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 Program at Dominion Hospital is a Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program for Adults who are suffering from the aftermath of traumatic experiences resulting in Posttraumatic and Dissociation Disorders. The TraumaSci Program integrates trauma and neuroscience-informed treatment within a therapeutic group framework.

Key Program Components

  • Healing program environment with lots of natural light
  • Comprehensive intake assessment
  • Trauma-focused group therapies
  • Expressive therapies
  • Resilience training
  • Therapeutic community
  • 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