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Several sites open new Primary Behavioral Health program for adults

12/01/23 12:00:pm

Rogers’ Hinsdale, San Diego, and St. Paul clinics are now treating adults who are experiencing a variety of mental health symptoms or diagnoses in the Primary Behavioral Health program.

San Diego and St. Paul are offering partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment (internal only), while Hinsdale is starting with IOP. Rogers’ Skokie clinic will offer the program once the move to a new location is completed in January.

Open December 1, the group-based program addresses challenges related to emotions, behaviors, and thoughts using established cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies.

“Unhelpful coping strategies and psychological processes, such as avoidance behaviors, repetitive negative thinking patterns, and emotion dysregulation, are common across many diagnoses such as mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders,” says Ajeng Puspitasari, PhD, executive director of clinical services for Service Area B.

“Patients will learn specific and individualized cognitive-behavioral strategies to target unhelpful coping styles and psychological processes that they struggle with. This is a newer approach in psychological science guided by rapidly emerging research on common processes that maintain disorders,” Dr. Puspitasari adds.

The program is guided by the process-based cognitive and behavioral approach and recovery-oriented model, where treatment team members collaborate closely with patients to help them manage symptoms effectively to pursue a healthier and more productive life.

Each patient starts with a series of evaluations and evidence-based assessments to develop a more complete understanding of the presenting concerns. The information provides the basis for a discussion and recommendations to chart a path forward.

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