This Spring, Home Base will launch an accelerated four-day program for Veterans and Service Members – making the world-class clinical care at Home Base even more accessible to Veterans and Service Members from across the country seeking help for post-traumatic stress. Designed to accommodate the busy work and school lives of Veterans and Service Members, Home Base’s four-day intensive outpatient treatment program is the perfect fit for anyone who may not be able to access weekly clinical care or take extended time off for treatment.
Beginning April 2019, this program will run monthly, providing participants struggling with the symptoms of PTSD with nearly 30 hours’ worth of personalized evidence-based treatment to include individual and group therapy; physical fitness; peer-to-peer support. Upon completion of the program, case management services will be provided to ensure a smooth transition in their home communities.
Home Base’s Accelerated Program will provide participants with:
- Comprehensive Evaluation
- More than 30 hours of therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Physical Fitness
- Peer Veteran Support
- Convenient Four-Day Schedule
Who is eligible for Home Base’s Weekend Intensive Program?
Adult Veterans or Service Members with a primary diagnosis of PTSD are eligible for this program, regardless of military discharge status. Prior to admission, the Veteran or Service Member will be screened by one of Home Base’s clinical staff within three days of their initial contact. Eligibility will be determined based on clinical evaluation of your treatment needs.
How is the program structured?
The length of the program is four days and will run on the following dates in 2019.
- April 24th – 28th
- May 29th – June 2nd
- June 12th – 16th
- July 17th – 21st
- August 14th – 18th
- September 25th – 29th
What should I expect during my time at Home Base?
Home Base clinicians utilize evidence-based approaches in treatment and provide a tailored, individualized plan for each participant. During their time at Home Base, participants will attend a daily intensive treatment program culminating in more than 30 hours of individual and group therapy. Evening activities will include group dinners, peer support and physical fitness.
What is the plan of care for a Veteran or Service Member?
Veterans and Service Members will work with Home Base’s clinical team to determine an individualized treatment plan. Home Base clinicians utilize evidence-based treatment that will focus on helping you develop solid strategies to promote healthy decision-making related to your trauma, and education that supports permanent lifestyle changes aimed at maintaining long-term mental health recovery, and reducing associated symptoms.
What is the difference between Home Base’s Weekend Intensive program and the two-week ICP?
Though both programs provide participants a comparable number of treatment hours, both are independent of one another. Home Base’s weekend intensive clinical program offers a greater relative focus on individual therapy and is more streamlined than the traditional ICP, which includes integrative therapies, e.g., cognitive rehab, resilience, art therapy, family programming that are not part of the weekend program. The weekend intensive clinical program is ideal for Veterans and Service Members who could benefit from intensive outpatient clinical care, and with minimal disruption to their schedules.
What kind of support is available for participants in the Weekend Intensive Program?
Keeping in mind that treatment days are approximately 12 hours in length, Home Base has built in several breaks throughout the day for Veterans and Service Members. Furthermore, Home Base clinicians and Veteran Outreach Coordinators will work closely with each participant to support and collaborate on one’s treatment goals. Staff will be available for additional support during the evenings and throughout the night.
What is the referral process? How do I sign up?
Home Base accepts referrals from a wide variety of sources including Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), VA clinicians, and community mental health professionals.
Veterans and Service Members are also welcome to self-refer but must be screened by one of Home Base’s clinicians to determine if this program is a good fit for his or her current treatment processes and needs.
To schedule a Home Base clinical assessment, or to recommend an individual for this program, please call the Home Base clinic at 617-724-5202 or visit www.homebase.org/connect2care.