Military Programs

Hampton has successfully provided treatment and specialized military programming for service members and their families for the past 28 years. Hampton Behavioral Health Center offers the most advanced behavioral health, diagnostic and treatment services for servicemen and women, veterans and their dependents.

For recently returning service members and veterans who have been diagnosed with Service Related Trauma (formerly known as PTSD), Hampton Behavioral Health Center offers a specialized Intensive Outpatient Program. Our Trauma Outpatient Program for Servicemen and Women (T.O.P.S.) focuses on enhancing coping skills and maximizing resiliency. T.O.P.S., which runs three hours, four days a week, provides a safe, structured environment in which survivors of military trauma can share experiences with peers under the guidance of a licensed clinician. The group members work through trauma-related themes and prepare themselves to focus on the present, allowing them to move on with their lives.

T.O.P.S. begins with a comprehensive assessment that includes an evaluation by a member of our psychiatric medical staff. If clinically indicated, medication can be prescribed to help reduce the anxiety, depression and insomnia that accompany Service Related Trauma (formerly known as PTSD). Treatment is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which involves learning skills for effective communicating and relating to others. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an adaptation of CBT, is also utilized and is known to work well with combat vets who have experienced trauma. Survivors will also participate in non-verbal trauma therapies, such as journaling and visual imagery. Patients are taught relaxation techniques and the importance of sleep, exercise and nutrition for their recovery. To support a healthy lifestyle, substance abuse and relapse prevention will be incorporated into the program when appropriate.

T.O.P.S. is a program dedicated to active duty, recently discharged service personnel and veterans. Hampton staff works closely with military command, on-base providers and the Veterans Administrations to ensure continuity of care for patients once they have completed the program. Hampton is in close proximity to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military installations and is easily accessible as a treatment provider for active duty service members and their dependents. For further information please call, Hampton’s Access Center at (800) 603-6767 or (609) 518-2100 to inquire about any of our programs.

Military Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Military Full Day PHP is daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Military Half Day PHP is daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of this program is reintegration into civilian life.


Trauma Outpatient Program for Servicemen and Women (TOPS)

The TOPS program is offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The focus of this program is helping service members that have experienced military related trauma with reducing symptoms associated with Service Related Trauma (formerly known as PTSD), enhancing coping skills and maximizing resiliency.

If a Service member presents with addiction issues, they can be addressed in dual programming or within the military groups, depending on the severity of the service members’ addiction.

Group topics for the military programs include:

  1. Anger Management
  2. Anxiety Management
  3. Coping Skills
  4. Depression Management
  5. Grief and Loss
  6. Healthy Relationships
  7. Mindfulness
  8. Reintegration into Civilian Life

Lunch is available for participants in the hospital cafeteria.

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