Targeting Social Function to Improve Outcomes in Eating Disorders

Previous research studies have revealed differences in social processing and behavior in patients with eating disorders. This novel eight-session group therapy intervention targets the social domain, rather than specific eating disorder symptoms, to improve outcomes for patients. 

Social functioning

The group consists of eight sessions and is offered both virtually and in-person. Virtual sessions are an hour long and include educational content related to the brain and social functioning in eating disorders. In-person sessions are two hours long and include an interactive group art task in addition to the hour of educational content. 

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Young adults ages 18-30
  • DSM-5 eating disorder diagnostic criteria met within past 12 months
  • Medically appropriate for partial hospitalization or lower level of care

Current status: ENROLLING

For more information, please contact Ava Ryan at or via phone at (214) 648-4617.