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Chicago Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is for mature individuals who are coping with mental health disorders and/or career, family, and health concerns that are leading to debilitated daily functioning. At Compass Health Center, we utilize evidence-based therapies that minimize the need for hospitalization.

PHP provides short-term stabilization for adults who are suffering from depression and/or anxiety disorders. PHP is designed for patients who require a higher level of care from their outpatient providers or for patients who are transitioning from an inpatient admission. Individualized treatment plans are created by our multidisciplinary team to address the psychiatric symptoms, behavior, and personal goals of each patient. Treatment focuses on stabilizing symptoms and establishing a foundation of skills essential to the long-term success of each individual.

The hours of the Adult PHP are between 9:30AM-2PM. Treatment modalities used in the Adult PHP include:

  • Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Art Therapy

Compass also provides personalized treatment tracks for adults based on patient needs at our facility. Individuals in our PHP who also carry a diagnosis of OCD and complex anxiety disorders, substance use, or trauma can receive treatment in those tracks that is uniquely developed by our multidisciplinary team.

The length of stay in the Adult PHP is approximately 2-4 weeks. Due to individualized treatment plans, the length of PHP may vary.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is a program that provides short-term stabilization of patients who are having difficulty managing their symptoms in traditional outpatient treatment. The IOP can be used to bridge treatment between PHP and traditional outpatient treatment or utilized as an initial step in treatment.

Our treatment plan includes a variety of therapies. This comprehensive approach is designed to help the patient return to a more functional and healthy life.

The hours of IOP are between 9:30AM-12:30PM. IOP treatment may include, but is not limited to, the following modalities:

  • Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Art Therapy

Compass Health Center’s staff will decrease the amount of time a patient spends in the program as their symptoms and level of functioning improve. As a patient spends less time at Compass, our clinicians help him/her transition back to the community and outside providers.

The length of stay in the IOP is approximately 3 to 5 weeks. Due to individualized treatment plans and progression rates, the length of IOP may vary.

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Personalized Treatment Tracks

The Personalized Treatment Tracks at our Chicago and Northbrook locations are developed by Compass Health Center’s multidisciplinary team for patients who need to address underlying conditions that contribute to their psychiatric symptoms and behavior. Following assessment, if it is clinically indicated, patients may be assigned to one of our tracks.

Tracks include:

OCD and Complex Anxiety Disorders Track

Research shows that one of the most effective treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder, or any related anxiety disorder, is exposure therapy. In exposure therapy, patients gradually confront their feared object or situation in a hierarchical, prolonged, and planned manner to gain mastery over their anxiety and fears. Patients attend group therapy sessions and meet with their exposure therapist on a daily basis to create an individualized hierarchy that specifically addresses the patient’s fears. Exposures are then conducted on a daily basis during group sessions, at home, and outside of Compass Health Center.

Resource Track

The Resource Track is aimed to support patients with transitions, strengthen executive functioning skills, connect patients to supports, and empower them to add structure and meaning to their daily lives. Resource therapists work with the patients assigned to the track to develop an individualized resource plan. Plans may include (but are not limited to): school, jobs, volunteer work, positive recreational activities, ongoing supports (groups, AA/NA/OA, outpatient providers), social activities, exercise plans etc. Resource sessions help patients identify barriers to achieving their goals and utilize the skills learned in group to continue moving forward.

Substance Use Track

At Compass Health Center, we have Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors on staff who will assess and meet with the individual, and then together determine how the track will complement the overall treatment.

Trauma Track

Patients in the Trauma Track meet with a trauma specialist semi-weekly to complete Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). CPT applies cognitive-behavioral techniques directly to the traumatic experience in order to work through the residual effects. This individual attention allows the patient to process the experience at a deeper level than would be feasible within the group, while strengthening coping skills regarding their past traumas.

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