- Offers specialized services to youth under the age of 18 for a maximum period of one year;
- Offers possible service continuum with the adult program after the age of 18;
- Offers first-, second-, and third-line services to youth with an eating disorder all across Quebec;
- Offers intensive case management: outpatient clinic, day hospital, inpatient unit;
- Includes a clinical research program.
Outpatient treatments begin with an interdisciplinary evaluation that includes a child psychiatrist and other care providers such as psychologists, nurses, and nutritionists.
Following the evaluation, the patient can receive the following services, subject to meeting the outpatient clinic’s admission requirements:
- Family-based treatment (FBT) for an average duration of less than one year
Pamphlet: Family Based Treatment (FBT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy that includes 20 weekly sessions with the adolescents and their parents, and weekly individual therapy held in parallel to group therapy
Pamphlet: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
The following services can be added if need be:
- Nutritional follow-up;
- Additional individual therapy.
- Duration of 4 to 8 weeks;
- Day program that focuses on the youth’s dietary exposure at breakfast (Monday to Friday);
- Group therapy (core mindfulness, animal-assisted therapy, and music therapy);
- Training provided by the Lester B. Pearson School Board;
- Continuing therapy undertaken at the outpatient clinic.
Short-term inpatient unit
- Duration of 2 to 4 weeks (may vary depending on medical opinion);
- Short-term intensive recovery program;
- Not always intended for physical medical stabilization; however, it aims to restore weight or stabilize eating habits before starting or pursuing an outpatient follow-up.
Referring an adolescent
To refer an adolescent with an eating disorder to the program:
Fax a medical consultation from the family doctor or treating pediatrician at 514-888-4095.
514-761-6131 (# 7369)