Effective immediately, Northwest Counseling is offering virtual IOP substance abuse programming via the Zoom video/audio conferencing platform. Day and evening IOP program options are available.
Zoom provides HIPAA compliant, telehealth technology, allowing programming to occur with minimal interruption from your home or secure place of your choosing. Connection to Zoom is easy. You will need a desktop, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, and an email address and a web connection to get started. On the day of your designated programming, go to the website Zoom.us, enter the meeting code (which we will provide) and join in.
Virtual programming will deliver all the elements of an actual IOP including assessment, orientation, psychoeducational lecture, group process, contemplative practice, treatment planning, homework review, aftercare services, and more. As is our custom, NCWC will continue to provide holistic healthcare and human connection necessary for recovery and well-being. While a less than preferred option, at this time of social distancing Zoom is a very safe and effective alternative.
Some things to keep in mind:
Find a private, confidential, and quiet space with internet access during the hours of your programming.
While Zoom is HIPAA compliant, your space may not be. Please do not invite others into the therapy session.
Participate with group members as you would in an actual, on-site group therapy. Do not ‘multi-task’ during IOP. Give your attention and respect to all group members.
We will give ample breaks during IOP sessions (do not use tobacco during therapy, take care of your restroom needs before group and during breaks).