Arbour-Fuller Hospital has opened a women’s partial hospitalization (PHP) to serve clients 18 and older who exhibit post-traumatic stress disorder, including victims of sexual and domestic violence; depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder; dissociative disorder; borderline personality disorder; self-injurious behaviors and co-morbid addictive behaviors.
Patients in the Women’s PHP are encouraged to acknowledge and understand the impact of painful traumatic events in their lives and the recovery process. The WPHP’s treatment model integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and phase-oriented trauma treatment. Patients are encouraged to gain control over symptoms and learn skills for safety and emotional regulation.
To that end, patients use strength-based psychoeducation, psychotherapy groups and DBT skills to address interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance.
Arbour-Fuller Hospital meets clients’ needs in three different ways. The women’s PHP is a full-day program to prevent inpatient hospitalization or facilitate transition from hospital to community. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) within the WPHP is a step-down from the PHP or serves as an increase in services when outpatient treatment is not sufficient. Finally, patients are referred to outpatient therapists with specialties in trauma, and substance abuse if needed, and have the option to consult with outpatient treatment teams.
The program operates Monday through Friday with optional weekend sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The WPHP welcomes referrals for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment. Most health insurance plans are accepted. For more information, referring clinicians may call the program at 508-838-2316 or contact the PHP director at 508-838-2316.