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Intense Outpatient Program (IOP) or Day Treatment

Christian Intense Outpatient Program (IOP) or Day Treatment

To further support the success of young women attending Winds of Change, we also offer an intensive outpatient program, also known as IOP or day treatment. This helps you to make a smoother transition into life at home after residential treatment and PHP.

IOP Bridges the Gap Between Residential Care and Life at Home

Residential treatment includes around 40 hours a week of therapeutic support, and supervision 24 hours a day, whereas PHP offers structured programming and therapeutic intervention roughly, 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contrast of continued support of residential and PHP programs can make the 3 to 4 hours of general outpatient therapy per week very difficult to work with. Like PHP, Intensive outpatient therapy, or IOP, is another bridge to a successful transition home. Winds of Change IOP offers 15-20 hours of therapeutic care per week, which helps further bridge the gap between residential therapy and living at home.

With continued time in intensive outpatient therapy with the exact same treatment team, you can continue to practice specific skills in a helpful, monitored environment. These skills will include effective communication, setting boundaries, impulse control, managing triggers, and cravings, effective coping skills, and social skills. Being a part of the community, issues will arise that you will be able to practice your skills while in continued IOP treatment and the continuity of care with the treatment team that you have already developed a relationship with can continue to be a support to you during your time with us. As we are able to observe and work with girls in an outpatient setting, we’re able to get important feedback so that we can adapt treatment and see what needs to be reviewed, emphasized, or approached from a different angle and provides long-lasting change.

Intensive Outpatient Programs Are Best Suited for Patients Who:

  • Are continuing to experience moderate psychiatric symptoms, including symptoms that, untreated, could require a higher level of care.
  • Continue to have symptoms that interrupt normal function in school, family, socialization, and other activities.
  • Has a stable housing situation and reliable transportation to and from the IOP facility.
  • Are able and willing to continue work in individual and group therapy settings.
  • Need continued care and supervision than is available in more relaxed outpatient settings.
  • Aren’t a danger to either themselves or others.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program Format:

  • According to the patient’s needs, an Individualized Treatment Plan is created in order to answer her unique situation.
  • The patient attends 15-20 hours per week of therapeutic treatment which includes group, family, and individual therapy under the supervision of licensed counselors.
  • Medication is managed by either a psychiatrist or a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner.
  • Patients continue to work on their schooling through coordination with program managers, and educators.
  • Programs directed at building and practicing social skills continue, reinforcing the patient’s ability to set boundaries, control impulses, respect authority, and sustain healthy social relationships.

To learn more about our intensive outpatient program, give us a call today at 307-314-4719.