The TBT-S approach to treatment emphasizes treating from the inside out, starting with addressing the biology before moving on to managing symptoms. The goal of this treatment is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to provide a deeper understanding of the illness and actions for both patients and supports to address its components.
TBT-S therapy Overview
Temperament Based Treatment with Supports aims to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice by acknowledging and treating the underlying brain-based factors that contribute to psychological illnesses. TBT-S recognizes that these conditions involve temperament and altered brain function, which can affect the regulation of eating and emotions, especially in individuals with Anorexia.fills the gap between research and clinical practice by acknowledging and treating underlying brain-based factors. TBT-S recognizes that there is a biological basis to psychological illnesses that involve temperament and altered brain function. This affects the regulation of eating and emotions for those with Anorexia.
TBT-S believes that involving family and caregivers in the treatment process can help individuals with eating disorders recover faster. TBT-S understands that support from family and loved ones plays a crucial role in a patient's long-term recovery. The TBT-S treatment approach emphasizes the importance of Support involvement and uses experiential therapy to help individuals and their loved ones gain insight into how temperament can contribute to the development of symptoms of their illness and be the key to recovery. TBT-S complements and supports other forms of evidence-based treatment such as CBT, DBT, FBT, and more. It provides the foundation for these treatment modalities to build upon.
What makes TBT-S therapy different?
Eating Disorder treatment has historically isolated the patient from their support network (i.e., patient goes to treatment - patient returns from treatment); individuals often experience a resurgence of symptomatology in their home environments. Incorporation of Supports not only aids in the client's understanding of their illness and how they can combat it but also gives Supports the tools and confidence to create a safe, recovery-oriented environment.
TBT-S is at the cutting edge of neurobiological research, which has allowed us to provide in-depth psychoeducation about the neurobiological causes of an eating disorder and also to identify traits commonly found in individuals with eating disorders. As the research demonstrates, TBT-S focuses on shifting trait presentations to productive rather than destructive aids in recovery from the eating disorder but also comorbid concerns/conditions.