ANOREXIA FREEDOM PROJECT
A Unique Group Therapy for Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) focusing on finding freedom from illness through the pursuit of meaningful and fulfilling lives, past successes, and supportive relationships
What is the Anorexia Freedom Project (AFP)?
The goal of the AFP is to help individuals with AN find freedom and more holistic healing as a result of reconnecting with their life passions, goals, and accomplishments, sharing personal journeys of recovery, and providing support and encouragement to others. AFP is intended to be used as an adjunct to individual therapy or a stand-alone treatment for those in recovery.
How does it work?
AFP is led by a psychotherapist, follows group therapy format, and meets once a week for 12 weeks. Members are provided with a series of discussion topics intended to promote reflection on purpose and meaning, talents, aspirations, challenges, barriers to success and ways of overcoming them, particularly regarding the impact of the eating disorder. As members share experiences and insights, others will be encouraged to coach and mentor them in a way that focuses on success stories and the ability to find positive outcomes even in the most difficult circumstances.
The fee for each participant is $60 per week for 12 weeks (total $720). It is not covered by insurance at IPG. AFP is not for people in acute phases of AN. Individuals must be considered by their healthcare providers to be mentally and physically stable, capable of participating, and at minimal safety risk. Since consistent group membership is an important factor in the success of AFP, each person’s seat will be reserved. As such, payment for the full 12 weeks is required and participants will be charged for every session, regardless of attendance.
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Lisa Blazek Luisi, Psy.D.
Dr. Luisi holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from College of St. Elizabeth in N.J. She is a passionate, empathetic professional with strong diagnostic skills and an integrated approach to therapy that takes into account the specific needs of each client. Dr. Luisi has extensive experience in community mental health and college counseling center settings. She holds a Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has expertise in the realm of Eating Disorders, having researched, developed and validated a novel group intervention for individuals with Anorexia Nervosa. Dr. Luisi is currently a N.J. temporary permit holder working at IPG as a post-doctoral fellow.