Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

We held a Q&A webinar with eating disorder therapist John Levitt, Ph.D. on May 5, 2019. Here are some important questions he answered for us. 1. Do you have any advice about FBT for eating disorders? Answer recap: FBT (family therapy) is one of the evidence-based therapies available for eating disorders. It's effective for a … Continue reading Get answers to your questions about eating disorder treatment from John Levitt, Ph.D. / highlights from our Ask a Therapist webinar on May 5

People Who Have Experienced Trauma and Have an Eating Disorder Require Specialized Treatment Plans, by John Levitt, PhD

Estimates tend to vary, but data suggests that from approximately 68%-98% of people who attend eating disorder treatment programs report histories of sexual, and other, abuse or trauma. This suggests that when we treat eating disorders we need be prepared to treat a potentially underlying trauma history and even, possibly, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). … Continue reading People Who Have Experienced Trauma and Have an Eating Disorder Require Specialized Treatment Plans, by John Levitt, PhD

Hope Is Essential When Working With People Who Have “Chronic” Eating Disorders, by John Levitt, PhD

I never use the word "chronic" or "difficult" when describing a person who has been struggling with an eating disorder for a long time and who has required medical stabilization numerous times. These people may have been in and out of treatment, and they may require more or different care from others, but they always … Continue reading Hope Is Essential When Working With People Who Have “Chronic” Eating Disorders, by John Levitt, PhD

Questions To Ask Before You Send Your Child to Local Eating Disorder Therapists or an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, by John Levitt, PhD

If you have a kid with an eating disorder, then you probably have a lot on your plate. Finding the right healthcare providers is critical to helping your child recovery, but it can be challenging to identify which professionals or treatment centers will be most helpful. Unless it is medically prohibited, it's a good idea … Continue reading Questions To Ask Before You Send Your Child to Local Eating Disorder Therapists or an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, by John Levitt, PhD

parents should carefully consider the implications of sending a child away to a treatment center for eating disorder treatment

What I want parents to think about before sending their child to an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, by John Levitt, PhD

I often get calls from parents asking me about how to get their child into a (usually inpatient or residential) eating disorder treatment program, but I almost never get calls from parents who want to know how they can avoid sending their child to a treatment center. I think many parents assume that a treatment … Continue reading What I want parents to think about before sending their child to an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, by John Levitt, PhD

A Perspective on Eating Disorder Recovery: From a therapist who has been in the field for 40+ years, by John Levitt, PhD

In 40 years of working with eating disorders patients, I can say without any doubt is that there is no easy panacea for those struggling with recovering from an eating disorder. Ultimately, the only way someone truly gets better is through building his or her recovery in the actual aspects of their life. Indeed, if … Continue reading A Perspective on Eating Disorder Recovery: From a therapist who has been in the field for 40+ years, by John Levitt, PhD