Our IOP will include the following elements:
Participation. The IOP requires engagement in outpatient programming 3-5 days per week for 3 hours per day, or 6-15 hours per week. The schedule is determined by the treatment needs associated with the diagnosis. Our IOP is conveniently in the afternoon and evening so teens are able to attend school uninterrupted.
One individual therapy session per week. Individual psychotherapy sessions utilize evidence-based therapies based upon the teen’s specific needs. These may include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, and integrated body psychotherapy.
One family therapy session or parent coach session per week. Family involvement is integral to the teenager’s progress. Family members attend therapy sessions as well as family support group weekly.
Group therapy sessions. Adolescents are highly receptive to working in groups, which can provide peer support, and a sense that they are not alone. Group therapy may include DBT group, process group, and positive psychology commitment group.
Case management. As the teen progresses, a case manager will coordinate their treatment needs. Case management helps create care plans and sets up appointments with service providers.
Discharge planning. When preparing the adolescent for discharge, they and their parents will be advised to schedule a follow-up appointment with a doctor, as well as an outpatient therapy session.
Weekly meetings with a psychiatrist. Adolescents will meet with a psychiatrist once per week.