The Partial Hospitalization Program at Evanston Hospital and Deerfield Behavioral Health is a time-limited, structured program of psychotherapy specifically designed to meet the needs of patients who are in need of acute stabilization and intensive skill building to better cope with mental illness. The program provides a structured transition from inpatient treatment and/or operates as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric care when conventional outpatient therapy is not sufficient to stabilize an individual's symptoms. A multidisciplinary team delivers services that are individually tailored to provide a coordinated, intensive and comprehensive plan for the patient. To schedule an initial assessment, please call 847.570.2500, option 2.

This group psychotherapy treatment uses evidence-based treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to help patients develop coping skills. Primary focus of treatment includes the following:

  • Stabilizing symptoms with medication management
  • Developing effective patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving
  • Resolving problems and building daily structure through goal setting
  • Offering psycho-education to provide knowledge and skills to cope with symptoms and to prevent relapse

Clinically Effective Treatment For:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Personality disorders

Services Provided:

  • Initial Intake assessment
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Health screening
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Family sessions

Program Structure

The PHP program consists of 4 groups daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM.

Groups offered include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication and diagnosis psycho-education
  • Therapeutic recreation/wellness
  • Daily goal setting
  • Strengths/positive psychology

 Treatment Team:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors
  • Certified Recreational Therapist

For more information or direct program questions please call:

847.570.1378 - Evanston Location

847.400.8410 - Deerfield Location