Based on the Cognitive Model of Emotional Response, CBT works from the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel and act better even if the situation does not change. CBT has a solid evidence base in terms of its effectiveness in reducing symptoms and preventing relapse.
Realizing that eating disorders and drug and alcohol addictions affect not only the patient but the entire family, it is important to involve family members in the recovery process. During these treatment sessions, the client’s disorder is explored within the context of the family’s communication patterns, values and belief system, rules, roles and expectations. Fairwinds Treatment Center may also explore the need for marital or “significant other” sessions at our private facility and make appropriate referrals in the discharge plan for continued maintenance.
weekly sessions with the family therapist
weekly contact with the Psychiatrist as needed
weekly multi family group
weekly family visiting hours
At Fairwinds Treatment Center, individual family therapy is just one of several models used for the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia, as well as for drug and alcohol rehab, or to treat co-occurring conditions. Our eating disorders treatment and drug and alcohol rehab programs feature unique sets of treatment modalities. These modalities and objectives can be facilitated separately or in conjunction with each other, depending on the individual needs of our clients. This focus on dual diagnosis treatment services for eating disorders and drug or alcohol rehab is what makes our approach to treatment so successful.