Signature Psychiatric Hospital offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults who are struggling with mental health concerns and substance use disorders. Patients can enter this program directly or after completing a higher level of care, such as our inpatient or residential program.
Adult IOP Overview
At Signature Psychiatric Hospital, we feature an intensive outpatient program for adults age 18 and older. We treat patients who are living with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders, including:
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Personality disorders
- Addictions to alcohol or other drugs
Our IOP provides flexibility for patients to attend school or work when programming is not in session. Program participants meet three times a week for three hours a day, with a typical length of stay of six weeks.
Features & Services
Signature Psychiatric Hospital’s intensive outpatient program features a variety of therapeutic activities and evidence-based services that can help patients better understand their symptoms and develop enhanced coping skills.
Each patient receives a personalized care plan that reflects their unique needs. Depending on the patient, programming may contain elements of:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Each patient receives monthly medication management services administered by our staff of nurses and nurse practitioners. Additionally, every care plan includes personalized therapeutic activities, such as a one-time educational family meeting, collaborative art therapy, and daily group therapy.
The bulk of your time in our IOP will be spent in group therapy sessions, which are led by our licensed counselors. Groups cover a variety of topics, including:
- Childhood trauma
- Family concerns
- Anger management
- School/workplace conflict
All admissions decisions for the intensive outpatient program at Signature Psychiatric Hospital are made on a case-by-case basis. Patients who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder can enter our IOP directly or step down after completing a higher level of care.
Most patients who are struggling with a substance use disorder enter treatment at the detoxification level and then participate in residential care prior to continuing their time with us in our IOP. Some, however, enter directly at the IOP level.
All patients must complete an assessment prior to admission. We accept walk-ins daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., or you may call our assessment counselors to schedule your assessment.
After our staff reviews the results of your assessment, we can determine if our programming is a good fit for you. If we feel that another provider would be better for you, we’ll recommend a nearby facility that can serve your needs.
Our IOP is ultimately just a small step on your journey toward better health. In fact, we will begin planning for your eventual discharge when you start your time in our IOP.
Your entire care team — including doctors, nurses, case managers, and others — will use the information from your initial assessment and the progress you make during your time with us to formulate a comprehensive aftercare plan. By charting what works and what may be less effective, we can develop a plan that sets you up for continued success.
We commonly recommend an individual psychiatric follow-up and additional therapy sessions, but we may also suggest additional outpatient services, family groups, or other community resources. The goal is to help you build on your progress and thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally in the weeks and months to come.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Signature Psychiatric Hospital.