The Resilient Living™ Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers twice weekly sessions in the evenings, with each session offering 3 hours of programming. Clients can access Boreal's IOP as a stand-alone program if they require treatment that is less intensive than the Day program, or it can be used as a step-down to continue the momentum achieved during the Day Treatment Program.
The curriculum in the Intensive Outpatient Program is very similar to that of the Day Treatment Program, with group psychotherapy sessions as well as segments on other key topics such as nutrition, sleep, relationships, and the return-to-work path.
The group programming of the Resilient Living™ Intensive Outpatient Program is accompanied by:
- Three individual therapy sessions with a psychologist. Clients use these sessions to work on specific skills and topics.
- One group family information sessions where the spouses, parents and friends learn about how they can best support their loved one.
- Six months of free after-care. These weekly one hour group sessions are led by a registered clinical counsellor and provide Resilient Living™ program alumni with ongoing support and education.
Clients will move through the ten week program with the same cohort of 6-10 people. We believe that "closed" groups are important for creating a therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable sharing and supporting one another.