Preparing for Your First Day with the Intensive Outpatient Program
You will receive an email from the Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator, providing a link/meeting ID for your child to join our virtual program. Please make sure prior to starting program, your child has downloaded any necessary applications onto the electronic device they will use throughout program.
Prior to admission to the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), patients and their caregiver(s) will participate in a one hour virtual diagnostic evaluation with an IOP social workers to:
Assess program’s ability to meet your child’s needs
Review the structure of our groups
Create a personalized treatment program for your child or teen's specific needs and challenges
Intake sessions include information gathering surrounding your child’s current strengths and difficulties and symptoms, psychiatric and health history gathering, social history taking including discussing you child’s functioning at home and at school, safety assessment, and identification of your child’s top challenges.
At the end of your intake appointment if deemed clinically fit, we will provide your family with a Welcome Packet and an anticipated start date. Most IOP admissions occur on Mondays so that new patients can begin programming at the start of a treatment module.
Typical Day in the IOP
IOP Monday through Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm. Your child will participate in a variety of groups beginning with a Community Meeting to check in with staff and peers. Afterwards, your child will attend Group Therapy based on the Unifed Protocol (UP) Treatment for Children and Adolescents. Finally, your child will engage in Recreational Therapy to support and practice their skill development. Throughout the week your child will meet individually with their primary therapist.
Caregivers will participate in the program through:
Participation in the intake session before beginning IOP treatment
Weekly caregiver group therapy sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.