Seton Behavioral Health Care


Outpatient Programs

Outpatient Programs for Young Adults and Adolescents

EPOCH Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Young adulthood is full of significant, exciting, but sometimes overwhelming change and new responsibilities. The EPOCH Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program 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.

Please call for more information: 512-324-2039

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Seton Shoal Creek Hospital offers a 20-session Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for patients ages 13 to 17. This program offers two tracks, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and dual diagnosis, 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 of 3½-hour therapy sessions three nights a week and parent involvement is required.

Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

The Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy IOP includes the following components:

  • DBT skills training during each IOP session
  • One multi-family group each week (attendance by parents required)
  • One parents-only group each week (attendance by parents required)

Patients who may benefit from the Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy IOP include adolescents with:

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

Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy IOP Schedule

Monday

Parents Group and Patient Group (separate)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (parents only)

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (teens only)

Wednesday

Patients Only

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday

Multi-family Group (combined)

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy IOP at Seton Shoal Creek requires active parent involvement so that families may learn together and reinforce concepts at home.

Adolescent Dual Diagnosis

The Adolescent Dual Diagnosis IOP includes the following components:

  • Dual skills training during each IOP session
  • One multi-family group each week (attendance by parents required)
  • One parents-only group each week (attendance by parents required)

Patients who may benefit from the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis IOP include adolescents with both:

  • Significant changes in mood and behavior
  • A history of drug and alcohol abuse

Adolescent Dual Diagnosis IOP Schedule

Monday

Multi-family Group (combined)

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday

Patients Only

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday

Parents Group and Patient Group (separate)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (parents only)

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (teens only)

The Adolescent Dual Diagnosis IOP at Seton Shoal Creek requires active parent involvement so that families may learn together and reinforce concepts at home.

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

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