distance aftercare program for treatment of eating disorders - what do you think?

Very few people whose children develop an eating disorder happen to live next door to a specialty ED clinic. Even for those who do, finding the best fit for treatment may not be a matter of proximity.

I believe the new technologies will change the way people seek care and end up changing what is offered. If distance is no longer the deciding factor then quality, fit, and services may become more important.

The Kartini Clinic to pilot distance aftercare asks the public for suggestions and questions on this topic.


  1. Hi Laura,

    I love your blog, by the way! I think distance treatment is a great idea. My therapist and nutritionist have been doing skype and distance therapy for a few years.

    I'm a therapist and will soon be doing distance therapy on a site launching in January. We have to change with the times, and I think people not only want quality therapy any way they can get it, but they want to be able to do it in the privacy of their home or on their lunch hour in the office.

    As far as ED therapy, I think web-based therapy could be a great transition for clients who go to residential treatment out of state. In my experience, the step-down treatments/transition interventions are often lacking, for a myriad of reasons. If one could continue her treatment at a distance, then maybe relapse rates would decrease. Maybe not. Of course, there is the issue of money and insurance ... but at least the option could be available. Regardless, I'm excited video chat therapy is becoming more mainstream!




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