The treatment program is scheduled individually for every single patient. It connects group therapy, single therapy, psycho-education, body oriented and creative treatments, movement and music therapy, relaxation techniques and meditation, as well as medical therapy.
The central and leading figure during the treatment is a specifically trained physician or psychologist. He conducts the admission interview and the final interview, works out the individual treatment plan, and is in charge of the patient during the whole treatment process. He carries out single therapy sessions and leads the special group therapy.
Within the trusting atmosphere of a small group essential issues can be worked upon under the guidance of experienced physicians or psychologists.
Typical issues of group therapy are:
Of course a whole range of further issues can be dealt with within the protection of a therapeutic group.
The therapists suggest for each patient an individual program of treatment units, which will be adjusted during the course of the therapy according to the individual patient's needs and wishes.
Among others the following therapeutic methods are provided:
A special feature of our clinic are the various opportunities for reflection and for spiritual and religious involvement. The spiritual dimension of human existence is addressed by various supportive therapy elements in the area of meditation:
Basically connected with our concept is the idea of the therapeutic community supporting each other and granting an important healing and nourishing frame for the reconvalescence of our patients. The therapeutic community also constitutes a crucial element of our concept of environment-based social-therapeutic working.
Elements of this field are basically:
In preparation of being discharged our patients attend a special “transfer group” which allows them to deal with possible problems that may occur upon their return home.
Already during stay in the clinic the patient's contact is being made to the therapist who will take over outpatient treatment at home. If necessary, contacts to specialized institutions, physicians, therapists, or counseling centers can be established.
Our therapists will contact each patient a few weeks after the end of their stay in order to ensure the patient has adjusted to life outside the clinic. During these follow-up conversations, conducted either in person or by phone, patients are also able to obtain additional aftercare information including support group contacts or counseling institutions.
The duration of the treatment depends on the specific situation in each individual case. Three to four weeks are sufficient to achieve stabilization in an acute crisis, for the diagnostic procedure, and the basic medical and psychotherapeutic interventions. A more profound therapeutic process will require six weeks or more.