Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers some of the same intensity and structure of Residential eating disorder treatment while providing additional opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled eating disorder treatment environment during evenings at home or in peer-supported apartment communities.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Unlike many Partial Hospitalization Programs that only offer 6 hours of eating disorder treatment, 5 days per week, our Partial Hospitalization Program offers patients a full day of treatment, 7 days per week.
By offering a full day of adult eating disorder treatment programming every day of the week, patients are supported through all meals and snacks with ample structure and containment to achieve symptom interruption and/or weight restoration.
Programming in our Partial Hospitalization program emphasizes the development of lifelong recovery skills in a safe, structured and supportive environment. A well-rounded curriculum offers staff-supported opportunities to practice interactions and challenges outside of treatment through many avenues.
Many of our patients travel from around the nation to receive care at Eating Recovery Center. We are pleased to assist these patients by providing housing and transportation options to out of area patients. This is done through our Concierge Services program.
- Interactive group sessions
- Transitions groups
- Process groups
- Art therapy
- Cooking groups
- Restaurant outings
- Addiction groups
- Peer support groups
Partial Hospitalization Program for Children & Teenagers with Eating Disorders
Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers the intensity and structure of Residential eating disorders treatment while providing opportunities for our younger patients and their families to practice recovery skills outside of the treatment environment — during evenings at home or in recovery-focused housing near the eating disorder eating treatment center. Adolescent patients can direct-admit into the Partial Hospitalization Program, or step-down to the program following medical and/or psychiatric stabilization at a higher level of care.
Continuity of care is a priority for patients stepping down to the Partial Hospitalization Program from Inpatient or Residential levels of care. Patients retain the same eating disorder treatment team throughout the course of treatment and maintain the trust that is achieved in the Residential treatment environment, where patients spent approximately 60 percent of the day in therapeutic programming with their primary clinician.
What to expect in the partial hospitalization program at ERC
Our Partial Hospitalization program actively engages families in the recovery process and is rooted in the Maudsley approach to treating eating disorders using key therapeutic Family-Based Treatment (FBT) tenets. Patients and families continue working with their assigned clinician, dietitian, and physician in the PHP level of care, although the distribution of time changes slightly (less face-time with primary clinician, more family programming and multi-family group therapy).
PHP offers 11 hours of daily programming for patients, parents and families that emphasizes the development of recovery skills, communication, relapse prevention and healthy parent/child interactions through individual, group and family therapy and staff-supported meals.
Family, Patient and Treatment Team Involvement
The patient's role in therapy
A combination of individual, group and family therapy emphasizes recovery skills and the role of families in lasting recovery. For those patients stepping down from 24-hour care, there is a shift in therapeutic focus from “what is happening on the unit with you and other patients in the milieu” to “what is happening with your family when you are not on the unit.” Patients continue to participate in school in the afternoons at the Learning Center.
The parents' roles in therapy
Parents are invited to attend parent groups in the morning and education lectures/discussions in the afternoon, during which time they learn about meal planning and weight restoration, recovery skills, parent empowerment and relapse prevention in a supportive environment of peers. Parental involvement in eating disorder treatment can play a major role in recovery.
The family's role in therapy
Families receive two family sessions per week and patients continue to meet weekly with their individual clinician. Registered Dietitians meet with parents to provide individualized education and training tailored to the needs of their child. Clinicians and dietitians also facilitate Family Meals, during which families practice eating together again while supporting the patient with meal completion and coping strategies. Multi-family group therapy brings together the milieu of patients and parents for expert-guided experiential and skills groups.
Resources for Child and Adolescent Patients and Families
In addition to comprehensive daily programming for patients and families alike, Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents offers several services to support families that do not reside in the Denver area:
- Comprehensive educational support for patients includes 1.5-2 hours of daily study, a fully-equipped Learning Center and a personal laptop for use in completing assignments. Eating Recovery Center’s educational services are overseen by a licensed teacher providing comprehensive academic support, including preliminary educational assessments, individual tutoring, ongoing liaising with students’ school and academic transition plans at the time of discharge.
- Family Meals on and off the unit, including supervised meals with Registered Dietitians and Primary Clinicians and restaurant outings to practice meal planning and eating with young patients before returning home. Eating Recovery Center’s Executive chef works collaboratively with the Director of Dietary Services to build creative, nutritionally sound menus with diverse options for a balanced diet. All food is prepared onsite in state-of-the-art kitchens.
- Several temporary family housing options near the treatment center, including Ronald McDonald House and nearby long-term stay hotels.
- Discounted group rates with car rental agencies to meet transportation needs.
- Information about Denver-area resources, events and attractions, including nearby supermarkets, restaurants, retailers, parks, museums and places of worship.
Partial Hospitalization Treatment Locations
Eating Recovery Center Sacramento
3610 American River Dr, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95864
Eating Recovery Center Chicago - Huron
150 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
Eating Recovery Center Chicago Oak Brook
1010 Jorie Blvd Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Eating Recovery Center Baylor Campus Residential Services - 4708 Alliance
4708 Alliance Blvd #300
Plano, TX 75093
Eating Recovery Center Northbrook
4201 Lake Cook Rd #200
Northbrook, IL 60062
Eating Recovery Center Denver - 1st Ave
8190 E 1st Ave, Suite 105
Denver, CO 80230
Eating Recovery Center Denver - Spruce St
98 Spruce St
Denver, CO 80230
Eating Recovery Center Bethesda
6931 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Eating Recovery Center Austin
12221 Renfert Way #250
Austin, TX 78758
Eating Recovery Center Denver - Franklin St
1830 Franklin St #500
Denver, CO 80218
Eating Recovery Center Irvine
114 Pacifica #450
Irvine, CA 92618
Eating Recovery Center Chicago
333 Michigan Ave Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
Eating Recovery Center Baltimore - 101 Schilling
101 Schilling Rd
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Eating Recovery Center The Woodlands
17350 St Lukes Way suite 220
The Woodlands, TX 77384
Eating Recovery Center San Antonio
250 E Basse Rd #206
San Antonio, TX 78209
Eating Recovery Center Houston
7515 S Main St #400
Houston, TX 77030
Eating Recovery Center Dallas / Plano
5120 Legacy Dr
Plano, TX 75024
Eating Recovery Center Bellevue
1231 116th Ave NE #350, #370, #800
Bellevue, WA 98004
Eating Recovery Center Cincinnati
3805 Edwards Rd Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45209