Our Approach to Eating Disorder Care and Treatment
Due to the acute nature of Eating Disorders and the symptoms that are commonly associated with them, we encourage all of our clients to allow us to connect with their family doctors or Naturopaths and/or encourage clients to connect with a doctor if they haven't already. We help our clients to provide their physicians with documents and material to help them monitor their condition. Through regular blood work, medication management and monitoring of vitals and referrals these professionals are an integral part of the team.
Eating Disorders do not exist in isolation and neither does the team required to treat them. We highly encourage all of our clients to be connected with one of our nutrition professionals for regular monitoring. Our Dietitian or our Nutritionist can provide the follow up and support you need to make important changes with food. Best practices suggest that anyone with an Eating Disorder work with both a Therapist and a Dietitian to ensure timely and holistic care. We recommend meeting weekly or bi-weekly with your nutrition support in the acute stages of your treatment which would be at least 3-4 months.
The work that goes into getting better from an Eating Disorder goes far beyond food and our bodies. The work you will do with your therapist will uncover deeper themes and an understanding of the self to allow you to heal. Our therapists are trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders and are all trauma informed. These therapies are the most commonly used in the treatment of Eating Disorders and together with your therapist you will determine the best fit. We recommend meeting weekly or minimum bi-weekly for sessions for anyone with an active Eating Disorder. Regular therapy for quite a while is required to build the skills necessary to prevent relapse.
Lastly, we offer support for Carers of those impacted by an Eating Disorder. Our monthly workshop helps to teach family members and other support people the skills necessary to understand and support someone living with an Eating Disorder. This group is professionally led and a combination of skills and support amongst peers.
If you have landed on this page you have been touched by the devastating effects of an Eating Disorder. At CCP all our therapists are Eating Disorder Sensitive and many of our clinicians are highly trained and skilled to treat this complex illness.
Our approach to care is based on incorporating this 4 step collaborative model of care to provide evidenced based treatment on an outpatient basis.
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The research and funds dedicated to building treatment and awareness for this illness is lacking substantially. Based on years of experience and the research we do have, these are the best steps to take in treating and managing Eating Disorders. We understand as a private facility accessing these services may be a challenge, Eating Disorders cannot afford to wait. Early detection is the key.