Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides you with ongoing clinical support as you pursue a healthy, independent lifestyle.

About Our Intensive Outpatient Program

During IOP, you will participate in three hours of treatment per day. Most IOP patients attend sessions three days per week. When you are not participating in IOP sessions, you can attend school, work or look for a job, or perform volunteer service.

IOP at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital may be right for you if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have completed a higher level of care, such as inpatient treatment or a partial hospitalization program (PHP), but you need continued support.
  • You need more intensive support than typical outpatient therapy provides, but you do not need the high level of structure and support offered via inpatient programming or PHP.

Our Treatment Modalities

While you are in IOP with us, your personalized treatment plan may include the following elements:

Medication management: Prescription medications can ease some mental health symptoms, and our team can provide medication management services throughout your time in IOP.

Group therapy: Groups are the main method of treatment in IOP at Erlanger. During groups, you will gain valuable insights into important topics. You will also have an opportunity to share your thoughts, and to learn from others who are in similar situations.

During your time in IOP at Erlanger, groups will address a range of topics, including the following:

  • Anger management
  • Disease/disorder education
  • Grief and loss
  • Medication management
  • Relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Stress management
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Guilt and shame

Experiential therapy: These activities provide you with creative and engaging ways to express your emotions. Experiential therapy can also help you to develop ways to relax, deal with stress, or spend your leisure time. Experienced professionals lead all experiential therapies at Erlanger.

During your time in IOP with us, you may participate in various types of experiential therapy, including the following:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Various relaxation therapies
  • Role-playing
  • Aroma therapy
  • Music therapy

Our Admission's Process

Throughout your time in IOP, your treatment team will develop a thorough plan to guide you after you transition out of our care. Your discharge plan will document your progress, and identify the resources that will support your continued success.

To learn more about IOP at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of our programming, please contact us at your convenience. A member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We look forward to helping you decide if Erlanger is the perfect place for you or your loved one.