May 20, 2019 Network in the Know

Intensive Outpatient Therapy: An Effective Approach to Treating Eating Disorders

The HPA/LiveWell intensive outpatient program (IOP) is widely regarded in the Capital District and Hudson Valley as the standard for outpatient treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and other conditions related to eating and feeding. In contrast to inpatient therapy programs for eating disorders, which are often costly and located at a distance from the patient’s home community, the IOP approach offers innovative, dynamic, and cost-effective treatment that supports patients in their recovery efforts while allowing them to maintain their daily lives and personal relationships.

An empirically valid treatment model, the LiveWell IOP focuses on cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques, as well as exposure/response prevention therapy. The program offers personalized meal and treatment plans that help patients meet their goals, and encourages families to participate in the patient’s care. The team at LiveWell collaborates with the Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders of Northeastern New York, located at Albany Medical College, and works with Albany Medical Center to provide a full range of care for patients.

To learn more about the risks, diagnosis, and treatment of potentially deadly eating disorders, download this educational webinar sponsored by CDPHP®. For more information about the IOP, contact LiveWell by phone at (518) 218-1188, or through their website.

Adele O'Connell
About Author

Adele joined CDPHP in 2004 as an internal communications and event specialist. She then spent eight years coordinating the company’s community relations and corporate events program, in which capacity she worked with a host of non-profit organizations and co-chaired the CDPHP annual Charity of Choice campaign. Currently, she is a communications specialist and coordinator of corporate member engagement and serves on the boards of two local charities. Prior to CDPHP, Adele served as a legislative assistant for a trade association and as an acquisitions and developmental editor, specializing in educational and medical publishing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rosemont College.

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