Co-occurring Treatment

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Adjunct programming for co-occurring disorders is a cornerstone of our successful treatment model. We understand the damaging impact of these disorders and choose the most effective treatments and therapies for each patient based on their personal history and needs.

Addressing Trauma and Substance Abuse

CO-OCCURRING PRESENTATIONS such as substance use disorder and trauma reactions such as PTSD share common causal and maintaining factors with eating disorders that influence treatment and recovery.  Sensitively treating these presentations requires great clinical skill and an environment of enhanced trust, warmth and safety.  At Oliver-Pyatt Centers, we integrate specialized programming to address co-occurring presentations:

  • Utilization of the stages of change model and motivational interviewing to address triggers, post-acute withdrawal syndrome and the relevance of family / relationship dynamics to the patient’s substance use and risky behaviors
  • Employing evidence-based treatments like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), and interpersonal therapy to address substance use and support behavior change
  • Emphasis on trans-diagnostic etiological and maintaining factors and setting treatment goals such as safety, decisiveness, building and rebuilding relationships, and self-directedness
  • Family education and family therapy programs
  • Opportunities for continual progress with therapy including journaling, challenges, self-guidance, explorations of spirituality, personal values, and self-comprehension 
  • Psychoeducation, grounding techniques, specialized mindfulness training, narrative work and skills training integrated into individual and group therapies
  • Specially designed exposure therapy and challenges in a supportive environment, including exposures to trauma-related foods
  • Off-site 12-step meetings (as indicated)

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Core interventions such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is offered to clients that present with trauma reactions. CPT is an evidence-based model for addressing PTSD. It helps clients identify and process traumatic experience and the post-trauma reactions and adaptations that may be contributing to their eating disorders. Central aspects of CPT include careful assessment, continual observation of trauma reaction symptoms and building a foundation for managing feelings, ideas and beliefs surrounding traumatic experiences and their aftermath.