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Outpatient: Patient sees therapist, nutritionist, and physician for regular or semi-regular appointments. 

Intensive Outpatient (IOP): Patient goes to organized group program for what is usually one meal and one or two therapy groups. IOP usually runs around 2-3 times a week, for about 2-4 hours, depending on the program. They also meet with specialists (therapist/nutritionist/physician) one-on-one.

Day Treatment Program/Partial (DTP/PTP): Patient goes to organized group 5 days a week for 2-3 meals and several therapy groups. Program normally runs around 5-7 hours. They also meet with specialists (therapist/nutritionist/physician) one-on-one.

Residential Treatment Program: Patient lives in a treatment environment that isnota medical hospital setting. During their time, they partake in group therapy, individual therapy, specialists (nutritionist/physician), etc. A residential stay can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the program.

Inpatient Treatment Program (IP): Patient lives in a medical hospital. Primary focus is on medical stabilization, though patient may partake in group therapy/individual therapy/etc (it depends on the hospital). Inpatient stays can range anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the program.

This is a list of various therapeutic groups that are typically offered in treatment centers or outpatient facilities. Groups will vary depending on each program’s philosophy and specialty. 

  • Post-Meal Process Group
  • Nutritional Support Group
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Biofeedback
  • Restaurant Outings 
  • Clothing Shopping Outings
  • Mutli-Family Group
  • Couple Counseling
  • Substance Abuse 
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

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