An individualized treatment program is developed with input from the patient,
referring professionals and the River Oaks treatment team. Through multidisciplinary
team interaction (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nursing personnel), the
goal of providing numerous perspectives is achieved.
Individual therapy provides the opportunity for information reprocessing, identifying
and challenging distorted thinking, developing a positive set of core beliefs,
ego strengthening, stress management, regressive-reconstructive healing, anger
management, trauma resolution and behavioral reconditioning. Individual treatment
occurs three to five times weekly addressing cognition, affect and behavior through
support and confrontation. EMDR trained therapists are available.
Group therapy provides opportunities to create a positive self image, develop
social skills, provide education, challenge distorted thinking, provide support for
behavioral reconditioning and processing trauma.
Trauma Resolution Group
meets four times weekly to provide a medium
to explore the impact of trauma, identify losses, address grief resolution, challenge
cognitive errors, address victim to victimizer concepts, and develop post trauma
Compulsive Behaviors Group
meets four times weekly to process the patient's
acting out timeline, identify and challenge distortions and potential grooming
behaviors, focus on powerlessness and unmanageability, and explore healthy
Relapse Prevention Group
meets six times weekly to develop a plan that includes
identifying triggers, high-risk situations, lapses, apparently irrelevant
decisions, adaptive coping responses (non-addictive), balanced living, plans for
aftercare, boundaries and positive accomplishments.
Behavioral Reconditioning Group
weekly to focus on identifying and understanding the cycle
of acting out behavior. Specific treatment techniques are
prescribed for individualized treatment which could include covert
sensitization, ammonia aversion, satiation techniques and
possible laboratory work.
Sexual Healing Group
meets twice weekly to address relationship
interfering behaviors, the fear of intimacy cycle and ingredients for intimacy
with healthy sexuality.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group
meets twice weekly to enhance
interpersonal skills and to address life, therapy and relationship-interfering
Spiritual Integration Group
meets weekly to address issues of spirituality.
This group identifies spiritual interfering beliefs and behaviors with a focus on
healthy challenges and choices.
are available to address substance abuse
and eating disorders.
Didactic Expressive Modules
focus on such issues as pacing and
containment, ego states, balanced living, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness,
inner child healing, healthy versus dysfunctional families and grief resolution.
is an essential component of patient care. Activities are
structured specifically to address the special needs of the compulsive behavior and
trauma patients involving art, movement, music, psychodrama, and recreational
therapies. Expressive therapy is part of daily treatment.