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Child and Youth Counsellors

Unit 7A Eating Disorders Program Milieu Therapist

CYC role with Unit 7A Eating Disorder Program Milieu: 

The role of the Milieu Therapist (MT) on 7A is to provides support to the Eating Disorder unit as a whole. As part of a multi-disciplinary team the main function of the MT is to develop, co-ordinate and implement both structured and unstructured treatment interventions.

The MT on 7A encompasses a large role in the treatment of patients. Firstly, their role is to act as part of the multi-disciplinary team to consult with children/families and to provide support around treatment. By identifying interventions to meet the needs of adolescents with eating disorders (i.e psychosocial functioning, self esteem, problem solving techniques etc). The MT takes the lead role in developing programming for the milieu. It is important to incorporate the needs of each patient and their family and to assess & develop interventions accordingly.