Intensive Offerings

oconnorpg-transitionalDuring a time when a client needs more support, OPG offers a Transitional Intensive, which combines didactic teaching, experiential learning, and clinical services. Transitional Intensives are tailored to the profiles of clients, offered in the community, and can be as intensive as needed. Professionals who may be involved in a Transitional Intensive can include an array of specialized coaches (recovery, vocational, meal support, executive functioning), clinical specialists (family, DBT clinician) and lifestyle professionals (nutritionist, fitness). The Case Manager will coordinate individual sessions with clinical providers and may accompany the client to relevant groups in the community. The Case Manager and client will agree on a weekly schedule and re-evaluate regularly.

Sample Schedule
7 am ……………….. Check in with Case Manager (in person or phone)
7:30 am ………….. Breakfast
8 am……………….. Mindfulness instruction
9 am……………….. DBT Skills
10 am ……………… Rock climbing session
12 pm ……………… Lunch
1 pm ……………….. Job coaching
3 pm……………….. Meeting with individual therapist
5 pm……………….. Attendance at a local self-help meeting

SUPPORT SYSTEM INTENSIVES

OPG offers Support System Intensives to help members of a client’s team (e.g. family, partner, advisors, mentors) prepare for a transition home, or to the community. OPG will send a coach or team of coaches who are matched with the clinical needs of the situation. Potential Intensive topics are outlined below, which are customized to the needs of the support system and profile of the client.

• Psycho-education on the relevant diagnosis(es)
• Review of client’s clinical history and family’s long term planning efforts, effectiveness of various interventions, gaps in clinical services, previous challenges with compliance
• Discussion of the milestones and challenges that families/support team member anticipate upon a client’s transition into the home
• Examination of the effect of client’s behavioral health issue on the support system
• Practice with setting healthy boundaries, development of behavioral contracts
• Coaching around behavioral interventions (where applicable)
• Support around managing logistics (e.g., financial management, transportation)
• Facilitated team meeting with client upon arrival
• Guidance around navigating responses to client’s behaviors, food or body talk, and eating disorder beliefs
• Assessment and planning around emotional and environmental triggers

Support System Intensives can be delivered in the home or in the community. The topics covered and professional(s) involved are customized according to client need and defined through an intake process.

WILDERNESS INTENSIVES

Wilderness Intensives offer a bridge between nature and the developed world. Activities are designed with the participant(s) and facilitators and are not limited
to the list below.
Sample activities include:
• Camping experience: hiking, fishing, camp re cooking classes, solo experience possible
• Rock climbing: single pitch, multi pitch, bouldering
• Water based: whitewater, flat water, and sea kayaking, rafting, and canoeing
• Skiing/Snowboarding:
• International Adventure and Service trip based on philanthropy, outdoor pursuits, and cultural diversity

 

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