Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

Program Overview

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is intended for adolescent’s ages 13-17 years of age who are still in school. Some 12 year old adolescents can be considered for the program on a case by case basis upon review by psychiatrist.

The program is designed to be a safe and structured transition from inpatient treatment and may also be an alternate option when conventional outpatient therapy is not sufficient to stabilize an adolescent’s symptoms. The program’s curriculum is designed to help patients develop the skills necessary to successfully return to daily routines such as in the home, community, and school with support and continuity. The partial hospital program can also prevent hospitalization, by stabilizing behaviors before they require an inpatient level of care.

The program consists of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) concepts. Goals are to assist patients by strengthening abilities to identify triggers, utilize coping mechanisms, improve social skills, communicate effectively, improve impulse control, and manage stress. Program staff will support adolescents in better understanding their moods, thoughts, and behaviors as well the consequences of each.

The program operates from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The schedule is subject to change for holidays and/or weather events. Treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy, family sessions, activity/recreational/art therapy, educational services, and medication management.

Individualized treatment plans addressing behaviors, psychiatric symptoms, and goals are developed for each patient. The interdisciplinary team and staff of psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, and educators work together to stabilize symptoms and establish a foundation of skills essential to the long-term success of the individual being treated.

 Family involvement is a vital part of the patient’s treatment. Through weekly family sessions, our therapists educate family members on treatment goals and assist them in engaging the adolescent in a supporting manner at home. Our staff also works with families regarding discharge planning, including recommendations for additional treatment and referrals for outpatient care.

Patients are provided an educational/academic component during the treatment day to promote being integrated back into school programming without being overwhelmed. Classes are taught on-site by a Louisiana Certified Teacher. The teacher works with the school to ensure academic needs are being met and to design a re-entry plan for after discharge.

Lunch and snacks are provided daily including a small breakfast option upon arrival to program.

Individuals will be admitted into the program based on an intake assessment, including dialogue with both the patient and the parent or legal guardian.

The average length of stay is approximately 2-4 weeks. However, because each patient has his/her own treatment needs, the timing may vary.


Brentwood’s Partial Hospital Program accepts most insurance plans. This is not a Medicaid funded program.

For more information on our Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program please contact Intake at 877-678-7500. 



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