Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Adolescents: Monday-Wednesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Canyon Ridge Hospital Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a more intensive program than traditional individual therapy and is designed to achieve effective short term stabilization and resolution of immediate problem areas. IOP is aimed at providing therapy, education and support for the adolescent as well as the family. The IOP program addresses mental health issues that many teens struggle with such as depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, loss, bullying and self esteem issues.

Once assessed, patient is enrolled in a time-limited IOP program with other patients working on similar issues. The program includes group therapy and family involvementĀ on “family night” to focus on the treatment needs of the patient.

Advantages of Adolescent IOP

  • Patients continue to live at home, but come to the hospital for care
  • Weekly psychiatric oversight and supervision
  • Faster stabilization of condition than individual therapy alone
  • Can be done in conjunction with individual therapy
  • An inpatient stay may be shortened by a step-down to IOP
  • Program is in evening so teen can attend regular school day