Prior to engaging in psychological services, you/your child should undergo a medical examination by a pediatrician or family doctor to rule out physical causes for emotional and/or behavioural symptoms.
Following this, a comprehensive psychological evaluation is completed, lasting from 2-4 sessions. At the end of the evaluation, initial impressions and a working diagnosis are formulated. A treatment plan is then developed, tailored to your specific needs. If you/your child presents with an eating disorder, we can provide you with a nutritional assessment and treatment plan.
TREATMENT FOR EATING DISORDERS:
FBT - Family Based Treatment For Restrictive Eating Disorders
FBT consists of three phases across 20 treatment sessions over a 12-month period. The main difference between FBT and traditional eating disorder treatments is that parents are seen as a key resource in assisting their child to recover.
Treatment for ARFID- CBT-AR & FBT
Because possible signs of ARFID can be so hard to interpret, it’s important to get a thorough evaluation from an experienced eating disorder specialist. The primary treatment goals of CBT-AR are to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, correct any nutritional deficiencies, eat foods from each of the five basic food groups and feel more comfortable eating in social situations.
CBT-E-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Enhanced
FBT consists of three phases across 20 treatment sessions over a 12-month period. The main difference between FBT and traditional eat disorder treatments is that parents are seen as a key resource in assisting their child to recover.
Malnutrition can occur in all different types of bodies, requiring comprehensive assessments for all eating disorder presentations, regardless of diagnosis and body size. In collaboration with you and your therapist, our registered dietician will help you create achievable goals to ensure your child is adequately nourished throughout recovery. This can be challenging, as nutritional needs can fluctuate in youth, especially during periods of growth.