What does IOP treatment entail? The Intensive Outpatient Program meets Monday through Thursday, with group hours provided both during the day and evening hours to support a customized schedule. What are the intensive outpatient program requirements? IOP program participants attend 8 hours of group and 1 hour of individual therapy a week. Mental wellness skills and therapeutic experiences continue to support the patient to gain insight into their mental health management efforts as well as life pursuits and the corresponding stresses and coping skills required to be successful
As the person in treatment continues to build upon their mental health recovery capital, mental health management practices derived from formal treatment decreases as they develop greater recovery and life skills. The developmental process of wellness is reflected in the recovery person building upon their behavioral and social affiliations and community based recovery support. Additionally, the patient demonstrates they have identified and are actively pursuing life meanings in career, education, familial relationships, and personal interest that they find meaningful.
Research indicates that when a patient has achieved a degree of psychiatric stability and wellness in an institutional setting and immediately re-enters life without adequate psychiatric and recovery support, the person often digresses. As a result, decreasing treatment exposure commensurate with increasing life becomes an essential part of treatment across the continuum of care. This is why it is strongly recommended that from a residential treatment experience individuals step down to a day treatment program. This level of care provides the necessary psychiatric support while the recovering person acclimates back into life with its associated challenges.
During each level of care, the Phoenix Recovery & Counseling Centers provide recovery capital, which is a form of education and skill development to aid in sustained recovery. This recovery capital is accomplished through three types of therapy: individual therapy, group therapy, and recreational therapy.
Furthermore, the three specific areas of recovery capital that we at the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers found will give you the best tools for lasting success include: personal capital, family and social capital, and community recovery capital.
First, personal recovery capital focuses on basic wellness–financial resources, housing situation, access to transportation, etc.–as well as psychological aspects of developing your dreams, hopes and beliefs for a meaningful life.
Next, relationship recovery capital focuses on family and social relationships and the level of support the patient has outside of the Phoenix Recovery & Counseling Centers.
Lastly, community recovery capital focuses on local resources—such as vocational rehab, sober schools, employment, access to AA, etc.—that helps patients during their treatment.
By growing in recovery capital, the more stable your overall recovery process/treatment will be.
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