Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program

At the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care, clinical research, professional training, and public education.

Parent Education Group

This 10-week educational group is ideal for parents of children, adolescents, or young adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or another type of eating disorder. Key topics include effective parenting styles, behavior management, healthy eating, emotion regulation, communication, and perfectionism. The group will help you adopt an “Off the C.U.F.F.” (named for the acronym Calm, Undisturbed, Firm, and Funny) approach with your child through role-plays, videos, and support from both facilitators and peers. You do not need to have a primary care doctor at MGH or have a child in treatment at the EDCRP in order to take part in this educational group.

To view an example schedule, please click here.

To learn more and inquire about availability, call 617-726-8470.