Trauma and PTSD Track

Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (provided by program)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Beginning with Purpose

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
ACT Group

9:50 – 10:05 a.m.
Optional Meditation

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Interpersonal Group

11:45 – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (provided by program)

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Mindfulness and Coping Skills

The Adult Partial Hospital Program (PHP) includes a specialty track for survivors of recent or past traumatic events. The Trauma Track of the PHP is open to patients with histories of childhood abuse or neglect, sexual assault or abuse, interpersonal or intimate partner violence, natural disaster, community violence, refugee/war zone trauma or other life-threatening or extremely stressful events.

The Trauma Track provides specialized care to those for whom past traumatic experiences are an important part of their current difficulties.  Common difficulties in dealing with trauma can include:

  • Nightmares, flashbacks or thoughts you can’t get rid of
  • Feeling jumpy or on edge, persistent anger, difficulty sleeping
  • Avoidance of reminders of the event
  • Chronic feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty with trust 
  • Chronic low self-esteem 
  • Problems in relationships

The track includes all the major components of the PHP model, including medication management and daily individual and group psychotherapy. The Trauma Track also includes specialized interpersonal and psychoeducational groups to help participants learn more about their symptoms and to acquire skills necessary to help stabilize acute symptom exacerbation and prepare for ongoing outpatient therapy. 

Acceptance and mindfulness based therapies are augmented with traditional CBT, DBT and exposure-based interventions to maximize effectiveness and patient satisfaction.