Day Treatment

Intensive Structure and Support. Five Days Per Week.

Renfrew’s Day Program is one of two innovative and dynamic treatment options designed for those who need more support than standard outpatient therapies offer but are not quite in need of a full Residential experience. As with all of our programs, Day Treatment creates a therapeutic community, where relationships are developed based on mutual sharing and support.

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What Does Day Treatment Include?

Day Treatment, which meets five days per week, is an ideal “step down” for patients transitioning from Residential care or a “step up” from Individual Therapy, Group Therapy or our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

  • Group and individual therapy
  • 2 meals per day and snacks
  • Expressive therapies
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Weekly psychiatric evaluation and follow-up

A Community of Support

Group work and a therapeutic community are key elements of Day Treatment. Each patient is encouraged to experience the support of Renfrew’s professional and peer community and to draw strength from the power of interpersonal connections. Day Treatment incorporates Renfrew’s Unified Treatment Model, psychoeducation, nutrition education, multi-family therapy group and expressive therapies.

Consistent Daily Schedule

Participants meet five days per week to create an intensive structured program of outpatient support. As one of two innovative “transition” programs, Renfrew’s Day Treatment enables participants to get the more intensive level of support they need while also normalizing their lives as much as possible.

Staff-Supported Eating

Day Treatment includes two supported meals per day that are facilitated by a therapist or nutritionist and are designed to address the emotions and behaviors that arise before, during and after eating. Meal plans are individualized and modified to suit specific needs (i.e. patients with diabetes, celiac disease, gastric bypass, food allergies, vegetarians and special religious requests – kosher, halal).

Personalized Treatment

A personalized treatment plan, including individual, family and group therapy, is designed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary treatment team and referring professionals based on each patient’s specific needs and goals. Specialized treatment tracks for co-occurring disorders include Trauma and Substance Use, for our patients of all ages.

Family Involvement

At Renfrew, we know that family involvement increases recovery success rates substantially, no matter the age of the patient. Using evidence-based treatments for families alongside our foundational Unified Treatment Model, families of loved ones have the unique, individualized opportunity to take a deep dive into learning more about themselves. Family therapy focuses on building confidence, increasing empathy, gaining clarity on eating disorders, and allows families to practice the emotion regulation skills their loved one is learning in treatment. Additionally, Renfrew’s Multi-Family Groups provide further opportunities for involvement and education. Families can participate in-person or virtually.

Virtual Day Treatment

Renfrew has been providing virtual outpatient therapy for many years and our clinical staff is trained in telehealth best practices. Our HIPAA-compliant virtual Day Treatment program provides the same structure and support as our in-person programs, including Renfrew’s evidence-based Unified Treatment Model, nutrition counseling, family therapy, and medication management.

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