Treatment Programs

 

Brunswick Hospital offers a wide array of treatment modalities. All patients are offered individualized treatment which ranges from individual interaction/medication management/crisis care/24-hour nursing care/dietary consultation and social work assessment.

 

In addition to the individualized treatment, we offer the following treatment modalities which are discipline-specific:

Psychology

 

Cognitive Restructuring      

 

When individuals lack the skills and coping methods necessary to deal with problems, small situations can be crippling. 

 

Our treatment team works with patients to help identify life-goals, and determine a strategy to achieve those goals.  Through coping and problem-solving skills, patients are able to address negative patterns, and self-defeating actions.  This enables them to focus on increasing control over themselves and their lives, while learning to effectively address anger, frustration and set-backs.

 

 

 

Communication Skills                                                  

 

Our weekly communication skills workshops enable patients to develop the skills and coping mechanisms necessary to foster and maintain productive relationships.

 

Our treatment team utilizes verbal and media-therapy such as journaling and drawing, to enable patients to learn to express their feelings in a calm and assertive manner without feelings of guilt or anxiety.  

 

 

Coping Skills                                                                  

 

Navigating everyday life can be difficult for individuals who are unable to cope with everyday stressors, accept feedback and follow directives.


Our weekly 30 minute session employs conflict resolution, role play and positive perception to enable patients to draw strength from past and present events in order to effectively and actively manage stressful situations.

 

 

 

Anger Management

                                                              

Anger is a natural set of attitudes and judgements that motivate aggressive behaviors.  When anger is felt too intensely, frequently or expressed inappropriately it can pose a danger to the individual, and those around them.


Our 30 minute session familiarizes patients with the aggression cycle in order to help analyze and identify events that trigger an escalation of anger.  Patients develop an Anger Control Plan that enables them to verbally communicate when angry, while improving their ability to manage and express anger in a healthy manner.

 

 

Suicide Prevention                                                                                                     

Suicide is a desperate attempt to escape suffering that has become unbearable.  Blinded by feelings of self-loathing, hopelessness and isolation, patients are unable to envision relief except through death.

 

Our 30-minute weekly discussion group, educates patients on the impact of destructive behaviors on the body and support systems.  Patients are provided with the coping skills, and strategy necessary to effectively address and eliminate self-destructive behaviors

Social Work

 

Depression                  

 

Depression can make patients feel hopeless, afraid and alone.  Feelings of depression are caused by a chemical change that affects how the brain functions.  A normally functioning brain controls functions from heartbeat to walking and emotions.  When chemical messages are not delivered correctly between brain cells, communication is disrupted and depression occurs.

 

Thankfully, there are many effective forms of treatment that can help patients cope with depression, including medications that strengthen cellular communication, ensuring that the brain's vital messages are delivered clearly and quickly.

 

 

 

Discharge Planning                                                                     

 

Our discharge planning group empowers patients to play an active role in their discharge plan.

 

Our treatment team recognizes the importance of patient, caregiver and social services engagement in the discharge planning process.  This comprehensive approach provides support systems to reduce adverse events after discharge.

 

 

 

Tolerance and Disrespect                                                    

 

Tolerance means respecting and learning from others, valuing differences, bridging cultural gaps to discover common ground and create bonds.  Patients are taught to accept others for who they are, and learn to recognize boundaries in relationships.  

Our program helps patients to acknowledge and respect differences within their group of family and friends, while setting healthy boundaries.      

 

 

 

Conflict                                                                                                  

 

Effectively dealing with conflict is an important part of recovery.  Our treatment approach helps patients to identify conflict of different nature, so that they may focus on resolving issues whenever possible.

 

 

 

Bullying                                                                                

 

Bullying is repeated aggressive behavior that is designed to threaten, frighten or coerce someone.  Left unchecked, bullying can render its victims emotionally paralyzed and unable to enjoy a meaningful life.  Our treatment strategy empowers patients to overcome bullying through controlled confrontation and coping skills. 

 

Medical     

 

 

Diabetes                                                                                

 

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 23.6 million individuals with diabetes.  An estimated 20% of children have diabetes.

 

Our weekly 30-minute group, educates patients on the importance of nutrition, regular exercise and lifestyle modifications that can be used to prevent this sometimes fatal disease.

 

 

 

Falls Prevention                                                                                  

 

Every year one out of three citizens over 65 experiences a fall.  For individuals living alone, this can have deadly results.

 

Falls are often the result of existing medical conditions, visual problems and a lack of flexibility.

 

Our treatment workshop focuses on the safety measures that can be implemented to prevent falls, as well as the medical conditions and medications that may predispose patients to falling.

 

Pharmacy

 

Medications   

 

 In the past decade there have been great advances in the drugs used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and dementia. 

 

Our treatment approach provides patients with a fundamental understanding of brain physiology and chemistry.  By explaining the role of neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine and other key factors, patients are able to understand the function of medication and the importance of adhering to the medication regimen.

 

 

The Healing Power of Sleep                                  

 

Over 70 million people in the US suffer from sleep disorders.  Research has shown that a lack of sleep can result in mood disorders, behavioral problems, and even sleep deprivation psychosis.

 

Patients are introduced to methods of falling asleep without medication, as well as an explanation of the medications prescribed for insomnia so that they may get the rest essential for recovery and a healthy life.

 

Dietary

 

Healthy Lifestyles                                                                     

 

Maintaining a healthy diet and good nutrition are essential in recovery and daily life.

 

Our Healthy Lifestyles therapeutic group discusses a variety of essential topics such as healthy eating, food safety, importance of adhering to restricted diets.  This interactive group allows patients to share their questions, and their knowledge to help contribute to their success.

Therapeutic Activities

 

Creative Art Therapy                                               

 

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being.

 

The creative process involved in expressing oneself artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.

 

 

Music Therapy      

                                                      

Music therapists primarily help patients improve their health in several domains, such as cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development, social skills, and quality of life, by using music experiences such as free improvisation, singing and listening to and discussing and moving to music to achieve treatment goals.

 

 

Recreation Therapy                                      

 

 

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.


Recreational therapists work with patients to restore motor, social and cognitive functioning, build confidence, develop coping skills, and integrate skills learned in treatment settings into community settings.  Intervention areas vary widely and are based upon patient interests.  Examples of intervention modalities include creative arts dance/movement, and leisure education.

 

 

 

Admissions

 

81 Louden Ave

Amityville, New York 11701

(631) 789-7421

(631) 789-7263

Admitting Coordinators Available

 

Monday-Friday 8 AM-12 Midnight

Saturday-Sunday 8 AM-9 PM

 

Open for Admissions 24 hours, 7 days, 365 days a year

 

Daily Visiting Hours*

3 PM-4 PM

6 PM-7:30 PM

*Visitation requires prior approval

 

Contact Us

 

(631) 789-7000