The OUTPATIENT WARD AT PLAC SIKORSKIEGO 2/8A focuses on therapy.
The patients usually continue here their inpatient treatment, or the ward can provide alternative treatment for the patients with psychotic relapses.The treatment programme is based on:(i) the relation therapist/patient, which means that each patient receives individual psychotherapy from a doctor or psychologist, also after leaving the ward;
(iii) therapy in a small group of sixteen patients from the ward.
Every day a community meeting is held as well as a meeting of the psychotherapy group, conducted by two therapists from the team. Other group activities during the week are dance therapy, theatre therapy, a group outing to the centre of the town, cooking (preparation of breakfast and lunch), and social skill training.
The team favours the supportive approach with elements of exploration psychotherapy in individual and group work, depending on the needs and capabilities of the patient. Social skills training includes cognitive and behavioural elements as a part of the therapy programme and stresses the importance of efficient functioning in everyday life.
Therefore the patient is influenced in an integrated way at three interconnected levels: at the level of biology by pharmacotherapy, at the level of psychology by individual and group psychotherapy, and at the level of behaviour by social competence training (training of cognitive functions, social behaviour, task performance).
The staff on duty in the ward consists of a psychiatrist, two psychologists and two nurses.