CLINICAL TRAINING AT ROAD HOME PROGRAM
Clinical training at Road Home Program: The National Center of Excellence for Veterans and their Families focuses on evidence-based treatments for a wide-range of presenting concerns using a scientist-practitioner training model. Road Home Program is committed to serving the diverse Veteran community in the Chicagoland area to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Most broadly, Road Home Program offers an intensive outpatient PTSD treatment program for Veterans throughout the country.
Intensive Outpatient –Road Home Program is part of the Warrior Care Network as a Midwest regional center for the treatment of PTSD through a two-week intensive outpatient program (IOP) focused on combat and military sexual trauma.
Outpatient – Road Home Program provides comprehensive care on an outpatient (OP) basis for individuals, groups, couples, and families. Trainees play an integral role in serving our community through outpatient care.
Diagnostic Assessment – To provide individualized care, Road Home Program utilizes assessment as a foundation to guide treatment including the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5), the gold standard for the assessment of PTSD, and the Diagnostic Interview for Anxiety, Mood, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders (DIAMOND).
Didactics are scheduled throughout the training year based on trainee stages of professional development, faculty and staff expertise, and focused on working with military, veteran, and family populations. Additionally, much of a trainee’s knowledge comes from participation in team meetings, developmental independence over the training year, and continued establishment of professional identity.
Further, Road Home Program is committed to training in evidence-based treatment. All trainees can attend a two-day Cognitive Processing Therapy training that occurs in early fall. Other trainings are provided to Road Home Program throughout the year trainees may choose to attend. Past trainings have included Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Response Planning, Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD, and Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS).
As a part of Rush University Medical Center and Road Home Program’s mission, our aim is to continue improving care through continuous program research. Within an Academic Medical Center, trainees have access to a full academic library. At Road Home Program, you will experience broad wellness resources, training opportunities, and prospects for collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment.
Road Home Program currently has three subcommittees (Substance Use Disorder, Employee Engagement, and Diversity and Inclusion). Trainees can choose to join one or more subcommittees based on your interests and training goals.