Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eating Disorder Specialist Library Features Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center Sign

Nestled in the quiet town of Redlands, California, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center stands alone in its community as having the only Joint Commission accredited hospital-based outpatient eating disorder program. For almost ten years we have been providing treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia and bulimia and offer a safe and hopeful environment in which the individual can explore and examine the issues that contribute to their eating disorder.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts helps individuals begin the healing process by addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit using leading edge treatment. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on the needs and level of care unique to every patient that includes in part, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills, nutrition education and monitoring, structured meals, spiritual care, as well as individual, group, and family therapy.

Our Programs

We offer both adult and an adolescent eating disorder treatment programs. Treatment usually begins with partial hospitalization, or ‘day treatment,’ which means that patients begin treatment at 7:45 am and are finished at 3:00 pm five days a week.

The next level of treatment which is a step down from the partial level of care is IOP, or the intensive outpatient program, which begins from 10:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm, 3-5 days a week, depending on the treatment plan and the level of care the patient needs. With both of our programs, treatment usually begins at the partial level of care and then is decreased as people progress. Upon completion of the program, patients have access to continuing care services for up to one year where they can come anytime.

Evening IOP Program

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine adolescent group

We have recently modified our adolescent and young adult IOP program to meet the needs of those who are in school or at work and are unable to attend our morning program. This program takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15 pm to 7:30 pm. Patients will either enter treatment at the partial level of care and then transition to evening IOP, or they will enter treatment at the IOP level of care and remain in school if they are medically stable enough to do so. The level of care needed is determined on a case by case basis with medical issues being the first criteria for decisions.

Program Features

Healing family in treatment at Loma Linda

Recognizing the complexity of anorexia and bulimia, our program provides a caring and nurturing environment in which the patient and their family can experience a safe haven to explore and examine the issues that contribute to their eating disorder. The program is designed to give attention to the specialized medical needs of the patient, seeks to involve family members to increase the support of the family system, and address mental health issues that may be present along with the eating disorder. Based on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework, our treatment approach utilizes leading edge therapies including:

  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Medical monitoring
  • Psychotherapy groups
  • Meal planning and structured meals
  • Art therapy and experiential groups
  • Spiritual resources and recovery
  • Body image and self-acceptance
  • Trauma work
  • Values clarification and self-esteem development

Treatment Team

Our highly trained, multidisciplinary treatment team uses a collaborative approach in addressing the unique needs of our patients. The team's clinical expertise and commitment to following evidenced based best practices helps in providing the best care possible for a lasting recovery. Our team of experts is comprised of the following:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Clinical Therapists
  • Registered Dietician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Addiction Specialist
  • Chaplain

Our team also keeps up with current research in the field of eating disorders treatment through attendance at national conferences, workshops, and continuing education. We are also members of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and participate in a local chapter of IAEDP. IAEDP membership is a means through which we are able to connect with other professionals in the area who both have expertise in eating disorder treatment and are seeking to deepen their knowledge as they serve the needs of patients and their families.

Location / Contact

1710 Barton Road
Redlands, CA 92373
(800) 752-5999 or (909) 558-9275

To learn more about our programs, visit us at or for an assessment or other questions call 909-588-9286.


Details About the New Eating Disorder Specialist Library:

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Many eating disorder sufferers and families find that reviewing the online 'virtual brochures' offered in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library greatly simplifies their search and puts them in touch with some of the best treatment centers and providers for their loved one suffering from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder.

This new and rapidly expanding eating disorder specialist library is an excellent tool for eating disorder sufferers, families, friends and treatment providers who feel overwhelmed with where to begin in the search for appropriate care for the eating disorder sufferer.

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