Intensive
Outpatient Program

Program Overview

Helping Hands Community Based Services, Inc. provides mental health and substance abuse services to adults. A range of outpatient services are available to provide treatment, mental illness management education and to support the development of the skills necessary to function in the community. Family education and support are important components of treatment.

Outpatient Services utilizes a service delivery model which develops an individualized plan of care as the basis of determining the supports necessary for living a potentially independent and productive lifestyle. Should an individual have a special need outside the scope of this agency’s services, then he/she would be referred to the most appropriate services in the community.

Groups

The Intensive Outpatient (IOP) group will consist of 2 groups that meet daily from Monday to Thursday. Each day will feature two (2) groups one in the morning from 9 am to 1pm and again from 2 to 6pm. The afternoon group will be an exact replica of the morning group. The IOP group will follow the MATRIX Model.

The IOP group will emphasize reduction in abuse of substance and/or continued abstinence. The IOP group will address negative consequences of continued substance abuse and adverse lifestyle choices but focus on the development of a sober social network by requiring participants in the first 30 days of treatment to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings with written verification and the obtaining of a sponsor.

Individual Sessions

The IOP program will offer individual counseling which is an opportunity for group participants to talk confidentially with the counselor(s) about personal concerns and to facilitate personal growth. The counselor and client will work together to define and discuss personal issues and to reach mutually agreed upon goals. The counselor(s) will be available to discuss personal concerns an individual may be facing and will work with them to develop new ways of resolving or mastering the problem

Family Sessions

The IOP Program will offer family therapy to help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. The IOP family therapy component may include all family members or just those most able to participate. Family therapy sessions can teach skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times.

Phases

The IOP program will consist of four (4) distinct phases:
Phase I (24 weeks)
Phase II (12 weeks)
Phase III (12 weeks)
Aftercare (ongoing for 3 to 6 months)

Individuals will be eligible to phase up after completion of all requirements of the previous phase.

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