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Intensive Outpatient Programs

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Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) within the Behavioral Health clinic at St. Mark’s Hospital provies psychiatric care for patients who do not need to be hospitalized. We treat patients in a structured therapeutic environment. This strategy addresses mental and emotional health needs and provides a supportive and caring environment.

The Adult Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program can help patients to:

  • Recognize personal strengths and problem areas
  • Develop and/or improve use of healthy coping skills
  • Identify, challenge, and modify unhealthy thoughts and beliefs
  • Improve their ability to problem solve and cope with emotional crises
  • Change unhealthy behavior patterns
  • Improve communication skills
  • Set immediate and long-term goals

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

St. Mark's Behavioral Health uses dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in many of our group sessions. DBT is designed to help individuals who struggle to regulate their emotional responses, and often act impulsively through self-destructive and avoidance behaviors.

Dialectical behavioral therapy can help patients to:

  • Increase awareness of mood-dependent behaviors
  • Increase awareness of emotional triggers and impulsive behaviors
  • Improve emotion regulation skills
  • Improve interpersonal and communication skills
  • Learn skills for tolerating negative and painful emotions

Adult Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Adult Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is specifically designed to treat alcohol and chemical dependency based on a 12-step model.

The program can help patients:

  • Reinforce 12-step core principles
  • Learn how to identify and respond to relapse triggers
  • Develop coping skills to improve personal well-being
  • Understand addiction as a chronic disease
  • Maintain monitored abstinence and develop a sober support system