Inpatient Trauma Treatment
The Trauma Disorders Unit at Sheppard Pratt treats complex trauma-related disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative disorders in a coed, inpatient environment.
A Calm, Safe Environment for Inpatient Trauma Care
Within the Trauma Disorders Unit, we emphasize safety and stability. We take great care to build a healing environment (therapeutic milieu) where every member of the community contributes to recovery.
Our team models healthy relationships that respect patient boundaries. To promote recovery, we follow these community rules:
- Touch isn’t allowed between patients
- Patients should be sensitive to topics and triggers for other patients and refrain from discussing:
- details of their personal traumatic experiences,
- dangerousness to self or others,
- and similar topics that are likely to cause distress or increased symptoms in other patients.
We provide you or your loved one with a private bedroom. We manage all patients at the least restrictive level possible for keeping them safe. If our highly skilled staff anticipates or detects dangerous behavior, they will intervene immediately.
Our unit is a locked unit because of safety requirements for all patients. In general, patients will not be able to leave the unit for most, or all of, their stay.
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Our expert team specializes in the treatment of trauma victims who experience PTSD, dissociative disorders, such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and other disorders that result from, or are associated with trauma, e.g., depression.
- Nursing staff
- Social workers
- Licensed counselors
- Art therapists
- Occupational therapists
Our treatment team meets daily to assess patients and update treatment plans. This collaboration ensures every team member has a thorough understanding of your treatment progress. Learn more about trauma therapy.
We meet our patients’ individual needs through:
- Daily meetings with the provider to discuss medication or medical issues and assess progress toward treatment goals in all phases of your treatment, including psychotherapy
- Individual psychotherapy sessions with a trauma therapist
- Psychoeducational and therapy groups on a variety of topics including:
- The effects of trauma
- Symptoms produced by traumatic stress
- Treatment of posttraumatic disorders
- Expressive and rehabilitative activities, including art therapy and occupational therapy
- Partner or family meetings as needed
To learn more about the inpatient trauma disorders unit, contact our Care Navigators at 410-938-5000.