The overwhelming majority (75%) of psychiatric illnesses begin within the developmental window of adolescence and emerging adulthood (ages 14-young 30’s). An evolving body of research indicates that early detection of impairments and accurate diagnosis, intensive and focused intervention, and an extended support platform for the young person and their family can affect both acuity of symptoms and have a lifelong impact on the trajectory of illness.
Yellowbrick follows National Institute of Mental Health guidelines for the approach to psychiatric illness in youth. Three major themes guiding current research relevant to mental health in adolescence are: (a) a focus on individual differences (b) the integration of biological, psychological, social, and cultural variables within a neuro-biological context; (c) Exploration of adolescent mental health and development within the social context of the family.
Adolescent After School IOP
Yellowbrick recognizes that many adolescents are struggling with psychiatric challenges which strain their well-being and ability to function effectively at school, with peers or at home. The Adolescent After School IOP provides both a preventative intervention as well as a developmentally facilitating platform for those teens who have already begun to manifest disruptive psychiatric difficulties.
The principles and emphasis of the IOP are:
Interventions will include:
Compare Yellowbrick’s Adolescent After School IOP
|Routine Adolescent IOP||Yellowbrick Adolescent IOP|
|Assessment||1-2 hours interviews||1 ½ days, genetic testing, neuroimaging, interviews,
90 minute Collaboration Conference
|Service Integration||Splintered||All on-site|
|Schedule||3-5 days full time
Requires missing school
|3 days after school with Family University 2 Saturdays/month|
|Skills-based CBT/DBT||Sole intervention model||CBT, DBT, RODBT, ACT, MBSR, Sensori-motor approaches|
|Mind-body work to regulate emotion/behavior||Infrequent, if at all||Essential to the treatment model|
|Educational focus on Adolescent-specific developmental challenges||Possibly||Essential to the treatment model|
|Clinical Neuroscience Interventions||Rarely available if at all||On-site MD’s: neurofeedback, dTMS, medications, nutraceuticals|
|Family Therapy||Usually 1x/week as an adjunct||Essential to the treatment model; 1-3x/week|
|Family education & support||Usually part of family therapy||Bi-monthly family workshops and Family Liaison|
|Staffing||Generally junior masters level||Experienced Masters and senior Doctoral level|
Yellowbrick’s Adolescent After-School IOP Adolescent Schedule
|3:00 – 3:25||Nurturing Mind and Body||Nurturing Mind and Body||Nurturing Mind and Body|
|3:30 – 4:20||Regulating Mind and Body||Regulating Mind and Body||Regulating Mind and Body|
|4:30 – 5:20||Self, Family, Relationships||Self, Family, Relationships||Self, Family, Relationships|
|5:30 – 6:20||Skill Development & Practice –
What happened the previous weekend?
|Skill Development & Practice –
What’s going on within you?
|Skill Development & Practice –
How can you apply these skills to the coming weekend?
Yellowbrick’s Adolescent After-School IOP Family Schedule
|2nd Saturday of Month||4th Saturday of Month|
|9:00 - 9:25||Nourishing Mind and Body||Nourishing Mind and Body|
|9:30 – 10:20||Activity with Parents & Adolescents||Parent Group Adolescent Group|
|10:30 – 11:20||Parent Education Adolescent Education||Multiple Family Group with Parents & Adolescents|
At Yellowbrick, emerging adults find their way home.
For more information, please contact Yellowbrick at 847.447.0580.