BANA offers outpatient, specialized eating disorder treatment programs for adults, age 20 and older.
Clinicians provide individual treatment, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Enhanced for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), or an abbreviated version of this therapy (CBT-T).
Both CBT-E and CBT-T aim to target disordered eating, as well as maladaptive cognitions and behaviours around food, eating, weight and shape. The ultimate goal of treatment is to normalize eating, reduce symptoms, and work towards body acceptance.
Whereas CBT-E focuses more on cognitive approaches for change, CBT-T creates change with more of a behavioural approach. Recent research has demonstrated that CBT-T yields similar results to CBT-E but in half the time.