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Young Adult Partial Program
Butler Hospital
345 Blackstone Boulevard
The Hall @ Center House, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02906
P: 1 (844) 401-0111

Please Note: We're currently offering on-site care with proper safety precautions or virtual programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking for an MSW/MA Internship Opportunity? Please email your request along with resume to Erin Ursillo at

Please note: To intern in our partial programs, MSW or MA students must be able to commit to a schedule of M-F in the mornings so that they can carry a caseload.

Young Adult Partial Hospital Program

The Young Adult Partial Hospital Program is designed to meet the specific needs of 18-to-26-years-olds. The supportive environment empowers young adults to learn how to gain control of their illness and strive to achieve their personal goals. The program runs Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. and ending at at 3:30 p.m.

The program’s theoretical framework draws on aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). The supportive environment empowers young adults to learn how to gain control of their illness and strive to achieve their personal goals.

Download Young Adult Partial Hospital Program information (PDF).

Why would someone come to the program?

People significantly struggling with changes in their lives – adjusting to independent life, transitioning in school or work, and/or resolving relationships (family, romantic or friendship) – will benefit from a program designed to support young adults in a shared setting and often addressing similar issues. The treatment team is experienced treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma and impulsive behaviors that have arisen during this stage of life.

Butler also offers two intensive outpatient programs for young adults, True Self (LGBTQ+) and College Student, which may provide a better option for individual needs.

Expert care that combines home and hospital. To learn more and to schedule an appointment call 1 (844) 401-0111, available 24/7.

More Information

How does the program work?

The program runs on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on average will last between five and eight days. The treatment team will work with you to determine the appropriate length of stay as treatment progresses. You will be assigned to a compassionate, highly trained, multidisciplinary team that consists of a psychiatrist, an individual therapist, group therapists, and an occupational therapist who collaborate with you throughout your stay to ensure you are fully benefiting from the program. The team assists you in developing a customized treatment plan that focuses on your specific goal for treatment. Skills, support and education are delivered daily through group and individual therapy.

What will I be doing in the program?

On your first day at The Hall at Center House you will discuss with the team what brings you to our program so we can begin working on your treatment plan right away. You will meet with your psychiatrist upon admission and (s)he will supervise your clinical care while you are in the program. Your treatment plan will include skills groups, interactive therapy groups, individual therapy and, if appropriate, medication management. There will be break time allotted in between sessions as well as a longer break for lunch. Lunch is not provided within the program so you will need to bring a lunch or you can visit our cafeteria or café.

How do I register for the program?

Referrals from a health care provider, school counselor or parent are not required to enter the Young Adult Program. Self-referrals are common and welcome. Services are covered by most health insurance plans and we are happy to assist you with reviewing your coverage options. To start the process call our patient assessment services team at (401) 455-6223.

Everyone from the unit secretary, to the therapists and doctors play a role in experiences of the young adults that come through the program.

Meet the Team

What should I bring with me?

On your first day please bring:

  • Picture identification.
  • Insurance card.
  • List of current medications.
  • Emergency contact information.

Other helpful tips

Parking is free of charge. Follow signs on the Butler Hospital campus to Sawyer Building and enter lot A1. Enter the main doors of the Sawyer Building and turning left follow signs for Young Adult Partial Program to Center House third floor.

There are outlets available in The Hall for recharging cell phones or tablets, however, use of this equipment is only allowed during breaks.

Butler Hospital is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted, including e-cigarettes, in the buildings or on the grounds. If you smoke or use tobacco products, discuss this during your initial meeting as we do offer medications that may aid in smoking/tobacco cessation.