In the "What we treat" section of this website you will find all of the details relative to the psychological diseases treated by the specialists of the Ginestra Group.
It is essential that patients who choose to confront their affliction understand our treatment methods.
Finding the right treatment for each patient is the main goal of any physician or psychologist who respects the person asking for help and wishes to guide them back to health.
To guarantee this is always the case, the work of the team is based on certain essential prerequisites:
- Rigorous scientific training in the fields of medical, psychological, clinical, pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative treatment;
- The extensive experience of doctors, psychologists and educators who have worked in the field of psychological distress for many years;
- An in-depth knowledge of each patient acquired through the diagnostic phase, clinical observation and wide ranging engagement channels;
- Ability and willingness to empathize with patients' problems;
- Willingness to support the families of those who are not well, as they often do not understand what is happening and do not know how to react;
- Manage a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and a strong motivation to receive treatment rather than a sense of obligation, thereby promoting patient autonomy;
- Treat every person as an individual, considering his or her peculiar characteristics instead of grouping them a diagnostic category in order to provide customized treatment;
In line with these principles, the Ginestra Group team recommends the most appropriate course of treatment, which can follow three different approaches, depending on the nature of the diagnosis:
Our outpatient facility offer patients the opportunity to follow psychotherapeutic treatments with a cognitive behavioral or psychodynamic orientation, attend counselling, monitor pharmaceutical treatments, undergo psycho-diagnostic tests, and attend EMDR, Mindfulness sessions or DBT therapy. The consulting rooms are located in Foro Buonaparte, Milan.
THE DAY CLINIC
Founded on the longstanding clinical experience of the group, the Day Clinic offers a range of services to those who need to work in or with a group to improve their quality of life and feel the need for a personalized plan to support their daily life in a moment of particular difficulty or at the end of an inpatient treatment program.
The team at the Day Clinic includes a psychiatrist, four Psychiatric Rehabilitation therapists and two specialist psychologists.
Based on the patient's personalised therapeutic programme defined in collaboration with the referring specialists, the La Ginestra Day Clinic offers socio-rehabilitation, socio-therapeutic and expressive activities that promote the acquisition of greater levels of autonomy and social integration, training and professional development.
The activities offered by the Day Clinic include leisure management groups, art therapy workshops (dance, theatre, painting), group psychotherapy, employment counselling groups, assistance with schooling, Mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral sessions and group sports.
The aim and specificity of every treatment programme ensures that the therapeutic plan identifies, embraces and meets each person's needs, while pursuing the rehabilitation goals discussed with the clinic's team and the referring unit.
The Day Clinic is open to men and women between 18 and 65. Before a patient can join a programme at the facility, they are required to undergo a clinical interview with a specialist and two days of tests at the Clinic.
The Day Clinic offers an emergency service that includes therapeutic home visits and psychiatric rehabilitative treatments. This service can be arranged in 24-48 hours.
In the welcoming and comfortable surroundings of the Day Clinic, patients will find the ideal place to spend their days, have lunch (organic catering) and participate in individual activities and workshops.
Admissions to the Clinic in Appiano Gentile are recommended for all those cases characterized by a clinical situation that necessitates careful monitoring and internal specialist examinations. The patient's medical condition is first evaluated through an outpatient interview, during which the patient's mental and physical conditions are examined by a psychiatrist and medical physician. All patients admitted to the clinic are accommodated in a single room with a private bathroom, balcony, television and telephone.
Pharmacotherapy, if required, is prescribed by psychiatrists and constantly monitored in order to ensure optimal efficacy.
During the initial phase of admission, the patient's cardiac, respiratory and liver function is assessed with the aid of blood tests and specialist exams. If necessary, CT and / or MRI brain scans can also be carried out to check for brain damage.
Once the patient's clinical condition has been assessed, the second phase of admission involves the psycho-diagnostic process. This process begins with the gathering of information to build an accurate patient history and the use of appropriate psycho-diagnostic tools (SCID-I, SCID-II, MMPI, YSQ, The Rorschach test, SWAP 200 are the most used).
Every day, patients take part in individual and group therapy sessions with both cognitive (DBT and Mindfulness) and psychodynamic orientations, which are designed to increase the patient's awareness of their problems and reinforce their self-motivation to embrace treatment.
Only When the patient consents, meetings with family members and significant others can be organised in order to help them understand the patient's suffering and assist them in learning how to provide support during the treatment process.
For the duration of inpatient treatment, patients participate in group activities and occupy their free time with sports, creative workshops and recreational activities. If necessary, it is possible to have a personal assistant.
When the inpatient treatment process has run its course, the team briefs the patient on the results of all clinical tests and gives an indication of how the treatment plan started on an inpatient basis can continue at the clinic.