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Specialty Programs

Specialty Psychiatric Services

Arbour Hospital has specialized programs and groups designed to provide behavioral health services to specific groups of patients. These programs offer the same evaluation, crisis stabilization, and recovery planning as our standard psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs with care tailored to these groups.

School-Based Treatment Program

This program is administered within the school setting during school hours by Arbour therapists working closely with designated school staff. Students may be referred for evaluation by their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, or by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Program components include individual, family, and group therapy, including ongoing consultations with parents, school personnel, and clinical consultation to teachers, aides, school psychologists, and guidance counselors.

We also offer in-service training to administrators, teachers, special-needs staff, and support personnel on topics requested by school staff.

Bilingual Program

This short-term treatment is for bilingual (Spanish and English speaking) adults with psychiatric or co-occurring psychiatric and addiction disorders. Therapeutic and educational groups are all conducted in Spanish, and the program is staffed by bilingual and bicultural clinicians and doctors who can address cultural and societal issues within the context of treatment.

Program goals are to assure consistency with patients’ cultural and linguistic needs, help patients develop effective coping skills and offer an effective alternative or step down from inpatient hospitalization.

Treatment components include individual, group, and family therapy, a brief treatment model with no required length of stay, medication education and management, and coordination with outside referral sources at all stages of treatment. Individual appointments with bilingual psychiatrists are available five days a week.

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Anxiety and Depression Group

This group teaches participants how to struggle less with anxiety and depression so they can focus on what matters to them. We utilize the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy to replace unhelpful thoughts with the emotions we feel when acting on the things we care about in life.

This group is run by Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Lea Corzine, on Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group

This is a skills-oriented group that consists of eight consecutive weeks focused on DBT modules. Each week focuses on a core concept of DBT, such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Group participants work on creating a distraction plan, relaxation plan, and other coping skills. Appropriate group participants may have borderline personality disorder, emotional dysregulation, impulsive behavior, difficult interpersonal relationships, an unstable sense of identity, or chronic feelings of emptiness.

This group is run by Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Audrey Ryan, on Wednesdays from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for men and women. A women-only group is run by Medical Assistant, Anjalie Pieres, on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Women’s Latina Support Group

This processing group for Latina women focuses on language barriers, relationships, anger, resources, and parenting. It is run by Medical Assistant, Miriam Garber, on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Latino Relapse Prevention Group

This group focuses on relapse prevention, anger management, compulsive gambling, smoking cessation, and the prevention of HIV and STDs. The group is conducted by Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor, Julio Miralda, on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Alumni Relapse Prevention Group

This group is designed to assist alumni of our IOP in their ongoing recovery. The goal is to offer support, continued skill development in areas of high-risk identification, coping skills, and sober support networking.

This group is run by Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor, Mike Stevens, on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Call 617-390-1295 to schedule an appointment for any of the groups listed above. Arbour Counseling JP in Jamaica Plain is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There may be insurance restrictions depending upon the group facilitator which can be reviewed during your initial call.