Psychiatric Continuity Service
Psychiatric Continuity Service – Partial Hospitalization Program
We provide a comprehensive range of assessments and treatment services for active-duty personnel who require a highly-structured and coordinated outpatient program.
Patient referrals have a variety of psychiatric disorders and clinical presentations. The patient may be struggling with one or more of the following:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- History of self-injurious behavior
- Poor problem-solving skills
- Poor coping skills
Our program is designed for psychiatric patients who:
- Require more intensive and structured outpatient services to prevent inpatient hospitalization
- Need crisis stabilization and could benefit from more intensive, structured outpatient services
- Are transitioning (step-down) from an inpatient unit
What We Do:
Our program provides intensive, short-term, and highly structured outpatient services for high risk service members in a small, supportive group setting. Our program uses group focused interventions, as well as, individual therapy, medication management, recreational therapy, art therapy and complementary alternative medicine to improve emotional regulation, stress management and problem-solving skills.
A multi-disciplinary team determines individualized treatment plans, including enrollment in one of three treatment programs. Each program has a specific focus and evidence-based treatment course. One program focuses on developing coping skills and reducing symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. The other programs use trauma-focused therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to address either interpersonal trauma or combat trauma.
Our program meets from 0700 to 1500 from Monday through Friday for an average of four consecutive weeks. Patients will participate in a variety of groups designed to provide psycho-education and develop problem-solving skills. This includes hands-on and skills-based programming to positively change thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. Some examples of programming provided are:
- Anger and Stress Management
- Medication Management
- Animal Therapy
- Creative/Emotional Expression via woodworking, quilting, writing or art
- All referrals must be made by a Behavioral Health Provider.
- The referral must also include the patient's Leadership for accountability/funding issues.