What does the Brief-TSF model look like?
How does the Brief-TSF model work?
Defining the Brief-TSF processes
This model brings together three people to achieve sobriety in one of them. These are the;
- experiential contributor (AA Peer Sponsor) and
- professional care (Twelve Step Facilitator) to collaborate in facilitating self help recovery for the
- alcoholic (normally known as the patient or client).
Each of the three people brings to the intervention knowledgeâ€™s and functions known as â€˜domains of praxesâ€™. Within each domain are the constituents of experience, training, perceptions, goals and capabilities.
The Brief Twelve Step Facilitator facilitates self-assessment by the patient, introduces them to a â€˜Peer Sponsorâ€™ and facilitates understanding of the â€˜Program of Recoveryâ€™. In addition the healthcare worker assesses and addresses or refers the patient for any co-morbidities.
The Peer Sponsor shares their â€˜experience, strength and hopeâ€™ with the patient, provides initial resources to attend meetings, introduces the â€˜Newcomerâ€™ to Alcoholics Anonymous members and explains the program of recovery from drinking.
The patient chooses what, when, and how they can use information, from each of the providers. This is true Self help within a paradigm of mutual help.
Additionally, the patient is supported in seeking professional treatment/therapy for other issues.
Each participant maintains their integrity and independence within their domain.
The primary goal of Brief-TSF is affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous as described in the Stages of AA Affiliation.
Recovery includes attending AA meetings and other activities, stopping drinking, â€˜workingâ€™ the program of recovery and consulting with a peer sponsor within an affiliation scheme.
The whole facilitated process producing a â€˜Domain of Recoveryâ€™.
Alcoholism is a primary, chronic, progressive three fold disease – mental, physical and spiritual. Alcohol dependence is fatal if not arrested by abstaining from alcohol.
Each participant has a hand in recovery