Women’s Emotion Regulation Track FAQs

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How is Emotion Regulation Different from the Other Women’s Tracks?

The Emotion Regulation track is an intensive outpatient program offered during the day. It is an inclusive track open to women with a variety of issues including those who have a history of trauma, women in recovery, and current life stressors. The group combines skill building with processing emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

What type of skills are taught and why?

Mindfulness skills help you stay in the here and now, learn how to be less attached to emotions and thoughts, be nonjudgmental toward self and others, and focus on what works.

Distress Tolerance skills help you learn to distract and survive a crisis or distressing situation without making things worse. This involves a certain amount of acceptance of reality even if you do not agree with it as well as willingness to try skills.

Emotion regulation skills help you decrease impulsivity and mood swings while increasing positive emotions and experiences.

Interpersonal effectiveness skills help you decrease interpersonal chaos, get your needs met in relationships, maintain healthy relationships and maintain your self-respect in relationships.

What can I expect in the Emotion Regulation track?

A focus on learning new skills from the four skills domains (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness) as a supplement to processing emotions and events. Process group is more experiential and focused on what is happening in the moment and how to work through emotions that are coming up in the group. Individual therapy is not offered on a weekly basis and only occurs when needed or for case management purposes.

What are the hours for the Emotion Regulation Track?

The Emotion Regulation track is a partial hospital program that runs 4-5 days a week from 9:30-3:30 or an Intensive Outpatient Program that runs three to four days a week from 9:30-12:30.

What are the attendance requirements?

Patients are required to attend no less than three days per week at the IOP level of care. There is flexibility in the days you can attend. Patients may be stepped down to two days a week prior to their discharge as part of their transition to outpatient treatment.

What is the average length of stay?

Length of stay is determined on an individual basis based on meeting medical necessity for the IOP level of care. Average length of stay is 6 weeks.

Will the program offer family sessions as part of treatment?

Yes, family involvement is encouraged and will be offered to patients in the Emotion Regulation Track.