Teen Partial Hospitalization Program

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What is a Teen Partial Hospitalization Program?

Structured Support for Teens

A teen partial hospitalization program (PHP), also known as a day program or day treatment program, provides a comprehensive and structured level of care for adolescents facing significant mental health challenges. Contrary to its name, a teen partial hospitalization program does not involve actual hospitalization but offers a structured day treatment environment. This program provides a higher level of support and therapeutic intervention compared to traditional outpatient therapy, making it a valuable resource for teens in need.

Collaborative Team-Based Therapy

In a teen partial hospitalization program, adolescents receive comprehensive and specialized care while attending treatment during the day and returning home in the evenings – allowing them to attend school and spend time with their families. The program typically includes a range of therapeutic modalities, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychiatry/medication management, psychoeducation, and care coordination. This multidisciplinary approach addresses the complex needs of teens and helps them develop effective coping skills, emotional regulation techniques, and healthier relationships.

Teen Partial Hospitalization Program Reference Guide

Mental Health Levels-of-Care at Transitions

A teen partial hospitalization program (PHP) provides a level of care that falls between intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and inpatient hospitalization or residential care. While PHP offers a structured day treatment environment and comprehensive support, it does not require 24-hour supervision and allows individuals to return home in the evenings, providing a balance between intensive treatment and the ability to maintain normalcy in their daily routines. Transitions Counseling provides the entire continuum of outpatient mental healthcare for teens.

PHP Treatment Typically Features

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Daily group therapy sessions
  • Expressive art therapy
  • Family therapy and involvment
  • Weekly (minimum) psychiatry and medication management
  • Evidence-based assessments to guide treatment
  • Dedicated care coordination
  • Easily transition to other levels of supportive care as your needs change

Teen Partial Hospitalization Program FAQs

A teen partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers several benefits for adolescents in need of intensive mental health support. According to the American Psychological Association, there are many benefits to a group therapy program. It provides a structured and comprehensive day treatment environment and weekly psychiatry management, offering a higher level of support and therapeutic intervention compared to outpatient therapy. The program allows teens to receive daily intensive care while still returning home in the evenings, fostering a sense of stability and continuity in their daily lives while receiving the necessary treatment to address their mental health challenges.

The goal of a Teen Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is to provide daily and comprehensive treatment for adolescents facing significant mental health challenges. The program aims to stabilize symptoms, address underlying issues, and develop coping skills to support the teen’s long-term well-being. By offering a structured and supportive day treatment environment, the goal is to empower teens to navigate their challenges, improve functioning, stabilize symptoms, and gradually transition to lower-level of care such as an intensive outpatient program (IOP).

Teen intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and teen partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are structured treatment options that provide a higher level of support and therapy compared to traditional outpatient care. PHPs provide more support, meet more frequently, and include dedicated weekly psychiatry visits. IOPs and PHPs allow individuals to live at home while attending treatment during the day. In contrast, inpatient hospitalization or residential care involves full-time residence in a hospital or residential facility, providing round-the-clock monitoring and a more intensive level of care. The appropriate level of care depends on the severity of symptoms, the need for supervision, and the intensity of treatment required to address the individual’s mental health needs.

A teen partial hospitalization program (PHP) may be more appropriate for your teen if they require a higher level of support and intervention than what an intensive outpatient program (IOP) can provide. A PHP is more appropriate if your teen is exhibiting severe symptoms, significant impairment at home or school, is in a crisis, or is engaging in self-harming behavior.

It is not uncommon for teens to initially feel hesitant or resistant to participating in group therapy within a teen partial hospitalization program. The group setting may seem intimidating or unfamiliar at first. However, it’s important to note that many teens actually find value and enjoyment in the group once they give it a chance and start participating. To help your teen overcome their reluctance, open and honest communication about their concerns can be helpful. Encourage them to share their feelings and provide reassurance that it is natural to feel uncertain or uncomfortable in new situations. Gradually introducing them to the group, highlighting the benefits of peer support, and discussing success stories from other teens who have found the group helpful can also be effective strategies in motivating your teen to give it a try.

Scheduling for a teen partial hospitalization program (PHP) is quick and convenient. You have multiple options to schedule an appointment: you can book online through our user-friendly booking system, send us a message via our website to request an appointment, or simply give us a call. We understand the importance of timely access to care, and that’s why we are in-network with most insurance plans, eliminating the need for out-of-network approvals or single case agreements. We also offer specialized plans for high deductible costs. This streamlined process ensures that we can promptly provide the care your teen needs without unnecessary delays.

How We Can Help You

We tailor treatment to fit your unique needs. Our team offers the full continuum of outpatient therapy services for the whole family. This means you can work with the same team as your treatment needs change over time.