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June 1, 2020

Family-Based Treatment via Telehealth

Family-Based Treatment (FBT), also known as the Maudsley method or Maudsley approach, is widely considered the treatment of choice for adolescents with eating disorders. Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of FBT, and indeed, at The Emily Program, we have found that adolescent clients who participate in FBT have the best outcomes of any treatment modality we utilize for this age group.

FBT is based on the understanding that families know their children better than anyone else and is anchored by the idea that parents are often fully capable of feeding their children. In the FBT model, parents have control of their child’s weight restoration and are actively involved in their child’s recovery process. The role of the professional is to support the family as they work toward restoring their child’s health.

May 12, 2020

Introducing Recovery Club

The Emily Program has a new group therapy option for Minnesota adolescents! This new group, “Recovery Club,” is open to clients aged 10 to 18 who are receiving outpatient care at our St. Paul, East Metro, and St. Louis Park, Minnesota treatment centers. The one-hour session takes place every Tuesday afternoon via Virtual Treatment and will ultimately be held in person in St. Louis Park.

April 30, 2020

Hope and Community in this New World

The Emily Program is built on hope.

Hope whispers in a client’s first phone call, its hum beneath any fear or shame. It sets a client on a path of healing, a journey accompanied by others who then help hold that hope. It anchors all of us in a shared commitment to eating disorder treatment and recovery.

And hope keeps us together in uncertain, challenging times.

March 25, 2020

Introducing Telehealth for Intensive Outpatient and IDP/PHP Programs

We’re pleased to share that The Emily Program now offers intensive eating disorder treatment (IOP and IDP/PHP) via Virtual Treatment. Telehealth services will allow you to access eating disorder care from your own home so that you can stay on the path to recovery.

Telehealth uses technology to deliver care virtually. It allows you to connect to your treatment team by video in order to receive the structured support you would typically receive in person.

March 16, 2020

The Emily Program – Columbus Opens Its Doors!

We’re thrilled to announce that The Emily Program – Columbus is now open! This location offers individual and group outpatient therapy and intensive programs for all ages, genders, and eating disorder diagnoses.

The opening comes after The Center for Balanced Living transitioned its services to The Emily Program to improve and sustain access to quality eating disorder care in Central Ohio. The Center for Balanced Living will continue as a non-profit with the mission of community education and advocacy aimed at raising awareness and reducing the stigma of eating disorders. Both The Center and The Emily Program will now be housed at the Columbus location.

January 29, 2020

What are Art Therapy and Expressive Arts?

When we think of therapy, we often think first of talk therapy—traditional psychotherapy that engages a client and a therapist in conversation. This treatment modality allows individuals to share their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in words. The therapist helps to challenge any distorted beliefs and attitudes, as well as to develop adaptive ways to cope. Both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) incorporate talk therapy techniques.

Expressive arts is a therapeutic tool often incorporated into treatment to complement traditional talk therapy. Expressive arts uses creative expression as a medium to share, process, and reflect on thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Those who guide clients through expressive arts are typically trained in art as well as psychotherapy, but participants are not required to be skilled or experienced in art. It simply requires a willingness to engage in a creative activity alongside a professional who guides the process. A professional may gain insights from observing the individual before, during, and after art creation, as well as from examining the finished product.

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