Military Program2018-08-27T13:55:47+00:00

Military Program

UBH Denton Military LogoThe Military Program at UBH Denton is one of our nation’s oldest and most-experienced dedicated military programs. Our staff of mental health professionals has deep experience working with service members in all branches and at every level of the military. We consider it an honor and a privilege to help those who serve our nation reclaim their lives.

We work with each individual to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, customized treatment plan that addresses their challenges and uses their strengths. We welcome the participation of family members and work with command to safely return each service member to base or veteran to the community..

Unit Highlights:

African American soldier mother carrying son

  • Dedicated military unit with military culture trained staff (clinicians, nurses, techs)
  • Program lasts for 14 to 30 days, based on patient need
  • Personalized treatment incorporating group therapy and individual counseling when needed
  • Program director and treatment team offices are housed on the unit and provide patients with an open door policy
  • Chaplain available for spiritual needs

Black soldier salutingCommonly treated diagnoses in our program

  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • PTSD and combat stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression

The Military Program at UBH Denton utilizes an interdisciplinary treatment team model, led by military experienced healthcare professionals, with knowledge in psychiatry, psychology, social science, and medicine. The Military Program offers multiples tracks to meet the patient where they are and create individualized treatment to meet their specific needs.

Safe Haven Program

The Safe Haven Program identifies harmful, difficult-to-change beliefs that result in self-defeating behaviors and coping styles. The Safe Haven Program challenges those beliefs and builds new strategies for success. The Safe Haven Program utilizes Schema Therapy to help free patients from harmful behaviors and assisting in the treatment of a variety of long-standing emotional difficulties including:

  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Chronic psychiatric challenges such as depression and anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence/anger

Chemical Dependency Program

The Chemical Dependency Program track assists service members and veterans suffering from substance abuse disorders and offers a comfortable and safe detox environment and implements proven methodology for achieving a life free of drugs and alcohol.

Warning signs of substance abuse disorder (with or without PTSD):

Physical

  • Bloodshot eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Decline in physical appearance, neglects grooming
  • Unusual smells on breath, body or clothing
  • Tremors, slurred speech or impaired coordination

Behavioral

  • Drop in job attendance and performance
  • Unexplained need for money or financial problems; may borrow or steal to get it
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors
  • Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts and hobbies
  • Frequently getting into trouble such as fights, accidents or illegal activities

Psychological

  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability or angry outbursts
  • Periods of unusual hyperactivity, agitation or giddiness
  • Lack of motivation; appears lethargic or “spaced out”
  • Appears fearful, anxious or paranoid, with no reason

Trauma Program

The Trauma Program assists in the treatment of PTSD utilizing evidenced-based Cognitive Processing Therapy, which is recognized at the gold standard for PTSD treatment along with multiple other treatment methodologies.

PTSD triggers include:

  • Going to drills
  • Learning of deaths of other soldiers
  • Large crowd gatherings
  • News shows
  • Loud noises
  • People of certain ethnic origin
  • Foreign military uniforms
  • Smell of gas, oil, blood or burning flesh
  • Traffic
  • Helicopters
  • Fire
  • Children

Individualized treatment plans can include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Schema Therapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Daily PT is available, including yoga, recreational sports, weight training, acupuncture, and fitness center. A dietician is also available to individualize meal plan requirements.

For more information about our program, please call 940-320-8100 or send us a message.

Additional Resources

View the video below for a special message from 1982 college football Heisman Trophy winner and mental health advocate, Herschel Walker. He is also a Patriot Support Program spokesperson.