2019 Conference Sponsor
Avalon Hills Eating Disorders Program is a residential treatment center specializing in the treatment of adolescent and adult women diagnosed with all types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Based on the philosophy that eating disorders are bio-psycho-social in nature, we recognize recovery begins with medical stabilization and nutritional rehabilitation. We also believe full recovery requires the development of new insights, new experiences, and an integration of new information. Avalon Hills assists females of all ages to manage the ineffective thoughts, emotions, behaviors, interactions, and cultural influences that have contributed to the development of disordered eating, co-morbid mental disorders and concomitant medical concerns.
Our treatment approach is evidence-based and holistic in nature, with a foundation in Prochaska’s Stages of Change model. We utilize an integration of cognitive therapies such as and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), paired with behavior activation and skills-based training such as Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as the incorporation of neuroscience-based therapies including near feedback and biofeedback. Each activity is therapeutically designed to help residents incorporate the principles they learn during treatment into the context of their everyday lives, so they can apply them to the pressures they will inevitably face upon return to their home environment. Avalon Hills remains committed to individualized, comprehensive programming for all clients we serve. We operate from a Treat to Outcome Philosophy, meaning, we are committed to treating clients until they can behaviorally demonstrate an ability to maintain therapeutic gains in a less structured setting, rather than treating to insurance company benefit. Ability to generalize new skills learned in treatment is tested through a series of individually tailored home visits with specific therapeutic targets. This allows clients to re-integrate gradually back into their home environments and uncover areas of additional work while remaining in the structure of residential treatment. Avalon Hills has a reputation for excellence and innovation in treatment, long-term patient outcomes, and patient and family education. Avalon Hills is located in Northern Utah, 90 minutes north of Salt Lake City in a breathtaking mountain atmosphere, providing ample opportunities for experiential activities in the outdoors in all four seasons.