About The Ross Institute
The Ross Institute was founded in 1995 by Colin A. Ross, M.D. The Institute is a private corporation that specializes in the management of psychiatric treatment programs and is currently contracted to provide management and treatment services to Timberlawn Mental Health System, in Dallas, Texas, Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Del Amo Hospital, in Torrance, California.
The Ross Institute provides inpatient and partial trauma programs designed to treat mental health issues related to psychological trauma such as:
Services offered by the Ross Institute include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The Ross Institute Trauma Programs are internationally known for both their intensive programming (35 psychotherapy groups per week) and seasoned clinical staff. Each patient is assigned a therapist who sees the patient 3 times a week for inpatient individual therapy. Ross Institute staff members work collaboratively to facilitate coordinated care with a focus on improving functioning and self-management.
- Designing, managing, and staffing of trauma treatment programs
- Professional training for mental health professionals
- Educational workshops
- Speakers Bureau
- Consultation services
- Ongoing research on treatment and the long-term effects of trauma.
Ross Institute programs are based on the Trauma Model of psychopathology. According to this model, trauma is a major risk factor for many types of mental disorders and needs to be addressed in treatment. Many testable scientific predictions follow from the model, as outlined in Dr. Ross' publications.
In addition to management and treatment services, the Ross Institute also provides professional training, educational workshops, and research. Each of these activities strives to further the advancement of the mental health field in the treatment of trauma based disorders.