LONG BRANCH, NJ, March 26, 2010 — An expansion of Monmouth Medical Center’s outpatient Behavioral Health Services is allowing psychiatric patients to acclimate to everyday life by returning home each day following treatment.
“The new Pavilion Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Monmouth Medical Center is the latest addition to our continuum of Behavioral Health Services,” says Stephen Theccanat, M.D., Chairman of Psychiatry at Monmouth.
“This program fills a service and community need, when inpatient hospitalization is not necessary or no longer required, but outpatient services are too limited for the patient’s needs.”
The structured program provides adults with short-term treatment that is individualized to meet their particular level of functioning. The projected length of stay is six to eight weeks, but may be modified to meet individual needs.
“Patients benefit from the IOP’s multi-disciplinary team that meets weekly to review the patients' needs and progress and to help them reach their respective goals,” says Jorge Cagide, administrative director of Behavioral Health Services for Monmouth.
The program includes both one-on-one private therapy and group therapy, and patients are seen weekly by the program’s psychiatrist for medication management. Group therapy methods include psycho-education, experiential, didactic and discussion groups and address wellness and recovery, relationship and boundary issues, family dynamics, MICA and relapse prevention, anxiety, depression, and other related issues and healthy living strategies.
“Monmouth Medical Center has the largest and most comprehensive behavioral health services in Monmouth County that range from inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care for adults and children to 24-hour emergency assessment. We are proud to continue to be a leader in our region in behavioral health care,” Dr. Theccanat says.
To learn more about the program, call the Pavilion Intensive Outpatient Program at 732.923.6749, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
|Standing from left in the group therapy room for the new new Pavilion Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Monmouth Medical Center are Stephen Theccanat, M.D., Chairman of Psychiatry at Monmouth Medical Center, and Jorge Cagide, administrative director of Behavioral Health Services for Monmouth, seated from left, Paul Wright, IOP program coordinator, and Richard Dixon, director of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Monmouth.
Date: March 26, 2010
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