6-Week OSI Program

Our Approach:

  • Trauma-informed care: Our entire program is built upon a trauma-informed framework, creating an atmosphere of safety, trust, and empowerment.
  • Evidence-based therapies: We utilize evidence-based therapies, such as EMDR and cognitive-behavioural therapy, that have been proven effective in treating stress injuries.
  • Holistic Biopsychosocialspiritual approach: We recognize the importance of addressing the whole person, integrating biological, psychological, cultural, and spiritual aspects into the healing process.
  • Specialized support: Our experienced team consists of trauma therapists, counsellors, and veteran/first responder professionals who understand the unique challenges faced by stress-exposed populations.

Benefits of Our Program:

  • Reduction in Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) symptoms: Participants can experience a significant reduction in the intensity and frequency of symptoms.
  • Enhanced coping skills: Participants develop practical tools and strategies to manage stress, triggers, and anxiety effectively.
  • Improved quality of life: By addressing the impact of trauma, participants can experience an improved overall quality of life, fostering healthier relationships and a greater sense of well-being.
Take the First Step: If you or a loved one is a first responder struggling with a traumatic stress injury, our residential outpatient program can provide the support and healing you need. Contact us today to learn more about our program!

Program Phases:

The 6-Week Program is based on a five days per week model, providing continuous care and support throughout the program. The program includes over five hours of treatment per day, with self-directed activities on the weekends and optional group programming. We also offer a Day Program for those who live locally and a virtual or hybrid program for those who prefer to participate from home. Both options follow the same daily and weekly format. Intensive Programs contain all the elements of the Long program, following the same daily schedule.

Screening/Intake:

Before the program commences, a comprehensive screening and intake process is conducted to ensure that the program aligns with each participant’s specific needs. This process allows us to gather important information, assess individual requirements, and establish a solid foundation for personalized care.

Week 1: Assessment, Goal Setting, and Initial Treatment

During the first week, participants undergo a thorough assessment to gain a deeper understanding of their unique experiences, symptoms, and treatment goals. Collaboratively with our skilled team, participants set personalized goals to guide their healing journey. The week also includes the initiation of initial treatment interventions, ensuring a solid foundation for progress.

Week 2: Intensive Treatment

Building upon the foundations established in the first week, the second week focuses on intensive treatment. Participants engage in concentrated therapy sessions tailored to their specific needs and goals. The immersive nature of this week allows for deep exploration, trauma processing, and the development of effective coping strategies.

Week 3 and 4: At-home Reintegration and Practice

We understand the importance of maintaining continuity in therapeutic support, even during breaks from our program. During the two-week break back at home, participants will have the opportunity to engage in virtual therapy sessions with their assigned therapist. Through secure video or telephone appointments, participants will receive three hours of therapy per week, allowing them to continue their healing journey and receive ongoing support from the comfort of their own surroundings. This ensures that participants can stay connected with their therapist, address any emerging concerns, and maintain progress towards their therapeutic goals. We prioritize the well-being of our participants and strive to provide seamless care, regardless of their physical location.

Week 5: Intensive Treatment Continues

The fifth week of the program continues the intensive treatment phase. Participants build upon the progress made during the initial four weeks, further refining coping skills, engaging in targeted therapy sessions, and deepening their understanding of their healing journey.

Week 6: Termination, Evaluation, and Transition Planning

During the final week, participants work collaboratively with the treatment team to assess progress, evaluate treatment outcomes, and ensure a smooth transition. Termination sessions provide closure and celebration of achievements. Transition planning is facilitated to support participants in integrating their progress into their everyday lives beyond the program.

Aftercare:

To promote ongoing support and long-term success, participants have access to our 6-month aftercare program and services. This includes virtual sessions with therapists, providing continued guidance and support during the post-program phase. Vocational rehabilitation services are also available as needed, supporting participants in achieving their career goals and successful reintegration into the workforce. Additionally, a 2-week in-person follow-up program is scheduled 6-months after the conclusion of the 6-week program, and we also run a 1-week couple’s program about once per year.

Our program offers a comprehensive journey of healing, from initial assessment to aftercare support, ensuring that participants receive the necessary care and tools to foster lasting change and improved well-being.