IOP?

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Registered: 11-28-2003
IOP?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 6:09pm

What can anyone tell me about Intensive Outpatient Programs?  I have my intake for one tomorrow.  Yeah, things have gotten worse.  I am not thrilled about being pulled from school, as it's a REALLY bad time of year for that, but it's better now than next month when I have state testing to deal with for my students. 

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Registered: 10-10-2007
In reply to: tiggrtch
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 8:22am

Hi Becky,

I was waiting and hoping someone would have the answer to your question.  I do not know much about Outpatient programs.  Wouldn't they be similar to a Inpatient program, except you don't stay overnight?  I am not sure....

Let me know how it goes today.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
In reply to: tiggrtch
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:49pm

Hey Becky,

I don't know anything about IOPs other than a little bit about the adolescent day treatment program at our local hospital.  For that, they had group and one-on-one therapy sessions, life skills sessions, and tutoring, as well as things like art and physical recreation.  I would think an IOP would be similar to our ADTP, only maybe without the high school study support.  ;)

Hope today went well.  Let us know.

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Registered: 11-28-2003
In reply to: tiggrtch
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 4:46pm

Okay, I had my Intake on Tuesday.  The Psychologist asked me a whole bunch of questions (same ones the new p-doc asked me the day before!).  She wanted me to start the program on Wednesday.  I flat out told her that it was impossible.  I'm a teacher, and would have to write 2 weeks worth of lesson plans, AND get conferences covered for 2 days, in less than 24 hours.  Not. Gonna. Happen.  Talk about ADDING undue stress!  I was very blunt with her and told her it was impossible, and it needed to wait until Monday...So I start Monday and am out of work for 2 weeks...which is actually three, because the week after is my Spring Break.  From what I can see from the "workbook" and from what I was told, the program, which is 3 hours, for 3 days a week (so for me, 6 days total), is that this IOP is essentially a bunch of classes on coping strategies....not group or individual sessions, though I will have one individual and one p-doc session during the time I am there.  I will not see my own therapist until after I am finished with the program.  I'm glad there's no "group therapy" involved, as I don't do public speaking/group speaking comfortably at all.  (I know, strange coming from a teacher).  I'll let you know more once this whole thing starts on Monday.

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