Current Research and News:
News Statistic: According to the CDC, approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled.
Research Study Using MRI to Examine Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescent Girls. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are conducting an NIMH-funded study aimed at understanding brain development in adolescents with Bulimia Nervosa. They are looking for girls, 12-18 years old, who binge-eat and purge. Participation involves completing interviews, games and puzzles, and an MRI scan. Compensation (up to $400) or treatment, free of charge, will be provided for participation. The study takes place at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive in Manhattan. For more information, call the Eating Disorders Clinic at 212-543-5739 or 212-543-6072 or email MRISTUDY@childpsych.columbia.edu.
Risk Factors for Onset of Eating Disorders: Evidence of multiple risk pathways from an 8-year prospective study. Objective: Use classification tree analysis with lagged predictors to determine empirically derived cut-points for identifying adolescent girls at risk for future onset of threshold, subthreshold, and partial eating disorders and test for interactions between risk factors that may implicate qualitatively distinct risk pathways. Method: Data were drawn from a prospective study of 496 adolescent girls who completed diagnostic interviews and surveys annually for 8 years. Results: Body dissatisfaction emerged as the most potent predictor; adolescent girls in the upper 24% of body dissatisfaction showed a 4.0-fold increased incidence of eating disorder onset (24% vs. 6%). Among participants in the high body dissatisfaction branch, those in the upper 32% of depressive symptoms showed a 2.9-fold increased incidence of onset (43% vs. 15%). Among participants in the low body dissatisfaction branch, those in the upper 12% of dieting showed a 3.6-fold increased incidence onset (18% vs. 5%).Conclusion: This three-way interaction suggests a body dissatisfaction pathway to eating disorder onset that is amplified by depressive symptoms, as well as a pathway characterized by self-reported dieting among young women who are more satisfied with their bodies. It may be possible to increase the effectiveness of prevention programs by targeting each of these qualitatively distinct risk groups, rather than only individuals with a single risk factor. Source: Behav Res Ther. 2011 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Genetic Association of Recovery from Eating Disorders: The Role of GABA Receptor SNPs. Follow-up studies of eating disorders (EDs) suggest outcomes ranging from recovery to chronic illness or death, but predictors of outcome have not been consistently identified. We tested 5151 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in approximately 350 candidate genes for association with recovery from ED in 1878 women. Initial analyses focused on a strictly defined discovery cohort of women who were over age 25 years, carried a lifetime diagnosis of an ED, and for whom data were available regarding the presence (n=361 ongoing symptoms in the past year, ie, 'ill') or absence (n=115 no symptoms in the past year, ie, 'recovered') of ED symptoms. An intronic SNP (rs17536211) in GABRG1 showed the strongest statistical evidence of association (p=4.63 × 10(-6), false discovery rate (FDR)=0.021, odds ratio (OR)=0.46). We replicated these findings in a more liberally defined cohort of women age 25 years or younger (n=464 ill, n=107 recovered; p=0.0336, OR=0.68; combined sample p=4.57 × 10(-6), FDR=0.0049, OR=0.55). Enrichment analyses revealed that GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) SNPs were over-represented among SNPs associated at p<0.05 in both the discovery (Z=3.64, p=0.0003) and combined cohorts (Z=2.07, p=0.0388). In follow-up phenomic association analyses with a third independent cohort (n=154 ED cases, n=677 controls), rs17536211 was associated with trait anxiety (p=0.049), suggesting a possible mechanism through which this variant may influence ED outcome. These findings could provide new insights into the development of more effective interventions for the most treatment-resistant patients. Neuropsychopharmacology advance online publication, 13 July 2011; doi:10.1038/npp.2011.108. Source: Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Jul 13. doi: 10.1038/npp.2011.108. [Epub ahead of print]
Smoking for Weight Control and its Associations with Eating Disorder Symptomatology. Objective: This study examined interrelationships between cigarette smoking for weight control and eating disorder symptoms in a community sample of adult female smokers. Method: Participants were 107 female smokers who completed a battery of questionnaires, including the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q). Key items measured weight-control smoking, including smoking to prevent overeating, smoking to undo the effects of overeating, and smoking to feel less hungry. Smokers who endorsed smoking in an attempt to control weight were compared with those who denied such behaviors on EDE-Q scores and frequency of binge eating and purging. Results: A substantial proportion of participants reported weight-control smoking. Participants who endorsed weight-control smoking reported elevations on eating disorder symptoms as measured by the EDE-Q. Compensatory smoking was related to the frequency of binge eating. Discussion: The findings have implications for clinicians working with eating disorder patients; for some individuals, cigarette smoking may be used as an attempt to compensate for overeating. Source: Compr Psychiatry. 2011 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]
For Professionals - Conferences/Seminars/Online Courses/Study Groups:
Molly Kellogg’s Counseling Intensive for Nutrition Professionals. This highly interactive, practical workshop is designed to advance dietitians’ proficiency with nutrition counseling skills. 12 credits (RDs and DTRs). Two full days of training. 2011 Cities: Philadelphia, PA: August 4-5; New York, NY: October 23-24; Scottsdale, AZ: December 2-3. One-day training: San Diego, CA: September 23. 2012 Cities: New Orleans, January 6-7; Durham, North Carolina, February 3-4; Denver, April 13-14. Steps to Mindful Eating with Donald Altman. Scottsdale, AZ, December 4: Do you find it difficult to engage your disordered eating clients in the change process? This practical workshop for mental health in nutrition professionals will help you reach clients. Using mindfulness tools, mindful eating principles and cutting-edge mindfulness research, Donald will show how to train the brain for a peaceful relationship with food, weight, and body. The workshop comes alive with videos, humor, handouts, case studies, demonstrations, and mindfulness practice (6 credits). Details on all these workshops at www.mollykellogg.com.
The Association of Size Diversity and Health presents, "No Body Left Behind," the 5th annual International Conference, on Aug. 12-14 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This conference will examine the evidence that a weight-loss approach to promoting health is not only ineffective, but also potentially damaging. Sessions will provide critical information for nurses, physicians, therapists, dietitians, health educators, and other health professionals to better advocate for and achieve successful health outcomes for their patients/clients, as well as in their own personal lives. Keynotes Include: " Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift," "Weight Bias and Discrimination," "First Do No Harm: HAES Education in Healthcare and Bridging the Gap Between the Eating Disorders and Health At Every Size Worlds," "Who Gets to Be Healthy? Supporting Wellness NOT Healthism." Also: Film Premiere of Darryl Roberts": American the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments. For registration information go to www.sizediversityandhealth.org.
Los Angeles, CA - National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) 2011 Conference: Join NEDA in Los Angeles, CA on October 13 - 15 for their 2011 Annual Conference, Reaching for the Stars: Advancing the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders. The NEDA Conference brings together professionals, people in recovery and their families to connect and learn from one another. Tailor your conference experience by choosing sessions from the following tracks: Treatment, Family Basic, Co-Occurring Conditions, Diversity and Special Issues, and Educator and Outreach. For more information and to register, visit www.MyNEDA.org.
REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 16th TO RECEIVE THE EARLY REGISTRATION RATE for the 21st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals - Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The Next Generation. Offering 17.5 CEUs, this three day conference is for behavioral health professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians. The event is taking place at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott, Philadelphia, PA from November 11-13, 2011. It highlights the exciting work currently being undertaken in many arenas including neuroscience, psychotherapy, genetics and technology communication — all of which have enormous implications for the theory and treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Topics include: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Feminist Relational Theory; Internal Family Systems; Ethical Issues; Family Based Treatment – Maudsley Method; Yoga and Meditation; Mindfulness; Merging Technology and Psychotherapy; Transgenerational Eating Disorders; Using Eating Disorder Research to Motivate Clients; and more. Keynote Presentations: The Mindful and Relational Brain: The Next Integration, Daniel Siegel, MD, Amy Banks, MD and Beth McGilley, PhD; From Princesses to Pop-Tarts: What the New Culture of Girlhood Means for Girls and the Grown-Ups Who Care About Them, Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter; and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD. For more information visit the Conference website at www.renfrewconference2011.org or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or email@example.com.
New Professional Webinar Training: Decoding the Symbolic Meaning in Disordered Eating and Weight-Related Behaviors, with Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, RD, guests Anita Johnston, PhD, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, and Judith Duerk, MA, author of the Circle of Stones Series. 24 CE hours offered. This Webinar Training is for clinicians—therapists, nutritionists and others—who want to learn new, practical, friendly, effective and research-based tools to help their clients with disordered eating and weight-related behaviors. Clients will learn to: discover the purpose being served and understand the symbolic language deeply rooted in their current beliefs and behaviors; access and accept their feelings and recognize deep needs more easily; discover from within, how to activate Self-care practices and creative self-expression uniquely their own, to satisfy unmet needs, lessening the need for behaviors; build meaning in their recovery leading to more self-acceptance and compassion; and reduce resistance, increase motivation for treatment and remain stable in recovery. Clinicians will receive a system that provides concrete steps and structure over the course of treatment for clients to sustainably transform their beliefs and behaviors. Decoding Processes include: Restrictive Eating/Anxieties; Symbolic Food Cravings/Emotional Overeating/Bingeing; Weight/Size Obsessions; Body Criticisms; Exercise Resistance; Compulsive Over-Exercise; and Compensatory Behaviors/Bulimia. Course includes: client video demonstrations, content presentations, all recorded (video or MP3 audio streamed, telephone or online access) with Live Q and A sessions, 24/7 Interactive Membership Site for participant case consults, peer learning, downloadable Clinician Manual and client handouts. Details/Registration for September: 888-243-9582; email: research@BarbaraBirsinger.com.
Professional Study Groups - Southern CA. Facilitator: Carolyn Costin, LMFT. These professional study groups cover case reviews, treatment strategies, new literature, research, and other areas related to the treatment of eating disorders. CEU's are given to MFT's and LCSW's. For more information on meeting times and locations call 310-457-9958, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.montenido.com.
Project HEAL. Founded by Liana Rosenman, Kristina Saffran and Becky Allen. Project HEAL’s mission is to raise money to make sure that eating disorders do not succeed in taking over people's lives. Residential treatment centers usually cost about $30,000 per month. Unfortunately, insurance companies often refuse to cover this cost because they do not classify eating disorders as a medical illness. All parents want their child to recover. Some parents are fortunate that they can afford to pay for this expensive treatment if their insurance will not cover it. However, there are many others who cannot. The money donated will be used as scholarship to be distributed to patients who want to get better and are ready to do the hard work required. Project Heal is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about the organization and the Scholarship Fun visit http://theprojectheal.org/The_Project_HEAL/Welcome.html.
Become Involved - The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action (EDC). The EDC, is a Washington, D.C. based advocacy organization whose mission is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority, for more information visit http://eatingdisorderscoalition.org.
Treatment Center Spotlight:
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Treatment Center News – The Renfrew Center is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the Country's First Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Facility. Renfrew is the first and largest eating disorder treatment network in the country and has treated more than 55,000 women with eating disorders. Renfrew provides a comprehensive range of services in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Programs and services vary by site and include: Residential; Day Treatment; Intensive Outpatient; Group Therapy; Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy; Nutrition Therapy and Psychiatric Consultation. The Renfrew Center integrates relational principles and practice with the latest developments in the effective treatment of patients with eating disorders. The Renfrew Center is a preferred provider for most health insurance and managed care companies and works with individuals to create a financial plan that meets the need of each prospective Renfrew patient. Renfrew’s training programs have reached more than 25,000 healthcare professionals to date and are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills needed to treat these complex disorders. Call 1-800-RENFREW or visit www.renfrewcenter.com for more information about The Renfrew Centers.
California and Washington: Treatment Center News – Center for Discovery/Oceanaire. JCAHO accredited and licensed by the states of California and Washington, Center for Discovery and Oceanaire offers residential eating disorder treatment in home like settings in 6 locations. Center for Discovery is dedicated exclusively to adolescent males and females between the ages of 10 and 19 who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. Center for Discovery programs are located in Whittier, Downey, Lakewood, and Menlo Park, CA and Edmonds, WA. Discovery offers a very individualized and intense treatment program, under 24-hour supervision, with weekly family involvement including the Discovery Therapeutic Family Meal. Oceanaire is dedicated to the treatment of adult women struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. Nestled above one of the greens of the Los Verdes Country Club Golf Course on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, CA, the space at Oceanaire provides residents with ocean vistas and Pacific Coast sunsets. Oceanaire offers a peaceful and healing environment where women can safely and effectively address their issues and begin their path to recovery. Center for Discovery and Oceanaire contracts with many major insurance providers and will provide a complimentary benefits check. For more information, call 800-760-3934 or visit www.centerfordiscovery.com or www.oceanaire-ed.com.
Wickenburg, AZ: Treatment Center News – Rosewood Capri. Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders: Carpi Remodeled. They have just completed a top to bottom renovation at their Capri campus. Located minutes from Rosewood Ranch, in Wickenburg, AZ, Rosewood Capri offers a comprehensive treatment program, following the same model of treatment as Rosewood Ranch, in a less structured setting. The remodeled Capri now more closely resembles the main campus of Rosewood, making the transition from one level of care to the next seamless. The remodeled building features comfortable and spacious, state-of the art, treatment spaces and client rooms. The space was updated with warm colors and rustic western decor to give the center more of a home like feel. The new Rosewood Capri is the perfect environment for clients to put their recovery skills in action. Originally opened in 2004, Capri offers patients the opportunity to practice real life skills during their treatment and can serve as either a point of entry for primary treatment or as a step down from a more intensive program. While living at Capri, residents participate in an onsite structured, comprehensive day treatment program facilitated by our skilled multidisciplinary team of clinicians, dieticians and psychiatrists. Residents learn coping skill strategies while participating in real world activities such as, meal planning, cooking, grocery and meal outings and wellness activities. Click here to see photos of the new space. Phone: 800-845-2211, Website: www.rosewoodranch.com and Email: email@example.com.
Brentwood, CA: Treatment Center News - Eating Disorder Center of California (EDCC) Day Treatment Program. At the EDCC they believe nutrition and exercise are crucial areas of recovery. They deal with nutritional status, metabolism, and biochemistry, and teach clients what this information means in terms of their recovery. At the same time, they believe that eradicating problematic behaviors is not enough. They believe it is essential to help clients to figure out who they are when they are not influenced by their eating disorder and what it is they want for their lives. The staff at EDCC help clients to discover what the eating disorder initially promised and how they can get these desires in non-destructive ways. In addition to individual, group and family therapy, they provide education, nutritional counseling, life skills training, mindfulness and spiritual enhancement. For more information contact 310-457-9958, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.montenido.com. EDCC is a Monte Nido Affiliate Program.
Calabasas, CA: Treatment Center News - Monte Nido Residential Treatment Center. Monte Nido combines a beautiful natural healing environment with the expertise of the renowned national expert and author, Carolyn Costin, and the treatment professionals from her company, Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. Monte Nido is a very small, intimate facility. Monte Nido only takes six clients at a time. Clients treated at Monte Nido are all women suffering from anorexia, bulimia or exercise addiction. The facility has a family-like environment; their unique level system allows each client to gain increasing freedom and responsibility for her own recovery. By the end of her stay, each client is shopping for and preparing her own food and monitoring her own exercise. This will help prepare her for handling these activities upon discharge from Monte Nido. They also have a unique transition program, Bella Mar, which offers various levels of transitional and independent living situations. For more information call 310-457-9958, visit www.montenido.com or email email@example.com.
Carlsbad, CA: Treatment Center News - Montecatini. Montecatini is a state licensed and CARF accredited facility offering Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, as well as a Transitional Living Program for adult women struggling with eating disorders and co-occurring issues. The staff at Montecatini works to design a detailed treatment program for every patient. Montecatini is also contracted with many insurance companies and will work with each patient to verify insurance benefits. To learn more about the treatment services, community outreach program or support groups at Montecatini, call 760-436-8930 or their website at http://montecatini.crchealth.com/.
Malibu, CA: Treatment Center News - Monte Nido Vista. Monte Nido Vista is 10 bed residential facility for anorexia, bulimia and exercise addiction located in the foothills of Malibu, CA. The residential program is designed to meet the individual needs of clients and their families in a way that gives them an increasingly higher level of responsibility and "teaches" them how to recover and sustain it. The atmosphere is professional and structured, but is also warm, friendly and family-like. The staff members are highly dedicated professionals, many of who are recovered themselves, thus serving as excellent role models. For more information on The Monte Nido Treatment Center or its affiliates visit www.montenido.com, call 310-457-9958, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ventura County, CA: Treatment Center News - Rader Programs Pacific Shores Hospital. Pacific Shores Hospital is a 30-bed facility completely dedicated to Rader Programs Eating Disorders Treatment. The facility was specifically designed to provide a warm and nurturing environment. It is located five minutes from the ocean in picturesque Ventura County just North of Los Angeles and South of Santa Barbara in Southern California. Rader Programs at Pacific Shores Hospital maintains an outstanding treatment team with extensive experience and training in Rader Program's proven treatment philosophy. The Rader Program is a national treatment center with multiple locations; they accept patients from all across the United States. For more information call 855-965-1921, visit www.raderprograms.com or email email@example.com.
Denver, CO: Treatment Center News - Denver, CO: Eating Recovery Center’s Three Denver-Based Facilities Provide a Full Spectrum of Care to Adults, Adolescents and Children. Inpatient and Residential levels of care emphasize medical stabilization and feature 24-hour medical and psychological support, while the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and general Outpatient programming support medically-stable patients as they practice recovery and re-engage in healthier lifestyles. This year, Eating Recovery Center has opened two new facilities in addition to its Behavioral Hospital for Adults to support the delivery of these services: the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services. The development of Child and Adolescent Services supports lasting eating disorders recovery among the underserved patient population aged 10 through 17, and the expansion of the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) fosters increased access to this critically important stage in eating disorder recovery. PHP can be a meaningful direct-admit level of care for patients entering treatment for the first time, transitioning from other eating disorder programs, or whose acuity does not necessitate 24-hour care, and also for patients stepping up or down from programs within Eating Recovery Center’s internal treatment continuum. For more information about Eating Recovery Center’s Child and Adolescent Services or the Partial Hospitalization Program as a direct-admit level of care, call 877-218-1344, email info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or chat confidentially at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.
Denver, CO: Treatment Center News - The Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD). Established in 2001, the Eating Disorder Center of Denver is one of the nation's foremost centers for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of eating disorders. EDCD is committed to empowering males and females 18 years of age and older suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and related disorders to help them achieve and sustain recovery. A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, physicians, clinicians, family therapists and registered dietitians work together to create a specialized, evidence-based treatment plan for each patient. The Partial Hospitalization Program at EDCD operates 10 hours per day, 7 days per week and includes supervised meals and snacks (lodging is provided at a nearby apartment building for PHP patients from out of town). The Evening Intensive Outpatient Program provides therapy four nights a week (including meals) for 10 weeks. Outpatient Services, intended to enhance work with outside treatment providers, include individual, family and couples therapy; dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); group therapy (aftercare, DBT, body image and family groups available); a free support group sponsored by ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders); psychiatric evaluation and medication management; gastric bypass assessments plus aftercare groups; and finally, nutritional counseling. EDCD accepts most insurances. For additional information, visit www.edcdenver.com, call 303-771-0861, follow them on Twitter @EDCDenver or Friend them on Facebook.
Reno, NV: Treatment Center News – Center for Hope of the Sierras. The Center is happy to be able to offer a free community support group for parents, families, and loved ones of those suffering from eating disorders in Reno on August 11, 2011 from 7-8 p.m. The free group will take place at the program’s outpatient offices located at 3740 Lakeside Dr., Suite 201. Center for Hope of the Sierras will also be offering a free support group for individuals struggling with eating disorders starting on August 18, 2011. The 6-week long group will be closed (individuals must be willing to commit to the full duration of the group) and limited to six people. Directions about either support group can be directed to Meghan Eliopulos at 775-225-5102.
North Carolina: Treatment Center News - The Carolina House Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The Carolina House PHP provides a safe, supportive environment for women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and related issues. Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills integration, their patients have the opportunity to regain lives free of overwhelming eating disorder symptoms. They recognize the importance of a structured setting to encounter challenging food experiences. Carolina House provides patients with daily opportunities to engage interactively with meal preparation. For more information on the Partial Hospitalization Program at Carolina House, call 919-372-7951 or visit www.carolinaeatingdisorders.com. To schedule a tour or speaking event, contact Misty Ash at 919-610-4352 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Carolina House is a member of CRC Health Group: www.crchealth.com.
Oregon: Treatment Center News - RainRock Treatment Center. A Residential Treatment Facility for Women, offers PHP, IOP, Outpatient, and Transitional Living Programs. RainRock Treatment Center, A Monte Nido Affiliate with Executive Director Carolyn Costin, LMFT, is pleased to announce the opening of their Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), as well as their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These programs are uniquely integrated into their existing 10 bed Residential Treatment Center, providing the highest degree of continuity of care while offering clients the experience of stepping down into the community. This innovative program design allows their clients to stay connected to their treatment team beyond their residential visit. This provides an exceptional opportunity to maintain and build upon the progress achieved during their residential stay. Living accommodations for both PHP and IOP are offered at their new transition house, Turnberry Place. Located next to RainRock, Turnberry Place is a warm and inviting 8 bed transitional living house, where clients can practice day to day skills, such as shopping, cooking, working, or attending classes, with the support of their treatment team. The hope in offering this continuum of care is to give their clients the most comprehensive treatment available in order to solidify their recovery before returning home. Rainrock’s Outpatient Wellness Program provides individual and group therapy services to children, adults and families struggling with eating disorders, as well as other diagnoses as a further step-down, or for those who are not in need of a more intensive level of care. For additional information about the Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, Transitional Living or Outpatient programs, call 541-896-9300 or visit www.montenido.com.
Oconomowoc, WI: Treatment Center News - Rogers Memorial Hospital Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) effective for treating co-existing anxiety. It’s not uncommon for people diagnosed with an eating disorder to have a co-existing anxiety disorder. At Rogers, they use CBT because it is shown to be effective in treating both the eating disorder and the anxiety disorder. The patients in their separate treatment programs for adolescent and adults receive approximately 20 hours of CBT per week. Outcome studies of patients following this treatment program showed a reduction in their scores for depression, anxiety and eating disordered behaviors. For more information about the specialized programs for eating and anxiety disorders at Rogers, call 800-767-4411.
Newton, MA: The Multi-service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) is seeking a Director of Clinical Services. MEDA, a non-profit organization, seeks a master’s level clinician with licensure in Massachusetts (LICSW, LMHC or Psy.D./Ph.D.) to oversee all clinical services and programs to ensure their high quality and integrity. The position is full-time and requires some nights and weekends. Other duties include: supervising clinical staff, providing clinical assessments to clients, providing consultation services to professionals, and presenting educational curriculum to various audiences. Qualified candidate must be comfortable with public speaking and able to use Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Excellent benefits package. If interested send a cover letter and resume to Beth Mayer, CEO, at email@example.com. For more information about MEDA and the services provided please visit www.medainc.org.
Books and Other Media on Eating Disorder Topics:
Arresting Ana: A Documentary Film by Lucie Schwartz. Sarah, a French college student runs a “pro-Ana” blog, part of a global online community of young women sharing tips on living with anorexia. Valerie Boyer is a passionate French National Assembly legislator proposing a groundbreaking bill to ban these online forums, issuing hefty fines and two-year prison sentences to their members. Eye-opening and extremely timely, ARRESTING ANA is the first film on a burgeoning movement promoting self-starvation.
Pro-Ana websites are in countries around the world, but France is the first to suggest regulating them. Combining in-depth interviews of medical and academic experts with video diaries by Sarah— for whom “Ana”, short for anorexia, is a support system, friend, and motivation to stay alive—ARRESTING ANA offers unprecedented access into anorexia’s hidden underground while seeking effective solutions to ending this serious disease. This documentary, provides important insight for psychologists, social workers, sociologists, and educators on who controls women’s body issues, how young people interpret eating disorders today, and how legal and free-speech issues are contested in a new media landscape. For more information or to purchase contact Shahira Motani, Women Make Movies, Phone: 212-925-0606 x 317, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.wmm.com.
Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation: A film by Nicole Clark. Being thin, pretty and sexy brings happiness. Young girls receive these messages daily hundreds of times. But who sets these impossible beauty standards—and how can they be changed? In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker and former Elite International fashion model Nicole Clark, now a champion for young girls and their self-esteem, calls for a necessary change: integrity and responsible media for our youth. COVER GIRL CULTURE pairs images of girls and women in television and print ads with footage from the catwalks and celebrity media. Clark is given rare access to women editors from major magazines like ”Teen Vogue” and ”ELLE”, who provide a shocking defense of the fashion and advertising worlds. The film juxtaposes these interviews with revealing insights from models, parents, teachers, psychologists, body image experts and most importantly, the heartfelt expressions of girls themselves on how they feel about the media that surrounds them. With an insider’s view, the film addresses issues like today’s increasingly invasive media, heightened advertising to tweens, the sexualization of girls, and consumer culture’s disempowerment of young women. An up-to-date inquiry into advertising and the cult of celebrity’s deep and negative impact on teens and young women, COVER GIRL CULTURE also suggests how to educate young women to think critically about the media. For more information or to purchase contact Shahira Motani, Women Make Movies, Phone: 212-925-0606 x 317, email email@example.com, website www.wmm.com.
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