Severe and persistent mental illness
The Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program is a six-week program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, which typically includes, but is not limited to:
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Bipolar disorder
In this program, clients will develop skills to manage their symptoms on an outpatient basis. The group will meet for three-hour group sessions for a total of nine hours a week.
What methods are used in a severe and persistent mental illness IOP?
- Motivational interviewing
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Acceptance commitment therapy
- Behavioral activation
- Peer support
- Supportive counseling
- Skill building
- Educational and interactive groups
Outcomes are used to track client progress in this multidisciplinary program. These programs are designed to help clients learn skills to decrease emotional distress and increase healthy living.