FOCUS Program

If you’re a young adult, taking the leap into adulthood has its challenges. But when you have depression or other mood disorders, the transition can be even harder. You might feel like your mood disorder derails you at school or work, disrupts your relationships, damages your self-esteem or makes it difficult to keep up with your own thoughts. 

For older adults with mood disorders, the experience may be similar. You may be struggling to meet work and family demands, avoiding people and activities you used to enjoy, abusing drugs or alcohol for relief, harming yourself or thinking about suicide. 

Rogers FOCUS Mood Disorders Program for adults is here to help.

Residential care 

Through residential treatment, our staff, led by a leading board-certified psychiatrist, will work with you to develop ways to better navigate the responsibilities and difficulties that come with adulthood. We're here to help you address your:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Other mood disorder
  • Co-occurring anxiety disorders
  • Co-occurring personality and substance use disorders

During a stay averaging 45 to 60 days, you’ll live on campus at the Charles E. Kubly FOCUS Center in Oconomowoc. Here you’ll receive treatment while living in a homelike setting with comfortable semi-private bedrooms and shared community space. Our goal is to work with you on making positive changes in the way you approach adulthood. 

Because younger adults transitioning into adulthood typically face different challenges from older adults, we offer separate programs for adults 18 to 30 and those who are 30 and older.

We know getting clarity in understanding just what you are dealing with and how we can help is a big first step. A board-certified psychiatrist leads a thorough assessment and evaluation to clarify your diagnosis and then prescribe the appropriate treatment. 

In addition to intensive psychiatric and medication management, you will receive a range of evidence-based individual and group therapy. You’ll experience three key approaches: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you better understand your thoughts, behaviors and emotions; gaining mindfulness skills; and behavioral activation (BA).

Often you have less interest in activities you once enjoyed or may notice an overall decrease in general activity. BA helps provide structure to increase your engagement in a manageable way. 

Additional therapeutic support

Other components of therapy at the Rogers FOCUS Mood Disorders Program for adults include:

Your family's involvement can help ease your transition to, from or back to school or to work. Your treatment plan includes family therapy sessions. Their participation helps reinforce the skills you learn during treatment and can ease your transition to lower levels of care or life outside Rogers.

 

 

Moving into an unfamiliar place for residential treatment may seem scary, a hassle or disruptive of your family’s life. We know it helps to know what to expect. Here is what a typical weekday at FOCUS is like:

 

Morning Afternoon Evening
Vitals, medications, breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mindfulness meditation DBT-informed skills training Daily living responsibilities or community integration activity
Experiential therapy Activity groups  
Group therapy Supervised assignment work  

As you work through the challenges of your mood disorder, a caring, dedicated team who are skilled and experienced in treatment of these disorders is at your side. After a thorough assessment, the team creates an individualized plan addressing your unique mental health situation and laying the groundwork for successful treatment supporting your long-term recovery. 

Board-certified psychiatrists direct your treatment with the support of a multidisciplinary team of professionals which includes: 

  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Registered nurses
  • Social worker
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Experiential therapists
  • Certified substance abuse counselor
  • Residential counselors
  • Care advocates
     

Andy Hayes

Clinical Services Manager, FOCUS Program

Andy Hayes is the manager of the FOCUS Mood Disorders Program and is responsible for oversight of the residential center's daily operations. He coordinates with medical leadership and clinical staff to make sure each patient receives care rooted in evidence-based practices that is responsive to their individual needs and respectful of their values. Andy has been with Rogers since May 2015. Prior to becoming manager at FOCUS, he served as the key point person for Rogers contracted management of the inpatient mental health  unit at Community Memorial Hospital (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin) and outpateint mental heatlh services at Fort Healthcare (Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin).

Andy acknowledges that while transitions are a natural part of life, they are not always easy, and the FOCUS team is dedicated to helping adults navigate these transitions successfully. "What I enjoy most about my work is witnessing the transformation that occurs during treatment. While making positive changes involves challenges, as treatment progresses, it is amazing to see patients make real and meaningful changes in their lives."

FOCUS setting and tour

The FOCUS adult program is at home in the 32-bed Charles T. Kubly FOCUS Center on the Rogers Memorial Hospital—Oconomowoc campus. The two-story building is located in the middle of Rogers’ 50-acre wooded setting nestled against the Upper and Lower Nashotah lakes. Residents live on three levels (including lower level) and enjoy treatment and living areas and semi-private bedrooms.

The campus features walking trails through the woods, an outdoors ropes and challenge course and labyrinth as well as indoor art studio, climbing wall and gymnasium to complement the center’s supportive environment.

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Consult Room

Exterior

Patient Room

Dining Room

Group Room

Day Room

Group Room

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