About Us

The Psychiatric Research Institute’s Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation (TPRI) is a multidisciplinary program designed to promote the growth and recovery for people who have experienced trauma through clinical care, education, and community integration. TPRI strives to promote prevention of trauma-related disorders, increase access to quality care for trauma-related disorders, and support innovative approaches designed to address the effects of traumatic stress.

TPRI strives to foster a trauma-informed care within the UAMS Health system. A trauma-informed approach to care integrates knowledge about psychological trauma into policies, procedures and practices in order to avoid re-traumatization of people served within the organization. This includes adopting patient-centered care principles designed to create a culture of safety, trustworthiness, cultural humility, collaboration, peer support, and empowerment within an organization in order to promote physical and psychological wellbeing.

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TPRI collaborates with PRI’s outpatient and inpatient mental health and substance use programs to provide trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatments. This includes providing training and consultation in trauma-informed care as well as appropriate trauma-informed or trauma-focused clinical services across PRI’s mental health service line.

For adults, TPRI acts as a specialty clinic within the Walker Family Clinic that provides evidence-based trauma-focused treatments including:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Group therapy
    • Basic Skills for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • CPR for PTSD: How to Calm and Prevent Re-Alarm for PTSD
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma-informed psychiatric services

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TPRI also provides trauma-informed care training and consultation for non-mental health clinical services within the UAMS Health system. For UAMS Health divisions and services interested in trauma-informed care training or consultation, check out our Training & Education page.