What are the General Outpatient services for mental health? General Outpatient characterizes the step down from 12 hours of group a week in the IOP (e.g. Intensive Outpatient Program) down to what is deemed clinically necessary for the patient. Research indicates that proper disease management support is critical in sustaining well-being, especially in the first year. To cut off necessary support too early in that first year often leads to emotional relapses. As a result, it is common to step individuals down from intensive levels of care to more moderate levels of care, found in an outpatient mental health program. Individuals continue to work with their individual therapist during the course of their General Outpatient experience.
General Outpatient Program for Mental Health Disorders
Disease management and therapeutic experiences continue to support the patient to gain insight into their disease management as well as life pursuits and the corresponding stresses and coping skills required to be successful. Patients continue to experience the tailored blend of experiential experiences, therapeutic education and process groups combined with individual therapy providing the recovery support to assist the recovering person to manage behavioral health concerns, mental health concerns and also engage in life pursuits.
As the patient continues to build upon their disease management and mental health concerns, therapeutic support derived from formal treatment decreases as they develop greater well-being and life skills. The developmental process of emotional stability and well-being is reflected in the patient building upon their social affiliations and community based recovery support. Additionally, the patient demonstrates they have identified and are actively pursuing life’s meanings in career, education, familial relationships and personal interest that they find meaningful.
During each level of care, The Phoenix Recovery Center provides recovery capital, which is a form of education and skill development to aid in sustained recovery. This recovery capital is accomplished through four types of therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, and recreational therapy.
Furthermore, the three specific areas of recovery capital that we at The Phoenix Recovery Center found will give you the best tools for lasting success include: personal capital, family and social capital, and community recovery capital.
First, personal recovery capital focuses on basic wellness–financial resources, housing situation, access to transportation, etc.–as well as psychological aspects of developing your dreams, hopes and beliefs for a meaningful life.
Next, relationship recovery capital focuses on family and social relationships and the level of support the patient has outside of The Phoenix Recovery Center.
Lastly, community recovery capital focuses on local resources—such as vocational rehab, schools, employment, access to groups, etc.—that support patients during their treatment.
By growing in recovery capital, the more stable your overall recovery process/treatment will be.
The Phoenix Recovery Center, LLC. is driven by the guiding mission statement of: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction & mental health disorders, to celebrate life through lasting solutions.” We accomplish the recovery experience through a continuum of care that begins at our Residential Treatment facility and traverses across a Day Program, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), to General Outpatient (GOP). Lastly, the continuum of care culminates in a weekly Alumni Support Meeting, which provides a recovery support community to sustain the recovery capital of The Phoenix Alumni.
To make the claim as one of the top Mental Health recovery facilities in Utah, one must identify that they possess the knowledge & expertise of the disease of mental health and integrate that expertise and understanding of the science of recovery. At The Phoenix, we do make that claim! Our body of medical & clinical professionals know and understand the biological and psychological science that support treatments in trauma, emotional disorders, behavioral mental health and other mental health concerns.
Perhaps the most profound aspect of the Phoenix Difference is our approach. While we are extremely deliberate in educating and supporting the client in disease management and better equipping them with the skills of developing a stable recovery capital experience, our focus distinguishes us as unique. Our focus is centered upon the spiritual meaning making, seeking, and fulfillment aspects of the human experience. Critical to the health, wellness, and thriving in the human condition is the process of having the “inner ear,” the capacity to discover what one believes in themselves and life, to draw upon gifts, strengths and support systems to pursue those goal directed meaning pursuits. To this end, our treatment is extremely individualized, with treatment objectives being largely defined by those awakenings and pursuits that exist within each client.