At the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program (BHP), we help individuals to develop skills that improve their mood and ability to function in hopes of allowing them to better cope with life circumstances.
To achieve this mission, the BHP utilizes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approaches (including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills) for a wide range of conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, and bipolar disorder.
BHP is useful as a step-down transition from acute inpatient care or as an alternative to inpatient treatment.
The program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3pm and average length of treatment is 7 to 10 business days.
Our behavioral therapy approach provides comprehensive, skills-based treatment aimed at stabilizing patients, improving functioning, and preparing for return to outpatient treatment.
BHP’s main treatment components include group and individual therapy, case management and aftercare planning, and medication consultation and treatment.
On a typical day, patients attend five different skills groups. A sample schedule often starts with progress monitoring followed by three morning groups and two afternoon groups.
BHP’s therapy model emphasizes patient education as well as core CBT and DBT skills. Examples of core skills include:
- Behavioral activation
- Cognitive restructuring
- Distress tolerance
- Emotion regulation
- Interpersonal effectiveness
Although less prominent, BHP treatment also draws from additional scientifically proven approaches under the umbrella of CBT, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention therapy, and motivational interviewing.