DUAL DIAGNOSIS INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)
Mr. Pollak has been running Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) since 2003. It is one of the few programs in the area that combines the traditional 12-step model with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, a thoroughly researched treatment modality. The program is created specifically for individuals over 18 with both addictive or compulsive issues (substance use, gambling, food, sex, etc.) and a mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, bipolar. etc.). The goals are to teach clients how to maintain “sobriety”, along with learning and practicing important coping skills to offset strong emotional responses that occur in a setting that is supportive and stable.
The idea of this IOP is for people who struggle with their compulsions and individual treatment has proven ineffective. This is not to say that individual therapy will not be effective in the future, but it is simply ineffective, currently. The goal is to get “sober” and implement various skills in order to offset any strong emotional issues that surface and threaten recovery. This is an open-ended 24 session program and can be started at any time during the cycle. Click on Mr. Pollak’s profile to read testimonials of the program.