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Buffalo Centre for the treatment of eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
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Buffalo Centre
Eating Disorders Partial Hospital Treatment Program

95 John Muir Drive
Suite 104
Amherst, NY 14228

(716) 276-6939
Fax: (716) 276-6943

info@buffalocentre.com
 

Buffalo Centre's therapeutic day program for the treatment of eating disorders

Buffalo Centre's therapeutic day program provides treatment for individuals with an Eating Disorder. We offer a comprehensive treatment that provides more structure than outpatient care and is an alternative to inpatient treatment. The program consists of group therapy, individual therapy and nutritional education, and monitoring by medical and psychiatric personnel. The program is tailored to the individual needs of each participant.

Our extensive group therapy schedule includes a wide variety of groups including:

CBT Skills
Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is one of the standard treatments of choice in eating disorders. This group explores participants’ thoughts, behaviors, and patterns with the goal of keeping what works, and challenging what does not work.

Family Issues
Family Issues explores family dynamics and patterns and helps to encourage improved communication between our participants and their loved ones. Topics include coping with family mealtimes, asking for support, and much more.

Nutrition
Led by our Dietician, Nutrition group explores the truth about diets and food fads. Participants are taught how to achieve and maintain healthy nutritional habits, plan meals, and challenge food myths.

Art Therapy
Though the use of collages, paint, crayons, and more, participants can express their feelings about, and relationship with, their eating disorder. Led by our licensed Art Therapist, participants are encouraged to use their creativity to explore and shape their own recovery.

Psychotherapy
In Psychotherapy, participants are encouraged to discuss any current or anticipated struggles and strategize methods of coping with these struggles. Facilitated by clinicians, this participant-run group provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas, tips, and support.

Therapeutic Journaling
In this group, participants are given topics to explore through writing. This “independent study” group allows participants to explore their deepest selves, cultivate self-compassion, and nurture the recovery process.

Movement Therapy
Through yoga, meditation, and dance, participants explore their physical selves. In this group, the core concept of mindfulness is utilized to improve overall body image.

Family Group
Family and friends of participants are invited to attend this group in order to learn more about our program, gain information about nutrition, and discuss strategies to support their loved one. Rotating topics provide for a wide range of discussion and an opportunity for family and friends to meet Buffalo Centre clinicians and staff. This group meets on Thursday evenings.

Communication with outside providers is critical to both success in program and continuity of care at the time of discharge. We welcome input from the outpatient treatment team in the assessment, treatment planning, and treatment phases. Additionally, Buffalo Centre offers comprehensive discharge planning and a weekly aftercare group. We communicate weekly with outside providers for the duration of the admission and provide feedback to those providers on discharge.

Buffalo Centre participants return home in the evenings and maintain important links to their family and their community. This allows them to practice new skills that promote confidence and independence.

Buffalo Centre can be a step down level of care for those who have been hospitalized, providing the therapeutic services of hospitalization while transitioning back to home.

With that in mind, we keep the lines of communication open among family, school and healthcare providers while in the program, as well as after discharge. Each participant's success is our success, and we're committed to making sure each person receives the ongoing support after leaving our program.

Treatment sessions run daily from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Treatment is provided over a 4 to 12 week period, depending on the person’s progress and need for continuing treatment.

What makes Buffalo Centre’s treatment effective?

  • Comprehensive case management
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Intensive clinical interventions
    targeting assessment, stabilization
    and aftercare planning
  • A staff extensively experienced
    in the treatment of eating disorders
  • Supervised and structured meal
    planning and nutritional education
  • Educational options for our
    adolescent participants

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