Adolescent Inpatient Program
The adolescent inpatient program offers a safe and supportive setting for adolescents and their families. With parental involvement, inpatient participants generally are able to gain significantly more than in outpatient settings to accelerate the recovery process. Proper nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight are necessary for healthy cognitive function, which is essential to effective psychological interventions.
The "HOPE" and "PATH" Workbook Programs have been developed to be used as structured guides through the stages of recovery. The program also makes use of a "level system" to motivate and reward patients for active participation in their treatment.
The adolescent program has psychiatrists and staff with extensive experience with patients struggling with eating disorders. The "HOPE" workbook addresses a wide array of eating disorder treatment needs including:
- Education regarding anorexia and bulimia nervosa
- Individual, family and group psychotherapy
- Medically supported "re-feeding"
- Assistance identifying and dealing with conflicts
- Family therapy and support
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Treatment of co-morbid conditions
- Development of healthy coping skills
- Dealing with the loss of eating disorder identity
- Assertiveness training
- Relapse prevention
- Discharge meal planning
- After-care support resources
Weekly therapeutic family meetings help educate and support parents so they can be an active part of the treatment team. Family involvement is also expected at weekly family meals and encouraged at bi-monthly support/education groups. The ultimate goal of the "HOPE" program is to provide the best opportunity for health and long-term recovery.