Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
Treating adults ages 18 and older experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties but do not require inpatient care
An estimated 1 in 4 Americans suffer from mental illness according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Even more shocking is the number of people that don't get help--a staggering 60 percent of those suffering.
Treatment is crucial in getting better. Genesis recognizes the individual needs of every patient by providing personalized care in a safe, comfortable environment. Through the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program, it is our intent to address your mental illness so that you don't have to seek inpatient care.
What Intensive Care Means
For us, "intensive" means delivering the most comprehensive care possible. This unique program provides more intensive care than traditional outpatient treatment, but is less restrictive than inpatient treatment.
Through this program we are able to treat the following:
- Bipolar disorder
- Trauma issues
Our goal is for each person to grow and learn from those in similar situations. Participants gain the education, skills training, and symptom management to cope effectively with their illness and life stress.
Individually-designed group therapy sessions focus on improving daily coping skills, establishing safety, and enhancing self-respect.
Benefits to the patient include:
- Supportive group format to help reduce feelings of isolation and hopelessness
- Extensive skills training and therapy focused on crisis management, illness education, emotional regulation, and communication skills
On average this program lasts four to six weeks and meets up to three to four days per week, for three to four hours each day. Group therapy, led by a licensed social worker, focuses on illness management, behavioral and emotional life-skill development.
Privacy is essential. Patients are expected to keep names and information of other patients in the program confidential.
Areas of Focus
The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program stresses the following:
- Coping skills training
- Identification of warning signs and actions that trigger core problems
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Verbalization of feelings in a safe and confidential environment
- Relaxation techniques
- Identification of negative thought patterns
- Assertiveness training
- Addressing unresolved grief and trauma
How to Begin
Our first step in treating a new patient is to complete a psychosocial assessment to determine the patient's personal goals for completing the program. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to assess the patient's symptoms, personal and family psychiatric history and suicide risk.
To start that process, give us a call at 563-421-2971.