Intensive treatment programs for adults
When eating disorder symptoms become all-consuming and cause severe problems in everyday functioning such as with work, school or relationships, it may become necessary to consider more intensive forms of treatment. Often, the suffering individual will him/herself recognize the need for additional support.
There are two types of intensive services available at BACA:
1. Intensive Out Patient (IOP) program
2. Day Treatment Program (DTP)
(12 week program)
For more information : 514-544-2323
Intensive Out Patient (IOP) program (available year-round)
An individualised semi-intensive program can be put together at any time for clients who require more support than just weekly individual psychotherapy. The semi-intensive program is tailor-made, based on individual needs, and can include a set number of supervised meals with post-meal support groups, group therapy, and a possible increase in the frequency of individual psychotherapy and nutritional consultations. Together with the client, and at times their family as well, we can establish a treatment plan that will provide an increase in the time spent within our therapeutic environment with the appropriate level of care, structure and support over a pre-determined length of time. The number of supervised meals and individual sessions per week can also be increased or decreased as client needs change and a new treatment plan is deemed more appropriate.
Day Treatment Program (DTP) (12 week program available bi-annually)
The intensive day program is a 12 week program offered twice per year on specific dates. The program runs Monday to Friday from 10am-7pm. The program includes 2 individual psychotherapy sessions and 2 individual nutritional consultations in addition to 2-3 supervised meals per day, group therapy, therapeutic activities, and family meetings as needed.
This program offers a therapeutic structure that is warm and often viewed by clients (and their families) as reassuring. The primary goal of the program is to reduce eating disorder symptoms by focusing on eating behaviours and by teaching specific tools to aide in the regulation of stress and emotions (mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveless). By using treatment approaches supported by research , our program also aims to help clients prepare to return to school and/or their jobs.
- 10 supervised meals followed by a post-meal support group
- 2 individual psychotherapy sessions
- 2 individual nutritional consultation sessions
- 5 sessions of group psychotherapy
- Weekly meal planning
- Therapeutic structure
*** Outside medical follow-up as determined by the treatment team
- Community Meeting: Monday morning meeting where we review the previous week and weekend (community life within the program, adherence to the therapeutic structure, individual challenges and objectives attained) and set objectives for the upcoming week.
- Weekend Activities Planning: Friday meeting to set weekend objectives and trouble-shoot anticipated difficulties.
Group topics covered through the duration of the program:
- Anorexia and Bulimia (eating disorders core group)
- Assertiveness and communication skills
- Body image
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cognitive restructuring)
- Family and interpersonal relations
- Support group specifically for family and loved ones
- Recovery / Relapse prevention
- Anxiety management group
- Mindfulness and relaxation
- Video therapy
- Writing workshops
- Meals outside the program
- Cooking workshops
- Therapeutic field trips
Services at the BACA Clinic are tailored to individual needs
Please feel free to contact us for more information
Eating Disorders Clinic
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1538 Sherbrooke West, suite 510
Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1L5
Phone: (514) 544-2323
Fax: (514) 759-3084