Psychological Assessment and Treatment
All patients receive:
- A comprehensive psychosocial assessment by a licensed psychotherapist, who
outlines for the treatment team, the patient’s development history, family of
origin issues, substance abuse history and continuing care needs.
- An assessment of spiritually related problems, abusive religious experiences and
a desire for spiritual growth, which is incorporated into the treatment plan.
- A variety of individual group, and family therapy techniques, which are included
in the treatment plan, along with recommendations for medical and nutritional
management of the eating disorder.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy sessions on the psychological, social and familial
aspects of eating disorders.
- Expression and recreational therapies designed to provide healthy and
appropriate avenues for processing the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical
aspects of the eating disorder.
- Comprehensive and definitive aftercare planning, including post-discharge
therapy, medical monitoring, nutritional support, compliance with medications,
living arrangements, transitions back to school or work, and support groups.
- Formal psychological testing is utilized in varying degrees as clinically indicated.