Adolescent Day Program

Specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders, and self-injury, our Adolescent Day Program teaches adolescents and their families the core skills and theory of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) along with using Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) to treat eating disorder symptoms. 

Admission Criteria:

  • Adolescents and young adults ages 12-21
  • Adolescents stepping down from inpatient or residential treatment
  • Adolescents who have not had remission of symptoms using Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) 
  • Adolescents who have not had remission of target 1 behaviors (e.g., self-injury, suicidal ideation) in an outpatient setting

Requirements:

  • Adolescents and parents will meet weekly with a family therapist -- completing a "family meal" and use of 24/7 phone coaching will be core components of family therapy 
  • Adolescents will have an individual therapist as part of the Day Program who will also provide 24/7 phone coaching
  • Parents will meet with a dietitian to refine their skills related to feeding an adolescent with an eating disorder
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Medical Management:

Our team of providers, including psychiatrists and physician assistants, meet with adolescents to ensure medical stability and assess supplemental medications. 

Discharge from Day Treatment:

Typically adolescents attend 4-6 weeks of day treatment. When effective skills are developed, the adolescent transitions to outpatient care and adolescents and families maintain their same provider team.