Patient Information
Child & Adolescent
College Mental Health Program


BHPP Referral Forms (pdf)

Sample Group Schedule (pdf)

BHP Treatment Overview (pdf)

Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program

For Referrals:

CONTACT 617.855.3286

Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP, Director

Eliza Menninger, MD, Co-Medical Director

Joe Flores, MD, Co-Medical Director

Lynne Kopeski, APRN, BC, Nurse Director

The Behavioral Health Partial (BHP) Hospital Program at McLean Hospital offers state of the art, empirically-supported mental health treatments. Our mission is to help individuals develop skills to improve functioning, mood, and quality of life and to better cope with life circumstances. To achieve this mission, the BHP utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches (including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills) for a wide range of problems such as mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, thought disorders, and dual diagnoses.

The BHP staff work together to provide comprehensive and seamless care for our patients. Our treatment outcome evaluation shows that patients attending the BHP experience a signifcant reduction in symptoms, as well as an improvement in functioning and quality of life. Please visit our clinical research webpage for more information:

Each patient at the BHP works with a Clinical Team Manager, who develops a personalized treatment plan with the patient. The personalized treatment plan includes group and individual therapy sessions that teach CBT, DBT, and life skills, as well as treatment sessions from BHP specialty areas that focus on a specific disorder. The Clinical Team Manager also coordinates care with the patient's multi-disciplinary treatment team, including a psychiatrist, individual program therapist, occupational and vocational counselors, nurses, and mental health counselors.

BHP Overview

BHP Treatment Components

On a typical day, patients have the opportunity to attend 5 different skills groups. Patients also usually have at least one individual meeting each day with one of their treatment team members.

BHP's primary treatment components include:

Tracking your Progress

Patients at the BHP provide feedback about their symptoms and progress by completing brief, daily computerized progress monitoring measures. This information is used for treatment and tracking progress.

Research and Treatment Effectiveness

In order to maximize effectiveness in the context of evidence-based clinical care, it is important to evaluate program functioning and treatment effectiveness. Thus, a primary goal at the BHP is to systematically design research efforts that utilize patient feedback to improve quality of care.

Please visit our Clinical Research webpage for more detailed information about our current projects:

McLean College Mental Health Program

The BHP can provide resources about and referrals to the College Mental Health Program. The program's mission is to help college students with mental illness and adjustment issues live more productive lives by providing the highest level of psychiatric care and working closely with the college student-patient, their families and their institutions of higher education to ensure the greatest probability of academic success.

Insurance Information

McLean accepts Medicare, many Massachusetts Medicaid and many private insurance and managed care plans. Insurance coverage may be limited for some services, especially for longer-term partial hospital treatment and residential services.


For further information, call BHP Intake Coordinator, Debra Flynn, at 617.855.3286, Monday through Friday.


About McLean Hospital

U.S. News & World Report named McLean America's #1 Hospital for Psychiatry in 2013 . McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare. For more information about McLean visit us on McLeanHospital or follow the hospital on Twitter@McLeanHospital.

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