SOURCE: Optimum Performance Institute

Optimum Performance Institute

January 31, 2011 06:00 ET

Optimum Performance Institute Launches New Outpatient Program to Help Young People Transition Into Adulthood

OPI Is One of the First Programs of Its Kind to Be Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care

WOODLAND HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) -    On February 1, 2011, the Optimum Performance Institute (OPI) will launch a new Outpatient Program offering a unique slate of highly-individualized services to young men and women ages 17-27 in the Greater Los Angeles area who, for a variety of reasons, are having difficulty transitioning into young adulthood. 

OPI was established in 2004 as a highly-individualized residential, educational and therapeutic program for young adults from all over the world. The new Outpatient Program will provide the OPI guidance and support services to local young adults in areas of Education, Career Development, Socialization and Life Skills, Computer Addiction, and one-to-one Life Coaching.

OPI received accreditation from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) in July 2010, making it one of the country's first programs of its kind to receive this prestigious status. JCAHO's national accreditation is the highest level of achievement a healthcare organization can receive signifying its overall commitment to quality of care and services.

"OPI participants may have many challenges ranging from Depression and Anxiety Disorders to Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder," says Alisa Foreman, Director or OPI's Outpatient Services and Staff Education. "They may also be struggling with substance abuse or eating disorders. However, what all of our participants share is a desire to explore their own identity and find their own individual life path.

"With our new Outpatient Program, OPI will be initiating yet another 'first,' in helping local young adults enhance their self esteem, become self sufficient and learn job and life skills," she said. "We are proud of our many participants who have succeeded here and moved into society as independently functioning adults. We look forward to creating similar results for those in our Outpatient Program who seek our help."

Specifically, the Career Department will be offering six, career-related workshops that teach valuable skills for job seekers and offers exercises on interviewing, professional image, resume writing, and On-the-Job success skills in each two-hour session.

The Education Department workshops will explore the intellectual, psychological, social and physical factors that impact lifelong learning, well being and achievement. Participants learn self-motivation, self-efficacy, critical-thinking and effective study strategies, among other relevant subjects for those seeking to pursue higher education.

OPI's "In-Vivo" social skills group provides a safe environment for participants to learn and practice social skills to form and improve healthy relationships. The group focuses on positive communication, verbal and non verbal cues, initiating and maintaining relationships. The group goes into the community for real life social experiences in which they can then apply their newfound skills.

The popular Life Coaching program teaches participants how to set goals, track progress, and achieve a system of accountability. Through a series of workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions, participants learn to utilize independent living skills and goal setting in their everyday lives. Essential workshop topics include Budgeting, Organizational Skills, and Nutrition & Physical Fitness.

Finally, OPI is offering a group to treat Computer Addiction in young adults, whether it is addiction to gambling, pornography, or any other web-based addiction. By using an educational approach, participants learn how long hours on the computer affects their physiology, socialization, and mental states, just like any other addiction. They then learn the tools to free themselves from the bondage of this addiction so that they can engage in healthier behavior. 

The new Outpatient Program will open its doors to the local community at OPI's Woodland Hills facility on February 1, 2011. Males and females ages 17-27 can sign up for individual services or a package of services to suit their needs. 

For more information, please visit www.opiliving.com.

Contact Information

  • For More Information Please Contact:
    OPI Director of Outpatient Services
    Alisa Foreman
    (818) 610-3956