Introducing Virtual Saturday Programming for Adolescents in Cleveland and Columbus
We are excited to have recently launched a Virtual Adolescent Saturday Program at our Cleveland and Columbus locations! This extension of our Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs is designed for clients and families participating in intensive outpatient treatment at The Emily Program. The aim of Saturday programming is to increase support, provide psychoeducation, and give clients the opportunity to practice recovery skills in their own homes.
Saturday programming, which takes place over a secure video connection, is a flexible option for clients who need to make up for missed program hours or require extra support. Our staff will recommend attending on Saturdays if clients and families miss a day of programming during the week, are stepping down from residential care, or may benefit from an additional day of treatment. The small-group format with a limit of 12 clients and families, facilitated by two staff members including at least one therapist, will provide personalized attention to those who need it most.
Weekend family sessions will be informed by a Family-Based Treatment (FBT) philosophy. We recommend that caregivers attend 3 hours of the PHP day for our Caregiver Support Group (without their loved one present), a multi-family DBT skills group, and a therapeutic lunch. See sample schedules for adolescents and caregivers below.
Sample Schedule – Adolescents
*IOP clients attend from 8:00 – 11:00am