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The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming at our Philadelphia 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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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.
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.
Drop In Group:
When: Friday and Sunday
Time: Friday- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunday- 10:30 am - 11:50 am
Where: The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia
Who: Open to the public
This group is open to the public and attended by current, former and prospective patients, as well as their friends, partners and family members. The facilitator is an experienced therapist who emphasizes the healing power of families and other key relationships in the process of their loved one’s recovery. The open discussion focuses on the influence of family communication styles and roles in eating disorder treatment.
**PLEASE NOTE: The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia is pleased to announce Family Days for our current residents and their families. Because of this special program, the Sunday MFG during these days, will be cancelled.
2020 Family Day Dates
Held on the following Sundays from 9:00 am – 4:15 pm.
For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.