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Procedures and Services

Extensive Therapy Services

The more therapy options available to a patient, the more likely they will find a specialized therapy treatment that works for them. Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Behavioral Outpatient Services provides a full range of therapy services, such as group therapy, individual therapy, occupational therapy, exercise groups, health and wellness management, and stress management.

Dual Diagnosis Program

A dual diagnosis treatment program is indicated for clients whom have both chemical dependency issues and a co-occurring mental health diagnosis. Examples are bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse or major depression and marijuana dependency. The purpose of the program is to address both components at the same time. The success of this approach is supported by research and outcome studies. Abstinence is expected and promoted in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

The program is based on group therapy in an intensive outpatient setting which meets three mornings per week.  Length of stay is typically 3-4 weeks. A cognitive-behavioral framework is emphasized. Clients are educated about the correlation between substance use and mental health disorders. Educational groups emphasize the development of coping strategies to maintain sobriety and finding ways to cope with mental health symptoms. Clients participate in groups involving identifying triggers for drug and alcohol use, relapse prevention, communication skills/styles, grief and loss issues, stress and anger management, developing healthy thought patterns and building a supportive network and 12- step work.

Addressing dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorders) can also be helpful to clients whom have medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Acceptance of a mind/body connection can promote self-care, provide hope and a renewed sense of purpose.

All clients are under the care of a psychiatrist for psychiatric evaluation and medication management. At discharge from the program the client is provided with referrals for continued individual outpatient treatment. Family sessions are also offered to promote understanding of family dynamics and to build a more supportive environment for the client and their family members whom have often been affected as well.

The program is an approved provider for Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance companies.

Turning Point

Turning Point was established in the late 1970’s.  It is an intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program for adults.  Our experienced counselors provide education, group therapy and biweekly individual sessions.  Our family program offers support to clients and their loved ones.  Turning Point’s approach is client centered.  It is designed to increase knowledge about alcoholism and addiction, as well as encourage the practice of new behaviors that support sobriety.  Individualized treatment planning is a collaborative effort between the client and the counselor who is identifying specific objectives for reaching the client’s desired goals.  Turning Point’s staff is there to motivate and encourage each individual to improve their quality of life.  The success rate is very high for those clients that are ready and motivated to participate in their recovery. 

This program is Medicare Part B approved and covered by most major insurances.

Intensive Outpatient Mental Health

Intensive outpatient mental health is a short-term, group therapy program designed to treat clients with mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The program is based on a cognitive-behavioral approach with appreciation for the mind/body connection.

The program is helpful to clients who require more than periodic individual or group therapy or are in crisis. The program can also help to prevent an inpatient admission or act as a step down for clients who have been in the hospital. The program meets three days a week for three hours a day. Length of stay depends on the progress each individual is making. The client is involved in both psychotherapy and educational seminars which assist in identifying problems while gaining insight into self-talk and feelings which drive behavior. The client is empowered to manage symptoms through self-monitoring and self-nurturing.  Educational groups include self-esteem, stress management, disease management and medications, communication skills, relationship issues and grief and loss.

Addressing a mental health problem can be helpful to clients who are also coping with a medical disorder such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Providing the client with an opportunity to discuss grief and loss and lifestyle changes can restore hope, build self-confidence and re-establish a sense of purpose and control.

All clients are under the care of a psychiatrist for evaluation and medication management for the mental diagnosis.  At discharge the client is encouraged to continue to work with community mental health providers on an individual basis.  Referrals and appointments are arranged. A family session is offered.

The program is a provider for Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance companies.