Clinical Treatment Approach

Our recovery-focused treatment model is based on the widely accepted, three-phase paradigm of trauma treatment that has evidence-based support in the ISSTD Guidelines for the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, 3rd Edition (2011); the ISTSS Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines for Complex PTSD in Adults (2012); and the Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOPDD) study, prospective research project on treatment outcome for patients with severe dissociative disorders.

  • Phase one focuses on the establishment of basic safety for the individual, stabilization of symptoms, and development of coping skills for emotional and self-regulation and for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative symptoms
  • Phase two, while also focused on the goals of stabilization and safety, concentrates more directly on emotional recollection and integration of trauma memories
  • Phase three focuses on reconnection and reintegration into the present, as traumatic memories and adaptations no longer dominate the individual's life

For Clinicians

Admission to the inpatient program is based on assessment of a variety of clinical criteria to assure that our program is appropriate for the patient. Our admissions coordinator, along with medical staff, conducts a comprehensive assessment of the needs of each patient seeking admission, based on materials sent by the outpatient treating clinician/team. All patients must have an outpatient treatment team (therapist and psychiatrist) prior to admission with whom they can continue to work upon discharge. The referring treatment team must complete a referral packet, available for download above, and return via fax. If you have questions about The Trauma Disorders Program admissions process, please call or fill out the form below:

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