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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals who have completed our Partial Hospitalization (PHP) or an equivalent outpatient mental health treatment program at another provider and are eager to continue their recovery from severe mental disorder. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach in our IOP that mirrors our PHP offering but can also accommodate clients arriving from outside treatment programs. Using a combination of individual and group therapeutic modalities, peer support, and life skills training, our IOP sessions help clients move towards a less structured and more hands-off treatment approach. In turn, clients learn to put their skills into practice as they begin to re-enter daily life outside of regular daily treatment for their mental health.

What to Expect at IOP

Clients attend IOP sessions Monday through Friday between 9 am and 12:30 pm, with appropriate breaks. Over the course of the program, clients participate in 4 group support sessions, with each session ranging from 45 to 60 minutes. Most of our clients attend sessions for 4 to 6 weeks at our Worcester, MA location.

Why Choose IOP at Mass Behavioral Health Center

Our Intensive Outpatient Program incorporates evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), both led by Master’s-level clinicians. In addition, clients experience peer support sessions and training in mind-body practices including meditation and mindfulness.

A Typical IOP Session Includes:

  • Group and individual sessions with licensed clinicians
  • Discussion of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  • Psychological education and support
  • Life skills training
  • Family therapyMindfulness and meditation
  • Peer support