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January 2005: Table of Contents
Series on Eating Disorders
Interactive Program for Eating Disorders
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Series on Eating Disorders:
Nebraska - Children's Hospital's Eating Disorders Program
Quarterly Educational Series on Eating Disorders.
The next presentation will be held Saturday, January 8, 2005,
in the Glow Auditorium at Children's Hospital, 8200 Dodge
Street, Omaha, NE. This series is open to patients and their
families, medical professionals and the general public. There
is no cost to attend but it is recommended that you make
reservations to reserve a seat. For additional information
about the lecture series or for questions about treatment plans
and services at the Eating Disorders Program, please call
402-955-6190 or 800-642-8822.
Interactive Recovery Tools:
Year’s Resolutions: With
time, energy, patience, and a lot of hard work, people with
eating disorders and other behavioral difficulties can make
great progress. The advent of a new year is an attractive time
for people to contemplate making major changes in their lives.
It is also a time when they can set themselves up for failure
and disappointment. Mental health professionals can encourage
their clients to be realistic and detailed in their efforts to
change, and to treat themselves with fairness and compassion if
their efforts are not as successful as they would have hoped.
Below are some points to stress with clients as they ponder the
changes they would like to make over the coming year:
sure you are truly motivated.
The most compelling reasons to change are internal ones.
Most of us are not successful when we try to change
in order to please others.
your goals. The
more clearly we can delineate what we want, the more likely
we are to recognize when we have it. Goals should be
specific, process-oriented, gradual, and concern only your
your goals specific.
To be a better person is not a specific goal. Ask yourself
what exact changes in behavior would make you a better
person. Some possible examples: To be more honest in my
relationships; to work more systematically on my depression;
to eat more healthfully.
a specific plan for how you will try to change the behaviors
you want to improve.
You do not want to rely on “will power.” Try to describe
the sequence of steps that will take you from exactly where
you are now to where you want to be.
for gradual progress.
The habits you would like to change did not develop
overnight, and they will not change suddenly, either. Decide
where you can begin to change and set a pace that seems
realistic. If you have not been exercising, think about
walking three times per week instead of joining a health
club with the goal of daily workouts.
focused on the process of change, not on where you are in
relation to your ultimate goals.
If you focus on changing your behavior today, you will be
focusing on what you can change. If you focus on those
elements of your life that are in your control and work
faithfully day by day, in the process of changing behavior,
the outcome will take care of itself. To lose weight is not
a process-oriented objective; to eat more healthfully is. To
get a job promotion is not process-oriented; to call
customers regularly is.
on your own expectations and evaluations, not on those of
others. Yours is
the only behavior that you can control. Tying your estimate
of success to someone else’s reaction will only make you
continue to feel bad. Instead, define your own criteria for
your progress in a week or two, but remember to be kind to
yourself. Look at
your original criteria and ratings. If you have made
progress, you might want to move on to add another process
goal. If you have not made progress, try not to beat
yourself up. Instead, ask yourself what went wrong, and what
you can do differently. Recommit to change, but modify the
plan so that you have a better chance of reaching your
give yourself credit for making an effort.
Regardless of how successful you were in making changes, you
deserve credit for trying. Sooner or later, those who make
the effort will find a way to succeed.
ways to get back to your plan if you drift off course.
It is never too late to start over.
Regardless of what you may have done (or have not
done) in the past, you always have the power to make better
choices for yourself starting now.
emphasizing the points above, the therapist encourages the
client to move away from a perfectionistic, all-or-nothing,
self-critical approach to daily living. In an effort to support
treatment, MySelfHelp.com programs encourage these shifts in
underlying attitudes, as well as changes in behavior. Likewise,
the programs emphasize the need for realistic expectations, and
the importance of treating oneself with compassion when one’s
efforts to change have not been successful. Significant
improvements are coming in our eating disorders programs. These
improvements will include, among other things, motivational
enhancement strategies – helping clients to increase their
desire to change and reward themselves for the efforts they are
providing a 10-percent holiday discount for individuals who
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To receive a complimentary 30-day review of our programs,
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as a healthcare professional. As always, they welcome your
feedback and suggestions.
on Eating Disorders:
eating and satiety in bulimia nervosa and binge eating
disorder: effects of macronutrient intake.
OBJECTIVE: The current study tested the hypothesis
that supplemental dietary protein would reduce binge eating
frequency and test meal intake in women with bulimia nervosa (BN)
or binge eating disorder (BED).
RESULTS: Binge eating episodes occurred less frequently
during protein supplementation (1.12 episodes per week) than
during carbohydrate supplementation (2.94 episodes per week) or
baseline (3.01 episodes per week). Participants reported less
hunger and greater fullness, and consumed less food at test
meals, after protein than after carbohydrate (673 vs. 856
kcal). DISCUSSION: Adding protein to the diets of women with BN
and BED reduced food intake and binge eating over a 2-week
period. These findings may have implications for the
longer-term treatment of these disorders. Latner JD,
Wilson GT. Int J Eat Disord. 2004 Dec;36(4):402-15
National Institute of Mental Health -
The NIMH is sponsoring a study assessing appetite and reward in
eating disorders. Researchers need women who are 18 to 45 years
old who are recovered from anorexia and/or bulimia nervosa and
who are not taking psychoactive medications. Studies are taking
place at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The study
involves the completion of interviews and questionnaires and
subjects undergo a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging of
the brain. There is no X-ray exposure. Travel expenses are
covered and participants will be paid upon completion of the
study. For more information call 1-866-265 9289, email email@example.com
or visit the website www.anbn.org.
National Institute of Mental Health
- International study seeks to determine whether a gene(s)
might predispose individuals to develop anorexia nervosa.
Investigators need families with at least two members who have
or had anorexia nervosa and who would be willing to
participate. The study involves the completion of interviews,
questionnaires and a blood draw. For additional information
call 1-888-895-3886, email EdResearch@msx.upmc.edu
or visit http://www.angenetics.org.
Resources and Media:
books and other resources at discounted rates go to http://www.edreferral.com/books.htm.
Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach,
edited by Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED of the Medical
University of South Carolina Department of Psychiatry &
The handbook is a timely, authoritative, and up to date
reference, which incorporates the latest research findings in
the field of eating disorders. The 577 page 23 chapter handbook
is intended as a cutting-edge resource for all clinicians and
researchers in mental health and medicine who are involved in
the evaluation and/or treatment of patients with eating
disorders and/or feeding disorders. The handbook reviews and
integrates the most current research on diagnosis, psychometric
assessment, epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, developmental
aspects, course, morbidity, mortality, comorbidity,
psychobiology, genetics, molecular biology and treatment of
anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. In
addition, the text covers feeding disorders of infancy and
early childhood. The various empirically based therapeutic
approaches used in the care of eating disorder patients are
described in detail within a biopsychosocial framework and
developmental context, and include inpatient and partial
hospitalization, nutrition counseling, cognitive-behavioral
therapy, interpersonal therapy, family therapy, dialectical
behavior therapy, and pharmacotherapy. In addition, the
principles of an integrated treatment approach for the
traumatized eating disorder patient with comorbidity is
depicted. Finally, a view of potential future directions in
eating disorder treatment is portrayed. Specific benefits to
the reader include the following: proposes a new classification
scheme for anorexia nervosa that is culture-independent; offers
a sample diagnostic interview that is suitable for
distinguishing between anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN),
and binge eating disorders (BED); examines structured
interviews, self-report instruments, and motivation-to-change
assessment tools for patient evaluation; provides a highly
integrated and detailed overview of known risk factors for the
development of AN, BN, and BED complemented by comprehensive
tables depicting these risk factors from a developmental
viewpoint for each illness; contains a table that links various
phenomenological aspects associated with eating disorders to
various neurotransmitter systems; moves beyond traditional
studies of twins and families into modern genetic association
analyses; explains the principles of well-established treatment
modalities for AN, BN, and BED, as well as for the comorbid
patient with a history of trauma; these approaches are
highlighted by the use of tables which depict fundamental
guidelines underlying these approaches. The Clinical Handbook
of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach is published by
Marcel Dekker, Inc. and is available online www.gurze.net
(go to Professional Books and mention EDReferral.com).
The Hand That Starves You by Richard Maisel, David Epston, and
This book draws the
reader into the world of those struggling with anorexia and
bulimia, whose stories, poems, and first-person accounts expose
the “voice” of these deadly problems. The authors’
decade-and-a-half collaboration with ‘insiders’ yields
fresh answers to these life and death questions: How does
anorexia and bulimia seduce and terrorize girls and women? Why
is anorexia and bulimia successful in encouraging girls and
women to unwittingly embrace their would-be murderer? How can
such a murderer be exposed and thwarted? Biting
the Hand that Starves You details a unique way of thinking
and speaking about anorexia and bulimia. By having
conversations with insiders in which the problem is viewed as
an external influence rather than a part of the person, these
therapists show how to bring the tactics of anorexia and
bulimia into the open, expose its deceptions, break its spell,
and encourage defiance of its tyrannical rule. The discoveries
outlined in this book will provide new options, inspiration and
hope, not only for those who suffer at anorexia’s hands, but
also for their loved ones and healthcare professionals. Biting the Hand that Starves You draws to an unprecedented degree on
the anti-anorexic/bulimic knowledge of ‘insider’
clients/collaborators to provide fresh insights into the
workings of anorexia and bulimia and the means to overcome it.
The knowledge of the authors and their insider collaborators,
who speak poignantly and passionately on their own behalf, is
sure to benefit all those affected by anorexia and bulimia. For
more information or to order go to http://www.wwnorton.com/area4/order.htm.
Disorder Book of Hope and Healing by Kelly Coutee, RN, MA, LPC,
Shannon Purtell, MA, LPC and Jessica Setnick, MS, RD/LD:
This book is for anyone struggling with impulsive, restrictive,
or perfectionistic eating. With 22 calming affirmations that
apply to all eating disorders, the book is a way to provide
support and reminders to clients between visits, during
vacations, and after discharge. The goal is to provide a
connection between patient and caregiver between sessions, and
to find a healthy voice for support even when sufferers are
alone. The book has 4"x 6" colorful pages and comes
shrink wrapped with a mini gel pen and a page of stickers. The
pocket version is a set of 2" x 3" ivory cards in a
drawstring organza pouch. Both versions include space for a
personal message and additional affirmations. Cost: Large
Version: $12.00/Small Version: $8.00. Orders larger than 10
books can be ordered at a discount rate. To order call Jessica
Setnick, MS, RD at 214-503-7100 and order by phone. For
additional information visit www.understandingnutrition.com.
Symposium on Eating Disorders:
TX: The Elisa Project’s Sixth Annual Professional Symposium
for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders in
conjunction with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas. The
Symposium is on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Southern Methodist
University (SMU) campus in Dallas, TX. It is designed for
professionals who are seeking knowledge in preventing,
recognizing, diagnosing, and treating eating disorders. In
addition, it provides an opportunity for practitioners to
accrue CME’s and CEU’s. The evening before the symposium,
The Elisa Project will have the Sixth Annual Community Dinner
in Dallas to bring people together in conversation about the
prevalence, secrecy, and devastation of eating disorders. This
year, The Elisa Project has expanded this idea into the
National Community Gathering™ which involves people hosting
their own gatherings all over the world in coffee shops, homes,
restaurants, and university campuses. Their plan is to have
over 250 sites gathering on March 3, 2005 to create a huge
voice to the issues of eating disorders. For more information,
contact Elizabeth Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 214-369-5222.
Yucatan Peninsula Retreat - A Writing Retreat in the
Yucatan with Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D. February 19-27, 2005.
Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D., psychologist and author of A
Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger Hope and Healing in
Psychotherapy for a Writers' Retreat February 19-27, 2005 in the Caribbean Yucatan
Peninsula. Daily writing sessions will blend seamlessly into
optional gentle hikes and explorations of Mayan ruins, towering
waterfalls and the crystalline water in this Caribbean
paradise. Write about your life, your journeys, your thoughts
or finally get going on that writing project you've been
meaning to tackle. Unleash new creativity as you take time to
read, write and rejuvenate your spirit. Land cost including all
lodging and meals: $2,025. Not included: Cancun round-trip
airfare. For a detailed itinerary contact email@example.com,
call JourneyMexico at 800-513-1587 and/or contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Newport Beach, CA:
Association of Eating Disorders Professionals - iaedp™
Mid-Winter Workshop 2005 -
Disorders: Updates and Inroads on February 4, 2005.
This workshop offers practical, insightful training and
education for professionals working with eating disordered
individuals in a therapeutic setting. The workshop will be held
at Sober Living by the Sea Beach House, 2811 Villa Way, Newport
Beach, CA 92663. The cost for the workshop is $95.
Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. CEUs will
be offered. Sign up online at www.iaedp.com,
or direct questions to email@example.com.
- New York, NY:
Midtown location - B.I.T.E. - The Body Image Transformation
Experience - Winter 2005 Program: B.I.T.E.
provides an intensive therapeutic experience that combines
innovative group psychotherapy techniques with body-oriented
therapy. B.I.T.E. is designed for those who struggle with
weight regulation, weight loss, size, perception of self, and
body image. B.I.T.E. is also designed for those who appreciate
that one’s psychological/emotional life can get in the way of
maintaining a food plan. B.I.T.E. will assist those who have
lost weight, yet whose self-perception is not changing. B.I.T.E.
is designed for those who are having trouble coming to terms
with the new, evolving “you.” B.I.T.E. works well as a
complement to ongoing individual psychotherapy, nutrition
counseling, and exercise programs. For a complete description
of the B.I.T.E. workshops and registration information, contact
Fran Weiss, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP at 212-362-6019, email BIDDOC@aol.com
or visit, www.FranWeiss.com.
Fran Weiss is on Faculty at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NYC
and has been the Senior Psychotherapy Consultant to the Obesity
Research Center, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, NYC for over
I: Owning My Body My Self, “Why Can’t I Just Do It?”
Date: January 11 -
March 29, 2005. This workshop explores participants’ eating
experiences, self-perception, and resistance to change.
Tuesday evenings: 6:00-7:30pm, (12 consecutive sessions -
Workshop II: Transforming My Body My Self, “Now I See How To
Get Beyond My ‘Fat’ Head!”
April 5 - June 28, 2005. This workshop integrates body movement
therapy with body image and motivational work to consolidate a
more positive perception of body size and body/self image.
Tuesday evenings: 6:00 - 8:00pm, (12 consecutive sessions -
– AZ, WA, PA, RI
Disorders Boot Camp and Counseling Intensive for
Nutrition Professionals presented by Jessica Setnick and Molly
Kellogg. Workshop(s) will be held in Phoenix, AZ on January
21 – 23; Seattle, WA on March 11 – 13; Philadelphia, PA on
May 13 – 15; Providence, RI on June 3 – 5. The Boot Camp
provides both therapists and dietitians the medical,
nutritional and psychological grounding needed to work with
eating disorders. The Counseling Intensive is a practical
workshop designed to advance dietitians’ counseling skills
for eating disorders, wellness and MNT work. Nine CPE units for
Registered Dietitians for each workshop (18 for both workshops;
six credits for each workshop in Columbus). Discounted fee if
you register for both programs. For more information visit www.mollykellogg.com.
Treatment Center News:
Women and girls suffering with eating disorders have different
issues and different needs. This is why Remuda Ranch provides
intensive treatment in three separate and distinct facilities
in Wickenburg, Arizona. Their adult program addresses the
unique needs of women age 18 and older; their adolescent
program treats teenage girls age 13 to 17; while their
children’s program focuses on helping young girls, age 12 and
younger. Separate facilities ensure residents are surrounded by
their own age group. Each center has a multi-disciplinary team
of professionals specifically trained to help their particular
patient population. These include a Primary Care Provider,
Psychiatric Provider, Psychologist, Masters Level Therapist,
Registered Dietitian and a team of Registered Nurses. In
addition, their younger patients work with education
coordinators so they can continue their studies while in
treatment. For additional information about our Christ-centered
treatment programs call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.remudaranch.com.
Treatment Center News:
The Eating Disorder Center of Denver offers a full spectrum of
care from partial hospitalization through outpatient to males
and females age 16 and older. The Partial Hospitalization
Program operates 11 hours per day, 7 days per week and includes
supervised meals and snacks. The Evening Intensive Outpatient
Program operates 4 hours per evening, three days per week. Most
of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver's program components
are available on an outpatient basis. Services include
individual and family/couples therapy; group therapy including
DBT and aftercare, psychiatric evaluation; therapy and
medication monitoring; and nutritional counseling. Non-EDC-Denver
treatment providers are welcome to utilize these services as
adjunct therapies to their own treatment. Visit http://www.edcdenver.com
for details and schedules.
Disorder Center of Denver’s Outpatient Groups: To register
Group: This group
meets Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and Tuesday evenings
5:30-7:00pm. The group is an open recovery group consisting of
individuals in recovery who have completed an intense eating
disorders program at EDC-D or other national programs. Cost:
$50 per group.
Skills Training: This group meets Monday evenings 5:00-6:30pm; the adolescent group
meets Tuesday evenings from 4:00-5:30pm. The group consists of
didactic and experiential education in four different skill
areas: core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion
regulation, and distress tolerance. Cost: $75 per group.
Image 101: This group
meets Tuesday evening form 5:30-7:30pm. The group is a 12-week
ongoing group utilizing cognitive behavioral and experiential
techniques to mend the relationship between a woman and her
body. Cost: $50 per group.
Anonymous: This group meets every Saturday from
2:00-3:00pm. It is a free, open support group for individuals
suffering and recovering from eating disorders. The meetings
are held at the Glendale YMCA, 4500 E. Kentucky Avenue.
and Friends Support Group: This
group meets the first and third Thursday of each month from
6:00-8:30pm. The group is for families and friends of
individuals suffering with eating disorders to come discuss
their problems, concerns and successes. To RSVP or for
questions contact Enola Gorham at 720-889-4231. The meetings
held at Eating Disorder Foundation of the Rockies, 3003 East
Third Ave, Suite 110, Denver, CO 80206
the Body: Minding the Body helps
individuals struggling to establish positive lifestyles after
Gastric Bypass surgery or other weight loss programs. Weekly
groups provide participants the tools, support, and skills to
maintain positive weight goals, deal with issue that may
interfere with weight loss maintenance, and interact with
others in various stages of the weight maintenance process.
Meeting time: every Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm. Cost: $75 per
group. Please call 303-771-0861 for more information or via the
Internet at www.bodymindandhealth.com.
Eating Disorder Center of Denver will be offering a networking
luncheon on Friday
February 4, 2005 from 12-1:30pm at Dale Street Cafe, 115 East
Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO. The presenter will be Enola
Gorham, a Family Therapist at the EDC of Denver. Please join
area professionals in this networking and informational
session. Cost: $10 per person. RSVP to Melanie Schimmer at
720-889-4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treatment Center News - "Reality Based Treatment for
Milestones Eating Disorders Program offers residential
treatment for anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, and
related disorders. The program is unique in so far as offering
a supportive and structured environment while providing real
world experiences such as preparing meals, grocery shopping,
and participating in an array of activities simulating one's at
home setting. Participants live within an apartment setting and
are afforded opportunities to attend a variety of evening
support groups while attending group and individual therapies
during the day. The program is part of a facility, which is
JCAHO accredited (Joint Commission for Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations) and licensed by the State of Florida
to provide residential treatment as well as intensive
outpatient services. The overall philosophy of Milestones is
one of providing the treatment within a less restrictive
setting than the traditional hospital environment and providing
people with ample opportunities to put into practice those
skills necessary to maintain their recovery when they return
home. Milestones is intended for those who are not in need of a
hospital setting and are able to demonstrate a sincere desire
to recover from their eating disorder. You can learn more about
the program at the Milestones web site at www.milestonesprogram.net
or by calling Milestones at 800-347-2364.
Treatment Facility - Center for Hope of the Sierras: Nestled
in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe
is a residential treatment center. The Center for Hope of the
Sierras is in a large and bright, yet cozy Victorian-style
home. The Center offers treatment emphasizing a therapeutic
alliance and opportunities for self-discovery and exploration.
In order to help clients redefine their lives and find meaning
based on their unique gifts, the Center offers a multitude of
individual, family, and group therapies. These include art and
recreational therapy, equestrian assisted therapy, massage
therapy, psychoeducational classes, yoga, meditation, music
lessons, horticulture, and other holistic healing approaches.
The clinical director is Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, author of
"Fed Up!" Dr. Oliver-Pyatt is board certified by the
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and she oversees all
care provided at the Center, where she has personally selected
the staff for their compassionate nature and clinical
competence. For more information visit the website at www.centerforhopeofthesierras.com,
or call 877-828-4949.
Birmingham, AL –
Free Eating Disorder Support Group: Sponsored by ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders). This group meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Main Building Room on 318 Kentucky Avenue, Vestavia Hills, AL. This group is designed to accomplish the following: provide support and recovery information for those living with any eating disorder; provide resources and hope to the community regarding eating disorders and recovery; provide a common ground for sharing experiences and provide honest feedback in a safe environment. The last Tuesday of each month is Family Night where the focus is on providing support to family and friends of those living with an eating disorder. For more information please contact Angela Camp at 205-871-4443. Information can also be requested via email at
Hills, CA - Free Support Group: Tuesday
Evenings from 7-8pm at 420 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 100, Beverly
Hills, CA 90212. For more information contact Dr. Linda Blakely
at 310-286-9171 or email Drlindablakeley@aol.com.
Beverly Hills, CA –
Weekly Women’s Therapy Group: Are you struggling with
bulimia or binge eating? Dr. Linda Blakeley offers a weekly
therapy group for women recovering from bulimia and binge
eating. The fee is $250.00 per month with a minimum 3-month
commitment. Sessions will be held on Mondays from 7-8:30pm. For
more information call Dr. Blakely at 310-286-9171 or email Drlindablakeley@aol.com.
CA - Eating Disorder Support Group: Six Week Group Beginning
February 17th, 2005. Are you suffering from an
eating disorder? Would you like to share your struggles in a
safe environment? Would you like to explore what function your
eating disorder serves in your life? Do you want to identify
feelings and learn to communicate your needs? Would you like to
examine how your family and friends can support you? The cost
is $300 per 6-week session. Payment must be received no later
than January 31st, 2005 to ensure a place in the group, as
space is limited. Please make checks payable to Community
Counseling/Eating Disorder Center of CA. Location: 4505 Las
Virgenes Rd. Suite 205 Calabasas, CA 91302. Time: 7:30-8:30pm
– Thursday. Group Facilitator: Dawn Smith-Theodore, MA, MFT.
For more information call 818-679-6204 or 805-382-9966.
Beach, CA -- Free ANAD Support Group.
This group is held at the South Coast Medical Center on the 2nd
and 4th Mondays of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. For more
information or to RSVP call 949-499-7270.
Francisco, CA - 12-week Women of Size group:
The Eating Disorders Collaborative offers 12-week Women of Size
group. For more information, please contact Marcy Dubova at
415-987-4118 or visit www.edcollaborative.com.
Los Angeles, CA - Ongoing process group for women ages 30 and
above. This group
provides support for all types of eating disorders and provides
a safe place to understand and address the issues behind
symptoms. The group is held in West Los Angeles on Wednesday
evenings. For more information contact Dr. Janet K. Smith,
310-473-6169 or visit www.weighty-issues.com.
CT - Free Eating Disorder Support Group:
The Renfrew Center of Southern CT offers a FREE eating
disorders support group every Saturday morning at 11:00am
(except holidays). This group is professionally facilitated and
is designed for people struggling with eating disorders and for
their friends and families. For more information about The
Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut call 203-834-5020 or
Creek, FL - Eating Disorders/AABA Support Group:
The Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek, FL offers a FREE eating
disorder support group every Saturday from 2:00-3:30pm. This
weekly support group, sponsored by the American
Anorexia/Bulimia Association, is professionally facilitated and
designed for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia,
binge eating and/or other disordered eating patterns, as well
as their families and friends. For more information about The
Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek call 1-800-RENFREW or visit www.renfrewcenter.com.
FL - College Student Support Group: The Renfrew Center of
Miami, FL offers a FREE support group every Monday from
6:15-7:15pm. This professionally facilitated group is for
college students coping with disordered eating or those using
food as a way of managing their emotions. For more information
about The Renfrew Center of Miami call 1-800-RENFREW or visit www.renfrewcenter.com.
GA - Free ANAD support group sponsored by the Renfrew Center. The group is held at 1045 Parsons Road at St. Benedict's Church
from 10am -1:30am every Saturday. The group is facilitated by
Karen Macke, LPC and Page Love, RD, LD. Guests are welcome --
including family members. For more information call
MA - Free Support Group:
Hope and Inspiration is a free drop-in group that takes place
the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am at the
Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association's Newton office
located at 92 Pearl Street. During the hour, a recovered
individual shares his or her story of recovery, leaving time
for discussion and questions. Please contact MEDA at
617-558-1881x12 for more information.
Square, NY - Free Eating Disorder Support Group:
This group meets the first Monday of every month from
8:30-9:45pm. The group is free and open to anyone suffering
from an eating disorder or body image difficulty. The group is
run by therapists who are trained and on staff at The Eating
Disorder Resource Center in NYC. Please call 212-989-3987 to
reserve a spot.
NY - Parent Support Group:
This group meets every other week, alternating Mondays and
Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension (meeting
dates for 2005: 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25,
5/9, 5/23, 6/6). This is a free support group for parents and
loved ones of young people with eating disorders. For more
information contact Nancy Potter at the Cornell Cooperative
Extension at 607-272-2292.
NY - Weekly Eating Disorders Anonymous Meetings:
These meeting are held every Wednesday from 7-9pm at 518 W.
State St. in Ithaca, NY. For more information contact IthacaEDA@hotmail.com.
NY - Parent/Partner Program:
Two, three-hour sessions for parents, families and friends of
those with disordered eating on January 13 and January 20, 2005
from 6-9pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave.,
Ithaca, NY. This community program offers support, information
about how to help and support, and informal discussion. Loved
ones have the opportunity to meet with the parent of two
daughters with eating disorders as well as a nutritionist,
physician, and mental health professional for information and
discussion. For more information or to register please call
607-272-2292 or email Cris Haltom at email@example.com.
SC - A free weekly support group for people with anorexia and
bulimia. The group is
offered each Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the
month). The group is held from 6:00- 7:15pm at Richland
Springs. This support group is sponsored by Palmetto Health,
the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine, the SC
Department of Mental Health and the National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill. For more information contact Palmetto Health's
Assessment office at 803-434-4813.
Columbia, SC - A monthly
education and support meeting for family members. This
group is offered the first Wednesday of each month. This
meeting is free and is held from 6:00 - 7:15pm at Richland
Springs. This meeting is sponsored by Palmetto Health, the
University of South Carolina's School of Medicine, the SC
Department of Mental Health, and the National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill. For more information contact Palmetto Health's
Assessment office at 803-434-4813.
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sponsors an online support forum that is open to anyone who is
seeking eating disorder information and support. The group's
membership is just under 1000 participants, all of whom are
either suffering from an eating disorder or are affected by a
loved one suffering with an ED. The forum can be accessed via a
link at Milestones or directly www.groups.yahoo.com/group/milestonesinrecovery.
CA - Dietary Technician:
The Eating Disorder Center of CA in Brentwood is seeking a
part-time dietary technician. If interested, please email
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or fax to 310-472-9960. Website: www.edcca.com.
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and registered nurses:
The Monte Nido Treatment Center is looking for CNAs, LVNs and
RNs with eating disorder treatment experience. If interested,
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