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Veritas Collaborative Expands its Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for the Treatment of Eating Disorders

August 7, 2013

The Veritas Collaborative Adolescent Program for eating disorders has expanded its services for the partial hospitalization level of care. The diverse program, now in a new unit within the existing facility, serves up to 12 patients with treatment six days a week.

With a focus on the goals and challenges of recovery, family skills and process groups are held two evenings per week. This time gives family members a chance to join their children in meals and in the recovery process.

Young people needing treatment for his or her eating disorder may either directly admit into PHP or one of the higher levels of care (inpatient or acute residential) as appropriate. Regardless of how an adolescent enters into treatment, Veritas Collaborative provides patients and families with continuity of care: Throughout treatment patients remain with the same treatment team.

PHP patients participate in a variety of groups, including Relapse Prevention, Interpersonal Process, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Social Skills, Meal Planning, Meal Processing, Art Therapy, Medical Education, and Culinary Skills. Patients are given more opportunity to reintroduce healthy body movement into their lives, restaurant outings are held during lunch once each week, and patients are also able to continue their academic trajectories in the classroom with the Education Coordinator.

Veritas Collaborative – in Durham, North Carolina – is a Specialty Behavioral Health Hospital & Center of Excellence for the Treatment of Eating Disorders. With national accreditation from the Joint Commission, Veritas Collaborative provides Inpatient, Acute Residential, and Partial Hospitalization levels of care for males and females ages 10-19 and Partial Hospitalization with overnight accommodations for university students. Veritas Collaborative delivers multidisciplinary, evidence-based care for patients and their families in a warm and inviting environment.