Premier Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Columbia, Missouri

CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia offers a continuum of care that is designed to meet people from all walks of life where they are on their healing journeys. Our comprehensive behavioral healthcare services include an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those whose struggles with mental health concerns have disrupted their ability to lead productive lives. 

We provide IOP services in person at our outpatient clinics located in Columbia, Missouri, and Rolla, Missouri, and we also offer virtual programming options. Our IOP is available for adolescents ages 13-17 and adults age 18 and older who are battling a range of mental health concerns and addictions.  

About Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Our IOP is an ideal program for people who are suffering from severe concerns but do not require the 24/7 monitoring an inpatient setting offers. A person may be admitted to our IOP as their point of entry for treatment or as a step-down to a less restrictive level of care. 

People in this program demonstrate reliable medication compliance and live in a supportive environment. Intensive outpatient programming can be especially beneficial for those who hope to fulfill commitments at home, at work, at school, and in their communities while working toward improved health. 

Features of our IOP include: 

  • An in-depth initial evaluation 
  • A streamlined admissions process 
  • Individualized treatment  
  • Evidence-based modalities
  • A highly trained staff
  • Detailed aftercare planning 

On average, a person remains in our IOP for about four to six weeks, but the actual length of program participation depends on their progress, needs, and goals for treatment. 

The IOP Experience

At CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, you can receive focused care from the moment you reach out to our admissions department. During the intake process, we’ll conduct a thorough assessment to determine if our IOP services are the best fit for you. If you meet the criteria for admission, our expert staff will then begin collaborating with you on your personalized treatment plan.  

In our IOP, we customize each person’s care to address their unique needs. Depending on your situation, you may participate in treatment modalities including:  

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy  
  • Dialectical behavior therapy  
  • Acceptance therapies 
  • 12-Step programming
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Supportive therapies
  • Psychoeducation
  • Art therapy 

People in our IOP attend treatment three hours a day, three days a week. During this time, they may engage in medication management services, family counseling, experiential therapies, and group sessions.  

Our mental health and substance use groups are an important feature of programming because they give people in our care the opportunity to connect with peers who are facing similar challenges. These group sessions are led by master’s-level therapists and cover topics like: 

  • Learning coping skills 
  • Improving problem-solving skills 
  • Developing enhanced self-awareness 
  • Recognizing unhealthy behaviors
  • Practicing asking for and receiving support 

Detailed Aftercare Planning

Our team understands that a patient’s healing journey continues well beyond their time in our intensive outpatient programming. For this reason, we provide each person with a detailed discharge plan to help them achieve lasting success. We begin the aftercare planning process for every patient at the time of their admission, and we regularly update their plan according to the progress they make during treatment.  

We realize that continuing care is essential for long-term healing, which is why we are committed to providing people with the resources they may need to keep achieving milestones. With supportive programming and guidance from our team of professionals, people in our IOP can transition seamlessly to the next phase of their treatment.  

I thought my life was over when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but thanks to the doctors and staff at CenterPointe Hospital I am back on my feet and doing all the things I used to do.

– Alumni
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