Imagine Recovery’s 12-week Outpatient Program (OP) includes one two-and-a-half hour therapeutic group and one one-hour individual session per week. OP groups are facilitated by Imagine’s Clinical Director, P. August Boyd, LCSW, and are held on Fridays from 1:00-3:30pm.
OP groups inspire personal growth and meaningful interpersonal relationships through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based techniques that give clients tools to empower themselves and embrace their inherent strengths.
Who is appropriate for our Outpatient Program?
OP is a positive step down for clients completing Intensive Outpatient and all adults seeking support with mental health issues *with or without substance use.
Imagine Recovery incorporates the following elements into our Outpatient group sessions:
The overall goal of emotional regulation is to reduce emotional suffering. The goal is not to get rid of emotions. Some individuals will always be more emotional than others.
The goal of practicing mindfulness skills for most people is to reduce suffering and increase happiness. For some, a goal of mindfulness is to experience reality as it is.
These skills enable us to survive immediate crises without making things worse, and to accept reality when we can’t change it and it’s not what we want it to be.
The basic goal of this module is for participants to learn how to be effective in interpersonal interactions, so that their interactions with others will have outcomes they want. These skills teach participants how to be effective at achieving their own goals without alienating the other person or losing their self-respect. Interpersonal effectiveness skills are also necessary for strengthening current relationships and for finding and building new relationships.
All module descriptions are derived from Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, creator of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.