What is an IOP?

IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program. It’s basically intensive group therapy.

What types of therapies are used at IHE IOP?

In the IHE IOP, you will receive many services through group therapy, though will have access to individual therapists as well. Groups are capped at 6 people maximum to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all. Some examples of groups run in the IHE program include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Family Communication
  • Coping Skill Development

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment?

Partial Hospitalization, also called day hospital, is a comprehensive approach to treating mental illness, similar to inpatient hospital in services but without being confined. It involves 4-5 hours of group therapy, five days a week. It also includes individual counseling sessions weekly and medication management with a psychiatric physician.

Intensive Outpatient Program, on the other hand, provides similar comprehensive services, but shorter in duration, generally three to four days weekly. They are both outpatient programs.

Who qualifies for IOP services?

Adolescents who are struggling with problems associated with mental illness are assessed for meeting necessary criteria for treatment. We speak to the adolescent and the parent or guardian to collect information to assess whether your child is a correct fit for us and that we can meet your needs.

What about confidentiality? I’m nervous about others finding out I’m in treatment.

Your privacy is protected by law and we take strict precautions to ensure your privacy and confidentiality. How much and what you choose to reveal to others is your decision. All group members are bound by the same confidentiality rules and cannot talk about other group members outside of the group.

Per Confidentiality and HIPAA laws, we do not inform anyone of your treatment here without your written consent. The only exception is when your life or other’s life is in danger because of your mental condition; our goal is to protect you and others.