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In a safe and healing community, The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Spring Lane provides the skills to support recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating as well as the full range of eating disorders.Programming at our Spring Lane location consists of Residential treament and specialized treatment tracks. Philadelphia Outpatient Services are offered at our Philadelphia, PA - Center City, Radnor, PA and Mount Laurel, NJ locations.
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A Note to Family Members
During this time of crisis, we consider it an honor that you have entrusted your family member to our care. We stand by our commitment to provide uninterrupted quality of care and safety to all patients at The Renfrew Center.
Recognizing that this is an opportunity for us to demonstrate clear and concise communication, we have outlined some of the efforts we’ve taken to provide exceptional caution and prudence in providing a safe environment for all our patients and in supporting them and their loved ones during this most challenging time.
To view current prevention efforts, please click here.
Meet our Clinical Team:
Susan Ice, MD, is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of The Renfrew Center. She received her doctorate of medicine from Johns Hopkins University, completed her internal medicine residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and her psychiatry residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She is the Founder and former Director of the Belmont Center Eating Disorders Program, is on the Advisory Council for Cigna National Healthcare and is a board member of both AABA and Beacon Health Options Signature. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Society and a “Top Doctor” in Philadelphia Magazine for several years, Dr. Ice has appeared on the TODAY show and 20/20. She has been published in The Renfrew Center Foundation’s professional journal, Perspectives, and The Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. Dr. Ice has presented at numerous local and national conferences on topics related to the treatment of eating disorders and the complex patient.
David Hahn, MD, is Medical Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia. He received his doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his psychiatry residency at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Hahn is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and Board Certified in Psychiatry. He has been with The Renfrew Center since 1997, where he began as a staff psychiatrist, specializing in residential treatment for adolescent girls and women in midlife struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Dr. Hahn frequently lectures at local medical schools and supervises psychiatrists in training.
Virtual Alumni Winter Event
Renfrew's Ultimate Holiday Guide:
Maintaining Relationships & Connection in Recovery
The approaching holiday season may look different for many of us this year as we continue to adjust to a predominantly virtual world and decreased social interaction. Missing out on annual celebrations can elicit desolation and isolation for some, resulting in a negative impact for those who thrive on relational support throughout recovery. For others, feelings of relief or even guilt may arise as they are not required to participate in traditional gatherings focused around food and in-person engagement.
How do we get back to the joyous, warm feelings often surrounding this time of year? And, how can we protect our emotional well-being while being distanced from family and friends? This workshop will explore these important questions and offer concrete tips to maintain relationships over the holidays, with a strong emphasis on virtual connection.
• Learn skills to tolerate the range of emotions that may emerge over the holidays.
• Discuss ways to advocate for themselves and their recovery.
• Use experiential therapy to explore the relationship between holidays and emotions.
• Develop a plan for staying recovery-focused through the holiday season.
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
Held Online via Zoom: A link will be emailed out prior to the event
The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Pennsylvania who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.
This online, virtual therapy group offers structured care in a web-based environment. Participants actively engage with each other to explore and understand the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communications and achieve recovery focused goals. Group curriculum is informed by the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®.
To get started, you will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a device such as a computer or tablet with a camera and screen.
Participants must be located in Pennsylvania.
For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).
Date: Meets weekly on Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia offers a Diabetes Program for Eating Disorders.
• Dual-diagnosis diabetes and eating disorder treatment based on latest findings in the field of emotion science research.
• Integrated diabetes management with psychological treatment for eating disorder recovery.
• Consultative services of a Certified Diabetes Educator® experienced in eating disorders field.
• Collaboration with outpatient diabetes providers.
• Experiential activities including cooking, grocery shopping, art therapy, exercise, and food, body image, and social exposures.
• Multidisciplinary Readiness Review
Multidisciplinary criteria to assess readiness for returning to insulin pump therapy prior to discharge.
• Comprehensive and Interactive Diabetes Workbook
Uses real patient experiences to help patients understand the high risk of diabetes complications and how these complications may affect their life goals.
Virtual Family Support Group
For families of patients currently in treatment at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Spring Lane.
Virtual Family Day
• Friday, October 30, 2020
• Friday, November 27, 2020
• Friday, December 18, 2020
• Friday, January 29, 2021
• Friday, February 26, 2021
*Family Day is for family and support members of patients currently in treatment at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia - Spring Lane.
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.