Understanding the Problem

Throughout their lifetime, individuals experience not only single traumatic events, but many experience multiple traumatic events. Traumatic events include threatened death, serious injury and physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The effects of trauma are complex, impacting an individual’s psychology, physiology and neurobiology. These symptoms are often debilitating and impair one’s ability to function in life. Posttraumatic symptoms include:

  • Flashbacks of Traumatic Events
  • Recurrent Distressing Dreams and Memories
  • Physiological Reactions including Severe Anxiety and Panic
  • Avoidance of reminders of the trauma
  • Negative Alterations in Cognition and Mood with Depression
  • Hopelessness and Dread of the Future
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Hypervigilance
  • Discontinuity in Sense of Self and Identity
  • Interpersonal Conflict

Our Program

TraumaSci Complex Trauma Disorders Programs at Dominion Hospital offer a continuum of services for Adults who are suffering from the aftermath of traumatic experiences resulting in Posttraumatic and Dissociation Disorders. The continuum includes a 10 bed inpatient unit providing a safe and nurturing environment for clients in crisis. A Partial Hospital Program (PHP), which can be a direct admission or step down from inpatient treatment.

Key Program Components

  • A Healing Program Environment
  • Comprehensive Intake Assessment
  • Twenty Four Hour a Day Nursing Care
  • Daily Medication Management with a Psychiatrist
  • Seven Day a Week Trauma Focused Treatment
  • Individual Psychotherapy Three Times a Week
  • Trauma Focused Group Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Group Psychotherapy
  • Resilience Group Work
  • Work with Supportive Others (family, friends)
  • Collaboration with Outpatient Providers

Program Outcomes

  • Provide safe, interpersonal engagement to decrease fear-based reactions
  • Teach strategies and skills to increase resilience and buffer against the neurobiological effects of trauma
  • Decrease affect dysregulation, intrusion of traumatic experiences, and self-injurious/suicidal behaviors
  • Inspire curiosity and insight to create a narrative leading to integration and understanding of one’s traumatic experiences
  • Hold hope for the future

Program Location, Ages, and Hours

Located at our Adult PHP, conveniently located one mile from the main hospital campus at:

6565 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042

Ages 18+

Monday - Friday / 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Patient Arrival Time / 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM