Turnbridge Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programming provides three hours of group therapy three days per week, weekly individual psychotherapy, and a weekly family meeting. Client family members also have access to the Turnbridge Parents Education Program — live web-based presentations series through which Turnbridge experts educate family members on various behavioral health topics and answer questions.
Our Adolescent intensive outpatient curriculum uses specially selected tools incorporating mindfulness activities and experiential exercises to help adolescent clients understand their conditions and develop the skills to manage their symptoms and restore wellness and functioning.
Core curriculum elements include:
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training
- Diary cards — DBT-based tracking cards that help clients record and rate their emotional responses and utilization of DBT skills
- Communication skills work, which improves relational health and helps clients self-advocate
- Cognitive behavioral changes and cognitive restructuring — use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles and techniques, which may include exposure therapy, to help clients recognize and beneficially adapt thinking patterns and responses to stressful stimuli