Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at the Delray Center For Healing is one of the most progressive outpatient eating disorder treatment programs in the country. With a special focus on the cognitive changes created by extreme caloric restriction, extra measures are taken to address this beyond just re-feeding. Therapeutic use of vitamins and amino acids helps improve cognitive functioning sooner, which facilitates engagement with the psychotherapeutic aspects of the program. Therapy focuses on the underlying issues, as well as the body image obsession. Specialized services address co-occurring behaviors such as substance abuse, self-injury, and compulsive exercise. This is all done on a full time outpatient basis with the Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

The Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program modalities include:

  • Intensive Individual Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Nutritional Therapy with Licensed Nutritionist
  • Individual and Group Meal Support
  • Therapeutic Vitamin and Amino Acid Therapy
  • Traditional Process Group Psychotherapy
  • Family Support Programs, Including Therapy & Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Relapse Prevention Group
  • Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group
  • Solution Focused Group
  • Relationship Focused group
  • Women’s Gender Issues Focused Process Group
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Anxiety & Depression Group
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology for Co-Existing (Dual Diagnosis) Psychiatric Disorders
      • Guided Meditation
      • Traditional Eastern Acupuncture
      • Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
      • Yin Yoga & Vinyasa Yoga Classes
      • Expressive Movement Therapy
      • Expressive Art Therapy
      • Expressive Studio Art
      • Expressive Psychodrama
      • Chef and Nutritionist Led Healthy Cooking Classes
      • Program Structure with Daily Check-ins
      • Activity Therapy & Recreational Therapy
      • Mindful Individual Fitness Training with a Specialized Personal Trainer (When Safe & Clinically Appropriate)
      • Intensive Contact with Clinical Support Staff

    The Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) covers the greater part of the day 5 to 6 days of the week, with strong therapeutic structure. The Eating Disorder Program is designed and recommended for a minimum of 8 weeks. No therapeutic stone is left unturned by the Delray Center, which is one of the reasons for our exceptional long-term results. Our many long-term success cases are still regularly seen at the center, making positive contributions to our therapeutic community.

    Individuals participating in the Iris Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) often decide to become part of the therapeutic community at the Delray Center for Healing. This community provides support and camaraderie within the privacy of the Delray Center. Many of our successful patients continue to come to the Delray Center to provide guidance and support to newer patients. This has fostered a culture of positive support, nurturing and fellowship.