ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Intensive Outpatient Program
Post Behavioral Health Clinic
6541 Specker Road, building
Fort Carson, Colorado 80913
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays
Intensive Outpatient Program is located at the Mountain Post
Behavioral Health Clinic (building 1830) on Specker Avenue just
north of Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Center (building 1925).Turn
right onto Prussman Avenue, the clinic parking lot entrance is
on the right.
Outpatient Program treatment is primarily for Active Duty
Service Members (SMs) who have not made adequate progress in
routine outpatient behavioral health treatment and are in need
of more robust, intensive treatment without the restrictions of
a psychiatric inpatient setting. IOP also provides care for SMs
that have been recently discharged from inpatient treatment and
need more intensive therapy than what can be provided in a
weekly outpatient setting.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Solution-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Daily check in
and Crisis Intervention for those referred
Step down from
Step up to higher level care services as
Who can be seen here
Duty Military; National Guard and Reservists on orders.
None. Participants are
accepted on a referral status from license Behavioral Health
Clinical Providers only
Commonly asked Questions
How do I get into IOP / How do I
make a referral to IOP?
IOP referrals are only accepted
from licensed Behavioral Health Clinical providers. For first
time referrals please complete the IOP/PHP Referral Form which
can be found on the BH shared drive. Please use the most recent
version of this form (October 2011) which can be found on the
Evans Intranet (click on DCCS, then click on Department of
Behavioral Health, then Shared Documents, then click on IOP
folder). Please send the referral form via encrypted e-mail to
the IOP Director.
If a SM is being referred for
additional or multiple IOP track focuses, simply send an
encrypted e-mail to Dr. Kalhorn letting her know what program
you would like the SM to attend. Depending on how long it has
been since the SM completed the previous IOP program, an IOP
update/assessment appointment may be required.
While enrolled in the IOP participants are
encouraged and expected to continue to meet with their regular
Clinical Behavioral Healthcare Providers (CBHP) who resume full
responsibility for the SM’s care during and following the
completion of the IOP treatment. While IOP staff consult with
the SMs regular CBHP, all decisions regarding SM’s
diagnosis(es), medication, admission and disposition (i.e.,
return to duty, MEB, Chapter) will be made by the SM’s CBHP .
Participants enrolled in IOP will require IOP formal intakes.
Attendance is critical for the success of the SM progress
while in IOP.
The IOP offers three tracks:
This track meets three
days per week for five weeks, four hours per day from 0830-1230
every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The group is limited to
approximately 12 members . New members start the group each
Wednesday of the week. The focus of the group is to provide
intense psychoeducation pertaining to crisis stabilization,
resiliency skills, medication and symptoms management, and
health issues management (such as sleep hygiene, pain
management, nutrition awareness and substance abuse). This group
will capture SMs being discharged from acute in-patient
hospitalization and/or others in the need of immediate higher
level of care.
track meets four days per week for five weeks, four hours per
day from 0830-1230 every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The group is limited to approximately 12 members. New members
start the group each Tuesday of the week. The IOP-Resiliency
model focuses on core-mindfulness, strengthening distress
tolerance skills, emotional regulation, skills and interpersonal
effectiveness skills for better long-term physical health and
IOP-TR groups meet four days per week for six weeks from
1230-1630; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. The enrollment
is limited to approximately 12 members per group. This track
operates on the same premises as IOP-R with some important
differences. First, it is a closed group, meaning group members
start and finish the program together due to its use of a
sequential cognitive therapy treatment (CPT-C, an evidence-based
treatment for PTSD). Second, it is offered to Active Duty SMs
with PTSD/or spectrum symptoms, depression, anxiety, phobias,
panic attacks, etc., resulting from deployments. The group is
limited to individuals who have experienced combat.
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