We believe it is critical for each woman to take ownership of her treatment and recovery from the outset. Once her treatment plan is formulated, our team’s recommendations are shared with the woman in her first care conference, which will include her primary therapist, family therapist, psychiatrist, discharge planner, nursing staff and lodge staff. This cooperative approach gives her input into the goals for her treatment and allows her to choose several elective elements of her program. She will be asked to sign off on her treatment objectives and the progression of her treatment plan for compulsive overeating disorder and any other co-occurring disorders. This conference also sets stage for ongoing collaboration between the woman and her treatment team throughout her stay in residential treatment.
Each treatment team member provides an assessment within the woman’s first days at Timberline Knolls. The findings are integrated and reviewed with our entire clinical staff, including other therapists and psychiatrists. As a result, our full knowledge about successful compulsive overeating treatment is integrated into each woman’s treatment plan.
Recent studies suggest that a person can actually get addicted to food and develop compulsive overeating. It happens when a person cannot control how much he or she eats and end up consuming excessive amounts of calories even though it may damage health. This disorder should not be confused with bulimia. The main difference is that a person who suffers from compulsive overeating does not purge after eating. This condition tends to be psychological, a person tries to ease emotional issues while consuming food.