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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


Behavioral VA Health Care

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program — VA Western New York Healthcare System at Batavia

  Batavia VAMC
gray arrow PTSD Program at Batavia
gray arrow About the Program
gray arrow Admissions
gray arrow Women's Residential Program
gray arrow Men's Residential Program
gray arrow Outpatient Treatment
The residential treatment program helps you gain the skills you need to establish and maintain a satisfying life. The program offers a drug and alcohol-free environment. While there, you learn more about PTSD through individual therapy sessions, educational classes and group therapy sessions. In group therapy, you learn to discuss your traumatic experiences with other veterans. You learn to recognize feelings that may have contributed to your stress reactions. You also receive honest, supportive feedback about how others view you and give that same feedback to the rest of the group members.

The warm, safe, secure environment helps you feel more comfortable in a group setting. Skill building activities help you learn to share your experiences and reactions with others. You learn how to manage stress and its symptoms without resorting to unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol or other drug use. You work closely with your treatment coordinator to design a continuing care program that will help you progress after discharge from residential treatment. The residential rehabilitation program will not provide a cure for your PTSD or resolve all of your problems. But it will give you a safe environment to gather tools that will be helpful in your recovery from PTSD and in finding healthy solutions for problems in your life.