The Psychological Trauma Program is designed to treat unresolved, trauma-based issues from a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach. The basic philosophy is that chronic, severe trauma is a major theme throughout many forms of mental illness. Diagnoses such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) are known to have their roots in past traumatic experiences and are common diagnoses within the Trauma Program. However, many other types of diagnoses also have connections to past traumatic experiences. Diagnoses such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance use disorders may also be appropriate for the Trauma Program.
Patients in the Psychological Trauma Program will learn to experience and regulate emotions through the use of experiential therapies and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Patients will learn about healthy attachment patterns and practice reducing shame-based cognitive distortions. Attention is also given to addressing the significant grief/loss issues that stem from past traumatic experiences. Patients will benefit from intensive psychotherapy (both individually and in a group setting), psycho educational groups, experiential groups and skill-building groups. This program is offered for adults in both inpatient and partial hospital levels of care.
Access to Services
Please call our Assessment and Referral Staff at 1-800-949-8439 to schedule a free assessment. Our specially trained staff is available to answer your questions.
Cost and Insurance
Most health insurance plans are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.
Consultation with Providers
Given the complex nature psychological trauma and its treatment, program staff will collaborate with out-patient providers. Regular involvement is necessary to develop an individualized treatment plan, provide updates on progress, develop a comprehensive discharge plan and provide a seamless transition of care.
Visiting Professionals Program
Forest View Hospital offers professionals the opportunity to experience and learn about the services that are provided. Attendees will observe a variety of treatment interventions from within any specialty or program. For more information regarding the Visiting Professionals Program, please contact the Community Relations Office at 616.954.3134.