What to expect in the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program?
The typical IOP adult is currently maintaining a level of safety that does not require supervision or a higher level and is willing to participate in a group therapy program.
Through group therapy, psychoeducation, and therapeutic activities, the IOP team works with the adult to decrease the symptoms or behaviors that have been causing difficulty. Using evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed interventions, patients can learn the necessary skills and insight to manage the emotional and behavioral issues and achieve a healthy level of functioning.
Typical issues include:
- Difficulty coping at home, school, work
- Behavior that interferes with daily living
- Unpleasant feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, hopelessness and depression
- Preoccupation with certain thought patterns and/or behaviors which interfere with one’s life
- Self-injurious behavior or patterns
Areas of focus include:
- Recognize personal strengths and problem areas
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Identify, challenge, and modify negative thoughts and beliefs
- Address transitions in life
- Improve the ability to problem-solve
- Change destructive behavior patterns
- Improve communication skills
- Develop an effective aftercare plan
- Set immediate and long-term goals
Adult IOP is held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.