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(p. 696) Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders 

(p. 696) Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders
(p. 696) Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders

Linda Paulk Buchanan

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date: 12 July 2020

As the vast majority of people with eating disorders cannot recover with traditional outpatient psychotherapy, a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach is recognized as the best practice for treatment of this population. Treatment begins with assessment of psychological, psychiatric, and nutritional functioning followed by a combination of individual, family, nutrition, and group therapy. The author shares how she became interested in this field and describes some of the joys and challenges she has experienced in developing a freestanding, psychologist-owned intensive outpatient facility. This chapter covers levels of care, treatment components, and some of the common misconceptions associated with these individuals. The author discusses the business aspects of her practice. Resources are provided for developing this niche.

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