Rhode Island Hospital Adult Partial Program

Accepting new clients for Providence practice (updated November 17, 2019)

The Adult Partial Hospital Program at Rhode Island Hospital provides intensive, short-term treatment designed for individuals with acute psychiatric concerns. After completing a day of treatment, individuals return home for the evening. This minimizes disruption to their daily routines, maintains uninterrupted support of family and friends, and facilitates learning by encouraging immediate practice of newly acquired skills.

We believe that patients should have ample opportunity to speak with a specialist; therefore, patients are seen for individual sessions every day. We offer telephone consultation and send a detailed report to primary care physicians and outpatient behavioral health providers to help them provide their patients with the most informed and complete care and facilitate the transition to outpatient care after leaving the program.

Please note the Program requires a referral from a provider, which may include an outpatient mental health professional, primary care provider, emergency room, or hospital.

Download the referral form here. For questions, please call 401-444-2128.


+ Services offered

Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists provides a broad range of treatments including:

  • Medication management
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Didactic group interventions
  • Interactive interpersonal group psychotherapies
  • Family and couples sessions
It is our priority to tailor treatment to meet each patient’s unique needs. We draw flexibly from a range of specialized treatments which complement the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model. We provide evidence-based treatment using integrated care. Our clinical research team is nationally recognized for treatment-relevant and diagnostic science. We actively research the application of, and processes involved in, acceptance and mindfulness-based treatments. We also share our findings on an ongoing basis in national and international settings, including in scientific journals and at conferences.

+ Specialized tracks offered

The Adult Partial Program offers three specialized tracks: the Borderline Emotional Acceptance and Regulation Track; the Trauma and PTSD Track; and the Young Adult Track. Each is designed to work in conjunction with the larger partial hospitalization program (PHP) including individual and group therapy, psychiatry and aftercare planning.

The Borderline Emotional Acceptance and Regulation (BEAR) Track provides specialized treatment for patients who struggle with traits of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Although the majority of patients in this track are diagnosed with BPD, the BEAR track is also open to patients who struggle with BPD traits but do not meet full criteria.

The Trauma Track is open to patients with histories of childhood abuse or neglect, sexual assault or abuse, interpersonal or intimate partner violence, natural disaster, community violence, refugee/war zone trauma or other life-threatening or extremely stressful events.

The Young Adult Track is for individuals age 18 to 24 who are struggling with psychiatric illness and the transition to adulthood. Conditions preventing success in this transition may be related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, psychosis and substance abuse. These conditions can lead to an inability to attend college, retain a job and live independently.

+ Daily schedule

  • 7:30 am - Continental Breakfast (provided by program)
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am - Beginning with Purpose
  • 9:00 – 9:45 am - ACT Group
  • 9:50 – 10:05 am - Optional Meditation
  • 10:15 – 11:45 am - Interpersonal Group
  • 11:45 – 12:45 pm - Lunch (provided by program)
  • 12:45 – 1:30 pm - Mindfulness and Coping Skills

+ Admissions criteria

Read admission criteria to see if referral to a Partial Hospital Program is right for you.

  • A referred patient must be experiencing significant impairment in multiple areas of daily life.
  • The patient must present with acute symptoms of psychiatric illness that are expected to improve with short-term psychotherapy and/or pharmacologic intervention.
  • Although a patient may experience suicidal or homicidal ideation, they must not be in imminent risk of acting on these dangerous thoughts.
  • The patient must be able and willing to seek emergency assistance in the event of a potential crisis outside of program hours. (Evenings and weekends: 401-444-4779)
  • The patient must be willing and able to participate in group therapy.


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Young adults - Working with young adults on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout emerging adulthood years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

General expertise

Therapist's note

The Adult Partial Hospital Program accepts all major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Please note the Program requires a referral from a provider, which may include an outpatient mental health professional, primary care provider, emergency room, or hospital.

Download the referral form here.
For questions, please call 401-444-2128.


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