Why PHP at Doorways

Why Choose a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)/Day Treatment for Eating Disorders?

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

PHP’s (often called Day Treatment Programs) are offered as a higher level of care when someone is struggling to recover from an eating disorder at a lower level of care ( in outpatient or an IOP) or to offer a “step down” option from being discharged from a residential program of care. PHPs provide more structure and support through increased number of group therapy options, experientials, individual and family sessions and for more hours per week than an IOP.

How Doorways PHPs are Formatted

PHP treatment is offered 5 days per week at Doorways in a group setting. The number and types of groups that meet will vary depending on the specific areas that are being treated.

These groups provide education, therapeutic processing, and group activities. The PHP IOP is designed to encourage the use of specific skills to lessen the negative impacts of current overwhelming struggles beyond what can be offered in an IOP level of care.

Being in a group format for adolescents and young adults can be very powerful as a way to identify that they are not alone in their struggles and to provide social support from peers.


Individualized Treatment Plan

All clients who engage in PHP receive individualized treatment plans tailored to meet their unique needs.

A PHP allows adolescents to receive treatment that fully addresses their needs in a less restrictive environment than that which is offered in residential or inpatient treatment

Why Do We Offer PHPs?

Doorways is committed to providing the best, clinically proven, research-informed treatment for adolescents with Eating Disorders. And we work to provide our services in the least restricting environment possible. There has been a severe lack of Eating Disorder PHP options available in Arizona for adolescents and Doorways is wanting to fill that need.