Treatment Methods

Evidence-Based Treatments

Clinicians at Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE are dedicated to bringing the latest treatment methods to patients and families. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERPT) for OCD and Maudsley Treatment for eating disorders are commonly used in the Sibcy House program. Intensive treatment and clinical skills development are largely based in DBT, but enhanced by other evidence-based treatment models.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy intended for those who exhibit a more chronic form of emotional instability with numerous coexisting problems. More recently, DBT has been shown to be effective with individuals who are suffering from mental illnesses that include behaviors such as suicidal ideation, and addictive disorders. DBT is a form of psychotherapy that asks the individual to look at their problems and behaviors and find a different, more effective way to resolve them.DBT focuses on the “here and now” and breaks situations into manageable steps toward a long lasting and more positive outcome.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that underlie such thinking. The goal of CBT is to train patients to become their own therapist. Those in CBT learn skills that help them to make changes in their approach to situations by evaluating how they can modify their own behaviors and thoughts to better manage outcomes. Studies of CBT have demonstrated its usefulness for a wide variety of problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, addictive disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERPT) helps the brain recalibrate, greatly reducing any anxiety or distress caused by OCD. With ERP, the patient, guided by licensed psychotherapists, learns to face obsessions while reducing or eliminating compulsions to neutralize their anxieties.

The Maudsley Approach is more commonly known within the scientific community as Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents. However, it is not traditional family therapy. Within this approach, the eating disorder is seen as an illness and the family is seen as the solution to the problem. The Maudsley approach only deals with problematic family patterns inasmuch as these patterns interfere with the elimination of the eating disordered symptoms and the reestablishment of normal adolescent development.

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Advanced Medicine Healing the Mind

Sibcy & Williams Houses lie within the walls of Lindner Center of HOPE. The Center is built on an innovative, scientifically-based model and provides a complete continuum of mental health services.

Here, the components of a mental health care center of excellence – state-of the-science technology, extensive diagnostic evaluations, individualized treatment, internationally recognized research and renowned physicians – are integrated into a facility where patients, families and clinicians work in synch to create long-lasting solutions.

Sibcy & Williams House patients benefit from a robust offering of treatment modalities, ensuring the treatment plan most compatible to their individual needs.

The menu of available treatment modalities includes:

Psychological Approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Somatic Approaches:
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Diagnosis/Protocol Driven Approaches for:
Eating Disorders
Substance Use Disorder
OCD (Exposure and response prevention)’
Impulse Control Disorder
Sexual Addiction

Other Modalities:
Dietary Therapy
Physical Acvtivity
Supervised Exercise
Expressive Therapies
Recreational Therapies

In addition, each patient benefits from access to Lindner Center of HOPE’s comprehensive mental health services, latest research, and large specialty staff dedicated to treating mental illness and addictive disorders

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