Partial Hospital & Intensive Outpatient Program

Coping Skills for Life's Hardballs

North Memorial Health offers multiple programs to address your personalized care needs. We assess each customer to determine the appropriate care program.

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Partial Hospital Programs

A Partial Hospital Program (PHP) is for persons with serious mental illnesses who have recently been hospitalized or who are at risk for hospitalization and who require daily mental health care for stability and self-regulation. Programming includes group psychotherapy, psychiatry, social work support, skills learning, movement and art therapy. Participants work intensely with professionals at North Memorial Health during the day and return home for evenings and weekends. The average stay is 4 weeks, but is tailored based on individual needs and clinical recommendations.

Therapeutic Skills Program

The Therapeutic Skills Partial Hospital Program (PHP) is an alternative to inpatient hospitalization for persons with SPMI, particularly thought disorders. Participants are those who would benefit from an intensive skills-based program, who can keep themselves safe, function in a group setting, and commit to daily attendance.

The program consists of:

  • Group Psychotherapy, with a focus on skill building (CBT, Mindfulness, Social Skills, Behavior Activation)
  • Psychiatry
  • Movement, music and art therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • A supportive and caring environment

Mind Body Medicine

The Mind Body Medicine Partial Hospital Program (PHP) is an alternative to inpatient hospitalization that balances:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Psycho-education
  • Movement therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Experiential skills to manage crisis
  • Preventing the need for hospital admission or readmission

The goal is for individuals to learn techniques to manage mental health symptoms and regulate emotions and reactions to emotional states.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), also an alternative to, or transition from hospitalization, is for persons with serious mental illness who have attained a greater level of stability and self-regulation, but who need more than weekly psychotherapy for their mental health needs. Programming includes group therapy, psychiatry, skills learning and movement therapy. Participants attend half-days 4 days per week. The average stay is 4 weeks, but is tailored based on individual needs and clinical recommendations.

Mind Body Medicine

The Mind-Body Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) focuses on psychotherapy and skill-building that teach individuals how to create or restore internal balance and self-regulation. Our model provides:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Art therapies
  • Mindfulness and cognitive behavior skills
  • Therapeutic movement (yoga)

Trauma Focused 

The Trauma Focused Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to help individuals achieve a greater level of stability and to empower them to more effectively engage in trauma therapy. We use:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Skill building
  • Psycho-education
  • Trauma sensitive yoga
  • Experiential work

The program utilizes skills and strategies from modalities including ACT, DBT, Mind Body Medicine and PTSD Skills Group, Seeking Safety and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Medication management is also available.

Make An Appointment

Referrals to our Partial Hospital & Intensive Outpatient Programs are accepted.

For more information on North Memorial Mental Health Center Care call 763-581-5372.