The Mindful Me IOP is appropriate for:

Someone with a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge-Eating Disorder, or someone who exhibits disordered eating behaviors or disordered thought processes related to eating, food, weight, body image and/or related concerns. 

AND

  • someone who needs more support than what can be provided in an outpatient setting but is stable enough medically and emotionally that a high level of supervision and structure is not required.

OR

  • someone who is coming directly from an inpatient, residential, or partial hospitalization program who needs a "step down" program because not ready or able to transition directly to an outpatient setting.

 

 

The Mindful Me IOP group composition is:

  • adolescents and adults

  • 2-6 clients at a time

 

The Mindful Me IOP meets:

  • 3 hours a day, 3 days a week

  • clients must attend at least 6 weeks of IOP but can stay as long as they want or need to -- this will be determined by the client and the treatment team

 

The Mindful Me IOP incorporates these therapy and treatment techniques, among others:

  • mindfulness training and yoga practices

  • cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT)

  • individual and group nutritional counseling

  • therapeutic meals (three a week)

  • art therapy

  • writing therapy

  • multi-family therapy (one hour a week)

 

Before beginning a Mindful Me IOP, a client must complete:

  • an intake interview with one of our therapists.

  • an initial nutritional assessment with our dietitian.

  • an initial psychiatric assessment performed by Shiela Irick, MD at Indiana Health Group -- this is strongly recommended but not mandatory, a client may choose to be treated by another psychiatrist, but additional waivers must be signed and the client may not receive the full benefits of the program

 

 

The following is an example schedule of a typical IOP week:

DAY ONE:

  • 30 minute processing group to discuss the events of the weekend, etc. 

  • 30 minute therapeutic meal and processing (the client brings own meal for the majority of meals; there will be a few "food challenge" meals)

  • 60 minute nutrition group

  • 60 minute relapse prevention/recovery skills/CBT group

DAY TWO: 

  • 15 minute "check-in" period with therapist

  • 45 minute yoga practice with yoga instructor

  • 30 minute therapeutic meal and processing (the client brings own meal for the majority of meals; there will be a few "food challenge" meals)

  • 30 minute processing group and homework review

  • 60 minute family processing group (identified family members of clients will be expected to attend)

DAY THREE:

  • 60 minute individual nutritional "check-ins" and "free time" for those not currently meeting with the dietitian to work on any IOP-related project they would like or have some extra processing time with lead therapist

  • 30 minute therapeutic meal and processing (the client brings own meal for the majority of meals; there will be a few "food challenge" meals)

  • 60 minute art therapy group

  • 30 minute goal-setting/process group