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Summit Eating Disorders Outreach Program
Contact Information
Street Address601 University Avenue, Suite 225
City, State, ZipcodeSacramento, CA 95825
Email for General Informationjesse@sedop.org
Name of Center DirectorJesse Pitrone
Email for Center Directorjesse@sedop.org

General Information
Levels of care offeredOutpatient
Organization statusNonprofit
Facility settingUrban with grounds
Does the center have a treatment philosophy or mission statement?Yes - Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. The program consists of a multidisciplinary team of professionals working together to provide outpatient services to people with eating disorders and prevention services to our community. The program seeks to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where people can heal from the guilt, shame, and destructive thinking that often accompanies anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders.
Is the center affiliated with a specific religious faith?No
For how many years has the center offered bulimia treatment6-10 years
What other major psychiatric disorders and conditions does the center treat?Bipolar; Depression; Obsessive-compulsive
How many patients has the center treated for bulimia in total?300+
Capacity for intensive outpatient treatment50+
Average duration of intensive outpatient treatment in weeks24
Capacity for day treatment8
Average duration of day treatment in weeks6
Does the center conduct bulimia research?No
Has the center published results of any of its research findings in the peer-reviewed literature?No

Patient Demographics
Age range of bulimia patients at the centerAdolescent (11-18), 19-30 years, 31-50 years
Age group that constitutes majority of the patients19-30 years

Staffing and Staff Experience
How much experience treating bulimia does the center require of social workers they hire?1-3 years
How much experience treating bulimia does the center require of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists they hire?>3 years
How much experience treating bulimia does the center require of nutritionists they hire?1-3 years
How much experience treating bulimia does the center require of nurses they hire?1-3 years
Master of Social Work (MSW)'s with experience treating bulimia0
Registered Nurse (RN)'s with experience treating bulimia0
Registered Dietitian (RD)'s with experience treating bulimia2
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)'s with experience treating bulimia0
Other staff with experience treating bulimia0
Does the center assign a patient advocate to bulimia patients?No

Patient Admissions Criteria
3 main eligibility criteria for outpatient services1) Less than or equal to 80% of ideal body weight; 2) Medically stable; 3) Binging/purging 3 or more times a week
Major exclusion criteria (e.g., weight, specific comorbidities, psychiatric disorders)Actively psychotic, substance dependence needing detox/rehab
Average duration of outpatient services and follow-up (in days)180-365

Payment for Services
Does the center accept private health insurance?Yes
List of the health plans they routinely work withPacificare, Healthnet, Aetna, BC-BS
Does the center accept Medicaid patients?No
Effects of health insurance coverage policies on their admitting and discharge criteriaNeed initial authorization to admit. If treatment recommendations differ from insurance recommendations, we will present options to client.
Are staff dedicated specifically to working with the patient/family to obtain coverage from the health plan?No
Does the center offer services on a sliding fee scale for patients with little or no insurance coverage?Yes
Does the center offer private-pay patients payment plans for services rendered?Yes
Is lack of insurance reimbursement a barrier to family involvement in therapy?No

Assessment of Patient Outcomes
How often is each patient's case typically reviewed?Weekly
Who reviews each case?Multidisciplinary team
Are these tests conducted on site?No
Does the center collect the same outcome data on every bulimia patient?No
Does the center proactively conduct patient follow-up after discharge?No
How does the center define treatment success for a given patient?Stability – medically, emotionally, able to control eating disorder binging, significant reduction in binging/purging, significant support system

Discharge Criteria
Over what time frame is step-down care usually provided after intensive treatment? (in months)6
Does the center involve the patient's external family/friend support in preparations for step-down care or discharge?Yes -

Medical Treatment Provided by the Center
If medical services are not rendered on site, where is that care delivered?Primary Care Physician’s Office
How are those services coordinated for the patient?Consultation with Primary Care Physician, monthly reports
What is the center protocol for managing medical emergencies?Call 911, send client to ER, contact the ER contact person
For outpatients?Call 911, send client to ER, contact the ER contact person

Individual Psychotherapy Provided by the Center
Individual Cognitive and/or Behavior TherapyOutpatient
Individual Psychodynamic TherapyNot Offered
Individual Supportive TherapyOutpatient
Other Individual TherapiesOutpatient
Education, family systems, experiential
Individual Therapy Sessions per Week3
Duration of Individual Therapy Sessions (in weeks)Other

Group Psychotherapy Provided by the Center
Group Cognitive and/or Behavior TherapyOutpatient
Group Psychodynamic TherapyNot Offered
Group Psychoeducational TherapyOutpatient
Other Group TherapiesOutpatient
Art therapy, journaling
Are Therapy Groups Stratified by Age?Yes
Are Therapy Groups Stratified by Gender?No
Are Inpatients and Outpatients Combined in Therapy Groups?No
Group Therapy Sessions per Week5
Duration of Group Therapy Sessions (in weeks)Other

Family Involvement Provided by the Center
Family Therapy with Adolescent PatientsOutpatient
Family Therapy with Adult PatientsOutpatient
Sessions per Week per Family1
Duration of Family Sessions (in weeks)7
Does center provide outpatient family workshops/educational seminars?Yes
Does center have outpatient family conferences on discharge planning?No
How are communications with family/friends handled by the center?Center arranges preset in-person meetings, Telephone contact, Email contact

Therapies Offered
Art TherapyOutpatient
Movement TherapyOutpatient
PsychodramaNot Offered
Individual Nutritional Counseling ServicesOutpatient
Group Nutritional Counseling ServicesOutpatient
Mealtime Support TherapyOutpatient
Self-Help Support Groups Offered (types)Not Offered
ExerciseNot Offered
Meditation/Relaxation TrainingOutpatient
MassageNot Offered
Photo (light) TherapyNot Offered
Emailing or Telephone TherapyOutpatient
Eye Movement DesensitizationNot Offered
MandometerNot Offered
BiofeedbackNot Offered
Equine/Animal-assisted TherapiesNot Offered
Recovery Retreats after Intensive TherapyNot Offered
Dialectical Behavior TherapyOutpatient

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person engages in binge eating (eating a lot of food in a short time) followed by some type of behavior to prevent weight gain from the food that was eaten. This behavior can take two forms: self-induced vomiting, misuse of enemas, laxatives, diet pills (called purging) and excessive exercise, fasting, or diabetic omission of insulin (called non-purging). Some people with bulimia nervosa may also starve themselves for periods of time before binge eating again. Bulimia nervosa has important mental, emotional, and physical aspects that require consideration during treatment.

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