Keeping Your WITs: Development and Implementation of a Weekend Intensive Treatment Camp for Adolescents with Eating Disorders and their Parents

We will share our experience developing and implementing an interactive adolescent and parent weekend camp program (Weekend Intensive Therapy or WIT) intended to further eating disorder recovery and enhance communication and collaboration within families as well as with the treatment team. The process of adapting our 8 weekly Parent Coaching Groups and Adolescent Skills Groups into a 3-day WIT Program including therapeutic coached meals and interactive family-teambuilding will be reviewed with interactive examples to enable other programs to expand their current services. A template will be provided with logistics of planning, weekend structure, suggested group topics, interactive learning ideas, parent/teen weekend schedules, and evaluation. Bring your ideas for a discussion of creative venues that engage teens/parents in the recovery process.  Treatment Providers and Families are welcome.