Seton Behavioral Health Care


Outpatient Programs

Outpatient Programs for Young Adults and Adolescents

EPOCH Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Young adulthood is full of significant, exciting, but sometimes overwhelming change and new responsibilities. The EPOCH Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for patients 18 to 24 years old who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, mental illness, or emotional problems that significantly impact their ability to carry out their daily lives and may be putting themselves or others at risk for harm. The program offers young people opportunities to learn effective ways to manage life changes and set the stage for success in future endeavors.

Program Components

  • Help recognize personal strengths and problem areas
  • Develop and/or improve the use of healthy coping skills
  • Identify, challenge, and modify distorted thoughts and beliefs
  • Address transitions in life
  • Improve the ability to problem-solve and cope with emotional crisis
  • Change dysfunctional or destructive behavior patterns
  • Improve communication skills
  • Set immediate and long-term goals
  • Develop an effective aftercare plan

Group Schedule

  • Clay Avenue Location: Monday through Thursday 12 noon – 3 p.m.
  • University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center: Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information please call 512-324-2039.

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The 20-session Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for pre-teens and adolescents is for patients ages 11 to 17. This program offers two tracks, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for older adolescents (aged approximately 14 to 17) and a middle school group for younger adolescents (aged approximately 11 to 13), and includes group therapy and skills training.

The IOP model allows patients to remain in school and at home while taking part in therapy. The program consists ten hours of group therapy per week and parent involvement is required.

The Adolescent IOP includes the following components:

  • Coping skills training during each group session
  • Teen-only groups
  • Parent-only groups
  • Multi-family groups (teens and parents together)

Patients who may benefit from the Adolescent IOP include adolescents one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty managing intense emotions (mood swings, impulsivity)
  • A history of cutting or other self-injurious behavior
  • School avoidance/refusal
  • A history of suicide attempts
  • Previous therapy or failed treatments

The Adolescent IOP requires active parent involvement so that families may learn together and reinforce concepts at home.

For more information on the Adolescent IOP at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, including enrollment, please contact the Resource Navigation Team at 512-324-2039.

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