Hendricks Behavioral Hospital offers specialty programs. 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
Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Therapy is based on working with the patient in the development and integration of knowledge, skills and process. The healing is accomplished through integration of respect for the patient, family, community, culture and religion. The patient is motivated through active therapy, assignment completion, encouragement, and motivation while supporting the patient through trauma work. 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, family therapy, relaxation therapy and helping the patient connect the thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The successful outcome results in the patient integrating what has been learned in treatment, how the patient relates to others and what they can expect in the future.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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 healthy.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an active, effective therapy designed to assist the patient to work through major issues and to function to the patient’s potential. DBT has been found to be successful with patients that self-harm, have difficulty with relationships and can be successful when other forms of therapy have failed. DBT is a form of CBT designed to teach the patient to develop skills for coping with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others. DBT includes mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Each of these skill sets have specific coping strategies that are taught to patients in group sessions and are then practiced to promote the transfer of skills to the patient’s everyday life. Practice is essential to DBT. The therapist supports the patient through the change process. The process emphasizes that everything is interconnected. The belief is that change is constant and inevitable. Finally, therapy focuses on integration for the patient to succeed.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
CPT is a form of CBT that assists patients to recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CPT focuses on causes and consequences of traumatic events that produce strong negative emotions that prevent the patient from accurate processing of traumatic memories and the resulting emotions from those events. Because the emotions tend to be overwhelmingly negative and very difficult to cope with, the patient tends to avoid these triggers. This avoidance ultimately blocks the recovery process. CPT incorporates trauma specific cognitive techniques designed to assist the patient with progress toward recovery. The primary focus of treatment is to assist the patient to understand the connection of the traumatic event and the maladaptive behaviors. The goal is to reduce the ongoing negative effects on the patient. Education is a critical component of the therapy. Identification of the maladaptive beliefs is essential for recovery from the traumatic experiences. Processing the trauma is necessary. Ultimately the goal is to clarify and modify cognitive disorders. The patient can then utilize newly developed skills in the road to recovery.
HOSPITAL SERVICES PROVIDED
Medication Management — The attending psychiatrist will assess, prescribe and supervise each patient’s medication. An internal medicine or family practice provider will see the patient for a history and physical exam within 24 hours of admission.
Case Management — A therapist will be assigned to each patient to assist him/her 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.