The River IOP's Recovery Flow
One-on-One sessions are critical to the development of a crucial relationship between the patient and the therapist. The content of the individual sessions is primarily concerned with setting and checking on the progress of the patient’s individual goals. These can include working on thought restructuring and distress tolerance skills, as well as family/work issues that the client may be dealing with in their life.
Designed to help patients establish new healthy friendships and activities, these groups are less structured and topic-focused than the Relapse Prevention Groups. Patients begin the groups during the last month in treatment at the end of the family education series, in order to ensure that they feel connected before they graduate from the Relapse Prevention Groups. The content of the groups is determined by the needs of those members attending. If patients have relapsed, relapse prevention work may be in order, unstable patients are given direction to help stabilize them and patients moving successfully through the stages of recovery are aided and encouraged to continue with the lifestyle changes that they are making.