The Psychological Trauma Program at Forest View Hospital is designed for adults in inpatient hospitalization, and is geared to help 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 Psychological 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.
Adult patients in the Psychological Trauma Program can learn to experience and regulate emotions through the use of experiential therapies and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Patients can 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 may benefit from intensive treatment including psycho-educational groups, experiential groups and skill-building groups.
Most health insurance plans are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid.
Given the complex nature of psychological trauma and its treatment, program staff will collaborate with outpatient 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.
Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 800-949-8439 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.