The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Renfrew Eating Disorder Treatment Center Research

Renfrew Research

Researchers at The Renfrew Center Foundation, the non-profit arm of The Renfrew Center, are committed to finding new insight into the causes of eating disorders. Much of their task is dedicated to developing tools for measuring the impact of treatment outcomes.

The Renfrew Center’s Research Department:

  • Oversees the collection of empirical research data from our 19 clinical sites
  • Uses collected data to shape and improve clinical programming by providing clinicians, patients and their families with clear markers of treatment progress
  • Utilizes data to help set specific treatment goals based on each patient’s individual and unique needs and vulnerabilities
  • Provides patients and families with the opportunity to contribute to the expansion of knowledge in the field through their participation in various voluntary research activities

Renfrew’s research team is also making significant contributions to the academic study of eating disorders by competing for federally-funded grant opportunities, publishing studies in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research findings at professional conferences.

Renfrew’s Research and Training Departments have published another ground-breaking article in a highly prestigious, peer-reviewed journal. “The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity: Long-Term Effects of an Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Residential Treatment” is published in Frontiers in Psychology, an international, open access journal.

This article examines five years of outcomes for over 3,000 patients treated before and after the implementation of The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model (UT) for Eating Disorders®, an innovative evidence-based approach for eating disorders. The UT addresses eating disorder symptoms as well as co-occurring emotional issues that contribute to the development and maintenance of eating disorders using a unified set of evidence-based interventions.

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The official journal for the APA Society for Psychotherapy Research, recently published a ground-breaking article titled, Implementation of transdiagnostic treatment for emotional disorders in residential eating disorder programs: A preliminary pre-post evaluation.

The peer-reviewed article summarizes the outcomes of treatment before and after the implementation of The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders (UTM), an innovative evidence-based approach for eating disorders. This noteworthy article reflects the data collected by The Renfrew Center’s research and training departments.

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Renfrew's multi-year project to adapt and implement evidence-based treatment across all levels of care has been published in the highly regarded peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 

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