Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Delray Center For Healing offers the Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as the most comprehensive outpatient bipolar disorder treatment program in the United States. In direct contrast to crisis management focused hospital based programs, the Delray Center Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a true therapeutic program that focuses on identifying and directly treating the underlying complicating factors of an individual’s bipolar disorder. We go beyond just managing the current mood crisis and actually take definitive steps to prevent future crises. Our objective is to help the patient achieve and sustain complete remission of their mania and depression and experience long-term mood stability. Effective treatment often requires attention to other contributing problems such as medication noncompliance, negative thought patterns, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and past trauma. The Delray Center is fully equipped to address any combination of or all of these contributing factors in an affected individual.

Our approach teaches patients the tools needed to cope with the many stresses in their lives, with the goal of long-term resolution of the mood triggers. Bipolar disorder as a disease poses numerous special challenges due to the difficulty of making an accurate diagnosis and due to how many depressive or manic triggers can exist in everyday life. Treatment of bipolar disorder always starts with a detailed and comprehensive evaluation to establish the correct diagnosis, including the specific type of Bipolar Disorder. The treatment of Bipolar Disorder Type 1 will have different needs and considerations than that for Bipolar Disorder Type 2 or Cyclothymia. Many individuals, who were previously diagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder, were found to actually have a different disorder that requires a different mode of treatment. Dr Rodriguez is an expert diagnostician of the depressive and bipolar disease spectrum and will base his treatment on the most accurate diagnosis possible. We believe that it will take nothing short of the best that medical and psychological science has to offer in order to succeed in healing what can be one of the most complicated disorders of the brain. The Delray Center Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) has often achieved extraordinary success in cases that have failed numerous medication combinations, ECT (electro convulsive therapy), TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), and VNS (vagal nerve stimulation). The comprehensive approach that addresses medical factors, psychological factors, behavioral factors, family relationship factors, nutritional factors, and lifestyle factors is what sets the Delray Center apart the most from other treatment systems and programs.

The Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program modalities include:

  • Intensive individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Women’s and men’s gender specific process group therapy
  • Expressive therapies
  • Art Therapy
  • Intensive psychopharmacologic care (psychiatric medical treatment)
  • Advanced vitamin and amino acid therapy
  • Nutritional assessment and therapy
  • Organic & healthy cooking classes
  • Acupuncture
  • Swedish massage
  • Harmonial biofeedback and color therapy
  • Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
  • Outdoor recreational and activity therapy
  • Fitness training with a personal trainer
  • Group fitness classes including spinning classes, balance training, agility training, and circuit training.
  • Intensive contact with support staff.

The Delray Center Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program is a full time 5 to 6 day a week program, with strong therapeutic structure. This PHP is designed and offered for a minimum of 8 weeks. We cover all angles at the Delray Center, which is the primary reason for our extraordinary long-term results. Many of long-term client success cases still frequent the center, providing positive influence to our therapeutic community.

Individuals who participate in the Bipolar Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program often choose to assimilate into the therapeutic community at the Delray Center. This community has been a wonderful source of support and camaraderie for Delray Center clients. Several of our client success cases regularly return to the center to offer guidance and support to the new patients. A culture of positive support, nurturing and fellowship has been fostered at the center now for years.