Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s Intensive Outpatient Programs consist of group therapy for patients who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs, or patients who have psychiatric issues or patients who have both substance abuse issues and psychiatric issues.
Programs are held 5 days per week, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There are two tracks available – one for patients with psychiatric issues and one for patients with substance abuse/dependence issues.
Two nights of the program involve only the patient going to group therapy and one night involves the patient and his or her family or significant other (if available) going to group therapy.
In this program, the patient is assigned a licensed or license-eligible therapist. The patient and the therapist work to establish an individualized plan of treatment and identify problems, set goals, and recognize individual assets and liabilities in developing steps to meet their goals. This therapist also works the patient and the family to address the recovery needs and direction for both the patient and the family.
Program Philosophy and Mission
The mission of the Intensive Outpatient Program is to provide high quality individualized treatment. Fundamental to the philosophy of the program are the disease concept of addiction and the treatment of psychological disorders. Recovery from psychiatric issues can result from a dynamic of successful experience in a drug-free and emotionally stable lifestyle. The top three priorities of this program are to be educational, insightful, and experiential. The philosophy of a 12-step program is part of the therapeutic setting.
Attention is given to providing assistance in reconstructing a patient’s life physically, emotionally, spiritually, and vocationally. Staff attempt to address these needs directly or through the referral process.
In the Intensive Outpatient Program each patient is provided the best professional care. A licensed therapist supervises the program and directs the care of patients. An outpatient therapist evaluates each patient and the patient is encouraged to bring his/her significant other to the interview. After a no charge assessment is completed and a therapist evaluates the patient, the therapist and the patient discuss the patient’s appropriateness for the Intensive Outpatient Program. If appropriate and the patient meets the criteria for the Intensive Outpatient Program, then the patient can be admitted to the Intensive Outpatient Program.
A patient can be admitted directly to the Intensive Outpatient Program or they can be admitted as a step-down from the Acute Inpatient or Partial Hospitalization Program at Parkwood Behavioral Health System.
For more information or a no charge assessment contact Parkwood Behavioral Health system at 1-800-477-3422.