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The primary focus of Transitional Outpatient (TOP) is for the client to gain insights and awareness related to motivation, commitment, resistance, and an understanding of the severity of the disease and related problems. The immediate goals are to develop sober supports, coping skills and behaviors, and the ability to use them. The long-term goals are for clients to have an improved daily lifestyle structure and reconnect with family, employment, and social circles. In addition, clients will develop self-care for physical health, emotional regulation, and spiritual well-being. Clients then transition into the conventional outpatient group therapy which meets once a week, for ongoing support and maintenance.The concept behind the need for Transitional Outpatient* (TOP) group therapy is to provide comprehensive and affordable services for those clients that meet criteria but do not have the time or the resources for Intensive Outpatient.
Transitional Outpatient meets four hours per week delivered in two-hour sessions twice a week for six weeks.
*Conforms to F.A.C. 65D-30.004. Common Licensing Standards & F.A.C. 65D-30.010. Standards for Outpatient Treatment