasts about six to nine weeks.  During this period of treatment, clients receive a structured program of therapy, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, occupational therapy, and distinctive therapies including horticulture therapy, recreation therapy, as well as art and music therapies which provide opportunities for stimulating group and individual activities.

This program is supported by an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals and world-class support staff who are highly experienced working with the wide range of challenges that adults seek treatment for.

Who is The Cornerstone Program for?


The program is intended for adults age 26 and over. The program welcomes people from all walks of life, all cultural backgrounds, all genders and all religions.

We strive to honour our clients by welcoming them into an inclusive program, designed to help each individual work towards their mental health goals. We are committed to cultural safety and cultural humility throughout our programs.

Family Support


Another feature of the Cornerstone Program is the strong relationship and communication we maintain with the participant’s family—in cases when this is desirable and appropriate to the participant. Research has shown that the support and understanding of family members, and significant others, increases the positive effects of mental health treatment. Homewood Ravensview includes family members as part of the treatment process and provides supportive programming to assist with their education and needs.

We also communicate with other stakeholders when this is required and in the best interests of the participant’s recovery.

Treatment


Our adult program treats a wide range of mental health and addiction issues, including combined or ‘concurrent’ mental illnesses, which occur when people have more than one difficulty at the same time. The adult program serves individuals with:

Additionally, we welcome individuals with ‘secondary diagnoses’ of eating disorders, attention deficit and learning disorders, personality disorders, disorders related to aging, and chronic pain disorders. We recognize that people are complex, and we have developed an adult treatment program that can help with complex, and multi-dimensional problems.

Approach


The Ravensview approach is inclusive, evidence-based and tailored to the needs of each individual.  We do a rigorous assessment with each client at the beginning of treatment, to help us understand the person and the specific problems they want to address through treatment.

Each client has a one-on-one assessment with a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other mental health specialist. This comprehensive assessment provides important insight to develop their treatment program.

All clients are paired with two key individuals, who support and guide their treatment:

  • A prime therapist—a specialized psychologist, social worker, or other mental health professional, who helps the individual progress through psychotherapy, group therapy, and other aspects of mental health treatment
  • A most-responsible physician (MRP) – a medical doctor (an addiction medicine specialist or psychiatrist) who works closely with each individual and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in providing optimal assessment and treatment of various conditions and offers medical expertise and medications, if necessary

All of our programs benefit from Ravensview’s unique treatment location on Vancouver Island, which offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities, which we use for structured therapeutic activities. The facility itself is located on a tranquil mountain, in a private and peaceful setting with access to natural trails, and John Dean Provincial Park.

Other Programs


Executives and Professionals


World-class, expert-led treatment program designed for the unique treatment needs of professionally-accomplished individuals and the specific challenges they face.

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Young Adults


Specialized program tailored to the needs of younger adults who range in age from 19 years to their mid-twenties. The program includes a wide variety of therapeutic activities to support recovery.

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First Responders, Military and Veterans


A dedicated treatment program for those who have experienced the unique challenge of protecting, serving and guarding their fellow citizens.

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Recovery management


Recovery management is a core foundation of Homewood Ravensview and is provided for one full year after completing inpatient programming. Recovery management allows for continuity of care and support, to enable the individual to re-engage and reintegrate into their life and career. Services offered to Cornerstone Program clients take advantage of Homewood Health’s national resources and provide ongoing support after their inpatient programming is complete. Recovery management programming is based on a comprehensive assessment, administered when the client finishes inpatient treatment. Recovery management service and support is provided for one full year at Homewood Clinic locations to ensure that the client maintains their progress. Additional recovery management services may be suitable to further enhance recovery and are available across Homewood’s network of clinics and also available through its national network of treatment providers.