The Mindful Health Foundation offers a unique treatment option that provides an additional step down from the intensity of Inpatient, Day Treatment, or Partial Hospital Program while still offering more structure and support than standard outpatient therapy. The program is designed for individuals who are able to take responsibility for setting goals and working towards them in daily life but could benefit from the extra structure and group support each evening.
Engaging in work, school or other life activities during the daytime hours and weekends provides in vivo opportunities to practice these newly learned coping skills, extend symptom blockade, and utilize personal support systems. When appropriate, Intensive Outpatient Program patients are encouraged to continue with existing individual therapy and family therapy on Fridays when Intensive Outpatient Program is not in session. Intensive Outpatient Treatment can provide a much-needed step towards independent stability and less intensive intervention. The average length of participation in the Intensive Outpatient Program can vary depending on individual needs. Typically, patients continue in Intensive Outpatient Program for about 12 weeks. Before tapering out of the program, the Intensive Outpatient Program staff will work with patients regarding a discharge plan and provide resources for continued outpatient treatment and support. If a patient does not already have an outpatient treatment team, the Intensive Outpatient Program staff will help them connect with outpatient treatment providers and support groups in their own communities.