Hendricks Behavioral Hospital offers specialty programs such as Seeking Safety for our adult dual diagnosis patients and mental health, Illness Management and Recovery for our adult intensive care patients and Zones of Regulation for our adolescent patients. These therapy models allow the opportunity for patients with similar issues to process in a group setting under the care of a psychiatrist.
PROVEN, EVIDENCE-BASED THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
Therapy is based on working with the patient in the development and integration of knowledge, identification of their individual triggers and development of self-regulation coping skills. The patient is motivated through active therapy, assignment completion, encouragement and motivation while supporting the patient. Emotional responses to trauma often trigger maladaptive behaviors which may present in aggression, opposition to authority figures or other harmful behaviors. Being in a safe environment while the patient receives feedback and develops healthy coping skills is essential. Key components of therapy include psych-education, relaxation therapy and helping the patient connect the thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The successful outcomes will result in the patient integrating what has been learned in treatment, how the patient relates to others and what they can expect in the future.
THERAPUETIC MODALITIES USED
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, present oriented, evidenced based therapy used to treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems, including but not limited to mood disorders and anxiety disorders. CBT is individually tailored in order to build a strong therapeutic alliance and emphasizes collaboration and active participation from the treatment team and the patient. CBT is a time-limited approach to therapy designed to focus on the present time. One of the core values of CBT is to teach patients how to identify, evaluate, and respond to their dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors and beliefs in order to change the individual’s thoughts, mood, and behaviors to be more functional and healthier.
HOSPITAL SERVICES PROVIDE
Medication Management — The attending psychiatrist will assess, prescribe and supervise each patient’s medication during their inpatient stay.
Case Management — A therapist will be assigned to each patient to assist them with coordination of aftercare appointments, family and referring professionals.
Group Therapy — We provide group therapy each day with a licensed therapist. Group therapy can be a powerful experience where patients can learn how to monitor their feelings, thoughts and actions and test them in a safe environment.