Adult Track - WPP

WPP (Women's Partial Hospital Program) Rotation - Butler Hospital
Faculty Supervisor(s): Theresa Morgan, PhD, Margaret Howard, PhD

The WPP (Women’s Partial Hospital Program) at Butler Hospital utilizes evidence-based, third-wave behavior therapies to treat cis- and transgender women, female-identifying, and non-binary individuals presenting with symptoms of trauma &/or personality pathology, and predominantly Borderline Personality Disorder.  Common symptoms treated include: unstable, intense, and distressing emotions; chronic/acute suicidality; impulsivity; self-injury; identity problems; and relationship problems. Many of our patients also present with trauma histories, a history of substance/alcohol use, depression and mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.  Therapy modalities used include but are not limited to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other, similar therapies with a strong evidence base and components of acceptance, mindfulness, and behavior change.  The focus of treatment is patterns of unworkable emotional and behavioral avoidance strategies that interfere with optimal functioning.  Patients receive a combination of medication management, individual and group therapy, with an emphasis on groups. The program runs from 9:00AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday.  The average length of stay is 5-10 days. It is run as part of the larger day treatment programming in the Goddard Building at Butler Hospital.