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By: Tamara Noyes
Center For Change now offers a specialized intensive treatment track for clients that are currently in residential treatment. Clients can transfer to Center for Change for specialized and intensive treatment and then return to the referring facility. Clients that have recently completed an inpatient or residential treatment program are also eligible for this specialty track. We have a 45 to 60 day program designed to aggressively treat the client’s eating disorder in a specialized and caring environment “in the mid-stream” of longer term care. Our goal is to stabilize the client’s maladaptive behaviors and provide her with new approaches to food and body image that will enable her to successfully return to and complete treatment at the referring facility and regain her life.
While in the mid-track program, clients will receive comprehensive medical, psychiatric, psychological and dietary interventions during the course of treatment. Clients will initially have four individual therapy sessions per week with our highly trained therapists and also have weekly visits with a psychiatrist, medical doctor, and dietitian; we also provide 24 hour nursing coverage. We work in conjunction with the referring facility and have weekly updates and phone sessions with the referring facility to ensure a smooth transition of care. We provide a comprehensive aftercare and dietary plan for the client that is tailored to the environment that she is returning to. We also will be available for weekly follow-up consultations once the client has been discharged from our program and returned to the referring facility to help promote a full recovery.
The key components of our specialty program include:
- Extensive evaluation and assessment process
- Medical stabilization and monitoring
- Ongoing laboratory checks and medication evaluation
- Specialized structure for managing eating disorder symptoms and patterns
- Body image and body movement groups
- Weekly dietary sessions, real-life dining experiences, and nutritional counseling
- Intuitive eating model
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Specialty groups focusing on trauma, abuse, anxiety and depression (optional, depending on patient need)
- 12-Step group for addictive patterns
- Life skills training including cooking classes
- Art and experiential groups
Please contact Pam Kidd, our Admissions Director, at 888-224-8250 if you have any questions or need additional information. We look forward to working together to bring hope and healing to these incredible young women.