Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers some of the intensity and structure of residential eating disorders treatment while providing opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled treatment environment during evenings at home or in peer-supported apartment communities.

Where most partial hospitalization programs for the treatment of eating disorders are comprised of 6-8 hours of programming offered 5-7 days per week, Eating Recovery Center’s PHP provides 11.5 hours of treatment 7 days per week. By offering a full day of programming every day of the week, patients are supported through all meals and snacks and have ample structure and containment to achieve symptom interruption and/or weight restoration. Combined with daytime medical support, the strategic intensity of Eating Recovery Center’s PHP can provide a non-residential treatment resource for individuals requiring a higher level of care.

Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program emphasizes the development of lifelong recovery skills in a safe, structured and supportive environment. PHP’s well-rounded curriculum offers staff-supported opportunities to practice for interactions and challenges outside of treatment through interactive group sessions, including:


  • Recovery Skills
  • Transitions Group
  • Process Group
  • Art Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Cooking Group
  • Restaurant Outings
  • Real World and Life Skills
  • Strong Connections
  • Anger Awareness
  • Body Celebration
  • Grief and Loss
  • Yoga
  • Addictions Group
  • Peer Support Group
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Relapse Prevention Training
  • Community Meetings


Resources for Adults in the Partial Hospitalization Program

Eating Recovery Center provides comprehensive housing, transportation and support services to out-of-area patients, as well as adult patients that prefer to reside in recovery-focused lodging near the treatment center. Due to the availability of these services, patients from across the country can admit directly into the Partial Hospitalization Program to begin—or continue—their recovery journey. In fact, nearly 80% of patients in the Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults come to Eating Recovery Center from outside Colorado.



Other Support Services

PHP Medical and Clinical Leadership

Thomas King, MD

Medical Director of the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

The treatment process at Eating Recovery Center helps people work through the illusion of control that an eating disorder promotes, and come out on the other side where they can actually reaffirm themselves and take back control of their lives in a meaningful way.”

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC

Clinical Director of Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

“The women and men struggling with eating disorders are incredibly sensitive and intelligent, and helping them find their voices, have hope and identify the direction they want to live this hard work and recovery is our objective at Eating Recovery Center.”

Nadine Dexter, RN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer

“Dedication, caring and wisdom are evident in all aspects of the treatment program at Eating Recovery Center. Our highly-skilled, compassionate staff, combined with our commitment to implementing evidence-based techniques, can pull someone out of the depths of an eating disorder and start them on the road to recovery.”

Marla Scanzello, MS, RD

Director of Dietary Services

“The role of nutrition services is very important in the treatment of an eating disorder. Our dietitians work with patients who are often terrified of eating, to help them eat, to achieve a balanced pattern or nutrition and to achieve a healthy weight for optimal recovery.”


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After four years of closed doors for recovery via inpatient treatment for my daughter who had relapsed after 15 years of walking in recovery, I found hope for her recovery through the program offered at Eating Recovery Center. My husband and our adult children received similar hope through family therapy and Family Days experiences.

-Mary K., parent of patient