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Newsletter –April, 2006: Table of Contents
Research on Eating Disorders
Scholarship Program Update
Journals, Videos and Media
Studies on Eating Disorders
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Research on Eating Disorders:
relation among perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive personality
disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in individuals with
eating disorders. Halmi
CM. New York Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester Division,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, New
York, USA. OBJECTIVE:
Perfectionism and obsessionality are core features of eating
disorders (ED), yet the nature of their relation remains
unknown. Understanding the relation between these traits may
enhance our ability to identify relevant behavioral
endophenotypes for ED. METHOD: Six-hundred seven individuals
with anorexia and bulimia nervosa from the International Price
Foundation Genetic Study were assessed for perfectionism,
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). RESULTS: No differences
were found across ED subtypes in the prevalence of OCPD and OCD,
nor with the association between OCD and OCPD. Perfectionism
scores were highest in individuals with OCPD whether alone or
in combination with OCD. CONCLUSION: Perfectionism appears to
be more closely associated with obsessive-compulsive
personality symptoms rather than OCD. The pairing of
perfectionism with OCPD may be a relevant core behavioral
feature underlying vulnerability to ED. Copyright 2005 by Wiley
Periodicals, Inc. Int. J Eat Dis. 2005 Dec;38(4):371-4. PMID:
Scholarship Program Update:
and Healthy Within team up to offer our 6th treatment
scholarship - A special thank you to Dr. Divya Kakaiya and
Anita Summers, MFTI at the Healthy Within Treatment Center in
San Diego, CA. Dr.
Kakaiya and Anita Summers at Healthy Within have agreed to
participate in the 6th scholarship offered by EDReferral.com.
Healthy Within and EDReferral.com have combined efforts to
provide treatment to a young woman in need. This young woman in
college is struggling in the early stages of EDNOS. With
Healthy Within’s guidance and help we hope that this young
woman will be able to utilize the tools that will be provided
to her and avoid the serious and dangerous possibilities that
face her. For more information about the Healthy Within
Treatment Center or the Healthy Within Foundation visit www.healthywitihn.com
or call 858-622-0221. EDReferral.com is not accepting
scholarship applications at this time but we will keep you
Foundation presents A Body to Die For: Advanced Training in the
Treatment of Eating Disorders and Body-Image Disturbance in
This training is presented by Adrienne Ressler, MA, LMSW and
each seminar offers 6 continuing education credits for mental
health professionals and dietitians. For more information visit
contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383. Dates and locations
are as follows: April 7, 2006 in Columbus, OH; April 26, 2006
in Austin, TX; April 28, 2006 in Dallas, TX; May 12, 2006 in
Richmond, VA; May 19, 2006: Toronto (Canada).
Conference: New Life Foundation Conference –Creating a Circle
of Hope: Research, Prevention and Treatment of Eating
Disorders. Dates: May 4 and May 5, 2006.
The conference will take place at
located in downtown
Salt Lake City
. Keynote Speakers include Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, Murray
Zucker, MD, James Lock, MD, PhD and Carolyn Costin, MS, M.Ed.,
MFT. The conference is open to both
professionals and families affected by eating disorders. New
Life Foundation is dedicated to promoting education and
awareness of eating disorders. They offer support to
individuals and their loved ones suffering from an eating
disorder through a variety of free services including
referrals, support groups and a reference library.
Additionally, they offer monthly workshops and an annual
conference on cutting edge prevention and treatment for both
professionals and families. For more information or a full
conference program call 801-983-6441 or visit www.newlifefoundation.cc.
Intensive for Nutrition Professionals and Eating Disorders Boot
Camp for Therapists and Dietitians:
, May 5 – 7, 2006;
, 7/28-30, 2006;
, 12/1-3, 2006.
Molly Kellogg, RD, LCSW and Jessica Setnick, MS, RD/LD
bring you these popular, practical workshops.
Register for either or both (total of 18 credits for RDs).
Whether eating disorders are already your specialty or you are
just beginning to see more ED patients, Boot Camp is rich in
content, resources and support. Counseling Intensive has
cutting edge techniques for working with all kinds of nutrition
clients. For additional information visit www.mollykellogg.com
or call 214-221-6510. Also available: FREE Counseling Tips for
Nutrition Therapists at www.mollykellogg.com.
Conference, June 10-16, 2006:
The Academy for Eating Disorders invites you to participate in
the 2006 International Conference on Eating Disorders on June
7-10 at the beautiful
. The ICED is a gathering place for professionals and advocates
engaged in research, treatment and prevention of eating
disorders. Each year, ICED attendees, faculty, supporters and
exhibitors create a unique, inspiring and intensive environment
for education, training, collaboration and dialogue. For more
information visit www.aedweb.org.
IL Conference: iaedp ™ Symposium 2006: Integrating the Body,
Brain, and Spirit: New Trends for Eating Disorders Treatment,
July 13-16, 2006.
Location: Marriott Downtown on the Magnificent Mile -
. For more information or to register visit www.iaedp.com.
Study Groups and Training:
Surgery Aftercare - My Self Design Provider Training Schedule
Dates: June 23-24, July 15-16, August 4-5, 2006. Join
, who are certified to offer a unique and effective CBT
aftercare program for bariatric surgery patients.
My Self Design provides monthly individual treatment for
2 years post-op. Patients
develop healthy new lifestyle designs while expanding their
personal coping strategies, maximizing their surgical weight
losses and making them permanent.
To learn more about becoming a My Self Design provider
or contact Carol Signore, LMFT, FAED, at 215 540-9675 or email Carol@myselfdesign.com.
- Professional Study Groups:
Carolyn Costin, MFT invites all treating professionals to her
study groups. Both groups cover case reviews, treatment
strategies, new literature and research, and other areas
related to treatment of eating disorders. CEU's are given to
MFT's and LCSW's. For more information call 310-457-9958.
#1 takes place the first Wednesday of every month from
12:00-1:30pm at the
#2 takes place the first Thursday of every month from
12:00-1:00pm at the Eating Disorder Center of CA, www.edcca.com.
Educational Conference on Eating Disorders:
Eating Disorders Clinic Free Education Series: Anorexia:
Highlights of the program: You may see them in crisis, now
learn exactly what to do when a patient presents in starvation.
Understand the medical aspects of the treatment of anorexia and
bulimia including digestion problems, dietary situation,
refeeding syndrome. Learn the correct tests and labs to
order, how to interpret them and what not to miss. Learn the
process to help a patient recover. Who should attend:
physicians, therapists, school teachers, discharge planners,
coaches, parents and loved ones of anyone with an eating
disorder. Date: April 27, 2006, from 6-7:30pm. Located at the
Mandometer Clinic-Rancho Bernardo,
11777 Bernardo Plaza Court, Suite 208
. To RSVP: Call 858-451-1008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interactive Recovery Tools:
Online Help and Support for Family and Friends of Individuals
with Eating Disorders. MySelfHelp.com
has introduced Caring for Loves Ones, a free and confidential
online program for family and friends who want to learn more,
obtain support, and help someone with an eating disorder.
“Those who love and care about someone who has an eating
disorder often feel helpless, frightened, frustrated, and
alone,” said Dr. Richard Bedrosian, president of
MySelfHelp.com. “We wanted to create a program that would
educate them about the illness and provide them with the help
and support they need – both for their loved ones, and for
themselves.” According to Dr. Bedrosian, while there are a
growing number of resources and tools to help individuals with
eating disorders, there is not much available for their family
and friends. “The caregivers have little resources available
to them and often feel isolated and confused about how to
help,” said Dr. Bedrosian. “Our programs teach them how to
help themselves, as well as what to do to help their loved one
– and what not to do.”
of Programs Developed through NIMH Funding:
The MySelfHelp.com family of interactive, online, self-help
programs includes Defeating Depression, Take Control of
Bulimia, Stop Binge Eating, Stress Management, Overcoming
Guilt, Working on Low Self-Esteem, Conquer Insomnia, and Hope
for HIV and Depression, as well as a moderated member
Discussion Board. MySelfHelp.com programs were developed in
part through grants from the National Institute of Mental
Health, and the programs are designed to complement therapy and
reinforce treatment goals.
Trials Show Positive Results: MySelfHelp.com
just completed clinical outcome studies on the Stop Binge
Eating, Take Control of Bulimia, Defeating Depression, and
Conquer Insomnia programs, and the results showed a 43%
decrease in binge eating and a 51% decrease in purging after
three months and a 45% decrease in binge eating and 59%
decrease in purging after six months of using the programs.
Results are similar for depression symptoms. More detailed
results can be found on the individual program pages at www.MySelfHelp.com.
Preview for Healthcare Professionals:
Healthcare professionals who have not reviewed MySelfHelp.com
programs, or who would like to take another look to see recent
changes, can receive a complimentary review. Simply email info@MySelfHelp.com
and identify yourself as a healthcare professional. As always,
they welcome your feedback and suggestions.
The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action.
The EDC, a
advocacy organization, is preparing to expand its online
information about eating disorders among men and boys and other
populations. If you know of high quality resources already
online, let them know. The EDC would like to link to those
pages, or share the information already available. Send
suggestions to email@example.com.
The Eating Disorders Coalition is your voice in
! Consider joining the coalition. Individuals can join their
email list. Hospitals, treatment programs, non-profits, and
other groups can become EDC member organizations. To learn
more, visit http://eatingdisorderscoalition.org/involved/involved.html.
Resources and Media:
purchase books and other resources at discounted rates go to http://www.edreferral.com/books.htm.
Eating Disorder Solution by Dr. Barbara Cole:
An eating disorder is a problem that causes families, friends,
and treatment providers considerable confusion and frustration.
This paradoxical and confounding problem has often gone
misunderstood and, as a result, mistreated for as long as it
has been in existence. This book sets forth a creative and
simple way for families and caregivers to understand what an
eating disorder actually is, how to think about it in healing,
helpful ways, and provides one facet of the total solution to
understanding the true nature of an eating disorder. Because it
is too difficult to fight something you cannot see, this book
proposes a way to 'see' the invisible thought process called an
eating disorder. Eating disorders are treatable as long as the
disparity and depth of misunderstanding of all involved in the
healing process are removed. The Eating Disorder Solution is a
positive contribution to the growing effort to eradicate eating
disorders. For more information visit www.drbarbaracole.com
(please mention EDReferral.com when ordering).
a Little Too Thin: How to Pull Your Child Back from the Brink
of an Eating Disorder by Meg Schneider, Michael Strober.
Just a Little Too Thin helps parents detect the severity of a
child's weight issues and helps them steer clear of--or
maneuver themselves off--a slippery slope that could lead to
Anorexia Nervosa. Offering expert guidance on how to talk about
weight and eating in ways that won't alienate the child in
question, it also provides parents with the tools to help them
cope with the emotional issues that are feeding their child's
obsession with their weight. No matter where a child rests on
the continuum of eating behaviors, Just a Little Too Thin is an
invaluable aid for parents intent on keeping their children
emotionally and physically healthy in a world of unprecedented
pressures. To order go to www.perseusbooks.com
(please mention EDReferral.com when ordering).
Studies on Eating Disorders:
Study - Osteoporosis in Anorexia Nervosa:
The Neuroendocrine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital is
conducting research studies on bone loss in anorexia nervosa.
Their screening study is for men and women age 12-50 with
anorexia nervosa. They are investigating causes of osteopenia
(or bone loss) in the spine, hip, wrist and total body. The
study involves one visit of approximately 3 hours. If
interested, call Jennifer Minihan, PA at 617-724-7393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study - Massachusetts General Hospital Study of Therapy for
Bone Loss in Anorexia Nervosa:
The Neuroendocrine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital is
conducting research studies on anorexia-induced bone loss.
Their treatment study is for women aged 18-45 with anorexia
nervosa and absent or irregular menstrual periods. They are
investigating the combined use of a natural hormone and a
medication that is effective for bone loss in postmenopausal
women as a novel treatment for the bone loss seen in women with
anorexia nervosa. They hope that the combination of these two
investigational medications will help rebuild depleted bone and
prevent further bone breakdown in women with anorexia nervosa.
The study has 4 outpatient visits and 2 inpatient visits over
12 months. A stipend of up to $675 is awarded throughout the
course of the study. If interested, call Jennifer Minihan, PA-C
at 617-724-7393 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the website www.anbn.org.
National Institute of Mental Health - Research on Genes and
The National Institute of Mental Health is sponsoring a
multicenter, international study seeking to determine whether a
gene or genes might predispose individuals to develop anorexia
nervosa. They need families with at least two relatives (e.g.,
sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents) 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. Participants do not need to
travel and will be paid upon completion of the study. For more
information call 1-888-895-3886, email EDResearch@upmc.edu
or visit www.angenetics.org.
Study on Eating Disorders and Marital Relationships:
Rebecca Kenyon, MA, MFT is conducting a doctoral dissertation
on eating disorders and marital relationships. She is looking
for married women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa or bulimia
nervosa to participate in a 1½-hour interview with their
spouse. The interview will be scheduled at a mutually
convenient day and time, and can take place at participants'
treatment facilities, if applicable, or at one of Ms. Kenyon's
offices. Phone interviews can also be conducted if participants
reside out of the area. Each couple will receive a book on
eating disorders as a thank you for participating. If
interested, call Rebecca Kenyon, MA, MFT at 858-229-3420 or
Study - San Diego Study on Eating Disorders and Massage:
If you are a woman (at least 18 years old) struggling with an
eating disorder, you are invited you to join a massage class to
learn how to give and receive massage.
This is part of a research study that will teach
participants not only how to give massage, but how to improve
their ability to become deeply soothed, become more comfortable
with their body, improve self-esteem, and reduce depression.
The class lasts 8 weeks, and participants will be given the
instructional DVD series in order to practice on their own
between classes and to practice with others in the future.
Classes will be held in
. Requirements for Participation: must be female; must be 18
years of age; must currently have or to have had within the
last 5 years a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia
Nervosa; must be able to get to the study location. If
interested or to inquire about the study, contact Jeanine
Pontes, M.A. at 209-535-3501. This research study has been
approved by the Institutional Review Board at California School
of Professional Psychology at
Collection – Confidential Survey on Weight Histories:
Dr. Jan Yager is conducting a confidential survey on weight
histories and welcomes participants, both male and female.
Participants DON'T have to be overweight, underweight, or have
an eating disorder to participate. She is looking to research
those who have and do not have weight challenges, even those
who are currently doing okay with their weight issues but have
had issues in the past. She is finishing up a new book and the
surveys are background research for that book. To participate,
email email@example.com with
your age and return email address. Completed surveys can be
returned by email, fax, or mail (information is in the survey).
You must be 18 or older to participate. For more information on
Jan Yager, PhD visit www.DrJanYager.com.
Study on Recovery from Anorexia and Media Perceptions. This
researcher is looking for women who were diagnosed with
anorexia and have been in recovery for at least 8 weeks, do not
have any other diagnosable eating disorder at this time, and
are committed to continuing their recovery process. If you, or
someone you know fits this description and would like to help a
graduate student with her dissertation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the study can be located at www.georgiasouthern.edu/~ddemare/recoverystudy.html.
Participants will be asked to complete a one-week media journal
and participate in a 60-90 minute interview.
The information from this study will used to provide a
better understanding of the factors related to recovery from
anorexia. Your participation also may help to improve treatment
plans for other women seeking long-term recovery from anorexia.
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tells a woman “You Are GORGEOUS - Just as you are!” For
more information visit www.goddesscards.com
call 604-925-4139, fax 604-925-4169, or email the designer Anne
Baird at email@example.com.
News – Remuda Ranch:
Remuda Ranch has treated more than 6,500 women and girls with
eating disorders since 1990. Their Christian programs treat
patients of all faiths and prepare them for complete recovery
when they return home for continued outpatient treatment. They
have developed tools to assist outpatient providers such as:
Professional Network: Visit www.professionals.remudaranch.com
for resources and continuing education opportunities.
Complimentary Educational Consultation Service: Call
1-800-445-1900 ext. 5288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for answers to your eating disorder related questions.
Educational Luncheons: Visit www.remudaranch.com/register
to learn more about locations and dates.
The Remuda Review: The Christian Journal of Eating Disorders:
Call 1-800-445-1900 ext. 5251 to order your complimentary
inpatient treatment is needed, call Remuda Ranch at
1-800-445-1900. “By partnering together, we can make recovery
News - Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program:
Carolyn Costin has opened an Eating Disorder Intensive
Outpatient Program (EDIOP) in
. This program is for females struggling with an eating
disorder who need support in addition to their individual
therapy but do not need full day treatment or inpatient care.
The program meets three nights a week and includes a supervised
meal. Groups will be co-facilitated by therapists specializing
in the treatment of eating disorders. The program utilizes a
multi-disciplinary approach including cognitive-behavioral,
dialectal-behavioral, psycho-educational, solution-focused, art
therapy, attachment theory and process group modalities. In
addition, the group facilitators introduce and practice
specific relaxation techniques useful in reducing anxiety and
processing emotion. The program operates Monday, Wednesday and
Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Groups are facilitated by
Rykia Peterson, IMF#41796 and supervised by Linda Wells, LCSW.
The cost for the IOP is $325 per night, payable two weeks in
advance, for a total of $1,950. Insurance may apply and must be
worked out on an individual basis with the program director. If
you are interested in learning more about this Intensive
Outpatient Program, call 310-457-9958 or email email@example.com.
News - Casa Palmera: Integrative Care in a Resort-Style
Located in peaceful
, Casa Palmera is an integrative holistic recovery center
specializing in eating disorders, trauma, pain management and
co-occurring addictions. Their spiritually based center
combines highly experienced psychologists, psychiatrists,
dietitians, and physicians with a diverse array of holistic
mind-body therapists. Licensed as a medical facility, Casa
Palmera can accommodate the guest needing intensive medical
care as well as those seeking personal growth and lifestyle
changes. Casa Palmera's comprehensive integrative healing
approach includes a structured individualized treatment plan
designed to address the underlying causes. We combine a strong
psychotherapeutic core with other therapy modalities including:
Body Image Therapy, Equine Therapy, Biofeedback, EMDR, Art
Therapy, Music Therapy, Surf Therapy, Tai Chi, Ropes Challenge
Course, Meditation, Massage, Acupuncture, Healthy Lifestyle
Counseling, and Spiritual Well-being. All of this takes place
in an atmosphere of acceptance, compassion, and growth. For a
powerfully immersive, life-changing experience or to learn more
or call 888-481-4481.
Supporting ME (Moderate Eating) is an eating disorder program
built on the innovative and highly effective Practical Recovery
Services for Addictive Behaviors. Supporting ME offers a
sensitive and caring environment where you can become healthy.
During the program, you will learn how to build and maintain
motivation; cope with urges and compulsions; identify and
overcome emotional and behavioral problems; enhance your
relationships; achieve a better lifestyle balance; and build a
greater sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Supporting ME is open to men and women eighteen years of
age and over. The Therapy Team model starts with identifying
challenges that are unique to you and then customizes the
program to help you overcome those challenges. You will have
the opportunity to work with physicians, psychologists,
nutritionists, acupuncturists, body workers, energy healers,
art therapists, massage therapists, and yoga instructors.
Supporting ME offers a variety of customizable programs.
more about Supporting ME, go to www.pyrysys.com,
then click on the Supporting ME menu bar, or call 858-546-1100.
News – The
The EDC-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; 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 www.edcdenver.com
for details and schedules.
’s Outpatient Groups:
To register call 720-889-4232:
This group meets Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and Tuesday
evenings 5:30-7:00pm. The group is an open group consisting of
individuals in recovery, that have completed an eating
disorders program at EDC-D or other national programs. Cost:
$50 per group.
DBT Skills Training:
The adult 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.
Body Image 101:
This group meets Tuesday evening from 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.
Eating Disorders 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 Denver, CO.
Family 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.
CO - Minding the Body Support Group:
Minding the Body helps individuals struggling to establish
positive lifestyles after Gastric Bypass surgery or other
weight loss programs. Weekly groups provide participants with
the tools, support, and skills to: maintain positive weight
goals, deal with issues 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. For more information call
303-771-0861 or visit www.bodymindandhealth.com.
News - "Reality Based Treatment for Eating
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 website at www.milestonesprogram.org
or by calling 800-347-2364.
- Parent Coaching Program:
's Pediatric Department introduces the Nancy Rambeau Hough
Parent Coaching Program for parents of adolescents struggling
with eating disorders. The
Parent Coaching Program has been specifically developed to
assist parents in effectively supporting their adolescents
through the eating disorder recovery process, while
simultaneously providing them with encouragement. Dealing with
families that are actively struggling with eating disorders can
be very stressful and frustrating even for the most skilled
treatment providers. Therefore, a goal of this program is to
enhance treatment services offered within the community. The
Parent Coaching Program is aimed at enhancing parental
competence and skill as well as increasing pro-active parental
involvement in their adolescent’s recovery. Participant
Criteria: parents of adolescents (18 years of age or younger)
dealing with active eating disorder issues; a commitment to
attend and participate in the 12 week program; adolescent needs
to be actively engaged in treatment with a therapist and
pediatrician (minimally, through the duration of this program).
Time and location: weekly group for 12 weeks, Wednesday from
, MI. Facilitator: Stephanie B. Milstein, Ph.D., Contact:
– 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
. This group is designed to provide: support and recovery
information for those living with any eating disorder;
resources and hope to the community regarding eating disorders
and recovery; a common ground for sharing experiences and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group therapy is a powerful tool for eating disorder treatment.
Learn alternatives to eating disorder thoughts and
behavior and new ways to cope with life's challenges while
gaining support and reducing isolation. For more information,
contact Alison McCabe, MFT at 510-273-9969 or visit www.alisonmccabe.com.
Hills, CA Support Group.
Support Group meetings sponsored by Linda Blakeley, Ph.D. meet
every Tuesday at 8pm. For more information call 310-286-9171 or
- Feeding the Soul Eating Disorder and Body Image Ongoing
This is an ongoing process group limited to 6 participants. In
addition to general discussion and support, topics include:
body image and the media; empowerment without (food)
restriction; intuitive eating/mindful eating; food and
feelings; gentle nutrition and exercise; hungers and desires;
hormones and appetite control; and the fallacy of food
addiction. The group meets Monday evenings from 7pm-8:30pm in
. For further information contact email@example.com
-- Free ANAD Support Group.
This group is held at the
on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. For
more information or to RSVP call 949-240-7806.
- ANAD Support Group.
This group meets every Wednesday at 7:00pm. The group is
23461 South Pointe Drive, Suite 190
. For more information please contact Kay Poggi at
Facilitator - Rose P. Phelps, MFT, Certified Group
Psychotherapist and President of the Northern California Group
Psychotherapy Society. This
group offers members an arena in which to find support, deal
with challenges and learn to nurture themselves and others. For
more information call 510-658-4344 for interview or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CA - Free ANAD Support Group for Eating Disorder Sufferers:
This support group is an ongoing, drop-in group for teens and
adults concerned about body image and their relationship to
food. Meeting location and time: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each
month from 10:30am-12:30pm at
320 Western Avenue
, CA. Facilitators: Haleh Kashani, PhD and Joan. For more
information call 415-898-9772.
CA – Free ANAD Support Group for Friends and Family Members:
This support group is an ongoing, drop-in group for friends and
family members who have concerns about a loved one with an
eating disorder. Meeting location and time: 2nd and 4th
Saturday of each month from 10:30am-12:30pm at
320 Western Avenue
, CA. Facilitators: Haleh Kashani, PhD and Joan. For more
information call 415-898-9772.
– Free Support Group.
Free eating disorders anonymous group in
on Wednesday nights. The group starts at 7:30pm and is located
at Harmony Grove. For more information please call 800-990-8052
or visit www.harmony-grove.com.
- 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.
Francisco, CA Support Group:
Celebrate Your Body - A Women's Support Group for Transforming
Negative Body Image on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 - 9:15pm.
Women have few places where they can talk openly about negative
and positive feelings about their bodies. They carry these
feelings alone, increasing their confusion and shame. Through
writing, discussion and meditations they tell their stories,
explore how they developed negative body image, share resources
and brainstorm how to manage body image experiences. With the
support of other women, attendees will learn to nurture,
celebrate and honor the wisdom of their body. For information
To register call
, MFT at 415-457-3468 or 510-234-8458.
Two process groups for women, one for those over 30, and one
for women 18 to 30, with all types of eating disorders. This is
a safe place to talk about the issues behind calories, thinness
and obsession with body image. This group will take place in a
supportive, confidential setting. Develop understanding and
trust with others as you work through the complexities of
family, relationships, and self esteem. Groups meet Monday and
Wednesday evenings. Contact Dr. Janet K. Smith, 310-473-6169
for further information or visit www.weighty-issues.com.
– Free ANAD support group.
The group meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. The last
Thursday of each month is a multi-family group for support
persons to join their loved ones. For more information contact BrevardANAD@aol.com
– Free Support Group:
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated
Disorders is holding a support group for men and women with
anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorders at Florida
Hospital Memorial Division, Ormond Beach Campus, Tuesday and
Thursday evenings. For additional information regarding times
and meeting place, call 386-437-9590 or email email@example.com.
Miami Beach, FL – Eating Disorder Support Group:
This is an ongoing eating disorder support group that takes
place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30pm at
Milestones. The group is open to anyone wishing to attend and
is free of charge. For more information call 800-347-2364 or
- Free ANAD support group sponsored by
The group is facilitated by Karen Macke, LPC and Page Love, RD,
LD. The group is held at
2151 Peachford Road
from 10-11:30 a.m. every Saturday. Guests are welcome -
including family members and friends. For more information
please call 770-986-1821 or visit the website at www.peachfordhospital.com.
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 MEDA (an
eating disorder treatment and prevention organization) 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.
Contact MEDA at 617-558-1881 extension 12 for more information.
– Family Support Group.
The Eating Disorders Program at Children’s
Hospital of Omaha
offers a family support group to all former, outpatient and
inpatient families. The group meets the third Monday of every
month from 4:30- 6:00pm in the Children's Hospital Glow
conference room. This program provides families much needed
support to make recovery possible and successful.
For more information or to reserve a seat call
NY - Parent Support Group:
This group meets every other week, alternating Mondays and
Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension. 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.
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. Call 212-989-3987 to reserve a
Kisco and Scarsdale, NY - Free monthly support group for family
members, friends and partners of eating disorder sufferers.
Gather support, ask questions, learn new tools and approaches
for dealing with a sufferer and have a place to share your
experiences and concerns. This group is professionally led by a
CEDaR Associates staff member.
The meetings will alternate between
67 South Bedford Road
1075 Central Ave
) offices. Call for
information or to reserve space 914-244-1904 mailbox 4 - leave
message with call back information. Reservations necessary. For
more information about CEDaR Associates visit www.CEDaRAssociates.org.
– Eating and Body Image Groups:
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute is offering six week
groups on eating and body image problems. The therapist-led
groups will look at the psychological issues behind the meaning
of fat and thin, obsessive thinking, how to feed oneself when
hungry and stop when full - as well as how to eliminate
bingeing. For more
information contact WTCI at 212-721-7005.
York, NY – Free Friends and Family Monthly Support Group:
Friends and Family Support Group for those who are concerned
about a friend or family member who may have an eating
disorder. The group meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 6pm
- 7:15pm at The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia at
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy at 1841 Broadway,
, phone 212-333-3444.
PA: Bariatric Surgery Support/Therapy Groups:
For more information about support groups in your area contact
Carol Signore, LMFT, at 215-540-9675 or email Carol@myselfdesign.com.
): Nurture your Creativity –Nurture your Life ongoing group
Explore thoughts and feelings in a supportive and safe
environment. Exploration of family, school and peer
relationships will be discussed with special attention to
self-esteem, lifestyle choices and future goals. The use of
art, creative writing and dialog in this group uniquely honors
you and your struggles and triumphs. The groups meet in
eight-week sessions and the cost is $40 per group. For more
information contact Michelle L. Dean, ATR-BC, LPC, Board
Certified Art Psychotherapist and Licensed Professional
Counselor at 215-885-0642. Individual and family counseling,
supervision and professional training also available. The
Girls’ Group meets on Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm. The Womens’
Group meets on Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm.
Worth, TX – Eating Disorder Support Group:
This group is held at The Frost Bank Building, 4200
, Suite 318 Fort Worth, TX 76109. The group meets on Wednesday
evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. The cost of the group is $10.00 per
session. The group will benefit women, men and teenagers
struggling with bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder,
and/or compulsive overeating (minimum of 14 years of age). This
group is not a substitute for professional counseling. The
group facilitator is Jacquelyn Ekern. For more information
contact Jacquelyn Ekern at firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Life Foundation provides two free support groups:
(1) The Recovery Support Group is held every Wednesday from
5:30- 6:30 pm. This self-help support group for individuals
suffering from an eating disorder offers a chance to gain hope
and strength for recovery. (2) The Friends and Family Support
Group is held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from
5:30-6:30 pm. This self-help support group offers an
opportunity to gain insight and awareness about how to support
a loved one during his/her recovery. Both self-help support
groups are held at New Life Foundation 1255 East 3900 South,
(3rd Floor). Visit the website for more information www.newlifefoundation.cc
or call Sabrina Martinez at 801-983-6441.
Canada Support Group:
This is an ongoing group for women with body image and eating
disorder issues. This is a participatory group where clients
can explore deeper issues and feelings in a safe and
confidential environment. Clients will learn how to get in
touch with and express themselves in ways that are honouring
and authentic. $15 per session. For more information contact
Yana Hoffman CCDC at 416-534-2816.
Milestones sponsors an online support forum that is open to
anyone who is seeking eating disorder information and support.
The group's membership is over 1300 participants, all of whom
are either suffering from an eating disorder or are affected by
a loved one suffering with an eating disorder. The forum can be
accessed from a link on the Milestones website at
www.milestonesprogram.org or directly via www.groups.yahoo.com/group/milestonesinrecovery.
-- Mandometer Clinic in Rancho
currently has a job opening for a full-time experienced Clinic
Office Manager. Preferably
someone with a minimum of 5 years experience as a practice
manager or clinic manager. Key aspects of the job include
insurance company/payor relations, accounts payable and
receivable, Quick Books, day to day management of the business
office. If interested, send an email with a cover letter and
resume to email@example.com
or call Leslie Mogul at 858-451-1008.
-- Mandometer Clinic in Rancho
currently has a job opening for a Medical Clinical Case
Experience working with at-risk patients; fast thinker in a
crisis situation and willing to learn and deliver Mandometer's
treatment concept. College degree required. If interested, send
an email with a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Leslie Mogul at 858-451-1008.
Diego, CA: Opening for registered dietitian at Puente de Vida,
a small beautiful residential eating disorders treatment
Minimum 20 hrs. Full-time preferable. Great opportunity to gain
experience working at this high level of care. Individual
should have eating disorders experience, be competent at both
individual counseling and group education, and work well with
other disciplines. Dietitian will have opportunity to further
enhance existing nutrition program. Some foodservice experience
preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. If
interested please contact Steve Schaefer, LCSW at 858-452-3915.
For information about the program, visit www.PuentedeVida.com.
: Positions Available at the Eating Disorder
. The EDC
Denver is rapidly expanding and developing their state of the
art programs. We are looking to hire energetic, hard working,
and talented therapists to grow with us.
therapist- Full time salaried position with benefits. MA
required with minimum 1 year experience. Eating disorder
experience preferred. Conduct group therapy, psycho
education, and meal therapy, as well as milieu management.
Full time salaried position. M.A. required with minimum 2
years eating disorder experience required. Conduct
individual, group, and meal therapy and psycho education
- Administrative Assistant:
is seeking an Administrative Assistant.
Duties include: A/P, A/R, HR tasks, payroll skills required: MS
Office with Excel proficiency, multi-line phones, superior
written and verbal communication skills, must be organized and
have self-initiative. Fax resume to 314-822-0345.
is seeking a motivated groundskeeper/facility maintenance
person for their 10 acre residential center. Fax resume to
- The Eating Disorders Program at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic
and Hospital is seeking a Clinical Manager. This
position will supervise all aspects of nursing care for
approximately 40 adult, adolescent acute and residential
patients. The Eating Disorders Program under the leadership of
Craig Johnson, PhD and
is entering its 17th year of operation. Situated in the rolling
, the Eating Disorders Program has a picturesque landscape
within a park-like setting. This position offers a unique
opportunity for participation in a nationally recognized and
innovative program. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree
in Nursing; Master's degree in Nursing is highly desirable;
Valid Oklahoma Registered Nurse License; Eating Disorders
experience preferred; Five years supervisory nursing
information: Apply online at www.laureate.com
, PHR Human Resources at 918-491-3742.
OK - The Eating Disorders Program at Laureate Psychiatric
Clinic and Hospital is seeking a Licensed Therapist for the
This position will provide individual, family, and group
therapy to adolescents in acute, residential, and
partial-hospital care. Qualifications include: Master's degree
in mental health field;
eligible for LCSW, LPC, or LMFT; Eating Disorders experience
preferred. Contact information: Apply online at www.laureate.com
, PHR Human Resources at 918-491-3742.
Facility Opening in
Monte Nido is looking for a clinical director to run its new
sister facility, RainRock, in Eugene Oregon. RainRock is
located on the
and is scheduled to open April 1st, 2006 and will follow the
philosophy and protocols of the successful treatment program
developed by Carolyn Costin at Monte Nido in
. Candidates must have 2 years of eating disorder experience,
salary based on experience, contact Carolyn Costin at email@example.com
: The Menninger Clinic - A
The Menninger Clinic is currently recruiting an experienced
professional to serve as Director of their Eating Disorders
Program. The Director is responsible for the management
and medical-psychiatric functions that assure quality patient
care in an appropriate and safe environment, throughout the
continuum of care. The program is comprised of a solid
group of committed individuals who possess great growth
potential and a hunger for knowledge and leadership. The
Director reports to the Vice-President, Chief of Staff and has
final responsibility for the patients in the program. Their
search concentration is for an expert in planning and research,
who has a proven track record of treating individuals with
anorexia nervosa and bulimia in a hospital setting. The
Director will be expected to present program information at
national conferences and to community / professional continuing
education audiences. Qualifications include: MD, DO, PhD,
LCSW, ARNP or Master's degree with minimum of ten years
program / management experience; graduate of required residency
in internal medicine or psychiatry or doctoral program in
psychology, advanced degrees in social work and nursing; Board
Certified. Must hold or be able to obtain a current
license to practice medicine, psychology, nursing or social
work in the state of
. Will need to demonstrate extensive knowledge of
therapeutic modalities utilized within the program and the
ability to effectively direct interdisciplinary teams. A
minimum of three years in clinical practice, administration and
supervision is a must. Menninger offers competitive salaries,
with bonus potential, and a generous benefit package. Submit
your CV to: Rozanna Davis - Director of Human Resources and
Staff Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
or apply on-line at www.menningerclinic.com
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more information visit www.EDReferral.com
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