Partial Hospitalization Program
Southern Maine Health Care provides several options for outpatient mental health and addiction treatment through the Partial Hospital Program. These treatment programs are designed to provide people with recovery skills in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
Help with Achieving Emotional Stability
The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), also known as the Partial Hospital or Partial Program, bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient programs. It provides an alternative to hospitalization for psychiatrically (mentally) ill people who require more intensive treatment than outpatient office visits, but less restrictive than 24-hour inpatient care.
Individual treatment planning, with specific tracks and lengths of stay to address goal attainment, is provided by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, social workers and nurses provide care. Through collaboration amongst staff, therapists, the client and his or her family, and community resources, this program assists the client in achieving the highest possible level of emotional stability and independent living. Treatment is focused on group therapy activities and skills acquisition. Clients are taught how to manage emotions, distorted thinking patterns, and belief systems that contribute to their emotional distress. Wellness and stress relief are also addressed. The goal is to reduce psychiatric symptoms to prevent inpatient hospitalization.
• Introduction to DBT Skills
• Core Mindfulness
• Interpersonal Effectiveness
• Emotional Regulation
• Distress Tolerance
The PHP operates five days a week Monday through Friday from 8:45am - 2:20pm. You may be asked to come early the first day at 8:15am to complete an intake assessment with your assigned clinician.
Safe, Secure, Confidential Care
The Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CD IOP) provides outpatient treatment for chemically dependent persons in a safe, secure, confidential, supportive and therapeutic environment conducive to recovery. Meeting three afternoons per week, clients participate with a multidisciplinary team in a group setting. According to their individualized treatment plan, clients are provided with learning experiences that will assist them in reaching sobriety within the family and the community. The SMHC chemical Dependency Program is staffed by caring and expert providers, available to help you through the challenging transitions from illness to recovery.
• Introduction to the 12 Steps
• Education of Addition and Recovery Process
• Relapse Prevention
• Family Dynamics
• Emotional Awareness
• Self Awareness
• Social Skills
• Self Esteem
The CD IOP operates three days a week from 11:00am - 2:20pm.
You may be asked to come early the first day at 9:15am to complete an intake assessment with your assigned clinician.
Helping Patients Manage Multiple Disorders
The Co-occurring Disorder Program (COD) provides treatment for those struggling with abuse/dependence and mental health diagnosis. It is designed to help the patient identify the interrelationship between co-occurring disorders. Patients learn to develop skills to employ alternatives toward destructive behaviors and manage the emotions that trigger use. Psychiatrist provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management overview.
◦ The Introduction to DBT Skills
◦ Core Mindfulness Skills
◦ Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
◦ Emotional Regulation Skills
◦ Distress Tolerance Skills
◦ Introduction to the 12 Steps
◦ Education of Addition and Recovery Process
◦ Relapse Prevention
◦ Family Dynamics
◦ Emotional Awareness
◦ Social Skills
◦ Self Esteem
The COD program operates five days a week Monday through Friday from 8:45am - 2:20pm.
You may be asked to come early the first day at 8:15am to complete an intake assessment with your assigned clinician.
We're Here for You
Our compassionate, multi-disciplinary team includes:
• Board Certified Psychiatrist
• Registered Nurse
• Program Coordinator
• Master's Level Clinicians - social workers and professional counselors