Group treatment programs adapt to keep the dialogue going

SHIELDED MEAL: Randi Beranbaum, founder and director of Be Collaborative Care in Providence, stands in the dining area at the center where people undergo group therapy for eating disorders. Barriers have been installed at a table so those under treatment can have in-person meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SHIELDED MEAL: Randi Beranbaum, founder and director of Be Collaborative Care in Providence, stands in the dining area at the center where people undergo group therapy for eating disorders. Barriers have been installed at a table so those under treatment can have in-person meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Never again will Randi Beranbaum take for granted the simple act of weighing one of her patients. “Blind” weigh-ins – in which someone steps on the scale backwards so only the medical provider can see the number – were a routine part of Be Collaborative Care’s intensive outpatient program for teenagers and adults with eating…

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