What would I have to commit to if I entered treatment?
The IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) meets three to four afternoons per week depending on your clinical need. Each session is three hours in length. Over time, clients gradually reduce the number of groups attended per week. A meeting with the treatment team (typically on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon) occurs each six weeks to discuss your goals, progress and feedback and to discuss your unique step-down schedule. In addition to keeping food and feelings logs each day, regular meetings with the program dietitian are required, and those meetings would occur weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, based on your needs. It is mandatory that each patient also meets with her own individual therapist throughout the duration of the IOP treatment. There may be times that the treatment team will recommend regular visits with additional providers, such as a psychiatrist, physician, or family or trauma specialist.