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mtkmbc4
I called today to schedule my d and was told they have no future dates scheduled and are unsure when any dates will be scheduled.

I now have a call out to UC San Francisco who has a similar program but have not heard back yet.

Does anyone have experience with San Francisco?
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tina72
Daniel Le Grange is at UC San Francisco as far as I know so I would say you will be in good hands there 🙂. He is one of the Dads of FBT.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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mtkmbc4
Also when googling 5 day IFT for eating disorders, the Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, Ohio comes up. They advertise that their program is modeled after UCSD, however, they only accept patients 18 and over. (Their website says 16+) just passing along what I find out.
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tina72
Yes, that program is more useful for young adults but also high recommended here.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Foodsupport_AUS
I hadn't heard that UCSD is stopping its IFT for adolescents. I would hope they will organise more dates soon. As you can see from their website they have been running them monthly for some time. It is a different program from the IFT for young adults - more FBT based but there are common principles for all the programs based on neurobiology. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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mtkmbc4
The admission coordinator did not say why there were no upcoming dates, but perhaps they’ve had a number of staff leave or something similar.
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Salome

UCSD next IFT 5 day is scheduled for April 1-5, 2019. It is possible that is already full.

We attended the UCSF 1/28- 2/1, 2019 with our 19+ daughter for the Intensive Family Treatment. There were two younger adolescents and the two "young adults" ages 18 and 19. The age ranges did not matter, since the team works to design a Recovery Plan unique to each client/family.

The treatment is exactly what we needed to give us, the parents, the needed support by this excellent treatment team. After 6 months of NON family support  by  treatment centers who are not geared toward FBT, and consequent ongoing illness for our daughter, the UCSF FBT brought our daughter on board with us to provide her the needed and challenging measures as her primary carers.

This program has the families in daily sessions, both together and separately, as well as two meals and two snacks daily. 

Dr. LeGrange spoke with us all on one occasion. I could have listened to him all week!!! He answered our questions and I can truly say that this program opened our daughter's mind and heart toward us as her primary and needed support for her Recovery.

The therapists are excellent! Our daughter is now, after 6 months post RTC (inpatient) and had relapsed despite all the "good intentions" of conventional (non evidence based modalities) , she is just now gaining the weight. Albeit, very challenging and a long way to go to Weight Restored, but we are very hopeful for her future.

If you want more info please email me. And if you decide to attend the UCSF please give them my warmest regards!!

I am, and will always be, "EDs Worst Nightmare" 

 

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mtkmbc4
I did call UCSF but they won’t accept patients with an ARFID diagnosis, although I attempted to explain that d may have overlap with AN.
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tina72
I would think about calling Prof. Dr. Le Grange directly and tell him that your case is not only ARFID but changing into AN.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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dacster
The problem at UCSD is indeed a staffing issue. They are having trouble keeping up with demand for sessions as a result. I got this information from a staff member there whom I talked to at ICED last week. Keep trying as they will announce new sessions when they can.
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