The Seneca Center at The UVM Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center offers outpatient psychiatry through the Seneca Center. The Center's program provides comprehensive treatment at several levels of intensity, ranging from office-based evaluation and treatment to intensive outpatient services to partial hospitalization services.
The programs are offered to adults who are experiencing new symptoms, worsening symptoms, or a decrease in functioning.
Treatment at the Seneca Center is grounded in empirically based interventions and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), skills training, and pharmacological management.
The Seneca Center at The UVM Medical Center treats patients with the following conditions:
- Anxiety/panic disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Adjustment disorders
- Personality disorders
- Self-harming behaviors
Intensive Outpatient Care
The Intensive Outpatient Care program offers group psychotherapy, coping skills training, and medication consultation with a lesser degree of care management. The program is appropriate for individuals already working in individual therapy in the community, but are experiencing an increase in symptom severity such that standard outpatient treatment alone is not sufficient to make progress.
The primary purpose of this program is to assist with coping skill acquisition and coping skill usage in the patient's daily life. This program offers six hours of treatment per day and consists of:
- Individual care management
- Group psychotherapy
- Coping skills training
- Medication consultation
The UVM Medical Center's Partial Hospitalization Program, part of the Seneca Center, is for individuals who are transitioning from inpatient care back into the community or for individuals who are experiencing worsening symptoms and want to avoid an inpatient admission.
The primary purpose of this program is to stabilize crisis, stabilize functioning, and restore symptoms to a pre-crisis level.
The program offers 6 hours of treatment per day and consists of individual care management, group psychotherapy, pharmacological management, and coping skills training.
- A full psycho-social and medical evaluation and formulating initial treatment goals
- Individualized treatment planning
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Pharmacological management
- Mindfulness practice
- Anger management and emotion regulation
- Interpersonal effectiveness and assertiveness skills
- Distress tolerance skills
- Relapse prevention
- Care management and ongoing collaboration with outside providers
Find a UVM Medical Center doctor or specialist or call 802-847-3333.