If your teen struggles with depression, bipolar disorder or other mood disorder, he or she may not be able to keep up with school responsibilities or maintain healthy relationships with friends. The FOCUS partial hospital program for adolescents offers comprehensive, individualized treatment to help manage symptoms.
Serving adolescents ages 13 to 17, this program is heavily based in treatments for depression and anxiety that have received considerable research support. Specifically, your child will:
- use behavioral activation, a therapeutic technique for reducing the avoidance that can take over when individuals are depressed and help them re-engage in important aspects of their lives, including fundamental routine activities (e.g., showering), enjoyable activities, and valued activities (e.g., school, relationships with others)
- learn dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-informed skills to improve emotion regulation and mindfulness, manage distress and interact more successfully with others
- learn cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to manage anxiety symptoms,
- participate in experiential therapy activities to discover meaningful, lasting insights to aid in continued success
- complete academic assignments during dedicated time each day
Your teen will receive therapy through a combination of one-on-one sessions with his or her therapist, group sessions and individual assignments. Family sessions are an important aspect of the treatment program, and your participation in your child’s treatment is vital.
Length of stay varies, but an approximate estimate is six to eight weeks.
Days and Times:
- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Tampa Bay - opening March 6, 2017
- Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Chicago