Evidence-Based Treatments
Clinicians at Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE are dedicated to bringing the latest treatment methods to patients and families. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Maudsley Treatment for eating disorders are commonly used in the Sibcy House program.

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.

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. 

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.