Psychiatry and Psychological Services: Intensive Outpatient Programs
The intensive outpatient programs at Children's are less intensive than hospitalization or day treatment, and is more appropriate for youth who may need more than weekly treatment. At Children's, intensive outpatient programs are unique multidisciplinary treatment plans available for patients with eating disorders and bipolar disorders.
The goals of the intensive outpatient programs are to provide patients and families with knowledge, resources and support to assist them with successful functioning in everyday life. Patients and families will participate in a four hour program, two days a week. Each unique program consists of individual, family, and group therapy, medication management and additional support services, including art and music therapy. Nutritional consultation and therapeutic dinner are a part of every patient's treatment plan in the eating disorders intensive outpatient program.