Hello everyone! My daughter has had both Annorexia and Bulemia for 5 years, and she is getting more rigid and unflexible fast; even after having been hospitalized last year as well as getting one one on therapy with several therapists specializing in eating disorders and PTSD; and even NET (Neuro Emotional technique). I see only Family therapy as the next step. Her vitals are OK. Not her mental state. Since therapists want to do one on one and it is not working, I may have to step in and take more charge since they cannot "move her" with the methods they are using. They are very good, but at this point she is lacking the motivation and need more than the consistency of the type of support that one hour a week can provide. I will need to step in. Any suggestions how that would work and how I can best support her without "Micro manage" and stress her out? She has episodes where she is not doing well regardless of opportunities and chances given her. I am an ABA therapist (we focus on behavior modification to increase productivity and quality of life - mainly children with Autism) and that is barely working. We use reinforcement schedules and structure to facilitate correct responses. We work with preferred activities and items to engage and help with redirection and self-regulation, etc. I am trying to increase motivation.
At this point I am needing more. I have checked for providers in Atlanta, that use empirically based methods (for family therapist that have experience in ED; that may have more than the basic understanding. (Understanding for the PTSD, ED, etc as well as Family training) on Academy for Eating disorder, and Nationaleatingdisorder.org I don't see how to find them. I am trying to find a proficient person in Atlanta, Ga area that can hold many hats in order to help her. Calling insurance will not work; as I need an experienced person not just a participating provider. Does anyone know which entity, webpage, vehicle I can use to find the best/most trained person that can help?