Different levels of care
One of Imani’s main goals has always been to ensure that eating disorder treatment is accessible to all those seeking help. With this in mind, we have developed two specialised programmes dedicated to successful treatment for both short term and long term interventions.
“I was desperate. My family was desperate. I needed therapy rather than simply re-feeds.”Kath W
Our three week inpatient programme aims at providing clients with a safe and supportive environment in which they can begin their journey towards healing from this life threatening illness. This intensive programme uses a number of proven methods to help our clients learn to deal with the psychological issues that influence their eating disorder. These factors include self-esteem, problem solving, coping with feelings and cravings.
We aim to provide stabilization; support and structure in helping them change and stop their destructive patterns of behaviour. Due to the short term nature of this programme, there are three main focus areas:
- Support: We aim to provide a supportive environment in which our clients begin to engage in a recovery programme alongside others who are battling with the same illness facilitating education about body image, healthy exercise, nutrition and interpersonal issues.
- Structure: The programme aims to develop a plan for continued treatment through the use of proper after-care planning and relapse prevention.
- Stabilization: We aim to decrease symptoms of the eating disorder through interrupting the cycle of unhealthy eating patterns; to stabilize nutritional intake through meal planning and professional guidance.
We have found that many of our clients suffering with eating disorders have responded well to our intensive outpatient programme. Developing a fully comprehensive and individualised treatment plan for each of our clients, utilising a combination of CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, family therapy, behavioural therapy, and aftercare programme our clients are finding new hope in their lives from an illness that they were suffering with on their own.
Due to the severity and complexity of working with eating disorders, in order for a client to qualify, they need to complete the inpatient programme prior to attending.
The programme, which is considered by experts in the field to be one of the most successful and innovative methodologies available today, engages the individual in a process of change, rather than confronts them about their illness.
Specialising in the field of eating disorders, Imani places a special emphasis on Dual Diagnosis clients and their special needs. Because of those concurrent, often overlapping problems faced by these dual diagnosis individuals, our facility is specially equipped to handle these treatment resistant clients. It’s a powerful combination that treats all sides of the eating disorder client.
This long term intervention plays a crucial role in the treatment of Eating disorder and dual diagnosis clients who are in the grasp of mental illness as well as addiction. It allows them to address the most serious root causes of their problem, at their own pace, in a setting that is safe and comfortable.
Imani staff are made up of psychiatric specialists as well as professionals with years of drug rehab experience. Programs at Imani are unique and feature rich evidence-based treatment designed to enrich the body and the mind.