The Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR)

was founded in 1999 by a group of 25 experienced, respected mental health professionals to promote the healthy psychological development of children, adults and the community by providing affordable mental health services, community education, professional training, consultation and research to the Boulder County community. Basing its approach on the most current brain research as well as empirically-based techniques, BIPR’s primary focus is to address the enduring consequences of trauma, neglect and biologically-based conditions on individuals and the larger community. The organization received its 501(c)(3) status in 2000.  Since its inception, BIPR has provided low or reduced fee mental health services (including assessment, testing, and consultation) to a diverse population of adults, children, adolescents and families.

 Programs

Outpatient Clinic

BIPR provides affordable mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Psychoeducational and Psychodiagnostic testing are also provided.  BIPR is committed to helping under-served and under-privileged individuals and families.  Because of BIPR’s expertise in trauma and attachment, we see people from a wide socioeconomic range.  We are dedicated to providing high quality psychotherapy regardless of the ability to pay and therefore offer low fee psychotherapy and reduced fee psychotherapy.

Zero to Five Services and Therapeutic Preschool

Therapeutic Preschool and Zero to Five Services

BIPR currently partners with Boulder Day Nursery and the Connections Classroom of First Presbyterian Preschool to provide Boulder Therapeutic Preschool services.  The Therapeutic Preschool mission is to provide early intervention for children ages two and a half to five to promote optimal emotional health, brain development, and family functioning that enables these children to grow to be strong, contributing members of society.  BIPR’s goal is to have a freestanding preschool classroom that treats at risk children with challenging behaviors or those who have been expelled from other preschool programs.  All donations targeted for the Boulder Therapeutic Preschool are eligible for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (50% Income Tax Credit).

The Zero to Five Services clinic offers development, cognitive, and attachment based assessments for children from infancy to five years of age.  Parent education groups, parent consultation, classroom support, individual child therapy, family therapy, preschool teacher training, and preschool teacher consultations are offered through this program.

BIPR currently partners with Boulder Day Nursery, Wilderness Early Childhood Center, and the Connections Classroom of First Presbyterian Preschool to provide Boulder Therapeutic Preschool services.  The Therapeutic Preschool mission is to provide early intervention for children ages two and a half to five to promote optimal emotional health, brain development, and family functioning that enables these children to grow to be strong, contributing members of society.  BIPR’s Therapeutic preschool classroom treats at risk children with developmental disabilities, challenging behaviors or those who have been expelled from other preschool programs.  All donations targeted for the Boulder Therapeutic Preschool are eligible for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (50% Income Tax Credit).

 

Training

The Training Program provides high quality clinical training to new mental health practitioners. Including graduate level internships in social work and Psychology; Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Clinical Psychology and  Post-Masters Fellowships in Psychology and Social Work.  It offers the opportunity to work therapetically with under-served and under-privileged children, adolescents, adults, and families in our outpatient clinic and to work in our Zero-to-Five Services Model.  Training consists of a year long course in attachment and neurobiologically informed psychodynamic psychotherapy, a clinical issues seminar, individual supervision, mentoring, and opportunities to attend Front Porch Lectures, and special training seminars.

Education:  Front Porch Lecture Series

This series provides professional training to mental health clinicians.  BIPR’s goal is to help clinicians integrate cutting-edge neurobiological findings and empirically-based clinical techniques into their practice – thus producing a highly productive, knowledgeable therapeutic community. Lectures are offered at a reduced price for agency and nonprofit therapists who often provide frontline services to our community’s most severely disturbed residents without the benefit of training on the most recent developments in the field.

Education:  Community Public Education Series

The Community Public Education Series provides a free education and discussion forum of mental health issues.  This brings new knowledge of the brain – promoting social and emotional health in the community.

BIPR is a 501(c)(3) organization.