Adult Trauma Services

Organization: Psychiatric Institute of Washington

Inpatient - Day Program Partial Hospitalization - Intensive Outpatient
Specialty care for post-traumatic stress disorder includes rapid stabilization and skilled intervention. Our innovative treatment model focuses on training individuals in self-management skills using stage-oriented, cognitive and behavioral strategies. Our treatments for PTSD also includes problem-solving techniques with special focus on identifying skills patients can use during treatment and after discharge.

The Day Center offers two levels of intensity:
Partial Hospitalization — four or five days of treatment each week dedicated to helping prevent inpatient admission or to shorten an acute inpatient stay
Intensive Outpatient — a two to three-day a week program designed to help patients struggling with chronic or intermittent work and social dysfunction
Individualized treatment plans are developed to:

Encourage maximum levels of functioning
Expedite the transition to less intensive levels of treatment
Offer flexible scheduling to accommodate a transition to work
Available Treatment Groups
Goal setting focuses on identifying issues patients face and establishes a framework for clinical care
Group Psychotherapy addresses personal safety and effective expression and management of feelings and to learn and practice interpersonal skills
Psych-Education/Life Skills dedicated to trauma recovery, coping skills, emotional regulation and problem-solving
Expressive Therapy identifies safe, contained expression and management of emotions using art therapy and writing
Application: It’s easy to get the help you or a loved one needs. Our Clinical Assessment Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Physicians, therapists, school personnel and other community and private agencies and organizations may request professional consultations for any individual whose behavior raises concern. Self-referrals are accepted, as well as referrals from family and community members for our inpatient substance abuse treatment or mental health care programs. If you have questions about admissions, about the Clinical Assessment Center, our mental health counseling programs, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, or visit our Contact page to get in touch with us directly. PIW provides no-cost psychiatric evaluation and self assessment screening tools for depression and substance abuse.
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Adults (31-54)

Psychiatric Institute of Washington
4228 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 20016

(202) 885-5600