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Adolescent IOP Programs

The IOP programs at The Refuge utilize evidence-based methods and are patient-centered. We integrate the use of psychoeducation, break-out groups, and hands-on activities to create an interactive environment. Additionally, topics such as substance use, LGBTQ+, bullying, medication and self-harm are interwoven throughout our programming.​

During this Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), your teen can continue to attend school during the day, with IOP sessions in the afternoon/evening. IOP is great for teens who need continued support to ensure they stay on the right path. IOP at The Refuge integrates mental health and substance misuse.


Is IOP Right for you? If you answer yes to any questions below, contact us for more information.

  • Is your teen expressing anxiety related to school, including both academics and peer relationships?

  • Has your teen had a hard time academically over the last year or more?

  • Has your child been withdrawn and not interested in friends or activities they once enjoyed?

  • Does your teen express hopelessness or sadness regularly?

  • Does your teen seem unmotivated and unfocused?

  • Is your child suffering from apathy and boredom?

  • Do you see signs that your teen might be abusing drugs or self-harming?

  • Is your child in weekly therapy, but it doesn’t seem to be making a difference?

Example Programming

Week 1: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Skills: Half-smiling, willing hands, willingness, & radical acceptance.

Week 3: Brain Works (Cognitive Processing Therapy)

Skill: ABC Worksheet Flow and executive functioning boot camp.

Week 5: The Truth About Mindfulness

Skill: Wise mind, mindfulness through imagery, mind-body connection

Week 7: Relapse Prevention Building

Skill: Clean mind versus clear mind; muscle relaxation, refusal skills

Week 9: Self-Care Awareness

Skill: Taking care of your mind by taking care of your body

Week 2: Trauma & Post Traumatic Growth

Skills: "What happened to you?", Limbic System & Post Traumatic Wisom.

Week 4: Interpersonal Relationships

Skill: DEAR MAN, GIVE FAST, love and apology language

Week 6: Expressive Therapy

Skill: Art and movement therapy does not require artistic or dance skills! The practice is connecting with the body.

Week 8: Boundaries and Balance

Skill: Building and burning bridges, values and priority listing

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