Trauma Exposed Professionals Program in Riverside, California

Purpose of the Trauma Exposed Professionals Program

Because of our great respect those who serve our country and our communities, Pacific Grove Hospital offers a Trauma Exposed Professionals Program through an evidenced-based, best practice approach that helps military, police officers, firemen, first responders, healthcare workers, and other community providers become empowered, strong and able to successfully deal with life’s challenges.

The Trauma Exposed Professionals Program provides treatment for individuals who may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep Disruptions
  • Anxiety
  • Hypervigilance
  • Panic
  • Poly-trauma
  • Combat Related Trauma
  • Re-experiencing
  • Post-traumatic Stress
  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Rage
  • Depression
  • Hopelessness
  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Substance Use
  • Mental Health Disorders

Upon admission, individuals are assessed by licensed clinicians to determine the appropriate treatment program based on presenting symptoms and diagnosis. On-going assessment and outcome measures are conducted at mid-point and discharge to determine additional problem areas and progress made in each area. At any point during treatment, additional symptoms that present themselves are assessed and incorporated into each patient’s treatment plan.

Program Overview

The overall focus is to empower individuals to take charge of their trauma-related issues and to master the skills needed for recovery. The Trauma Exposed Professionals Program combines the best of currently respected therapeutic interventions, including the following:

  • Trauma Symptom Assessment
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Trauma Process Group
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Sleep Hygiene Training
  • Anger Skills Development
  • Coping Skills Development
  • Family/Relationship Development
  • Relaxation Skills Training/Guided Imagery
  • Personal Safety Plan
  • Physical Training
  • Morning/Evening Affirmation and Goals Group
  • Recreation Therapy Daily
  • Weekend Family Program – Reintegration, Co-dependency, Relapse Prevention
  • Nurse Facilitated Groups – Medication Education, Medical Related Issues
  • Individual Therapy
  • Journaling and Homework Assignments
  • Dual Diagnosis Track – both mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • AA Meetings Daily
  • Access to Psychiatrist Daily
  • Access to Internal Medicine Physician Daily

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is one of the core treatment components of the Trauma Exposed Professionals Program. CPT incorporates trauma-specific cognitive techniques to help individuals with trauma-related disorders more accurately appraise “stuck points” and progress toward recovery. During the course of CPT, the primary focus is to help patients gain an understanding of, and modify the meaning attributed to, their traumatic event. The skills learned through CPT are helpful to empower patients to “become their own therapist” and to learn how to engage in adaptive coping skills post-treatment.

About Pacific Grove Hospital

Pacific Grove Hospital is a 68-bed behavioral health hospital, providing acute psychiatric and substance abuse treatment for adults. Our highly trained and dedicated staff provide inpatient, partial hospitalization program, and intensive outpatient programs designed to meet the unique needs of our patients.
Situated on 4.5 acres in the heart of historic downtown Riverside, CA, Pacific Grove Hospital serves individuals and families throughout Southern California, as well as across the country. Pacific Grove Hospital features private courtyards with beautiful landscaping and plenty of sunshine, comfortable patient lounges, and a caring, attentive staff to create a relaxing environment, promoting healing and recovery.

For More Information About the Trauma Exposed Professionals Program

Pacific Grove Hospital
5900 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
800-992-0901 Toll Free
951-779-7828 Admissions