Specialised care for patients struggling with significant and complex abuse and trauma issues.
Managing Distress is a skills-based program designed to introduce our patients to various skills to help them to manage their distress. In this program, we strongly believe that every skill works for someone and no skill works for everyone. Therefore, the skills in this group come from a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy.
This program is run four days per week and is an open group, so patients can join the group at any time. Your psychiatrist will determine if this group is suitable for you.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
South Coast Private has adopted an innovative approach to the management of PTSD in accordance with the National Treatment of PTSD Guidelines. Eligible patients are provided with intensive inpatient one-2-one treatment using trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (for PTSD). This program lasts between 5 and 8 weeks, depending upon the clinical need.
We have a two phase program for patients with PTSD. The initial three week group therapy program provides a psycho-educative format by which patients develop insight into the nature of PTSD. This includes symptom management, interpersonal sequelae, and relapse prevention. The group program provides a stepping stone to the next phase, an intensive trauma processing program.
To access this program individuals will need a referral to a Psychiatrist with admission rights to our hospital.
Individuals must complete an Inpatient program (NOT Managing Distress) to access our Day Programs.
Dealing with Distress
This program is designed for individuals who have intense, unstable moods, relationship difficulties, impulsivity, frequent interpersonal conflict and poor coping in stressful situation. This program helps to develop skills of mindful awareness, distress tolerance and acceptance.