Ptsd
Topics: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Psychological trauma / Pages: 20 (4856 words) / Published: Dec 30th, 2011

Welcome to Oceanside Trauma Center The Oceanside Trauma Center of Daytona Beach will strive to heal clients with potentially serious or persistent trauma related mental illnesses as well as those who are in a state of acute crisis. Our mission is to provide services to trauma survivors through appropriate screening, assessment, and our empirically based clinical interventions.
1. Intake Protocol At Oceanside Trauma, we take pride in our modified Trauma and Drug Use Intake Form (TDUIF) which will be administered to all of our potential clients (Beall, Larry, 2001). We have found that comorbid issues are highly correlated with most Stress issues, especially our military veterans and believe it’s in our clients’ best interests if we administer an intake protocol that addresses this before we proceed any further. It should be noted that if the client’s answers reflect potential comorbid issues based on our intake questionnaire, one on one interviews are scheduled and decisions are made to get the client immediate help if needed. The self-administered questionnaire covers a wide variety of trauma history as well as potential coping/avoidance techniques. Minor changes have been made to Larry Beall’s original version, with respect to vocabulary and some questions omitted. Identifying an individual's trauma exposure history is important because of the serious psychosocial impairments associated with PTSD. We believe after reviewing the intake form with the client, we will have an easier process of deciding what the next step is and how to proceed.
2. Oceanside Case Example via “Soft Spots”
Recently I had the pleasure of reading “Soft Spots” by former Marine Sgt. Clint Van Winkle. Throughout the reading numerous examples of PTSD were prevalent as he rendered his account of returning home from his deployment in Iraq. Clint should be commended for not holding back during his internal dialog and this candidness really lets you experience his trauma with a first person



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