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The Eating Disorder Journal June 2011 (Vol. 12, No. 6)

Current Research and News:

Barriers to Help-Seeking in Young Women with Eating Disorders: A Qualitative Exploration in a Longitudinal Community Survey. Few with eating disorders (EDs) access evidence-based treatments. We conducted a prospective exploration of help-seeking by 57 community women with bulimic-type EDs using the Framework approach of familiarization, identifying themes, indexing, charting and mapping and interpretation. The mean age of the sample was 33 years. Results found women sought help for concerns regarding perceived (over) weight rather than for eating, although many women would have welcomed questions from professionals regarding eating behaviours. Empathy, providing information and hope were considered important features of health professionals to provide a positive experience of help-seeking. Specific personal barriers to treatment included low motivation, fear of stigma, and cost. Greater clinician and community awareness of and action on these issues would likely help close "the gap" for effective help-seeking by those with EDs. Source: Eat Disord. 2011 May;19(3):270-85.



Unmet Need for Treatment in the Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review of Eating Disorder Specific Treatment Seeking Among Community Cases. Objective: To systematically review the literature on the proportion of community cases with a diagnosable eating disorder who seek eating disorder specific treatment. Method: CSA PsycInfo, Medline/PubMed and Scopus databases were searched for relevant articles that were written in English, published between January 1989 and January 2010, and satisfied three selection criteria: 1) recruited a representative sample of community cases; 2) used a standardized eating disorder screening instrument; 3) reported percentage of cases with eating disorders that sought appropriate (mental health or medical) treatment specifically for their eating disorder. Reference lists were also scanned for relevant articles. Results: Of 200 articles identified, 14 met inclusion criteria, comprising 1581 participants with a diagnosable eating disorder. The pooled proportion seeking treatment was 23.2% (95% CI=16.6, 31.4), however this estimate was associated with significant variability. The proportion seeking treatment for weight loss ranged from 30% to 73%, indicating that individuals with eating disorders are much more likely to receive treatment for a perceived problem with weight. Discussion: The literature provides a complex picture, as a minority receive appropriate mental health care, yet many receive treatment for weight loss. Significant gaps in the literature currently exist and future research needs to focus on treatment seeking in the young and elderly, males, and in countries outside of Australia and the United States. There is a need for interventions that assist community members, health professionals and treatment services to recognize eating disorders and understand their associated burden and the benefit of providing appropriate and timely treatment. Source: Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Mar 23;31(5):727-735.



The Academy for Eating Disorders New Informational Resource, “Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders,”



Taking The First Step - Males Wait Longer Before Seeking Help. More than one million males in America are affected by eating disorders. But men are more reluctant than women to seek help. The perception that eating disorders are a “female problem” make it less likely that men will take the first step to seek the life-saving treatment that’s readily available. Males can develop the same symptoms as women, but instead of focusing on weight loss, they can become preoccupied with their weight and shape. They may feel compelled to exercise and may do so at the expense of other activities in their lives. Sports, such as gymnastics, or wrestling, where weight and shape are scrutinized, may trigger the development of an eating disorder to attain an unrealistic ideal. Males with eating disorders are at an increased risk for other self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse or suicide. Males are also less likely to seek help for anxiety and depression which are common people with eating disorders. Treatment like cognitive-behavioral therapy is shown to be especially effective for co-occurring diagnoses of eating disorders and anxiety. At Rogers Memorial Hospital, patients who received residential treatment for co-occurring anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) had similar lengths of stay as patients who were treated for just an eating disorder or OCD only. The hospital also has a separate treatment program for males ages 12 and older, to address issues that are specific for males. If you’re a male with an eating disorder or know someone who is, don’t wait to get help. Contact Rogers Memorial Hospital at 800-767-4411 for a free screening or more information. You can learn more about the many specialized programs at Rogers by visiting their website at www.rogershospital.org.



 For Professionals - Conferences/Seminars/Online Courses/Study Groups:  

The Rosewood Institute™ A 12 CE Eating Disorder Curriculum featuring “It Takes a Village & 40 Year Old Male Anorexic Case Study” – Special Offer for ED Referral Readers. The Rosewood Institute for will be offering 12 hours of eating disorder specific education at the upcoming 2011 West Coast Symposium June 2-5, 2011. The Rosewood Institute’s curriculum is designed to provide healthcare professionals with practical hands on experience and knowledge considered essential to working with eating disorder clients. The eating disorder curriculum covers best practice treatment modalities for eating disorders and will familiarize the student with the medical, nutritional, and emotional aspects of eating disorders as well as, individual, group, and family treatments for eating disorders. Take home tools and techniques will be provided. CEU’s have been approved for CEDS, CEDRD, DO, RN, PsyD, LCSW, MFT, LMHC, CAADE, and CAS. To register for the conference or for more information visit www.wcsad.com.



Richmond, VA - June 3 - 6 CEUs: The Renfrew Center Foundation Presents Stages of Growth and Transformation in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. As part of Renfrew’s 2011 Spring Seminar Series For Professionals, this advanced training seminar, presented by Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD, will address core issues in the treatment of eating disorders. Date and Location: Friday, June 3, 2011, 9am-4pm - Richmond Marriott. For more information or to register, visit www.renfrew.org or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrew.org or click on http://www.renfrew.org/news-events/events/springseminars2011.html to learn more.



The National Conference Clinical Recipes for Success: Advanced Treatments for Eating Disorders will once again be brought to Las Vegas, NV June 9 – 12, 2011 by the Ben Franklin Institute and CRC Healthy Living Division. This conference is in its fifth year and is already reputed as one of the premier Eating Disorder conferences in the nation. The conference draws attendees from the fields of psychology, social work, counseling, and nutrition, as well as from the medical field. The four-day conference offers members of the above professions 22 continuing education hours and includes keynote lectures, concurrent workshops, discussion round-tables, and networking opportunities for attendees. The conference features a signature Exhibit Hall designed specifically to ensure all attendees circulate and interact with exhibitors. Visit www.bfisummit.com for complete conference details.



Join Dr. Lesley Williams of Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs on Sunday, June 12 for her presentation on “Pregnancy and Eating Disorders: Understanding the Impact of Fertility, Gestation and Postpartum Period” at the upcoming Ben Franklin Institute's Summit for Clinical Excellence on the latest research, trends and treatments of eating disorders. “Clinical Recipes for Success: The Psychology of Eating Disorders Revealed” will be held June 9-12, 2011 in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa.  For more details, visit www.remudaranch.com.



Molly Kellogg’s Counseling Intensives for Nutrition Professionals. Two-Day Counseling Intensive: this highly interactive, practical workshop is designed to advance dietitians’ proficiency with nutrition counseling skills. 12 credits (RDs and DTRs). 2011 Dates/Cities: Pittsburgh, PA on June 17-18; Philadelphia, PA on August 4-5; New York, NY on October 23-24; Scottsdale, AZ on December 2-3. One-day Counseling Intensive: San Diego, CA on September 23. Steps to Mindful Eating with Donald Altman. 2001 Dates/Cities: Pittsburgh, PA on June 19; Scottsdale, AZ on 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 available at www.mollykellogg.com.



Hawaiian Workshop/Retreat - October, 2011. Trade Your Business Suit for a Bathing Suit and Sign Up for the 10th Annual Tending the Feminine Psyche Eating Disorder Professional Workshop and Training Retreat in Hawaii with Anita Johnston, PhD, Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, Francie White, MS, RD and Elissa Shapiro, LCSW. When: October 16-21, 2011. Where: Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Pahoa, HI. Earn 36 CEU’s learning from seasoned clinicians how to transform the eating disorder self and promote healing while enhancing your own and your clients soul growth. Pack your suitcase with beach and yoga- attire in place of that indoor conference-wear for the Kalani Beachside Eco-retreat Center on the Big Island of Hawaii for 5 days and nights with– for an unforgettable mind-body-soul experience. Begin the day with daily meditations, beautiful music, and chants from all over the world, …and the beloved “soul- movement – dance”, an experience participants always rate as one of the peak aspects of these retreats. Enjoy island time on afternoon breaks - either an outdoor adventure, or hang out in the wireless café, or lounge at the pool and enjoy the full range of massages available. Replace hotel restaurant meals with 3 freshly prepared organic, whole food meals all included, featuring a variety of delicious ethnic cuisines in an outdoor lanai where the sounds of tropical birds, exotic fragrances, and light breezes remind you that stress is over a thousand miles away. Watch the sun and moon rise over the ocean, go on daily beach trips, hiking, snorkeling, with optional tag on trips such as visiting a remote beach where dolphins love to swim in their natural habitat with us… nature willing! 36 CEUs are available for master’s level therapists and dietitians. Demonstrations, case reviews, and actual processes that offer you personal deepening and innovative ideas for your work. Wide range of essential topics to bring to private practice, groups, or workshops of your own. For more information and registration, go to www.DrAnitaJohnston.com.



Online Registration coming in June for the 21st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals, Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The Next Generation. This is a three day conference for behavioral health professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians (offering 17.5 CEUS). The event is taking place at the Philadelphia Airport Marriot, Philadelphia, PA from November 11-13, 2011. The accomplishments of the last several decades have established a strong foundation for new and significant contributions to the field of eating disorders. This year’s conference is dedicated to the next generation of clinicians and researchers, advances in prevention and treatment, and to a more in-depth exploration of theory and data.  Topics include: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Feminist Relational Theory; Using Eating Disorder Research to Motivate Clients; Internal Family Systems; Ethical Issues; Family Based Treatment – Maudsley Method; Yoga and Meditation; Mindfulness; Merging Technology and Psychotherapy;  Transgenerational Eating Disorders; 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 www.renfrew.org or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrew.org or click on http://www.renfrew.org/news-events/events/21stConfSaveTheDate.asp to learn more.



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 info@montenido.com or visit the website at www.montenido.com.



Advocacy:   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: 

Multiple State Locations: 

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




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  info@montenido.com 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  info@montenido.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  info@montenido.com.  



San Francisco, San Jose and Thousand Oaks, CA: Treatment Center News -  La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs.  La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs is an intensive outpatient program with housing accommodations, featuring locations throughout California in San Francisco, San Jose, and Thousand Oaks. La Ventana offers Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs for ages 13 and older featuring comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive and binge eating. The PHP/Day program consists of 7 hours per day, 6 days per week with 2 supported meals each day. For those working or attending school there are two Intensive Outpatient schedules to choose from, each 3 ½ hours in length, with 1 supported meal, for 4, 5 or 6 days per week. Both programs include Registered Dietitians that create personalized meal plans, and each client is clinically assessed for an individualized treatment plan to facilitate optimum success. As a service to their day clients, La Ventana offers complimentary staff supervised housing, ensuring a strong recovery for those needing a safe place to live. La Ventana accepts all major insurance and is dedicated to the education and treatment of eating disorders. La Ventana San Francisco is located at 3150 California Street, Suite 6, San Francisco, CA 94115. La Ventana San Jose is located at 1101 S. Winchester Blvd. Suite N-265, San Jose, CA 95128. La Ventana Thousand Oaks is located at 275 E. Hillcrest Drive Suite 120, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. For more information about all facilities, call 800-560-8518, or contact Lisette Fraser, Outreach Coordinator directly at lisette@laventanaED.com, or 805-444-8072.   


Santa Monica, CA: Treatment Center News – A New Journey Eating Disorder Center Now Offering All Day Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment. In the United States, eating disorders impact millions of people and often times an inpatient or a residential facility is not the first course of treatment for someone with an eating disorder. As a result, A New Journey is pleased to announce the opening of a revolutionary new All Day Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment Program for males and females. Our new program, running 13 hours a day Monday through Saturday, provides clients with a secure, structured environment with individualized care, comprehensive nutritional support and specialized groups, to help break destructive eating patterns and arrest compensatory behaviors in a non-inpatient or residential setting. The All Day Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment Program is a sister program to Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders and is based on individualized treatment models that vary according to both the severity of the disorder and the patient's individual problems, needs, and strengths. Facilitated by experienced, multi-disciplinary eating disorder clinicians, this program is suitable as an entry point for treatment for those who need help in arresting compensatory behaviors, for those who are stepping down from an inpatient or residential facility or for those who require more structure than what a standard partial day program provides. Transitional living is available at Journey Home if additional support is needed during the course of treatment. Insurance accepted. To learn more about this and our other unique programs call 800.634.1733 or visit www.anewjourney.net. This program starts June 15, 2011.



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  rader@raderprograms.com.    



Denver, CO: Treatment Center News - Eating Recovery Center's Partial Hospitalization Program. Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers the intensity and structure of residential treatment without supervised overnight stays. The PHP offers 11.5 hours of programming seven days per week, supporting patients through all meals and snacks and providing the necessary structure and containment to achieve symptom interruption and/or weight restoration. Combined with daytime medical support, the strategic intensity of Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program can provide a non-residential treatment resource for individuals requiring a higher level of care. PHP’s integrated treatment philosophy combines medical, psychiatric, nutritional and psychological elements to give patients and families effective tools to support lasting behavioral change. Grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the Pillars of Recovery, PHP’s well-rounded curriculum offers opportunities to practice relationships and interactions outside of treatment through interactive group sessions, as well as unsupervised overnight stays at home or in apartments located close to the treatment center. Partial Hospitalization is a critical stage of the full continuum of care in eating disorders recovery, representing a step-down from Inpatient and Residential levels of care and a precursor to Outpatient treatment, allowing patients to practice recovery skills prior to returning to their community and outpatient team. Beginning in June 2011, Eating Recovery Center’s PHP will be housed in a state-of-the-art facility neighboring its Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood. For more information about Eating Recovery Center’s comprehensive levels 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 for Hope of the Sierras offers a comfortable, home-like setting, ideal for healing mind and body from an eating disorder. With a focus on Intuitive Eating, residents participate in a variety of food challenges, meal preparation, cooking classes and restaurant outings to re-learn the skills they need for life after treatment. Each resident receives a highly individualized treatment plan, and a variety of individual, family and group therapies all focused on long term healing and recovery. Center for Hope also incorporates equine therapy, yoga and weekly community outings and activities. Center for Hope of the Sierras is contracted with most major insurance companies and offers flexible payment options. For more information about Center for Hope, visit  www.centerforhopeofthesierras.com, find them on Facebook, or contact Meghan Eliopulos at 775-225-5102.



North Carolina:

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 mash@crchealth.com. 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.   


Dallas and Houston Texas: Treatment Center News - The Walker Wellness Clinic. The Walker Wellness Clinic, an intensive outpatient facility based in Dallas and Houston recently announced that it is expanding the Dallas Treatment Facility and relocating to Cooper Aerobics Center. The Walker Wellness Clinic will be ideally situated on the world famous 30 acre preventive medicine campus in North Dallas. The new location will provide the eating disorder clinic with access to a 62 bed guest lodge for patients and families to reside during treatment and comprehensive medical services at Cooper Clinic. In addition, on-campus restaurants, catering services and a cookery will provide quality nutrition treatment for all patients. Furthermore, facilities such as a full service spa, fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools are accessible for patients who are ready to transition to an active lifestyle. The Walker Wellness Clinic will continue to specialize in eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, body image and self improvement, by providing Day, Intensive Outpatient, and Standard Outpatient programs. However, the on-campus board and lodging will allow The Walker Wellness Clinic to offer a Residential Outpatient environment for patients to ease the transition from the inpatient setting to home. For more information contact The Walker Wellness Clinic at 1-877-899-7254, or visit www.walkerwellness.com.  



Books and Other Media on Eating Disorder Topics:

SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ED Documentary Film - DVD's Available: Five years in the making, NORMAL In Schools (NIS) Founder and President, Robyn Hussa, explores the physiological, biological and social elements contributing to the growing problem of eating disorders (ED) and obesity in our society. Through the NIS nonprofit arts programs in schools and treatment hospitals, she has had the unique opportunity to communicate with clinicians, families and sufferers of this tragic disorder and provide hope in recognizing the pain and suffering of both the inflicted and their families. This documentary film is penetrating and insightful in shedding light on a highly misunderstood mental illness, while shattering misconceptions about ED and obesity. SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ED is a 40-minute documentary film beginning with a solid overview of the symptoms and types of disorders and a basic discussion of the biological underpinnings. Professionals explain why eating disorders are a disease not a "choice." In addition, they make a very important point that can't be stressed enough. Disordered eating behaviors, no matter what kind, are a coping mechanism to deal with feelings rather than to alleviate appearance concerns. The film features some of the world's leading experts on eating disorders such as Dr. Evelyn Attia, M.D., Director Columbia University Eating Disorders, Carolyn Costin, M.A., M.Ed., MFT, Director of Monte Nido, Dr. Steven Hinshaw, Ph.D., Chair of Psychology UC-Berkeley, Julie Holland, MHS, Director, IAEDP, Dr. Walter Kaye, M.D., Director, Eating Disorders Program -- UC San Diego, Dr. Ken Weiner, M.D., Founding Partner, Eating Recovery Center, Lynn Grefe, President and CEO of NEDA, Chevese Turner, founder of the Binge Eating Disorder Association and others.



Marketing Ideas:  

The Essential Priorities of Every Private Practice. If I were starting my practice…here would be my priorities. First, find a warm, inviting office that is centrally located.  Get business cards that look very professional and have a place for appointment reminders on the back.  Create a warm and professional outgoing message on my very reliable phone answering program that is connected to my cell phone.  Develop a paper calendar or learn a scheduling calendar program.  Create intake forms that can be mailed or faxed.  Create a website that includes a map to my office, a picture of me in my office, directions, and intake forms that can be printed or downloaded.  Develop a niche so that I can promote myself and tell friends and professionals about my areas of specialty.  Lastly, since I work with eating disorders, sign up for EDReferral.com.


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