Trauma and PTSD

When a person experiences a traumatic event that has threatened their life or safety, or the safety of those around them, they can be left with intense feelings or fear and helplessness. This can trigger responses such as avoidance, intrusive thoughts and high reactivity. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

A person may develop PTSD after a traumatic event such as a car crash, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or natural disasters such as bushfires or floods.

Many people show symptoms of PTSD in the first few weeks after a traumatic event but recover on their own with the support of family and friends. Others may require treatment and support from health professionals.

Effective treatment for PTSD involves a mix of inpatient psychiatric care and outpatient psychological services.

How do we treat Trauma & PTSD at Hollywood Clinic?

Day programs

 

Trauma Recovery & Growth

Frequency/duration 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for 10 weeks

Who is it for?

For veterans and currently serving Australian Defence Personnel who have experienced traumatic events connected with military service.

About the program     The Trauma Recovery and Growth Program focuses on rehabilitation and includes education on the impact of trauma and ways to deal with painful thoughts and feelings associated with trauma, depression and anxiety.

It also includes:

  • Education about responses to and recovery from traumatic events
  • Learning ways to deal with painful thoughts and feelings associated with traumatic events
  • Learning to manage depression, anxiety, anger, alcohol and drug problems
  • Developing ways to improve relationships and quality of life
  • Learning about medications
  • Partner information sessions

 

Additional information   

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au.

 

 

 

Emergency Services Trauma

 

Frequency/duration      

3 days a week for 4 weeks (usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Who is it for?

For people working in essential emergency services who have experienced traumatic events connected with their service.

About the program    

The Emergency Services Trauma Program is an intensive, early intervention program helping participants understand the cumulative effects of trauma and build skills to manage its residual effects. The course assists patients to tap into their personal strengths, embrace the concept of post traumatic growth and if possible maintain a productive working life.

Additional information   

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au.

 

Women’s Trauma

Frequency/duration

1 day a week for 12 weeks 

Who is it for

The Women's Trauma Program is designed specifically for women with a history of early developmental trauma. It draws on the therapeutic frameworks of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address symptoms and impacts of early developmental trauma and is recommended for women who:

  • Want treatment and support to address their traumas
  • Are assessed as having the necessary distress tolerance skills to support trauma treatment
  • Are linked in with and will be receiving ongoing support from an external therapist for the duration of the program

About the program

The Women's Trauma Program aims to support participants to:

  • Gain awareness and understanding of how they have been impacted by traumatic events
  • Gain tools and skills to be able to reduce post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and associated impacts
  • Develop skills and tools to be able to maintain healthy relationships
  • Reclaim their sense of identity and ability to live in accordance with their values
  • Reduce unhelpful behaviours and to adopt more helpful means of coping
  • Develop self-efficacy and a sense of personal empowerment
  • Develop skills and tools to manage distress
  • Develop a support network to assist with ongoing trauma recovery

The core components of the program are:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Trauma (Narrative Exposure Therapy)
  • Valued living
  • Schema
  • Distress tolerance
  • Sleep

Additional information

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

 

 



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