Five Day Intensive Young Adult Eating Disorders Treatment

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UC San Diego Health Eating Disorders Center
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Treatment Team
Dr. Stephanie Knatz, PhD
Program Director
Assistant Clinical Professor
Terra Towne, PhD
Dr. Mary Ellen Trunko, MD
Medical Director
Dr. Walter Kaye, MD
Executive Director
Guest Speaker
We are contracted with most major health insurance companies

This novel five 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 8:00am-3:30pm. Clients attend with family or support persons, who may include parents, spouse, extended family members and/or significant other.

Program Components

  • Psychoeducation
  • Skills Training for clients & Supports
  • Psychiatric Consult
  • Live Meal Coaching
  • Experiential Groups
  • Dietitian Support
  • Novel Neurobiological Skills
  • Recovery Support Agreement
  • Multifamily Therapy
  • Expert Presentations

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.”