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Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Adult IOP at Cedar Springs Hospital is built within The Bridge program (Partial Hospitalization – link). It offers adults the same intensity of therapy and intervention offered at higher levels of care but allows them to live at home during the day and weekends. This gives them opportunities to apply the skills they learn at the hospital to real life scenarios. IOP can serve as an alternative or step-down from acute inpatient care, inpatient detox and partial hospitalization.

The goal of IOP is to prevent the worsening of psychiatric symptoms and help patients return to full participation in the community.

The program meets five days a week, Monday through Friday, 3 hours per day excluding major holidays. IOP offers different tracks (see below) to tailor treatment to individual needs.

Bridge to Stability

This track focuses on coping with psychiatric disorders. It provides education and skills to help patients meet life’s challenges while coping with their condition. The treatment plan is built on Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and illness management and recovery (IMR).

Bridge to Recovery

This track is designed to assist people who struggle with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric diagnoses (dual diagnosis).

Bridge to Resiliency

This track provides a safe place for trauma survivors to recover from their experiences, develop skills to handle life’s challenges and regain their identity in the wake of trauma. The treatment plan incorporates cognitive processing therapy (CPT), resiliency training, DBT and WRAP®.

Advantages of IOP

  • Patient continues to live at home but comes to the hospital for care
  • Weekly psychiatric oversight and supervision
  • Less intensive, less expensive alternative to hospitalization
  • Case management for successful reintegration into the community

Components of IOP

  • Goal setting and attainment
  • Life skills training and reinforcement
  • Anger and stress management
  • Effective communication skills
  • Healthy lifestyles and self-esteem building
  • A safe environment to build skills and emotional stability

Give Us a Call

Assessments and referrals are available 24/7 by phone at 719-633-4114 and online form. For military programs, please call 719-210-0534 or use our military referral form.