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TRAUMATYS provides:

Specialized services

 

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Evaluation

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Psychotherapy

 

            According to a retrospective study, TRAUMATYS obtains a 96% remission rate, with 48% of complete remission, in an average of 9 months.  A prospective neuroimagery study has also shown that,  upon trauma-related stimulation, individuals effectively treated at TRAUMATYS display a less activated amygdala (less dysphoric affects), a less activated hippocampus (less need to have to put things in perspective), and a less activated prefrontal anterior cingulate cortex (probably less usage of defensive mechanisms). These neural improvements are highly correlated to PTSD improvements. They indicate a greater system efficiency and a down-regulation of autonomic responses. In short, individuals are less anxious and less reactive to stressors. They retain homeostasis upon trauma-related stimulation. Such findings suggest a neurobiological resolution of PTSD.

 

            At TRAUMATYS, Horowitz's dynamic therapy has been combined with cognitive-behavioral-pharmacological components. In psychotherapy, we aim at reducing sources of stress in the lives of individuals and at helping them recognize the deep-seated psychological wound induced by the traumatic event, while building a solid alliance. Subsequently, we identify the latent affect-laden conflicts which had been retriggered by the traumatic event and we work with the individuals at resolving them. Introspective hypnosis is also employed whenever individuals can experience intense dysphoric affects in a modulated way and have developed a solid alliance. Such trauma-focused method is used only when the therapeutic work at the usual waking state has not yielded the information necessary to identify the personal meanings of the traumatic event for a given individual. Bowlby's and Masterson's models are included at the core of therapy whenever an individual presents with structural deficits. These individuals usually succeed at resolving both their PTSD and at attenuating their structural deficits because PTSD breaks down the defensive shield of individuals, which allows a more direct access to the real self (embedding the traumatized self) and thus an opportunity to resolve structural deficits (i.e. intrapersonal and interpersonal patterns, personality disorders, insecure attachment patterns, etc.). At TRAUMATYS, psychotherapy is open-ended, taking the necessary time to treat PTSD and its comorbidity as completely as possible. Our psychotherapists stay away from high-anxiety-provoking techniques such as prolonged exposure or EMDR in order to avoid provoking iatrogenic effects in terms of further disorganization or the induction of defense mechanisms such as dissociation.

         

Services are offered to:

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to individuals having been exposed to a traumatic event:

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assault

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hold-up

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rape

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incest

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accident

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death threats

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war

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peace missions

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etc .

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Possibly without charge to persons who are compensated or likely to be compensated (see below)

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rendered by experienced clinicians, after an advanced 2-year training specialized in PTSD

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throughout the province of Quebec (Montreal, South Shore, Laval, Laurentians, Quebec City, and Joliette)

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to adults, adolescents, and children

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in English, French, and Portuguese

 

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RAPIDLY to avoid unnecessary delays

 

Services are paid by:

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"Commission de la santé et sécurité au travail'' (CSST)

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''Indemnisation aux victimes d'actes criminels" (IVAC)

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"Société d'assurance automobile du Québec'' (SAAQ)

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Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

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private insurance companies

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individuals

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a small amount may need to be paid by a person compensated, but only when the compensation agency allows for a surcharge and the fees reimbursed to psychologists are below the usual market fees. (Remember that, although we are highly specialized in PTSD, our fees are the same as those of non-specialized psychologists.)

 

A FREE evaluation could be provided to a person who is likely to be compensated by CSST, IVAC, or SAAQ, as determined by TRAUMATYS personnel. Otherwise, at the initial phone call, the person is informed about the procedures to follow to obtain compensation, whenever it is applicable.

 

Evaluation sessions are scheduled RAPIDLY to avoid unnecessary delays.

 

 

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TRAUMATYS : 1-844-633-3326 (toll free) / traumatys@gmail.com

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