Virtual Partial Hospitalization Program
As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, the best practices for disease control are incompatible with the traditional best practices for mental health treatment. Many programs providing treatment for high risk youth are temporarily closed at a time when a lack of structure and activities to engage in is likely to increase vulnerabilities.
Until the current crisis is over, BCSC is running a virtual Partial Hospital Program. This program is designed to increase structure, social interaction, and emotional support for the many vulnerable clients in need of currently unavailable higher levels of care. It combines components of therapeutic interventions including DBT, ACT, and CBT; as well as values-based activities to facilitate engagement
- Three therapeutic skill training groups a day based on: identifying, understanding, and managing emotions
- Three groups focusing on engagement in meaningful activities (e.x., virtual social activities, creative writing, arts & crafts, and baking)
- Individual therapy via telehealth
- Crisis and risk assessments via telehealth or in-person
- Medication management
All participants must have an initial consultation and risk assessment prior to beginning services and must have an individual therapist either within BCSC or in the community who is willing to be available for phone coaching/crisis assessment.