The Day Treatment Program treats all trauma-related disorders in a day treatment setting and works in conjunction with the Inpatient Program. The day treatment and inpatient programs are located on the same campus which allows for a truly seamless transition from one level of care to another.
The Day Program provides the structure, intensity, and supervision patients need while living independently. Although we can provide programming seven days per week, stable patients are encouraged to use their weekends for rest and to practice the skills they have learned during the week. Each Monday time is allotted to process weekend events.
The Treatment Team
Clinical experience is a vital component in providing safe and effective treatment. With her staff the Program Director has created innovative, non-regressive approaches to treatment which help patients remain functional while working actively in therapy. The multidisciplinary treatment team is composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, an art therapist and educators. Each staff member brings extensive clinical expertise to the treatment.
Under the supervision of Colin A. Ross, M.D., the clinical team holds progress rounds to address the ongoing needs of each patient. The referring therapist is encouraged to attend these meetings.
A thorough pre-admission assessment assists clinical staff in determining the level of care most appropriate for each patient. To qualify for the Ross Institute Day Program the patient must demonstrate a willingness and ability to function in an environment less restrictive than inpatient care.
- Patient is diagnosed with a trauma-related disorder.
- Patient exhibits impaired functioning in day to day social, vocational and educational activities.
- Patient is unable to function or make sufficient clinical gains in an outpatient setting.
- Patient requires daily monitoring, support, and on-going therapeutic intervention.
All components of the Day Treatment Program have been carefully selected and adapted for the trauma patient.
- Process Group provides a structured forum for the discussion of patient identified issues and concerns. This group focuses on the processing of feelings, coping and interpersonal skills, and the initiation of productive responses to peer feedback.
- Art Therapy teaches alternative strategies for expressing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors through artistic techniques. Art therapy is particularly useful when narrative channels are blocked.
- Trauma Education Group teaches patients the origins and nature of their disorder and demystifies their symptoms. Patients learn how to identify effective therapy and how to be a productive part of their own recovery.
- Anger Management helps patients develop healthier and more appropriate avenues for expressing anger. This group also provides systematic desensitization to anger which is often phobically avoided.
- Cognitive Therapy assists patients in correcting their cognitive distortions related to anger, shame, identity, sexuality, and relationships.
- Individual Therapy is provided three times per week for Day Program patients.
Staff will assist non-local Day Program patients in locating suitable, temporary housing while they attend the program.