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Family Intensive Outpatient Program

Sierra Treatment Center of Sacramento’s Family Intensive Outpatient Program (FIOP) is a time single family treatment program that actively engages families in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. The intent of the program is to provide families the information and experiences they need to effectively participate in their loved one’s recovery. Only one patient and his or her family participate in the program at any one time. This allows for privacy and individual attention to the unique needs of the patient and his or her family.


The program is tailored to the specific needs of the patient and his or her family. The program starts with a thorough psychosocial assessment which includes a clinical interview, Eating Disorder Inventory III, Beck Anxiety and Depression Inventories, and a temperament inventory. This evaluation assists the clinical team in developing programminthat will specifically address the unique needs of patients and their families. 


The FIOP consists of a combination of educational classes, experiential activities, individual and family therapy, and supervised meals. All classes and experiential activities are conducted by professional who have specific training in the treatment of eating disorders. 

Upon completion of the FIOP, patients and their families will have the information they need to better utilize their ongoing individual and family therapy. In addition, this program enables families to be more active in their loved one’s recovery in a meaningful and effective manner. 












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