Aurora Behavioral Health System’s Outpatient Services offers an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, designed to provide a concentrated, time-limited, comprehensive therapeutic environment for the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues. The focus of our Adolescent IOP program is to provide an encouraging environment, promoting healthy choices and self-awareness that leads to positive behavioral and emotional changes.
The program is designed for individuals and principles of recovery, whether as a step down from an inpatient setting, or simply someone needing treatment and support. It offers a much-needed intermediate level of care serving as a bridge between inpatient hospitalization and a traditional office outpatient setting. This service appeals to parents, patients, school counselors and other providers because of its ability to possibly prevent hospitalization as well as to supply a wide array of services in a relatively short period of time, offering the support patients need in order to successfully transition back to home and school.
Our IOP treatment team develops a unique treatment plan specifically tailored to each patient affording everyone the opportunity to develop coping skills necessary to maintain recovery. Since we are hospital based, patients have access to a multidisciplinary team of experts that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, master’s-leveled therapists and chemical dependency counselors. Patients and their families are also encouraged to consider themselves part of the “treatment team.”
Each group meets three hours a day, three days a week, usually for an eight-week period. However, the length of stay depends on a patient’s unique treatment plan. And, a patient can enter the program at any time. We also ask that family members actively participate in their child’s treatment by attending one session every other week.
Common reasons to seek outpatient treatment are:
- Mood management
- Dealing with anger effectively
- Social skills, self awareness and self esteem
- Healthy communication and boundaries
- Relationships and support
- Grief, loss and trauma resolution
- Self injurious behaviors
- Maintaining recovery and wellness
- Goal setting and life skills
Help is only a phone call away. Aurora is where healing starts and the road to recovery begins.
To learn more specific details about our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, please see brochure and call our 24/7 Patient Services Helpline at: 480.345.5420