Intensive Outpatient Program Schedule for Adolescents (Ages 13-18)

 

Below is a sample weekly schedule for the adolescent group sessions.

 

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm

Mon

  • Psychiatrist Evaluations AvailabilityPsychiatrist Evaluations. At Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), this time is available for adolescents and young adults to have one-on-one evaluations, assessments, individual sessions, and medication management sessions with the Medical Director. Following the initial clinical assessment, the Medical Director meets with each individual to conduct a psychiatric evaluation as well as review the individual's current medications. Following the Medical Director's evaluation, individual sessions and follow-up discussions are scheduled as needed. with Dr. Mary BraudDr. Braud Dr. Mary Braud - Medical Director. Dr. Braud performs psychiatric assessments and evaluations, manages medication, and collaborates closely with Sandstone Care’s multidisciplinary team during treatment and discharge planning. Dr. Braud is a Medical Doctor specializing in Psychiatry. She earned her Medical Degree from the Louisiana State School of Medicine. Dr. Braud completed her residency in Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University. She also completed an internship at the Menninger Clinic with a focus on Psychiatry. Dr. Braud completed her fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition to her specialization in Psychiatry, Dr. Braud is also certified in Functional Medicine.  She currently works at her private practice in addition to serving as the Medical Director for Sandstone Care. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Academic & VocationalAcademic & Vocational. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), the academic & vocation sessions are spent with our academic & vocational director working with each participant as they develop their ability to excel in the classroom and beyond. These sessions include developing learning styles, completing homework and other required school work, life skill education, resume development, interview preparation, job attainment, and career development. with Gretchen Geisel, LCSWGretchen is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with adolescents, adults, and seniors in therapeutic settings. She has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She received her Master’s degree in clinical social work with a specialization in Mental Health and Loyola University of Chicago. Her clinical experience includes running individual and group therapies at various levels of care. Throughout her experience Gretchen gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings. At Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, she worked on the crisis team in the ER, performing safety assessments, and referring out where needed. At North Shore Senior Center, she carried a caseload providing supportive counseling individually to seniors and also linked them with necessary community resources. At Compass Health Center, she worked with individuals and groups around issues of anxiety, depression, life transitions, and conflict resolution. As the Academic and Vocational Coordinator at Sandstone Care, Gretchen aims to support students in their academic careers, connect clients to community resources, and add both structure and meaning to their daily routine. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • IOP GroupIOP Group Session. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), Sandstone Care's Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP) are nine hours per week. The IOP sessions are facilitated using evidence-based programming that include process, educational, and experiential components. Sandstone Care's curriculum was developed using several evidence-based programs, including Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps, a Program for Treating Substance Use Disorders. Sandstone Care's program includes some of the following topics: Trauma Education, Emotional Regulation & Management, Self-Value/Discovery/Awareness, States of Mind, Communication Skills, Education on the Brain, Family of Origin Education, Support Communities, and Relapse Prevention. with Shelli Yearsley, LSWShelli is a Licensed Social Worker and has nearly a decade of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families within the mental health and substance abuse realm.  Shelli earned her Master's of Arts in Social Work, with a Clinical Therapy emphasis, from New Mexico Highlands University.  She has worked for a variety of programs including non-profit, community mental health, and substance abuse oriented organizations throughout her career.  Most recently, Shelli was the Family Counselor at Valley Hope Addictions where she ran the residential and outpatient family groups and individual family sessions.  Shelli also works with families, adolescents, and couples through her private practice in south Denver.  At Sandstone Care, Shelli is the Senior Clinician for the Adolescent Program at the Denver location working with both adolescents and their families. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tue

  • Academic & VocationalAcademic & Vocational. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), the academic & vocation sessions are spent with our academic & vocational director working with each participant as they develop their ability to excel in the classroom and beyond. These sessions include developing learning styles, completing homework and other required school work, life skill education, resume development, interview preparation, job attainment, and career development. with Gretchen Geisel, LCSWGretchen is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with adolescents, adults, and seniors in therapeutic settings. She has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She received her Master’s degree in clinical social work with a specialization in Mental Health and Loyola University of Chicago. Her clinical experience includes running individual and group therapies at various levels of care. Throughout her experience Gretchen gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings. At Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, she worked on the crisis team in the ER, performing safety assessments, and referring out where needed. At North Shore Senior Center, she carried a caseload providing supportive counseling individually to seniors and also linked them with necessary community resources. At Compass Health Center, she worked with individuals and groups around issues of anxiety, depression, life transitions, and conflict resolution. As the Academic and Vocational Coordinator at Sandstone Care, Gretchen aims to support students in their academic careers, connect clients to community resources, and add both structure and meaning to their daily routine. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • IOP GroupIOP Group Session. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), Sandstone Care's Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP) are nine hours per week. The IOP sessions are facilitated using evidence-based programming that include process, educational, and experiential components. Sandstone Care's curriculum was developed using several evidence-based programs, including Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps, a Program for Treating Substance Use Disorders. Sandstone Care's program includes some of the following topics: Trauma Education, Emotional Regulation & Management, Self-Value/Discovery/Awareness, States of Mind, Communication Skills, Education on the Brain, Family of Origin Education, Support Communities, and Relapse Prevention. with Shelli Yearsley, LSWShelli is a Licensed Social Worker and has nearly a decade of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families within the mental health and substance abuse realm.  Shelli earned her Master's of Arts in Social Work, with a Clinical Therapy emphasis, from New Mexico Highlands University.  She has worked for a variety of programs including non-profit, community mental health, and substance abuse oriented organizations throughout her career.  Most recently, Shelli was the Family Counselor at Valley Hope Addictions where she ran the residential and outpatient family groups and individual family sessions.  Shelli also works with families, adolescents, and couples through her private practice in south Denver.  At Sandstone Care, Shelli is the Senior Clinician for the Adolescent Program at the Denver location working with both adolescents and their families. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wed

  • Multi-Family GroupMulti-Family Group Session. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), the Multi-Family Group Session is conducted by the Primary Family Therapist with the family members and the adolescent or young adult participating in Sandstone Care's program. The first hour includes a family meal and a process group, with the remaining two hours including topics such as: Family Systems, Drug & Alcohol Education, Communication, Family History, Parenting Techniques, Family of Origin, Trauma Education, Nutritional & Biochemical Education. with Julia SmithJulia Smith Picture Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor Julia Smith - Primary Family Therapist. Julia is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addiction Counselor III and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Julia has 13 years of clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults. She earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Regis University. Julia has worked extensively with dual-diagnosed clients, currently working with Senate Bill 94 in Adams County and in private practice. She previously worked at Centennial Peaks Hospital as a therapist, at Children's Hospital Colorado in the Emergency Department, and at various other agencies facilitating outpatient psychotherapy groups focused primarily on substance use. Julia co-facilitates the multi-family groups at Sandstone Care and conducts family sessions, as well as assists with the initial assessments. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thu

  • Academic & VocationalAcademic & Vocational. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), the academic & vocation sessions are spent with our academic & vocational director working with each participant as they develop their ability to excel in the classroom and beyond. These sessions include developing learning styles, completing homework and other required school work, life skill education, resume development, interview preparation, job attainment, and career development. with Gretchen Geisel, LCSWGretchen is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with adolescents, adults, and seniors in therapeutic settings. She has training in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. She received her Master’s degree in clinical social work with a specialization in Mental Health and Loyola University of Chicago. Her clinical experience includes running individual and group therapies at various levels of care. Throughout her experience Gretchen gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings. At Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, she worked on the crisis team in the ER, performing safety assessments, and referring out where needed. At North Shore Senior Center, she carried a caseload providing supportive counseling individually to seniors and also linked them with necessary community resources. At Compass Health Center, she worked with individuals and groups around issues of anxiety, depression, life transitions, and conflict resolution. As the Academic and Vocational Coordinator at Sandstone Care, Gretchen aims to support students in their academic careers, connect clients to community resources, and add both structure and meaning to their daily routine. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • IOP GroupIOP Group Session. Hosted at Sandstone Care's primary location (2100 S. Cherry St., Denver, CO 80222), Sandstone Care's Intensive Outpatient Groups (IOP) are nine hours per week. The IOP sessions are facilitated using evidence-based programming that include process, educational, and experiential components. Sandstone Care's curriculum was developed using several evidence-based programs, including Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps, a Program for Treating Substance Use Disorders. Sandstone Care's program includes some of the following topics: Trauma Education, Emotional Regulation & Management, Self-Value/Discovery/Awareness, States of Mind, Communication Skills, Education on the Brain, Family of Origin Education, Support Communities, and Relapse Prevention. with Shelli Yearsley, LSWShelli is a Licensed Social Worker and has nearly a decade of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and their families within the mental health and substance abuse realm.  Shelli earned her Master's of Arts in Social Work, with a Clinical Therapy emphasis, from New Mexico Highlands University.  She has worked for a variety of programs including non-profit, community mental health, and substance abuse oriented organizations throughout her career.  Most recently, Shelli was the Family Counselor at Valley Hope Addictions where she ran the residential and outpatient family groups and individual family sessions.  Shelli also works with families, adolescents, and couples through her private practice in south Denver.  At Sandstone Care, Shelli is the Senior Clinician for the Adolescent Program at the Denver location working with both adolescents and their families. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Each client also receives individual support in addition to that shown above through bi-weekly sessions with the licensed senior clinician and bi-weekly sessions with our primary family therapist. While in the Intensive Outpatient Program, individuals will also see our psychiatrist and our registered dietitian (as needed) for an initial evaluation.

 

For ages 13 to 18, Sandstone Care’s adolescent program is over 17 hours a week, predominantly after school hours. This program includes a heavy academic and vocational component (two-hour academic support sessions for three days a week), weekly family sessions (multi-family group sessions and individual family sessions), three-hour group therapy sessions for three nights a week (evidence-based process, educational, and experiential components), and weekly community activities (sessions at Phoenix Multisport as well as young people’s AA/NA meetings).

 

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Intensive Outpatient Program Schedule for Parents of Adolescents

 

Below is a sample weekly schedule for the parents of the adolescent group. The multi-family group sessions (held once a week) are required. Family members also have the opportunity to attend the weekly family support groups.

 

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm

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