Anorexia Treatment

Anorexia Treatment with E-CBT

Anorexia treatment with Turning Point Psychotherapy  begins with  enhanced cognitive

Anorexia Treatment

Anorexia Treatment with Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

behavior therapy (e-cbt). E-cbt was developed by world renown British researcher Dr. Christopher Fairburn.  As we move through the process, we may rely on additional types of therapies as needed.

Together,  we begin with an  assessment for about 80 minutes.  This helps  determine  how long and how many times a week  therapy is needed.

The initial  assessment will cover several facets of anorexia. We will review the severity and types of  symptoms. Any physical and psychological complications will be addressed. The overall level of risk will be assessed. We will discover the cognitive processes and behavioral processes keeping the anorexia in place.

Collaborative Care for Anorexia

For clients receiving medical care,  permission to discuss certain types of information with the doctor will help with treatment.  Medical clearance is necessary with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.

Our  treatment program is designed to prevent the progression of symptoms along with any co-occurring behavioral or physical health conditions.

Involvement of family and friends in the course of treatment has proven very helpful to clients. Often, family therapy is part of the recovery program.

Anorexia Treatment Goals

  1. Stabilize the presenting  symptoms.
  2. Enhance motivation to transform restrictive eating.
  3. Cultivate healthy eating patterns.
  4. Cultivate healthy cognitive patterns.
  5. Engage an adequate support system.

Anorexia Treatment Components

  1. Treatment Planning.
  2. Collaborate with nutrition professionals as needed.
  3. Promote readiness to change.
  4. Minimize risk of relapse.
  5. Address cognitive, emotional and behavioral components.
  6. Address interpersonal issues.
  7. Reduce or eliminate obsessive preoccupation with thoughts of food.
  8. Increase awareness of the mechanisms that keep anorexia in place.
  9. Reduce the over-valuation of shape and weight.
  10. Reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression.
  11. Patient and family psycho-education on relapse prevention, and self-care.

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