Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program

In February 2016, The Eating Disorders Treatment Center announced the opening of the first Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, in New Mexico designed to help those with eating disorders.

Our PHP provides intermediate level of care for individuals who need more care, structure, and therapy than IOP can provide, but may not need or be able to travel out of state to receive residential or inpatient treatment. The objective of the EDTC PHP is to ameliorate symptoms of eating disorders in order to move patients into lower levels of treatment and/or prevent necessity for treatment with even higher levels of care, i.e., residential or inpatient programs.

The EDTC Partial Hospitalization Program operates from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an extended hour for Family Programming on Tuesday nights. The daily activities and structure of PHP follow a similar outline throughout the week. A primary focus at this level of care is nutritional rehabilitation. Therefore, patients are provided two meals and one snack daily under the guidance of registered dietitians and dietary aides. The program includes group instructional and counseling sessions and individual counseling with expert behavioral health staff, and medical and psychiatric evaluations and pharmacology management by a  Board Certified Psychiatrist . Patients will also meet with a registered dietitian at least once each week to monitor personalized meal plans.

To the extent appropriate for patients requiring this intermediate level of treatment, EDTC behavioral health counselors and staff will employ evidence-based and state of the art psychological treatment modalities to address eating disorders and underlying behavioral health issues.

In addition to the counseling and educational elements of the program, the patients will be exposed to a variety of expressive and experiential modalities of therapy, including Art Therapy, Therapeutic Knitting, Music Therapy, Psychodrama, Art Journaling, Body Movement Therapy, and Therapeutic Yoga.

For more information, contact our Patient Services Coordinator, David Keys at 505-266-6121 ext 111, or email at david@eatingdisordersabq.com