RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Dr. Feller Explains Social Learning Theory as a Framework to Understand Sexual Aggression

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Dr. Randall Feller

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

As pastors, we provide emotional and spiritual support to the best of our ability to our church members and their families. At Brookhaven Hospital, we hold seminars every other month to provide education for pastors about the issues that they encounter on a daily basis.  Dr. Randall Feller, Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Oral Roberts University, an ordained minister and former Director of the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program at Family & Children Services, recently spoke at our November 13th Pastoral Seminar on the “Pastor’s Role of Social Learning Theory in Understanding and Treating Sexual Aggression.”

Dr. Feller highlighted  a brief overview of the field of sexual abuse, the prevalence of sexual aggression, the high rates of recidivism in the past, and what is more recently being done to help lower the rates of recidivism.  About twenty years ago, the rates of successful treatment were around 1% with a recidivism rate of 99%.  The belief that perpetrators of sexual aggression could not be rehabilitated was prevalent.  Through the application of social learning theory, however, the recidivism rate currently stands around 25%.

Dr. Feller stated that “sexual aggression cuts across all social economic levels, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, educational levels, religious preferences, and racial backgrounds.”  Because of this, it is very difficult for a church or any organization to screen out individuals who may be sexual aggressors.  Dr. Feller recommended that churches make the necessary changes to protect their church members.  This could be as simple as making sure that doors to classrooms within the church have windows, and limit or completely eliminate situations in which an adult would be alone with a child.

Pastors who attended the seminar said they learned a lot from Dr. Feller’s presentation.  An opportunity was given for Q&A on the Pastor’s role regarding intervention and prevention strategies.

Our next Pastoral Seminar will be February 12, 2015 featuring speaker, Chief Chaplain Danny Lynchard, of the Tulsa Police Department.  Please call 918.438.4257, and speak with Lydia D’Ross to reserve your spot for this seminar.  Our Pastoral Seminars are free to attend for pastors, chaplains, and church personnel.

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