ADOLESCENT INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM OPENS AT HENDRICKS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL – Both In Person and Tele-medicine (Virtual)
Hendricks Behavioral Hospital provides a comprehensive, trauma-based, compassionate group for male and female adolescents ages 13 to 17 years old. Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) is recommended when traditional outpatient methods have failed or don’t meet the need that is clinically indicated for the circumstances of the adolescent and/or the family. IOP is also recommended as a good follow up care plan for adolescents who have recently been discharged from an inpatient level of care and is stabilized. IOP can provide the ongoing support and therapeutic interventions to continue building self-regulation skills that are important for maintaining stabilization.
IOP is offered Monday through Friday for 3 hours per day after school, both in person or via telemedicine(virtual) and provides a structured group environment where the adolescent can continue learning effective coping mechanisms and skills that will help them maintain success out in the community.
IOP integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma informed practices. CBT is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring these patterns that lead to self-destructive actions and beliefs that direct these thoughts, the adolescent can then modify these patterns to improve their self-regulation skills. CBT is an active intervention with homework and practice outside of sessions. These skills can then be applied to everyday life situations.
Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s Director of Outpatient Services, Dr. Stephanie Trent, states, “Due to the increasing mental health needs found among our State’s adolescent population, it was vital for our facility to develop comprehensive programming. We are dedicated to meeting those needs both in person with meetings as well as offering a virtual component with the hopes to remove barriers to treatment.”
ABOUT HENDRICKS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL
Hendricks Behavioral Hospital opened in 2021 in response to the growing mental health and addiction needs of individuals in the State of Indiana. Offering a comprehensive array of programs for adolescents ages 13 to 17 and adults, including mental health and addiction services. It also offers inpatient care to adults with mental health and addiction issues, including alcohol, opiate and benzodiazepine detoxification services. Our inpatient adolescent program, called Thrive, offers a trauma focused approach to addressing mood disorders, thoughts or attempts of suicide, self-harming behaviors and more. The facility offers a step-down Intensive Outpatient Program for both adults with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues as well as adolescent mental health issues.
Hendricks Behavioral Hospital is located at 1051 Southfield Drive in Plainfield, IN 46168. Individuals can be admitted directly into the program or referred after an acute inpatient hospitalization. The facility offers a no-cost assessment to individuals seeking help. For more information, please call 844-991-9900. Someone is available to provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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George Jiruska, CEO
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Hendricks Behavioral Hospital