Depression Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Depression Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at the Delray Center is the next progression of depression treatment that can follow either inpatient care or PHP. The IOP level of care is the essential transition between the more intensive care levels and regular outpatient treatment. The objective is to gradually return patients to their full functional capacity while still offering substantial clinical support and structure to prevent even a partial depressive relapse. Patients that are less than 6 months recovered from their depression are still at a high relapse risk and derive great benefit from this support.

Depression is a disease that poses numerous special challenges due to how many emotional triggers can exist in everyday life. Many of these challenges to fighting depression differ from those seen in other disorders and require certain specialized interventions. The Depression IOP was developed to specifically meet these needs. Several of the Depression PHP therapeutic modalities are also seen in the IOP.

What You’ll Learn During the Depression IOP

Each day you’ll be involved with the IOP program, you can expect to learn more about depression, how you can manage symptoms, and using the tools given to you during therapy sessions. Certainly, some of the things you can expect to learn and experience during your time spent with the depression IOP include:

  • All-inclusive, individual planning for treatment
  • Identifying unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns
  • Coping methods and skills to keep unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns at bay
  • How and when to seek help in the future
  • Evaluating how to problem-solve in daily life
  • Practicing what you’ve learned in group settings

The Depression Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes:

Here at Delray Center for Healing, we understand that every mental health technique may not be right for every patient enrolled in our IOP for depression. So, we make sure to offer a multitude of options, giving every person a chance to truly learn how to manage their depression in daily life. And, take these methods with them and utilize them daily, outside of treatment walls. Some of the methods you can expect to utilize and experiment with during your time with the depression IOP at Delray Center for Healing 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
  • Weekly psychopharmacologic treatment (psychiatric medical treatment)
  • Advanced vitamin and amino acid therapy
  • Nutritional assessment and therapy
  • Organic & healthy cooking classes
  • Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
  • Outdoor recreational and activity therapy
  • Group fitness classes including spinning classes, balance training, agility training, and circuit training
  • Regular contact with care support staff
  • Individual expressive therapy, family therapy, individual fitness, therapeutic massage, and individual acupuncture are available as program upgrades as well.

More About the Depression IOP

The Depression IOP is a part-time, 3 to 5 day a week program with a strong therapeutic structure. This IOP is designed and offered for a minimum of 8 weeks. Patients who complete a steady transition from PHP to IOP and then to regular outpatient treatment are the most successful. Furthermore, many of our long term success cases regularly make positive contributions to the newer clients, nurturing a strong therapeutic community. Solid connections to a supportive community and a therapeutic system are the best predictors of successful treatment. So, our IOP patients usually have heavy involvement with the therapeutic community, which provides them with a great support system and helps them prevent relapse. The Depression IOP helps to prepare patients for long term remission of their depressive symptoms and full treatment success.

Ready to Take Control of Depression?

Finally, if you or a loved one can benefit from taking control of depressive episodes and learning how to manage depression and anxiety, The Delray Center for Healing is here to support you. Check out some of the other depression treatment programs we offer and learn more about our services right from our website. Or, give us a call today at 888-699-5679 to speak with us confidentially about how you can begin your healing process with us today.

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