The Intensive Family Treatment for Eating Disorders (ED-IFT) is designed for families who do not have access to specialty eating disorders treatment in their local community, whose affected child is not progressing well in treatment, who are stepping down from a higher level of care, or who would benefit from more intensive outpatient treatment. This program provides adolescents and their families with an immersive and intensive dose of treatment that is specifically designed to bring about rapid symptom change by providing families with a deeper understanding of eating disorders, teaching practical skills to navigate various phases throughout the recovery process, and equipping adolescents and their families with more effective coping strategies. All family members are strongly encouraged to attend as each family member plays a critical role in supporting the adolescent’s recovery.
This five-day intensive program runs from Monday to Friday and involves approximately 40 hours of intensive treatment for adolescents with eating disorders and their families. ED-IFT is conducted in a multi-family format with up to 6 families participating at a time. The multifamily treatment format fosters family-to-family support, learning, and a decreased sense of isolation that is not possible in traditional family therapy. Families who would benefit from additional treatment may also work with our team following ED-IFT.
Please contact our ED-IFT Program Coordinator, Sam Kushner at (415) 514-1074, who can guide you through the enrollment process.
Monday, January 28
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics 401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143