Intensive, Integrative, and Personally-Tailored Treatment
Oftentimes, weekly individual therapy doesn’t feel like enough to reduce our patients’ emotional pain and difficulties with work/school or relationships. The Petoskey Center provides patients with the opportunity to experience intensive treatment without the need for inpatient or residential psychiatric hospitalization.
We offer the opportunity for patients to dive more deeply into treatment through a program specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual patient. Groups are shaped based on patient needs rather than a strict curriculum. This allows for patients to really dive into their own issues and struggles rather than patients having to fit into a pre-set agenda.
Petoskey Center’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) gives clients a safe place to:
Explore the reasons behind their psychological struggles
Learn and practice new skills for coping, managing, and preventing emotional crises,
Identify a path forward for their goals within the realms of education, career, family, lifestyle, etc.
Practice implementing real change both in and outside of the therapy setting
Utilize the interactions of group members to create more effective and satisfying relationships
Understand their emotional worlds in the context of their careers and important relationships
Our Group Programming
Each day, patients attend 3 groups which focus on one of three areas:
(1) building skills utilizing the the 4 core DBT modules: Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Effectiveness
(2) Improving self awareness and gaining a greater understanding of the issues that fuel their current struggles
(3) discussing/processing life issues and stressors in a safe, supportive environment.
Rather than having a rigid, one-size-fits-all curriculum, our program uniquely tailors each group to the patients in the room. Our staff meet to discuss the events of each group and to identify the specific elements patients need to have the best group experience.
Patients aren’t numbers to us. They are unique individuals with unique needs. We do our best to match our programming to their needs rather than making them fit into a cookie-cutter structure.
Resources for Understanding our Core Psychotherapeutic Interventions
Understanding Psychodynamic Therapy
Jonathan Shedler, PhD is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and Consulting Supervisor at California Pacific Medical Center. He is creator of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and clinical case formulation, and co-author of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2).
What is Mentalization?
Peter Fonagy, Anna Freud Chief Executive, is Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at the UCL; Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London; Consultant to the Child and Family Programme at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools.
Are DBT Skills for Everybody?
Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), explains who can use DBT Skills.
What is Mentalizing & Why Do It
Jon G. Allen, PhD,, Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine talks about mentalizing and the role it plays in attachment relationships.