The After-School Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides short-term stabilization for patients who are in traditional outpatient treatment and yet are still having difficulty managing their symptoms. Children in this program will continue to attend school and keep up with as much of their regular routine as possible, while also being provided intensive support and treatment from the Compass staff.
Individualized treatment plans addressing psychiatric symptoms and therapeutic goals are developed for each patient by Compass’ multidisciplinary team. Evidence-based therapies that are used to help children develop more effective coping skills include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and family therapy.
Families are required to participate in family therapy, as it greatly facilitates the child’s improvement. Research has shown that individuals whose families are involved in their therapeutic treatments have a better outcome and a higher success rate of establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Every patient will also participate in individual therapy and in group therapy to help establish social interaction with other youths.
All Compass programs include a family/support therapy session once a week or as clinically indicated. External support is essential for successful treatment and is proven as a comprehensive approach to mental wellness.