Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

TrustPoint Hospital offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for young people who are struggling with behavioral health disorders. Children and adolescents who participate in our IOP receive evidence-based care that can lessen the severity of their symptoms and improve their quality of life. 

IOP Overview

The adolescent intensive outpatient program at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, provides comprehensive care for adolescents who are struggling with mental health conditions that interfere with their day-to-day activities. 

Our IOP gives patients the freedom to work, attend school, or engage in other regular activities when programming is not in session. The goal is to help children and adolescents transition back to their daily lives. 

Treatment within our intensive outpatient program includes a customized care plan, family engagement, and discharge planning from an interdisciplinary team of experienced professionals. 

Who We Serve

Our adolescent IOP is designed for children and adolescents ages 13-17 whose lives have been disrupted by one or more behavioral health concerns. Patients are admitted to the program by direct referral or as a step-up or step-down from another level of care. 

A major benefit of our IOP is the flexibility. Programming takes place for three hours a day, three days a week. The typical length of stay in our adolescent IOP is four to six weeks, but this can vary depending on a patient’s unique needs, strengths, and goals. 

We treat individuals who are struggling with behavioral health disorders such as: 

  • Adjustment disorder 
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) 

The adolescent IOP at our hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is a great option for young people who are experiencing symptoms that impair their ability to function or engage in a healthy lifestyle. Patients in our care can learn the skills necessary to ensure a smooth transition out of treatment. 

How We Help

The care we provide within our adolescent IOP in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is tailored to each person who turns to us in their time of need. Adolescents in this program receive a thorough psychiatric and medical evaluation. 

We use evidence-based treatment modalities such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing.  

Depending on their personalized treatment plan, adolescents who participate in our intensive outpatient programming may receive the following services: 

  • Medication management services 
  • Family therapy 
  • Group therapy 
  • Experiential therapy 

Group therapy is at the core of our adolescent IOP and covers topics such as: 

  • Anger management 
  • Boundary setting 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Divorce 
  • Family dynamics 
  • Life skills 
  • Medication education 
  • Trauma 

Family therapy sessions allow parents to gain valuable information about their child’s progress, identify and discuss factors that impact their lives and the lives of those around them, and learn how to support their child after they complete the program. During family therapy, parents discuss an appropriate discharge plan with our experts to ensure their child’s continued progress. Our team also connects them with the services and support networks that are right for their child and family. 

Admissions Criteria

We make admissions decisions on an individual basis. During the admissions process, we review the medical history, needs, strengths, and goals of each person who is being considered for our adolescent IOP. 

The objective of this assessment process is to determine if this program is right for each person who is seeking care with us. If we determine that our adolescent IOP isn’t the right place for your loved one, we will provide you with a referral to another trusted provider in the area. 

Our adolescent IOP in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is designed for young people who meet the following criteria: 

  • Ages 10-17 
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a behavioral health disorder 
  • Require a higher level of care than can be provided via traditional outpatient therapy 
  • Able to fully engage in all therapeutic interventions 

This list is not exclusive. To determine if our IOP is right for your child, please contact us today. A member of our staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision. 

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at TrustPoint Hospital. 

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  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Children's Behavioral Solutions
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Tennessee Hospital Association
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
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