SOURCE: Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center

August 25, 2011 13:45 ET

Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program Expands Treatment Options Through Partnership With Eating Recovery Center

Partnership Formalizes a Longstanding Collaborative Relationship Between the Two Eating Disorders Treatment Centers

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - Eating Recovery Center, a national center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia and bulimia, today announced that it has partnered with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program. Summit is a nationally recognized center for eating disorders treatment and prevention located in Sacramento, Cali.

This partnership allows Summit to expand its partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment options. It also underscores Eating Recovery Center's ongoing commitment to providing and supporting access to expert eating disorders recovery services.

"We have come to regard Summit as a highly reputable eating disorders treatment center in the Northern California area," said Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS, chief clinical officer of Eating Recovery Center. "We see tremendous value in not only the Summit team's clinical approach, but also its community awareness and prevention programming."

Founded in 2000, Summit is the only medically supervised treatment program in the Sacramento area serving adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. The treatment center is led by founding partners, Tony Paulson, PhD, executive director, Lisa Peterson, PhD, clinical director, and Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, chief admissions officer.

"Partnering with Eating Recovery Center allows Summit to enhance and further develop our partial hospitalization and outpatient programming by incorporating clinical models developed by the Center's leadership team," said Dr. Paulson. "Additionally, the Center's intensive inpatient and residential programs are valuable resources for Summit's adult and adolescent patients requiring a higher level of care. We believe this continuity of care is critical in supporting lasting eating disorders recovery."

Summit's eating disorders treatment programs offer:

  • Comprehensive medical, nutritional and psychological care.
  • A philosophy rooted in evidence-based treatments including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Based Treatment.
  • Treatments for co-morbid psychological issues, including: anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
  • Individualized treatment plans.
  • Collaboration with community partners.

"Summit provides highly effective outpatient care to eating disordered patients and is a trusted treatment resource for the community of referring professionals," said Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, founding partner, chief medical officer and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center. "This partnership facilitates expanded reach for the clinical models that have proven highly successful in treating patients at Eating Recovery Center."

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About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is a national center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia and bulimia. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, our collaborative programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults. Our integrated programs offer patients from across the country a continuum of care that includes inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

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