Our adult psychiatric programs provide services for adults with major psychiatric illness. Patients admitted to our programs undergo psychological testing and are seen by a psychiatrist for an initial evaluation and then on an on-going basis throughout treatment.
Dual diagnosis patients are successfully treated in all of our adult psychiatric treatment programs.
Our programs emphasize successful resolution of the acute symptoms that precipitated the patientís admission, formation of a proper medication regimen and focused intervention addressing the central recurring problems associated with the patientís illness. Patients leave our programs engaged in the treatment process and well-prepared to benefit from ongoing individual and family therapy.
In recognizing that individuals in need of acute psychiatric treatment sometimes have difficulty with traditional verbal therapies, our program schedule always incorporates multiple treatment modalities to maximize opportunities for successful intervention.
The Partial Day Program provides services for those adults who require a very structured treatment during a period of major psychiatric illness. Participants attend the program for a full day of structured treatment five days per week. The treatment regimen includes individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management and psychiatric nursing services.
The Intensive Outpatient Program is provided as either a step-down from the Partial Day Program or as an alternative point of intervention. Participation in the program is for three hours each visit, with a similar but less intensive version of the treatment regimen in the Partial Day Program.
Our adult and adolescent psychiatric Partial Day and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are carefully structured to complement each other.
Typically, individuals starting in the Partial Day Program continue their care in the IOP. In most other facilities, this necessitates a change in the treatment team and creates an unnecessary stress on patients. We have integrated the two programs into one continuum.
This allows patients to change programs without disrupting treatment and the relationships they developed with the treatment team. This continuity fosters a consistency and comfort in treatment that otherwise would not be possible.