Adolescents face a number of challenging issues while trying to master their developmental milestones. Mental health issues (including depression), substance abuse, and family issues can hinder them from mastering the developmental milestones that guide them into adulthood.
The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for those individuals who need comprehensive treatment for their mental, emotional, or chemical dependency problems. This program uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to present skills for effective living. Patients learn how to identify and change distorted thinking, communicate effectively in relationships, and regain control of their lives. The therapists work collaboratively with parents, doctors, and schools. They also put together a discharge plan so the patient continues to get the help they need to thrive into adulthood.
Psychiatric Adolescent IOP meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 - 7:30 p.m. On Fridays the family is encouraged to attend from 6:00-7:30.
Chemical Receovery Adolescent IOP meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4 - 7 p.m.
For more information about this and other DBT groups, please call (209) 938-0831 and ask to speak with a behavioral evaluator. To download a flyer for this program, please click here (PDF).