Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery

Helping individuals with trauma in the healing process

Homewood Health Centre’s Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery (PTSR) is one of the few in-patient programs of its kind in Canada. PTSR helps people recover from the after-effects of trauma, often diagnosed as the clinical disorder known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSR creates a community that helps trauma patients through the healing process, and is open to men and women who have experienced the psychological effect of a traumatic event.

Leaders in Traumatic Stress Recovery

More than any other program in the country, PTSR provides: medically-focused, physician-led, multidisciplinary care that addresses physical, psychological, and social aspects of the disorder; a therapeutic community where patient helps patient in recovery and where issues such as fear, anger, or shame can be addressed; and expertise through psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and other clinicians who have extensive experience in dealing with PTSD.

A range of specialized care

Following a week of assessment, every patient receives multidisciplinary care as he or she works through a combination of group psychotherapy, educational sessions and skills development. Specialized groups focusing on mindfulness, spirituality, or leisure activities are part of the program. Participants are also supported in maintaining their addiction recovery.

Admission Criteria

To be admitted to the program, participants must:

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be able to participate in group therapy in a mixed community milieu; and
  • be able to tolerate their own emotions and manage basic personal safety.

Patients in the program will:

  • engage in group therapy and a co-ed community milieu;
  • be expected to maintain personal safety and sobriety; and
  • explore the impact of past trauma on their everyday lives.

How to Get Help

To be admitted to the program, you require a referral from your doctor or other healthcare professional. We can help you with the patient referral and admissions process. Click below to learn more, or read on about additional Health Centre programs.

Admission to the Program
Addiction-PTSD Recovery Program

The link between addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is undeniable. Homewood provides an intensive treatment approach devoted to these concurrent illnesses.

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Addiction Medicine Service (AMS)

We provide services for adults suffering from addictions with a number of specialized tracks including healthcare professionals and those with co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

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Family Program

This workshop is a one- or two-day program designed for partners/spouses, family and friends who are actively involved in the patient's life. The first day is for all family and friends, with spouses continuing to the program’s second day.

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Want to Learn More?

Contact the Program Coordinator at 519.824.1010, extension 2211.

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