Each group is run by two advanced Adelphi University doctoral candidates under the supervision of senior faculty.
Meeting on Mondays from 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.
Our members are from both the surrounding community and the University.
Current and past group members have come to work on overeating (binge eating disorder), restricting (anorexia), and purging (bulimia or exercise bulimia). Many are working to address a combination of these symptoms and accompanying issues including body dissatisfaction, family conflicts, and adjustment to work.
Most participants have had prior treatment either in an inpatient unit or intensive outpatient treatment program, or from practitioners in private practice. Some are still symptomatic, and struggling to stay in recovery.
All group members are also receiving individual treatment. If you are not currently seeing someone, we can arrange for a therapist through our clinic, or provide referrals to practitioners in the community.
We try to focus on the difficult feelings that trigger eating disorder symptoms, and find new ways of addressing them. Stress, sadness, anger, and feeling let down are just a few examples of challenging feelings that can lead to eating disorder symptoms. By learning new ways of managing these feelings, participants gradually lessen their desire or need to use food to control symptoms. Group members work with the therapists and with each other to develop new coping strategies.
Group members report they derive many benefits from coming to group, including:
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