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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Young Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is for individuals ages 18 to 24 who are suffering from depression and/or anxiety, bipolar disorder, and the transition to adulthood. These conditions can lead to an inability to attend college, retain a job, and/or live a healthy lifestyle in Chicago and Northbrook. They also foster poor relationship development skills and a multitude of other “failure to launch” scenarios. The Young Adult PHP teaches a variety of coping skills relevant to this unique age group.

The purpose of PHP is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients who are at risk and are having difficulty managing stressors in their daily life. Compass Health Center’s multi-disciplinary team develops individualized treatment plans for each patient, which address their psychiatric symptoms, behavior, and goals. At Compass Health Center in Chicago and Northbrook, our staff utilizes evidence-based therapies that minimize the need for hospitalization. These therapies help patients learn concrete coping skills.

Our treatment plan empowers young adults through a variety of therapies. Family involvement is strongly urged and is an integral component of the program.

This comprehensive treatment approach is designed to help the patient transition from an in-depth level of care and restore them to a level of functioning that allows them to return to a healthy lifestyle.

The hours of the Young Adult PHP are from 9:30AM-2PM. Treatment modalities used in the Young Adult’s PHP can include:

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

The length of stay in the 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)

The Young Adult IOP provides short-term stabilization for patients who are having difficulty managing their symptoms in traditional outpatient treatment. The IOP can be used as a bridging treatment between PHP and outpatient care or as an initial step in treatment.

The IOP treatment team will design individualized programs for patients with consideration to psychiatric diagnoses, developmental functioning, behavioral needs, family involvement, and community resources. Our treatment plan includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, weekly family therapy, and more. Family involvement is highly encouraged as an integral component of the program. This comprehensive approach is designed to help the patient return to a more functional and healthy life.

Compass’ multidisciplinary staff will decrease the amount of time a patient spends in the program as the patient’s symptoms and level of functioning progresses. As patients spend less time at Compass, our clinicians help them transition back to the community and outside providers.

The hours of IOP are between 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. 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

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

Personalized Treatment Tracks

The Personalized Treatment Tracks at our Northbrook and Chicago 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.

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.

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Resource Track

The Resource Track is aimed to support patients in Chicago and Northbrook 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.

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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Substance Use Track

At Compass Health Center in Chicago and Northbrook, 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. Contact us today to learn more.

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