Program Overview

The Trauma Disorders Program, part of Sheppard Pratt Health System, is an internationally recognized program for the treatment of individuals with trauma-related disorders, including dissociative disorders and other complex posttraumatic conditions.

Led by Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D., our specialized, recovery-oriented care includes both inpatient and outpatient clinical services.

We provide a structured and supportive environment, with a focus on safety and stabilization so that the patient is able to step down to other levels of care, both in our continuum and in home communities to continue the recovery process.

Admission to our program is based on the assessment of a variety of clinical criteria to assure that our services are appropriate for the individual. All patients must have an outpatient treatment team (therapist and psychiatrist) prior to admission with whom they can continue to work after discharge.

Our Expertise

As a specialized treatment resource, we are experts in caring for patients with complex trauma-related conditions (e.g. dissociative and/or complex posttraumatic stress disorders) resulting from a history of abuse (psychological/emotional, physical, sexual, and/or combat/disaster, etc.) who require intensive inpatient hospitalization.

We find that secondary diagnoses and issues commonly exist within our patient population and so are also specialized in anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders.

Our priority is to focus on safety and stabilization to maximize an individual’s functioning so that, once they leave our program, they can continue outpatient treatment in a safer and more paced framework.