WHO: Research Psychiatric Center, A Campus of Research Medical Center?

WHAT: Grand Opening of Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

WHEN: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019; Ribbon Cutting 5 p.m.

WHERE: Research Brookside Campus, 6675 Holmes Rd., Suite 201, Kansas City, Missouri 64131

WHY: Research Psychiatric Center, a leader in behavioral health for adolescents in the Kansas City region, announces the opening of a new program that will enable assessments with a psychiatrist within days. 

“Currently there’s a waiting period of sometimes a week or more with other area programs targeted to assessing vulnerable, at-risk adolescents, so we’ve designed a streamlined approach to help teens ages 12 – 18 get appropriate care for their unique behavioral health needs sooner,” says program medical director and psychiatrist Shahbaz Khan, M.D. “Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program also offers dynamic group therapy and a family night; all which help give patients hope and aid on their journey to recovery.”

Dr. Khan sites that inclusion of parents, siblings and guardians are critical to support their teens through recovery. 

“Through family night, members of a teen’s family learn the skills and feel empowered to help manage their loved one’s symptoms. We are excited to provide more teens and families with the highest quality, most compassionate care possible,” Dr. Khan says. 

The program is designed to help fill a critical gap in providing a comprehensive continuum of care for teens facing behavioral health challenges. Focusing on treatment of the whole individual, the Research Psychiatric Center Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program offers therapy topics including coping with feelings and emotions, relationships and support, healthy communications and boundaries, spirituality, relaxation and mindfulness, grief, loss and trauma resolution and maintaining recovery and wellness, among others.

The program’s multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, which has specialized training and experience in helping teens in distress, specialize in collaborative, problem-solving techniques and treatment for adolescent emotional trauma, medical stabilization and depression and mood disorders.

Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider. 

For more information on the Research Psychiatric Center Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, visit  Adolescent behavioral.