Trauma Recovery Adult Residential Care
To provide adults suffering with intense after-effects of trauma and PTSD, Rogers is proud to offer this next level of residential care to patients. In this supportive, home-like setting, patients will work with treatment teams to develop skills needed to face challenges and find the resilience to achieve and maintain recovery. A typical length of stay in residential trauma treatment programs is 30 to 90 days.
At Rogers, patients learn to develop successful coping strategies to address their trauma and reclaim life.
Triggers addressed through our residential treatment:
- Sexual and physical assaults during childhood or adulthood
- Natural disasters
- Terrorist attacks
- Military combat
- Life-threatening illness, injury, or accidents
- Secondary trauma (such as first-responder witness of the aftermath of abuse, accidents, death)
We understand how damaging trauma can be to someone's well-being and we have the experience and proven-effective treatment to help.
We use therapeutic methods that research shows to be the most effective for reducing symptoms. Depending on the level of care and diagnosis, patients may engage in:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for PTSD
- Trauma-focused CBT for adults (TF-CBT) teaches adolescents skills to cope with distressing thoughts and feelings and emphasizes making the parent or guardian an active component of treatment.
- Prolonged exposure (PE)
- Behavioral activation (BA)
- Art and yoga/movement therapy
Family involvement is a key part of recovery that allows for more effective treatment and eases the transition after treatment. This includes psychoeducation for family members about their loved one’s symptoms and treatment strategies being used.
A diverse schedule of therapeutic activity helps keep you focused on gaining the skills and understanding to help you cope and manage your trauma recovery. We provide encouragement and daily structured programming to help you meet your goals and improve your quality of life.
In addition to individual sessions with a psychiatrist and other treatment team members scheduled throughout the day and week, you will have access to residential care specialists 24 hours a day. They provide assistance and one-on-one support to help you stay on track with your goals.
Mitzi Kramer, MD, FAPA
Medical Director, Trauma Recovery Services, Psychiatrist
Mitzi (M.J.) Kramer, MD, FAPA, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related disorders who serves as medical director of Trauma Recovery services at Rogers Behavioral Health.
Dr. Kramer completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she also completed her internship and residency followed by a fellowship in forensic psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Kramer trained at the Department of Veteran Affairs with a focus on assisting veterans with a PTSD diagnosis to reacclimate after returning from active combat duty. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Kramer has experience working with adults with mental illness in the correctional system, including the Augusta State Medical Prison where she managed the high max inmate population.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Kramer has presented her research at regional and national conferences and is a strong advocate for reducing mental health stigma. She trains and mentors nurse practitioner and physician assistant students in the practice and management of patients with PTSD. Dr. Kramer is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has been actively involved in various leadership roles in organized psychiatry and has won numerous awards for teaching and clinical excellence.
Chad Wetterneck, PhD
Clinical Director, Trauma Recovery Services, Psychologist
Chad T. Wetterneck, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who serves as the clinical director of Trauma Recovery services at Rogers Behavioral Health, where he developed the adult trauma recovery programs at the residential, partial hospital, and intensive outpatient levels of care, and helped incorporate a cognitive behavioral therapy-based approach into Rogers' addiction and mental health recovery programs. Dr. Wetterneck completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee with specializations in child psychopathology and advanced statistics, and completed his internship at Baylor College of Medicine and The Menninger Clinic. In addition to his position with Rogers, Dr. Wetterneck holds adjunct faculty appointments at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin–-Milwaukee. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed articles, has co-authored a book, and has been grant-funded for studies on treatment outcome. Dr. Wetterneck has spoken at national and international conferences on PTSD, interpersonal intimacy, and multicultural training, and has won awards for research and teaching including the Baylor College of medicine research award and the most outstanding educator in counseling at Marquette University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, the International OCD Foundation, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Trauma Recovery Residential Care setting and tour
Located within the Oconomowoc campus, our new Trauma Recovery Adult Residential Care features tranquil, spacious group therapy rooms, community areas, and bedrooms.
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