Introducing Adult Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (BED-IOP) in Cleveland
Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.
By Jean Doak
Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders is excited to announce the opening of a new program – BINGE EATING DISORDER INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (BED-IOP). An IOP for Binge Eating Disorder (BED) that is separate from the current IOP for individuals with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN) has been developed to assist with the unique challenges one encounters with binge eating. By definition, individuals with BED engage in binge eating episodes and do not engage in food restriction or purging behaviors as do those with AN and/or BN.
According to the National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered the first-line treatment for individuals with BED. CBT is the basis of the therapy provided in the BED-IOP.
Research has demonstrated that individuals with BED would benefit from targeting being eating behaviors, introducing a pattern of regular eating (important to attend to overall eating behavior and not just to binge eating episodes) and practicing eating mindfully. In addition to targeting eating patterns and behaviors through therapeutic meals, the BED-IOP groups will include psycho-education and skills training, stimulus control, body image, and nutrition.
The BED-IOP will take place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for 3 hours each day over the course of six weeks. In addition to attending the BED-IOP groups designed specifically to meet the needs of those suffering from BED, clients will see an individual CBT therapist once per week and will receive an initial consultation with a psychiatrist and a dietitian in order to establish whether further individual planning and monitoring and/or follow-up sessions are clinically indicated.
If you are interested in finding out more information about the BED IOP, please contact Caitlin Martin, MA (BED-IOP Program Manager) at (216) 765-0500.