Intensive Outpatient Program
The IOP is twelve-weeks of three sessions of three hours duration per week. The sessions will be delivered in a group format. Each session has a similar structure but with different topics for each psycho-educational group and group session component. Components of a three hour session include a subset of the following:
Community Meeting: The community meeting consists of four parts.
- Introductions have all members introduce themselves.
- Clinic announcements
- Have each member of the group state something about which he or she are proud.
- Have each member of the group state something with which he or she needs help.
Group members and the counselor can offer to help the patient in the non-clinical area for which they are requesting help. This is not an issues group and the counselor should not delve into clinical issues, those should be handled in either group or individual sessions.
Psycho-educational Group: Each group is interactive and should be presented in a manner to foster participation from the patients on the topic being discussed. (Refer to discussion/module schedules)
Goals Group: Each patient should state his or her goals for the week. The patient will be working towards these goals both in sessions and as homework assignments and work outside of the session. Every week the patient will report on the progress of their weekly goals, as well as set new goals.
Group Session: Each session will follow a topic that the counselor will use to encourage patients to have an open and interactive discussion. (Refer to discussion/module schedules)
Session II of each week is for involvement of family members/significant others. Each patient should bring with them family members/significant others who will be important in their recovery process. Patients without any family/significant other support, will still be required to participate in these lectures and groups sessions.
Multi-family Group is designed to further discuss the topics that are presented in the psycho-educational group and to also discuss how the patient’s addiction has impacted their family/support system.
Relapse Prevention Group: This group is designed to help patients avoid relapse. The counselor will lead the group discussion based on the topics identified on the “discussion schedule”. Each patient should identify and discuss his or her own issues related to the discussion topics.