What is the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program?
Our Teen Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program is a treatment option for adolescents 12 to 17. Treatment focuses on teens who have experienced trauma or a mental health concern.
Treatment is a collaborative process involving the teen, their family, and referral sources working with the clinical staff. The program is flexible and allows for individualized treatment options to ensure the best possible outcome for the teen.
Our Teen Program Includes:
What to Expect
Each teen, along with their family, is given an initial assessment. This will help determine if Intensive Outpatient Therapy is the best course of action.
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After the initial assessment, follow up sessions are scheduled and staff will provide a brief tour and orientation to the program.
During the first session treatment goals are established as part of an overall plan. The plan provides a ‘road map’ that will serve as a guide for treatment. The treatment plan is constantly revised as goals are reached and if new issues arise.
During the course of treatment an aftercare plan will be developed. Aftercare can include continued therapy, introduction to available support groups and more.
How IOP Is Different
The Intensive Outpatient Program is just that, intensive. The program is nine or more hours a week and is generally three days per week. While the program provides a high level of treatment components, they are scheduled to avoid (as much as possible) the typical activities of teens.
During treatment, clients remain in their own homes with their parent or guardian and continue to attend their own school. While some intense therapy programs require removal from school, home and sometimes even the community, Intensive Outpatient Programs allow teens to maintain a relatively normal life.
Teens remain in school and at home encouraging involvement with family and friends giving them the opportunity to apply the skills they learn in the program to real world.