TRANSITIONAL INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
What is Transitional IOP? Who attends?
Our Transitional IOP is a structured 8 week, non-residential program addressing potential psychological challenges faced by those transitioning from military to civilian life. Providing direct mental health services to several military bases throughout California, we have created a custom curriculum for military members in transition focused on increasing independence, confidence, effective communication and healthy coping skills.
What does Transitional IOP include?
While each member’s program can be customized to focus on specific areas such as substance abuse and trauma, with gender specific groups available, the Transitional IOP includes group therapy, individual therapy, case management, family support, educational groups and crisis intervention with safety planning.
What does Transitional IOP look like day to day?
Members attend programming a minimum of three days a week up to five days a week M-F. We offer both onsite and tele-health programming throughout the day. Daily programming runs for 3hrs at a time with a short break between groups. Each group has a lesson or modality proven to enhance independence, confidence, effective communication and healthy coping.
Transition & Change – Offered twice a week, this group provides space for members to discuss beliefs and fears related to change, exploring problematic beliefs while gaining self-awareness, inspiration and perspective to move past barriers to growth.
Mindfulness/Music/Art – Offered twice a week, this group familiarizes members with modes of relaxation directly impacting the central nervous system, while offering alternative pathways to process difficult thoughts and feelings.
Independent Living Skills – Offered twice a week, this group focuses on practical skills and tasks most valuable in living a balanced life with independence and responsibility, including group topics such as, time management, financial independence and solvency, career and skills exploration and applying for jobs.
Identity – Offered once a week, group members are prompted to explore their values, strengths and vulnerabilities, empowering a stronger sense of self and agency in their respective environments.
Behavioral Change – Offered once a week, group members receive tools and strategies for realizing desired changes in their lives.
Communication – Offered once a week, effective interpersonal communication skills are introduced through handouts, role-plays and inspirational videos.
Relationships – Offered once a week, members gain insight into their relationship styles with others as well as their relationships with certain activities in their lives such as food, exercise and substances. Members will receive education on how to create and sustain healthy attachments.
Our therapists are invested in understanding the forces that maintain disorder in one’s life and mind. With insight into such dynamics, clients and therapists together work to create new behaviors, structures, relationships and activities which support increased organization in the mind and a reduction in psychiatric symptoms. We look at the whole person, beyond the disorder and reflect strengths that can be used to propel clients forward.”