Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Metro Behavioral Health Associates’ Intensive Outpatient Program meets 3 times per week on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Scarsdale office, one block from the Metro North train station and easily accessible from all parts of the Tri-state area.
The IOP is best suited for those stepping down from a residential, hospital or partial hospitalization eating disorders program and/or for those for whom a patchwork of outpatient services has not been enough to effect meaningful improvement.
Treatment Groups including music and art therapy, psychotherapy, yoga, alternative coping skills, nutrition education and counseling, family dynamics, relapse prevention, body image work and more.
One Daily Supervised Meal followed by Meal Support Therapy (MST) following each meal to process and share feelings, emotions, thoughts and difficuulties that may have come up for patients during the meal.
Individual and/or Family Psychotherapy is strongly encouraged during one’s participation in IOP. If a patient is already working with an outside clinician, they can continue to do so during IOP and we will happily and confidentially work with and collaborate with their provider to ensure the patient receives the most comprehensive and gentle care. If a patient isn’t working with a therapist, they will be paired with a clinician best suited to their personality and needs.
Multiple Family Group Meetings/Education Seminars will occur every other Saturday. We welcome all interested and close family members to attend, participate and bring questions to the groups and education seminars.
IOP SAMPLE SCHEDULE
|5:15 – 6:15 p.m.||5:15 – 6:15 p.m.||10:45 – 11:45 a.m.|
|Community Check-in||Art Therapy Group||Music Therapy/Therapy Process Group|
|6:20 – 7:00 p.m.||6:20 – 7:00 p.m.||11:50 – 12:30|
|Supervised Dinner||Supervised Dinner||Supervised Brunch|
|7:00 – 7:30 p.m.||7:00 – 7:30 p.m.||12:30 – 1:00 p.m.|
|Meal Support Processing||Meal Support Processing||Meal Support Processing|
|7:30 – 7:40 p.m.||7:30 – 7:40 p.m.||1:00 – 1:10 p.m.|
|7:45 – 8:45 p.m.||7:45 – 8:45 p.m.||1:15 – 2:15 p.m.|
|Nutrition Education||Body Image/Symptom||Yoga|
|Menu Planning||Management||Multiple Family Group|
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