Improve patients’ coping skills, emotional awareness, and effectiveness in interpersonal situations
Increase patients’ awareness of themselves and the issues that led to the development and/or intensification of their difficulties
Our morning program includes approximately 10 hours of group programming per week (3 hours a day — Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings) plus a weekly individual treatment meeting with the patient’s IOP team leader. Patient’s can also opt to add an additional weekly session to meet with members of their family.
Our IOP emphasizes the importance of:
Individualized and continuous evaluation
Strong, supportive community milieu
Personalized and well-rounded group programming
Experienced and skillful treatment team
I came here knowing I was deeply unwell and miserable, but not knowing what to expect. I leave here with a clear view of my life, the problems I face, the reasons I struggle to do so, and the tools to do it better. I feel hopeful that I’m on the way to loving myself more, accomplishing my goals, and most importantly, not needing to accomplish those goals in order to accept and love myself.
This place has changed and saved my life. I am prouder of the work I’ve done here than any of my life’s accomplishments that have come before.
Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy-informed curricula, we work with patients to build skills for managing and preventing the exacerbation of their emotional distress and behavioral dysregulation.
Finding Meaning and a Path Forward
Using mentalizing and psychodynamic concepts, we work with patients to help them understand their minds and the minds of others. With this increased awareness, patients are able to improve their communication skills and clarify what they want in their lives.
Exploring Ourselves in our Relationships
Using psychodynamic, family systems, and interpersonal approaches, we work with patients to 1) explore attachment and relationship patterns that may contribute to their symptoms and 2) practice new ways of engaging with others to build trust and form healthier relationships.
IOP level of care can serve as a catalyst for change when change is desperately needed
Once weekly, patients meet with their team leader to assess their progress and to help tailor the program to each patient’s unique treatment needs. The patient’s team leader serves as a link between each patient, the IOP treatment team, and the patient’s individual therapist.
Some patients choose to use this meeting as a family session or may add an additional session per week so that they can have both an individual and a family session.
The team leader is not a replacement for the patient’s individual therapist. Instead, we strongly encourage patients to continue working with their individual therapist while they are in our program. This allows for a smoother transition upon completion of our program.
If patients do not have an individual therapist, we will help them find a good match.
Length of Treatment
Patients determine how long they need to stay in the program. Some choose a briefer experience, staying only for 6 weeks. These patients leave with insight and a solid set of skills to take back into their lives.
For others, a more intensive experience is desired. We know that it takes time for change to solidify, when possible, extended stays can really be a game changer.
Patients are required to commit to a 6 week course of treament to begin. After that, the treatment team works with each patient to determine the optimal length of stay. Currently, the average length of stay is 18 to 36 weeks.