The IHE IOP is a group therapy program designed to help teens ages 13-17 challenge the thoughts and behaviors that maintain distressing environmental and social interaction patterns. The IHE IOP provides an encouraging, therapeutic environment in which experienced professionals foster positive growth and change within each individual. The utilization of group therapy and social skills training improves the ability to form rewarding relationships with others; our program specializes in the cultivation of these specific skills.
The IHE IOP team includes licensed clinical psychologists, postdoctoral residents, school and medical consultants, nutrition and family specialists. Each adolescent in the IOP attends an individualized schedule based on specific needs agreed upon by the family, teen and clinical staff. Treatment team members work together to plan and implement individualized treatment and develop after-care plans.
The primary focus at IHE is to improve the individual’s overall functioning, including:
- Emotion regulation
- Effective communication skills
- Reduction in aggression and acting out or in
- School attendance and motivation
- Relationship and social skills
- Distress tolerance
- Impulse control
- Increase in frustration tolerance