Trainings and Events

5 Day Intensive Young Adult Eating Disorders Treatment

Next scheduled dates with availability: March 27, 2017- March 31, 2017
UC San Diego Health Eating Disorders Center
Samira Zakkout, M.Ed/Ed.S.
Admission Clinician
(858) 246-1825
Treatment Team
Dr. Stephanie Knatz, PhD
Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor
Melissa Mello, M.A., LMFT
Dr. Emily Gray, MD
Medical Director
Dr. Danielle Haber, MD
Dr. Walter Kaye, MD
UCSD Director
Guest Speaker
We are contracted with most major health insurance companies

This novel 5 day eating disorders treatment is for individuals ages 18+ and their loved ones. The program is based on innovative neurobiology research and is designed to provide clients and their loved ones with hands-on coaching and training from expert therapists. Research suggests unprecedented levels of success when families and support persons become centrally involved in the treatment process. The program teaches clients and support persons effective tools and strategies to manage eating disorder symptoms in a collaborative manner.

Program Structure

The program is Monday through Friday and consists of 40 hours of treatment from 9am-5pm. Clients attend with family or support persons, who may include parents, spouse, extended family members and/or significant other.

Program Components

  • Psychoeducation
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Tools
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Training for Support Individuals
  • Live Meal Coaching
  • Experiential Groups
  • Dietician Support
  • Novel Neurobiological Skills
  • Recovery Support Agreement

Patient Testimonials

“This program gave me more knowledge in a week than I’ve gotten out of 10 years of 15 different programs.”

“Knowledge is empowering and we learned so much. We are walking away with wonderful tools.”

“This program opened my eyes to the possibility of recovery.”

Past Events


Family therapy for adolescents with eating disorders: A Master Class

Join two preeminent clinical researchers in eating disorder treatment for a 2‐day Master Class covering advanced topics in family therapy for adolescent eating disorders.

Learning Objectives

  1. Create treatment plans to address the specific needs of individual families at different stages of treatment
  2. Apply discussion about advanced topics—including difficulties in engagement, getting stuck midway in treatment, shifting focus from weight gain to broader individual and family issues, revisiting family therapy during relapses—to your current case examples.
  3. Identify families that are not a good fit for the standard family approach and select treatment modifications using emerging research.
Ivan Eisler, OBE, PhDIvan Eisler, OBE, PhD


Ivan Eisler, OBE, PhD
Joint Head of Child & Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, Maudsley Hospital Emeritus Professor of Family Psychology and Family Therapy
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London
Dr. Eisler is an experienced trainer who has, for the past 35 years, been developing and evaluating family treatments for eating disorders.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD
Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health and Eating Disorders Director
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago
Author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Le Grange has dedicated his career to training clinicians in evidence-based treatment of eating disorders.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD Daniel Le Grange, PhD


October 13th & 14th, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center
Cost: $600 for 2-day training

Space is extremely limited. To reserve your spot today, please email Dr. Erin Parks at


UC San Diego 2016 Eating Disorders Conference

Innovative Treatment Approaches for Substance Abuse & Eating Disorders
February 25th – 26th

Thank you, to all who supported our 3rd Annual Conference! The Integrated Treatment of Substance Abuse & Eating Disorders conference was a great success because of you!