Kuwait’s first ever Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

June 25, 2023

June 22, 2023 – To meet high demand, on May 28, 2023, Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN) launched Kuwait’s first ever Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This 60-hour program provided an intermediate level of care for people who could benefit from more than weekly outpatient therapy, yet did not need the intensity of a residential treatment program or hospitalization. The group met for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 4 weeks. 

The curriculum offered Dialectical Behavior Therapy along with a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to wellbeing that included psychoeducation, nutrition counseling, and mindful movement sessions. Interventions specifically focused on emotion regulation, effective communication styles, distress tolerance, attachment styles, self-care, anger management, and more. 

The program, conducted in a small group setting, also included case management, individual therapy, family support, and referrals for psychiatric treatment as appropriate. Participants were offered a thorough intake assessment, individual, group, and family counseling, specific skills to assist them in making healthy lifestyle changes while working to recognize and avoid triggers, coping strategies, and follow-up care.

FSHN is a non-profit organization, established in 2006, that has a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing high level personalized care to support long-term recovery. Along with assisting individuals, we also involve family through the process to help them learn how to communicate and become trusting supporters in recovery. 

We invite you to learn more about our unique programming and the other work we do to support individuals, groups, and families work towards better health.  

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