Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System offers an intensive outpatient program for individuals that suffer with psychiatric and/or addiction issues. Our outpatient therapy is conveniently located in Kansas City, MO. Held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Note: Participants may select the schedule that best meets their needs, but are required to remain in that schedule for the duration of their program.
IOP consists of psycho-educational, didactic and therapy groups. The groups cover a range of topics that assist the patient to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors, beliefs and attitudes needed to develop a healthy lifestyle. Complimentary coffee and water are provided. Patients may bring sealed snacks. Consistent attendance is essential as successful recovery depends upon patients learning about their illness, learning new coping mechanisms and developing a plan for recovery. It is possible to acquire those skill sets only by attending the program as scheduled.
Guidelines for participation in IOP include:
If you need to be absent for a previously scheduled appointment that cannot be rescheduled, staff must be informed at least one day in advance.
If a patient “no-shows,” it is important to ensure patient safety. The hospital will initiate a “safety check” if a person misses a scheduled day of treatment. A “safety check” involves a non-emergency call to the police, who will check on the patient to ensure the person is safe.
If a patient “no-shows” for two consecutive sessions, the doctor will discharge the patient from the program. Inconsistent attendance may result in discharge from IOP. In the case of illness, please call 816-382-6334.
Patients will receive a group schedule upon admission. Group schedules are also provided in all patient packets. Group starts at scheduled times. Only with a doctor’s or therapist’s permission may a patient leave early or arrive late.
Please respect everyone’s right to privacy and do not share other patients? names and personal information with your family or friends. It is important to keep information that is shared in group confidential. Violations of this guideline could result in discharge from the program.
What to Bring/What Not to Bring:
The hospital is not responsible for the loss, theft and/or damage of any personal belongings that patients bring to the hospital. A notebook or journal may be brought to IOP. Cell phones must be turned off and will be secured. The following items are considered contraband and are therefore not allowed at any time:
Cigarettes & tobacco-related products when not on smoke break
Electronics or accessories for electronics
Food and/or drink opened from outside
Illegal or unidentifiable substances/items
Medications except the pills you need to self-administer during the day
Office supplies associated with risk
Toxic substances including personal defense chemicals
Note: This list is not intended to be all inclusive, and other items may be considered contraband if there is reasonable belief they pose a safety risk, interfere with the rights of others or may used by patients to harm themselves or someone else.