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After School Intensive Outpatient Program

Young Adult Services

(ages 18 out of high school-29)

Programs offered:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Aftercare Group

Programming located at:

Deerfield Behavioral Health
49 S Waukegan Rd Suite 200
Deerfield, IL 60015

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Licensed social workers and clinical counselors
  • Registered nurses
  • Recreational therapists
  • Consultants in fields such as chemical dependency, art therapy, and yoga

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Program hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a group-focused, evidence-based program that provides safety and structure for the young adult patient during a time of crisis. The average length of stay in PHP is 7-10 days. 

PHP focuses on teaching the participant about his or her specific triggers, emotional reactions, coping skills, life skills, communication strategies, and stress management skills.  The goals in PHP are to generate perspective about the presenting crisis, develop a better understanding of cognitive and emotional reactions to triggers, and leave the program with realistic coping skills to specifically address triggers.

Family involvement is important to the treatment process.   Through weekly family sessions, our therapists educate family members of treatment goals and assist them in engaging the young adult patient in a supportive manner at home.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Program hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm

IOP is a group-focused, evidence-based program that has similar features as PHP.  The primary difference is that the young adult is functioning at a level where they are able to manage daily activities and responsibilities; however, they find themselves struggling with ongoing mental health symptoms and are in need of the structure and clinical support that programming offers.  The average length of stay in IOP is 2-4 weeks.

Aftercare Group
Program hours: Wednesdays 2:15pm-3:30pm

The aftercare group is ongoing support for young adults who have completed the PHP and/or IOP program (s).  Young adults will have the opportunity to continue to process and receive support for ongoing stressors as they have resumed their daily activities.

To schedule a young adult assessment, please call our ACCESS Center intake line at 847.570.2000 option 2.  Our ACCESS team will schedule an initial evaluation with one of our clinicians to determine clinical need and appropriate level of care.