The Resilient Living™ Trauma Day Treatment Program is focused on assisting military veterans and first responders who are experiencing the distressing effects of an operational stress injury (OSI). As clients learn to draw on their own strength and resiliency, they will discover new tools for moving forward instead of being controlled by trauma. The program aims to improve daily functioning and over-all quality of life for clients, and assist them with returning to work (if appropriate).
The Resilient Living™ Trauma Day Treatment Program is structured as two days per week for ten weeks (20 clinical days). This schedule allows our clients to have significant focused therapeutic time while continuing to live at home and potentially continue to work. Clients will experience the challenges of daily life and have the opportunity to implement skills and tools from therapy sessions with guidance from the Boreal clinical team.
Each clinical day in this program consists of five group sessions, each 60 minutes in length. There is a 45 minute lunch break, where a catered meal is served.
The group programming of the Resilient Living™ Trauma Day Treatment Program is accompanied by:
- Eight individual therapy sessions with a psychologist. Clients can use these sessions for individual exposure therapy.
- Two group family information sessions where the spouses, parents and friends learn about how they can best support their loved one.
- Return to work planning in conjunction with a vocational rehabilitation therapist or an occupational therapist.
- Six months of free after-care. These weekly one hour group sessions are led by a registered clinical counsellor and provide Resilient Living™ program alumni with ongoing support and education.
Clients will move through the ten week program with the same cohort of 6-10 military veterans and first responders. We believe that "closed" non-civilian groups are important for creating a therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable sharing and supporting one another.