Trauma Recovery

The Trauma Recovery Program at Del Amo specializes in Trauma Model Therapy (TMT). By utilizing cognitive therapies, TMT guides the patient toward self-awareness and trauma resolution.

Designed as a highly-structured inpatient program which can be stepped down to a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), the Trauma Recovery Program uses the framework and therapeutic processes of TMT for stabilization, which helps to improve how the patient functions. The goal is a return to outpatient therapy.

Within the program, patients learn to identify conflicts and to unlearn distorted thoughts related to trauma and identity without using regressive therapies.

Signs of unresolved trauma may include:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • A pattern of out-of-control and self-injurious behavior
  • Staying stuck in the “victim” or “perpetrator” roles
  • Inability to tolerate feelings or conflicts
  • Disorganized attachment patterns
  • Intense self-blame and feeling unworthy
  • Extensive comorbidity or multiple diagnoses
  • Black and white thinking and other cognitive distortions
  • Intrusive thoughts, images, feelings and nightmares
  • Self-destructive addictions
  • Unmanaged dissociation
Treatment Overview
  • Individual and group therapies
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Experiential anger management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Adjunctive recreation
  • Concurrent addictions group
  • Continuing recovery plan

Outpatient Program

Del Amo’s Trauma Recovery Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed for patients who can benefit from a highly-structured and supervised setting but do not require the environment of inpatient hospitalization. The program consists of six hours of intensive programming Monday through Friday. This service is staffed with mental health professionals such as a registered nurse, master’s level therapists and trained mental health counselors.

Program features include:
  • Individual therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Psychoeducation and nutrition
  • Yoga
  • Art, music and pet therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Anger management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Concurrent addictions group
  • Psychodramatic role play
  • The Trauma Recovery Program PHP functions as a step down from a higher level of care, assisting the patient with integration back into their community, as well as a way of preventing unnecessary inpatient hospitalization.

    Each patient is assessed by our team to determine the best program fit, and an individualized treatment plan is evaluated on a regular basis by members of the multidisciplinary treatment team directed by the patient’s psychiatrist.