By: Sina Teskey, R.D., L.D., The Emily Program
Having a medical condition such as diabetes can be complicated with an eating disorder. Due to the complexity of this type of situation, The Emily Program dietitians help clients navigate and plan to mitigate problems.
There are two factors that can overwhelm people who struggle with diabetes and eating disorders. For one, it can become compensatory to overdose insulin as a means of “purging.” In addition, it can hard to manage the diabetic diet itself because it has many guidelines that may feel like food rules to someone working on neutralizing food judgments.
Blog Archives: January 2014
Do you ever wonder if your client is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? What help is available for adolescents with eating disorders? How can you support an adolescent during their eating disorder treatment?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can be an effective therapeutic approach that helps clients with emotion regulation. Our DBT services span all of our levels of care from outpatient individual therapy to IOP.
The primary functions of dialectical behavior therapy are:
- to assist clients to define life goals and create the motivation to achieve them via individual therapy;
- to increase adaptive behavior and goal acquisition via skills training;
- to assure generalization of skill use to everyday life with proactive rehearsal via role play in group and telephone coaching in the moment clients need support;
- to support the client to create change through structured guidance and encouragement via case management and diary card review;
- and to create an adaptive environment for therapists to effectively and compassionately meet clients’ needs via weekly case consultation group.
If you are interested in learning more about all of our DBT Services, click here to download information about the various offerings. And speak with your individual therapist to find out which DBT options are offered at your TEP location.
Join The Emily Program & The Retreat for Why Families Wait so Long to Intervene (on a loved one struggling with addiction). This is a complimentary breakfast and continuing education event being held on February 5, 2014.
Our Twin Cities Winter 2014 group catalog is now available in The Emily ProgramEating disorder outpatient group therapy Minneapolis-St. Paul catalog 2014 Minneapolis-St. Paul locations.
The outpatient group catalog is your guide to outpatient eating disorder group offerings for the next six months. Catalogs will be updated twice per year -- January and July. This means that you'll have more time to discuss groups of interest with your therapist. It also makes joining a group much easier since there aren't start and end dates for a majority of the groups.