Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Iris Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at the Delray Center For Healing is the next step of treatment following inpatient or PHP levels of care. The IOP level of care is a critical transition between intensive care and the regular outpatient setting. The goal is to ease patients back into their full level of functioning while still providing a substantial degree of structure and support to prevent clinical relapse. Individuals with less than a year of treatment for an eating disorder remain at high risk of relapse and benefit greatly from this support.
The Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program includes:
Intensive individual psychotherapy
Traditional process group psychotherapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) relapse prevention group
Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group
Solution-focused therapy group
Relationship focused group
Men & Women’s gender issues focused process groups
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) anxiety & depression group
Advanced psychopharmacology for relapse prevention
Advanced psychopharmacology for co-existing (dual diagnosis) psychiatric disorders
Yin Yoga & Vinyasa yoga classes
Expressive studio art
Program structure with twice-weekly check-ins
Activity therapy & recreational therapy
Group fitness training with yoga, spinning and circuit training
Frequent and regular contact with clinical support staff
Family therapy, individual expressive therapies, massage, individual fitness, and individual acupuncture can be added to the IOP as well.
The Iris Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program at the Delray Center is a part-time program that covers certain parts of the day 3 to 5 days of the week, with strong therapeutic structure. The program is designed and recommended for a minimum of 8 weeks. Patients that make the gradual transition from PHP to IOP treatment and then to regular outpatient care have the best outcomes. Our many long-term success cases are still regularly seen at the center, making positive contributions to our therapeutic community. Strong connections to a therapeutic system and a supportive community are major predictors of treatment success. Patients at our IOP level of care have heavy involvement with the therapeutic community, which strengthens their support system and helps them avoid relapse. The Iris Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) prepares patients for long-term success and recovery from eating disorders.
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Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day. Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day.