BHPP Referral Forms (pdf)
BHPH Fact Sheet (pdf)
Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, Director (617) 855-4180
Eliza Menninger, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Charge (617) 855-3698
Joe Flores, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Charge (617) 855-2311
Lynne Kopeski, MSN, RN, CS, Nurse Director (617) 855-2187
The Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital is designed to help individuals with psychiatric illness cope with life circumstances, improve their ability to function and enhance their quality of life. The program may be utilized as a step-down transition from acute inpatient care or as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Individuals attending the program may also participate in other McLean services, including outpatient services and substance abuse groups.
- Comprehensive skills-based treatment to stabilize patients and improve functioning.
- Case management and after-care planning.
- Individual skills training emphasizing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and life skills training.
- Pre-vocational rehabilitation and vocational counseling.
- Medication consultation and treatment.
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Speciality Program Tracks
- The Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP) specializes in treating depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.
- The Borderline Specialty Program offers the most current short-term treatment for individuals with borderline personality disorder.
- The Life Skills Program is similar to MAP for patients experiencing ongoing functional difficulties. Groups tend to be smaller and more personalized than MAP.
All three specialty programs use a multidisciplinary, multi-model treatment approach that is integrated with other levels of care available at McLean. Each program provides intensive treatment for patients returning to the community, who still have significant unresolved treatment issues inhibiting their success to function independently.
Research and Quality Improvement
Ongoing research studies aim to improve treatment effectiveness and the lasting benefits of treatment after discharge. Current studies are assessing the use of cognitive behavioral skills and the feasibility of an exercise group within a partial hospital program.
McLean accepts Medicare, 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 617.855.3286, Monday through Friday.
About McLean Hospital
U.S. News & World Report ranked McLean Hospital first among all freestanding psychiatric hospitals. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.