New Evening Intensive Outpatient Program
Eating Recovery Center’s New Evening Intensive Outpatient Program Offers Much-Needed Structure for Some, Bridges Transition to Everyday Life for Others Launch of New Outpatient Program Distinguishes Denver’s Eating Recovery Center as Only Center in Rockies to Provide Full Spectrum of Eating Disorder Treatment for Adults Denver, Colorado (April 13, 2009)―The launch of a new evening intensive outpatient program this month distinguishes Denver-based Eating Recovery Center as the only facility in the Rocky Mountain region to provide a full spectrum of recovery options for adults with anorexia or bulimia. The new program bridges the transition to everyday life for patients stepping down from more intensive treatment, while simultaneously building structure into the lives of individuals seeking a treatment option that allows them to continue working or attending school.
“We want to create a pathway to a healthy lifestyle that enables lasting behavioral change, reduces the chances of relapse and sustains long-term recovery in our patients,” explains Emmett R. Bishop, MD, director of outpatient services and co-founder of the Eating Recovery Center. “This added service is one piece of our vision to provide comprehensive care to patients at all levels of treatment.” Whether serving as a first step to recovery or a transition from a higher level of care, the intensive outpatient program focuses on teaching the skills necessary for patients to remain healthy after leaving treatment. In an eight-week cycle, patients attend four-hour sessions that include dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Individual, group and family activities center around building mindfulness, values awareness and connection with self and others, enabling patients to integrate recovery behaviors into their post-treatment lives. Classes and therapy sessions focus on body image, nutrition and other key recovery skills. “Eating disorders are complex conditions and every person’s experience with the disease is different,” explains Bishop. “The evening intensive outpatient program offers us an additional resource to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each patient and promote their successful recovery.” Founded by nationally-recognized eating disorder experts, Drs. Kenneth Weiner and Emmett R. Bishop, the Eating Recovery Center is one of the only treatment facilities offering a full spectrum of recovery options for adults, including intensive inpatient and residential care, partial hospitalization and outpatient programming. Unlike the majority of other facilities devoted to the treatment of eating disorders, the Eating Recovery Center is equipped to care for the most severe eating disorders through the provision of 24/7 nursing care under the supervision of highly experienced psychiatrists and internists who use a modernized approach to care. The Center combines medical management and psychiatric evaluation with therapeutic interventions, including expressive arts therapy, yoga and exercise therapy, personalized dietary counseling, culinary lessons and massage therapy. The evening intensive outpatient program is open to adults 17 and older, whether they have been in treatment at another center or are seeking treatment for the first time. The program curriculum rotates in an eight-week cycle. New patients can join at any time. For more information, please call 877.825.8584 or visit http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com. About the Eating Recovery Center Located in the heart of Denver’s medical district, the Eating Recovery Center is the only facility in the Rocky Mountain region that offers adults a full spectrum of eating recovery treatment options. From inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs to meet each patient’s unique needs, the Eating Recovery Center combines highly-trained medical staff with a unique integrated treatment philosophy to make each patient's successful recovery a life-restoring event. For more information, visit http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/. ###