Equine Therapy is a highly effective therapeutic tool used at The Meadows Ranch in our eating disorder treatment program. As part of our innovative and holistic treatment program, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) helps patients learn new ways of dealing with trauma, their eating disorder, and relationships.
American Journal of Psychiatry has published a new study touting the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. The study tracked 70 patients who were randomly assigned to either psychoanalytic psychotherapy or enhanced CBT. The study tracked the patients for 2 years and at the end discovered that 44 percent of the CBT group had stopped binge eating and purging compared to 15 percent effectiveness in the psychotherapy group. By the end of both treatments, substantial improvements in eating disorder features and general psychopathology were observed, but in general these changes took place more rapidly in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kevin Wandler, MD, Medical Director for The Meadows Ranch, will give the lunch presentation at the 2013 Annual Lifestyle Intervention National Conference on October 7 – 9 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Dr. Wandler will present “Trauma, Trauma Everywhere and Not Enough to Drink!” on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
The Meadows Ranch is a platinum sponsor and presenter at the Art of Recovery Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. This event is free and open to the public.
The Meadows Ranch works closely with individuals, the community and professional healthcare providers to raise awareness about Eating Disorders. For over 20 years The Meadows Ranch has been helping people recover from eating disorders. The Meadows Ranch was founded on the belief that complete and lasting recovery from an eating disorder was possible. The decision to enter inpatient treatment may be difficult; however, the decision regarding who to trust with your care is easy. More than 10,000 patients have come to The Meadows Ranch for treatment. Why? Because it works.