Sibcy House Mental Health Skills Building Intensives

Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio is a specialized and enhanced therapeutic residential environment for adults, 18 and older, suffering with complex, mental health, addiction or co-morbid conditions.

Sibcy House’s renowned clinical team developed four 12-day mental health skills building intensive programs, utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities and clinical expertise. The four programs offer tracks in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy(RO DBT), Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)/Anxiety, and Binge Eating Disorder.

How can skills building intensives help with managing symptoms of mental illness?

The tracks are intended to help boost critical coping skills for individuals struggling with common mental illnesses. Individuals who will benefit from these tracks are ready to make significant change and better manage the symptoms of their mental illness. These skills building intensives can be a jump start for a longer term lower level program or a refresher for those who have learned the skills and are not applying them consistently. Mental health skills building intensives at Sibcy House are customized to meet each client where they are, while establishing goals, and a plan to reach those goals, in a 12-day period. Structured time with a psychologist, coaching sessions and individual work are the basis of these tracks. Clients also participate in the group sessions offered on the unit. A feedback session and written summary provide direction and recommendations after discharge.

For an individual needing guidance in managing bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety or borderline personality disorder, the DBT track could provide a toolbox of skills. For an individual struggling with chronic depression, social anxiety and issues of overcontrol would benefit from RO DBT, a new evidence-based treatment that addresses these disorders. Individuals hoping to learn techniques to manage anxiety connected with OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety or generalized anxiety will benefit from the OCD/Anxiety track. The Binge Eating Disorder track will provide a collection of skills that can aid in reducing the frequency and severity of an individual’s binge eating.

Each mental health skills building track includes:

  • 12-day length of stay
  • 6 visits with psychologist
  • 2 visits with psychiatrist
  • Individualized goal setting
  • 10 individualized coaching sessions with specialist
  • Social work support
  • Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program attendance(for Binge Eating track only)
  • 1 half-hour feedback meeting with psychologist and social worker
  • A written summary by psychologist and social worker