UCSF Eating Disorder – Intensive Family Treatment Program

UCSF Eating Disorder – Intensive Family Treatment Program

Dr. Stuart B. Murray & Dr. Daniel Le Grange
University of California, San Francisco
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
Contact by phone or e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: PhD in Clinical Psychology

Board Certified: Yes

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Dr. Stuart Murray undertook his DClinPsych and Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, Australia, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Murray initially co-developed the intensive family treatment program at UC San Diego, and has authored more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to eating disorders

Dr. Daniel Le Grange, PhD is a Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UCSF and Joint Director of the Eating Disorders Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry) and Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine (Pediatrics). He is also Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at The University of Chicago, where he directed the Eating Disorders Program from 1998-2014. Dr. Le Grange received his doctoral education at the Institute of Psychiatry, the University of London and completed postdoctoral training at the University of London and at Stanford University School of Medicine.


The purpose of Eating Disorder-Intensive Family Treatment (ED-IFT) is to provide parents and families with an immersive and intensive dose of treatment that is specifically designed to bring about rapid symptom change. This program provides families with the practical skills necessary to successfully steer their child through an eating disorder, in addition to equipping families with a deeper understanding of eating disorders, which helps develop strategies for all members of the family to play a key role in recovery. As such, ED-IFT benefits all members of the family, and provides a comprehensive guide for each member of the family in how to navigate the steps required throughout recovery. Treatment components are drawn from family-based treatment, dialectical behavior therapy, parent management training, meal coaching, and leading neuroimaging research.

Yes, we think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder.


POPULATIONS SERVED:Adolescents, Families

CONDITIONS TREATED: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Restricting type atypical eating disorder

TREATMENT APPROACHES: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychoeducation, adolescent coping skills, parent management training

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Intensive Outpatient

FEES: Credit Cards

Each family enrolling in our IFT program is afforded a full consultation and assessment with our UCSF billing office, who work closely with both families and insurance providers