The BHP also provides patient education groups that promote illness recognition and symptom management skills. Each day, patients receive an individualized group therapy schedule that is tailored to their specific treatment needs.
Examples of core skills groups include:
- Self-assessment skills
- Behavioral activation
- Cognitive restructuring
- Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness
As part of a multidisciplinary treatment model, patients also receive medication consultation with a staff psychiatrist, case management and aftercare support, and individual therapy.
Our dedicated and experienced staff takes a comprehensive approach to treatment and recovery, incorporating loved ones in patient care as appropriate. To maintain treatment continuity, care is also coordinated with outpatient providers.
The Behavioral Health Partial Hospital (BHP) Clinical Research Program, founded in 2009, conducts research to improve the understanding and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The BHP uses an integrative approach in which research informs clinical practice, and clinical practice informs research.
The program’s research focus includes predicting who will respond best to treatment, understanding why the treatment works, developing new and innovative interventions, and providing important insights regarding the structure of psychiatric diseases.
The BHP collects patient data via daily computerized self-report instruments and a one-time clinician-administered diagnostic interview. Together, this information is used to inform individualized case conceptualization and treatment planning.
Patients may also consent for their clinical data to be de-identified and analyzed for research purposes, and may participate in research studies involving computerized, fMRI, or EEG tasks.
Our treatment outcome evaluation research shows that patients attending the BHP experience a significant reduction in condition-related symptoms while seeing an improvement in their ability to function and their overall quality of life.
Patient participation in research is voluntary and does not affect access to care.
The BHP is best suited to adults with diagnoses of mood and anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, bipolar spectrum disorders, and thought disorders, and who are seeking short-term, intensive, group-based treatment.
The program is ideal for those who need more structure and intensive psychiatric intervention than is available in outpatient treatment, but who do not require 24-hour care.
Please note that we do not treat active symptoms of substance and alcohol addiction. The program is voluntary, and patients must agree to abstain from using alcohol and drugs for the duration of the program.
For information about our program, please contact Rebecca Jeans, MSW, LICSW, director of admissions:
Referrals must be made via the electronic referral form below and must be filled out by the patient’s clinical provider.
Patients should ask their provider to complete the form below. The form will then be reviewed by our staff, who will assess whether the BHP is an appropriate clinical fit for the patient.
McLean accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid and many private insurance and managed care plans.
More information on insurance providers accepted by McLean Hospital may be found on the Mass General Brigham website. You may also find it beneficial to review McLean’s patient billing and financial assistance information.