The adolescent partial hospitalization program provides an intensive outpatient alternative to inpatient care. The program accepts both male and females ages 13 – 17. The length of the program is based on individual needs of the patient, but is a minimum of 6-8 weeks. The program ‘s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The patients participate in a variety of group therapies, individual therapy, discharge planning, and psychiatric care by a board certified child/adolescent psychiatrist.
The treatment approach for adolescents is Family Based Treatment (FBT)/Maudsley Method. FBT empowers parents to become the primary resource for change in the recovery of their adolescent. FBT recognizes that parents must take charge in re-feeding their child.
The adolescent program has a child/adolescent psychologist that was trained in Family Based Treatment by Dr. James Lock at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. Ideally, all family members will be involved in family therapy. At least one parent is required to participate in the treatment of their loved one. The program will also have multi-family groups to support both the adolescent and the family during the recovery process. Family members are also encouraged to attend the Family Day Program.