Who are we?
Welcome to the Behavioral Medicine Service of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates (DHPA). We offer "state-of-the-art" behavioral treatment for problems related to pain, headache, chronic illness, stress, and insomnia. Psychologists of the Behavioral Medicine Section are experts in our fields and are well-versed in the latest advances in effective therapy methods.
What does treatment involve?
The primary approach we use to help you cope with physical health concerns is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This approach involves collaboration between you and your clinician to understand and address the behavioral and psychological factors that may perpetuate your distress and physical symptoms. This form of treatment is firmly based in research findings. CBT helps you to make specific changes, includes new ways of acting, thinking, feeling, or coping. Treatment tends to focus on the current situation rather than the past and on your behavior and views and beliefs about your life, rather than on personality traits. Treatment typically involves learning new skills and uses a variety of tools and exercises to practice new skills in the sessions and at home. In many cases treatment follows a clinically-tested treatment "protocol" that will be adapted to your individual life circumstances. In addition to individual therapy, we also offer group programs such as:
There's no better place to turn
You know that Dartmouth-Hitchcock is the place to go when you want the best possible care for yourself. For more than 200 years, Dartmouth's physicians have been recognized for their specialization and expertise. As educators and researchers, our staff is knowledgeable in the latest advances in behavioral medicine. They are, also, involved in the development of new treatments.
For your convenience
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates accepts a wide range of health plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Though our main office is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, our specialists travel throughout the region to see patients at the offices of our many affiliates. To schedule an appointment, call Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates at (800) 556-6249.
A staff member is always available in the event of an emergency, call (800) 556-6249, any time of day when a crisis occurs. We can provide a consultation, and if necessary, arrange for a secure, clinically supervised environment for stabilization and treatment.
Is it for you?
These are some of the problems we typically treat:
- Behavioral Medicine Areas
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Stress-Related Problems
Jan Seville, PhD., Director
Dr. Seville is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and a licensed psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of chronic pain, headache, insomnia, and stress-related somatic disorders. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She provides professional training and consultation locally and nationally on the behavioral treatment of chronic pain.