Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program Has Started At JFS


Jewish Family Service has begun offering an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults (age 18 and up) who are dealing with on-going life challenging/transitional adjustments through the agency’s Family & Children’s Services.

This Intensive Outpatient Program, staffed by Doctoral and Master’s level licensed JFS therapists, will provide a structured and supportive treatment program that allows individuals to improve ways to manage life challenges in a group setting at Jewish Family Service, 4131 South Braeswood, stated Sophie Gluzkater, LCSW, JFS Clinical Director.

Continuing Gluzkater noted IOP fills the gap between individual therapy and acute inpatient therapy while being able to continue to function at home and within the community.

IOP would benefit those adults who are dealing with such personal adjustments as grief/losses, relationship issues or work related stress. Additionally, this highly successful program is for those having mood related symptoms (anxiety, anger, depression or mood swings); behavioral symptoms ( i.e.: aggressiveness, compulsive and impulsive behaviors, restlessness); or cognition related symptoms (such as attention and concentration deficiency, obsession or paranoia).

The modality approach to the program includes: Brief-targeted intervention: such as solution focused, crisis intervention and brief psychodynamic. Also included in the modality approach is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) such as motivational interviewing and cognitive modification. Within the modality approach also is dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) consisting of: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotions regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

“All of the assistance given to clients in an IOP program, during a group treatment course of 4 to 8 weeks, can give the client a new perspective on their life as they transition into a more stable environment. Our goal is for them to find hope in their future,” explained Ada Cheung, PhD, LCSW, JFS Family & Children Service Manager and one of the staff course leaders.

The program course is held twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9 hours per week) with the treatment lasting 4 to 8 weeks.

For further information or questions about IOP, please contact Sophie Gluzkater, or Ada Cheung, or JFS, 713-667-9336.

What is Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
  • Provides structured and supportive treatment program
  • Allows individuals to improve ways to manage life challenges in group settings
  • Filling the gap between individual therapy and acute inpatient therapy while being able to continue function at home and in community

Who would benefit from IOP?
  • Adults 18 and over with on-going life challenge/ Transitional adjustment (i.e. Grief/Losses; relationship issues; work related stress) and mental illness
  • Mood related symptoms (i.e. Anxiety, anger, depression, mood swings)
  • Behaviors related symptoms (i.e. Aggressiveness, compulsive and impulsive behaviors, restlessness)
  • Cognition related symptoms (i.e. Attention and concentration deficiency, obsession, paranoia)

Jewish Family Service
Date & Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2:30pm
(9 hours per week)
Typical Group Size:
8-10 people
Course of treatment:
4-8 weeks
Doctoral and Master's level
licensed therapists

Modality Approach:
Brief-targeted intervention
* Solution focused
* Crisis intervention
* Brief psychodynamic
Cognitive behavioral intervention
* Motivational interviewing
* Cognitive modification

Dialectical behavioral intervention
* Mindfulness
* Distress tolerance
* Emotions regulation
* Relaxation techniques

713 667 9336

Sophie Gluzkater, LCSW, Clinical Director,
Ada Cheung, PhD, LCSW, Family & Children Service Manager,

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