Our most intensive treatment for eating disorders is our partial hospitalization program. For women who have already completed a residential treatment program for eating disorders, or for women who need the option for intensive outpatient treatment, the PHP is optimal. During this program, women have the opportunity to discover things about their disorder in a safe and supportive environment through the use of both individualized and group sessions.
What to Expect from Eating Disorder PHP
Upon admission into treatment, every individual undergoes a case management evaluation. This is when the length of treatment and specific treatment program is selected between you and our case manager. Usually, when individuals come to us for help with an eating disorder, they are given the opportunity to enroll in the eating disorder partial hospitalization program. Because this program is on an outpatient basis, those enrolled into this specific program must either live off campus or invest in our sober housing environments, which includes additional clinical integration and support. During your time spent in the eating disorder PHP, you can expect:
- 30 hours of clinical therapy or treatment services each week
- Two meals daily
- Two snacks daily
Therapies Utilized During the Eating Disorder Treatment PHP
Individuals enrolled in this specific program have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of our included services and therapies. All of our therapy and educational sessions are specifically designed to address underlying causes of eating disorders and teach helpful relapse prevention skills to help women establish true and meaningful healing. Specific services available in this program include:
DBT: Dialectical behavioral therapy intends to help individuals change negative thought patterns that encourage eating disorder behavior. Once a person is more in charge of the way they think, the idea is that they are more in charge of how they behave. This specific therapy includes individualized sessions in which participants speak with a cognitive behavioral therapist in a safe and secluded environment.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Before true healing can begin, a person must both accept their issues and commit to a life of recovery. This type of therapy involves helping individuals both accept their eating disorder condition and dedicate their lives to healing and recovery.
Nutritional Groups: Group therapy sessions allow individuals in treatment to understand that they’re not alone by socializing with others dealing with similar situations. These sessions are also beneficial because they provide a setting in which people can practice techniques discovered throughout time in treatment.
Process Groups: Since we offer daytime outpatient treatment, those enrolled in the PHP will have the weekends to themselves. But, we want to make sure that all women enrolled in our care get the support needed on a daily basis. So, before and after each weekend, we offer process groups which aim to set goals and discuss occurrences on the weekends.
Interpersonal Process: This type of individualized therapy aims to discover underlying causes of eating disorders. Once it’s determined why an eating disorder develops in the first place, both therapists and the individual in treatment can determine the best methods to stress management, goal setting, finding meaning to life, and much more!
Supportive Therapies: Along with the therapy sessions listed above, the women enrolled in eating disorder PHP can take advantage of a number of supportive therapies which aim to provide additional support throughout the process of recovery. These include art therapy, movement therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and family involvement!
Get the Eating Disorder Treatment You Need Now
Want to see what life is like without the negative effects of an eating disorder? The Willow Place for Women’s eating disorder PHP may be the eating disorder treatment opportunity you need to establish a true life of healing and wellbeing.