Sunday, July 31, 2011

Choosing the Right Level of Eating Disorder Treatment

A MentorCONNECT Teleconference with Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD

Houston, July 25, 2011 - Accepting the need for treatment to combat an eating disorder is a very difficult and fearful first step for anyone who struggles with this disease.  What that next step will be is the topic for the next in the series of FREE monthly teleconferences hosted by MentorCONNECT, the first the first online global eating disorder mentoring community. 

On Wednesday, August 10 at 8pm CST, Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD, who specializes in treating those with eating disorders and the National Training Manager for the Renfrew Center, will guide the listening audience through the different levels of eating disorder treatment.  The objective is for those in struggle, or those who have a loved one in struggle, can better understand what might be the right course of action to take.   

Knowing how challenging this decision can be, during the 75 minute teleconference, Dr. Nardozzi hopes to simplify and compassionately address common initial such as, "Where do I begin?", "What questions should I ask a treatment center?", "What do all these treatment terms really mean?"  And a great deal more.   

"I wholeheartedly acknowledge the courage it takes to reach out for help, so my intention for the evening teleconference is to provide direction in order to get that help," says Dr. Nardozzi, "Whether this is the first time seeking treatment, or having gone through the process and wanting a fresh start, it is paramount one find the right level of treatment in order to move through their healthy recovery process."

When asked about next month's installment of the teleconference series, Shannon Cutts, MentorCONNECT Executive Director, said, The ongoing mission of our community is to provide hope for a brighter tomorrow.  As an valued member of the MentorCONNECT Advisory Board, Dr. Nardozzi brings hope to all who are looking for new opportunities to uncover their most authentic, healthy self.    

To register for this free teleconference, go

More about MentorCONNECT
MentorCONNECT is the first global online eating disorders mentoring community.  In addition to offering one-on-one mentoring matches, the free membership includes access to a password protected, moderated, PRO-recovery environment with live weekly e-support groups, periodic special events, a wide variety of online themed support groups, recovery blogs, opportunity to personalize one's own profile page, educational/encouraging monthly teleconferences and more.  To volunteer your services as a caring mentor, be matched with a mentor, or find general support, go to

For more information please contact: Alison Smela (

Beyond the Looking Glass book drawing

 DRAWING ENDS September 1, 2011.

Please complete the contact form, enter "Beyond the Looking Glass" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our September 1, 2011 drawing!

Recovering from anorexia and bulimia is not easy or quick. But it is possible, especially when you receive understanding words and encouraging thoughts from those who know; women just like you who have struggled with an eating disorder.

This book is a collection of devotions, commentary and poems, written by Remuda patients and staff. Each is designed to offer insight into your pain and struggle, while providing hope for your future. Your journey to wholeness and recovery starts now.

This Christian devotional combines personal insights, short prayers, and biblical quotations to create a supportive and encouraging tool for individuals recovering from an eating disorder.

This book was generously donated by Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders

America The Beautiful DVD Drawing, enter before September 1, 2011

DRAWING ENDS September 1, 2011.
Please complete the contact form, enter "America the Beautiful" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our September 1, 2011 drawing!

America the Beautiful By Darryl Roberts

The United States of America is known for being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet with the most opportunities for its citizens. In 2004 alone, Americans spent $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery. With such an abundance of wealth, why are Americans so discontent?

Too much television and easy access to plastic surgery are conventional answers, but they do not fully explain this national psychosis. These same images are found all over Europe and Canada, yet their citizens do not have this same obsession.

In almost 40,000 media messages a year, youthful Americas are being told that, unless you look like supermodels and rock stars, you’re not good enough for anyone to love. This is a message that too many people are buying.

Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America’s new obsession; physical perfection.

This DVD was generously donated by Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders


Saturday, July 30, 2011

iaedp DFW Chapter Meeting

iaedp DFW Chapter Meeting
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals(iaedp) DFW Chapter meeting: Suffering in Silence: Factors that Contribute to the Development of Male Eating Disorders. Please join us and speaker Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 11:30 A.M. NETWORKING | 11:45 A.M. CHAPTER UPDATES NOON SPEAKER | 1 P.M. More Info @​berlineknolls/IAEDP_ShannonAug​ust.html

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Art Therapy at Timberline Knolls Helps to Restore Women Struggling with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Addiction and More

TIMBERLINE KNOLLS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER LOGO    Timberline Knolls.  (PRNewsFoto/Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center)  CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES
CHICAGO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and the Lemont Center for the Arts are hosting a special exhibit featuring the artwork of Timberline Knolls' residents and staff.  The art exhibit, titled "Honesty," will be open for public viewing at the Lemont Center for the Arts from July 30 to September 25, 2011.  The theme of "honesty" is vital to residents at Timberline Knolls since it is the first step in the 12-step recovery process.
"Our residents use art therapy to heal their bodies, mind and soul," said Melissa Rocchi MAAT, LCPC, ATR, program development coordinator and manager of expressive therapies at Timberline Knolls. "Art therapy is a highly effective therapeutic process that allows self-expression, management of behaviors, resolution of conflicts and problems while reducing stress and increasing self-awareness and self-esteem. We're excited to be able to display the artwork to the public."
The Lemont Center for the Arts serves as the Art & Culture Commission headquarters and provides classes and workshops to all residents of Lemont and the surrounding area. The Center also presents exhibits by local artists and art groups.
"The Art & Culture Commission is pleased to include in its inaugural year the 'Honesty' exhibit from Timberline Knolls," said Mona Parry, chairperson at the Art & Culture Commission and artistic director of the Lemont Center for the Arts.  "It's one of six exhibits at the Lemont Center for the Arts since its grand opening in September 2010."
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and girls located in Lemont.  It offers treatment for eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Many residents use art therapy to give up control over secrets and focus on thoughts without judgment. It helps them to be honest about what they are feeling and going through at that moment in time.
The Lemont Center for the Arts is located at 1243 State Street, Unit 101 in Lemont. Hours for the Center are: Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Timberline Knolls will host a special artists' reception for invited guests from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8.
Nationally recognized songwriter, recording artist and ordained minister, Todd Warren will perform several songs about honesty at the artists' reception.  As the spirituality coordinator at Timberline Knolls, Warren uses his music to help residents express and celebrate their spirituality. He facilitates group sessions and performs campus-wide concerts to encourage residents toward a restored relationship with a Power greater than themselves.
About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Expert treatment staff offers a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls (ages 12 to 65+) on a wooded 43-acre campus in suburban Chicago. Women and families seeking Christian treatment have the option of working with a dedicated Christian therapist. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611.
Mary Anne Morrow
Timberline Knolls
Tel: 602-359-6989

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Come to the EDC National Lobby Day, October 4, 2011

(forwarded in support of the efforts of the Eating Disorders Coalition)

Think only paid lobbyists can influence policy makers? Think again! As a constituent with an important message to share - you too can influence federal policy.  Join the Eating Disorders Coalition for our October Lobby Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC where your voice will make a difference.

This is one of the most important events all year -- and an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials or their staff about legislation that will impact all those affected by eating disorders.
If this is your first time joining us don't worry; we'll prep you beforehand by teaching you about lobbying and what to expect  We will also review the first ever comprehensive eating disorders bill in Congress: the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act (the FREED Act) - for which we will advocate.   This bill will provide research funding, prevention grants, and treatment options that will save lives!
So there is no need to worry that you don't know what you are doing.  During training you will be able to ask questions, practice lobbying and get comfortable speaking up before heading to the halls of Congress.

Hear it from the advocates first hand:

            "Lobbying on the hill was definitely an experience that I will never forget and one that I’m proud to say that I was a part of. I didn’t know what to expect going into the day and was put at ease with the help of the members of the EDC, group leaders and even the other first time lobbyists. The training sessions prior to lobbying were helpful to understand how to effectively lobby and what it all entailed. We were able to role play sitting with Members of Congress to clarify what we were going to say and how the meeting would operate. . . Fortunately, the responses we received in each of the meetings were positive for the most part. We were even able to convince Keith Ellison to co-sponsor the FREED Act before leaving his office. [How great] to see that kind of response and know that your words are truly making an impact."

  RSVP today to make this kind of impact.

"Thank you for organizing such a great Lobby Day, I was really impressed by the number and caliber of people who took part. I am looking forward to getting even more involved with the EDC . . . I find the EDC so inspirational."
       - Jocelyn, Lobby Day participant

Learn more about Insurance and Paying for Eating Disorder Treatment on the Eating Disorder Hope website. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Eating Disorders Coalition Call to Action

Call to Action
The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, established by the Affordable Care Act, is already changing—and saving--the lives of people who have been locked out of the individual insurance market because of their health. New eligibility standards and lower premiums in some states, announced by the Department of Health and Human Services on May 31, now make it a lot easier and more affordable for people to enroll in this program.
The program provides comprehensive coverage at the same price that healthy people pay. Enrollees receive primary and specialty care, hospital care, prescription drugs, home health and hospice care, skilled nursing care, preventive health and maternity care.
But, the time to act is now. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan is a bridge program—only available until 2014—when new insurance rules go in to effect.
Here’s what you can do to extend the reach of this health coverage lifeline to people in your community:
  • Ask your friends, clients or patients to find out how the program works--from benefits, and premium rates to eligibility and how to apply. They can visit and select “Find Your State.” Individuals can select their state from a drop down menu to get program specifics. In addition, a Call Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at: 1-866-717-5826 (TTY: 1-866-561-1604). (Information on new program changes is available at
  • Post a PCIP badge (web link) on your organization’s website. You can go to to find the badge and the code you will need to insert this badge in either English or Spanish on your web page.
  • Include a PCIP drop-in article in the next issue of your newsletter. Please drop a note to for a copy of a PCIP newsletter article.
  • Include a PCIP speaker on your next webinar, conference call, and state or national meeting. Experts from our National Speaker Bureau can tell your colleagues and members everything they need to know about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. Our speaking staff includes health insurance experts such as Jay Angoff (Senior Adviser to Secretary Sebelius), Richard Popper (Director, PCIP), and other program experts. To find out how to arrange a speaker for your next event, please contact: Laurie Oseran at
Thank you in advance for your support and helping us reach people who can benefit from this important new coverage program.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Timberline Knolls and Belmont Behavioral Health would like to invite you to hear two leading authorities on eating disorders, trauma and addiction.

Susan Merle Gordan, Ph.D., is the clinical program manager of the Mood & Eating Disorders Unit at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Health and has an extensive background in addiction and eating disorders treatment.

Kim Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, is a nationally known board certified psychiatrist who specializes in treating young girls and women with eating disorders, addictions and co-occurring disorders.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 | 8 A.M.-Noon
Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Silberman Auditorium - 4200 Monument Road
Philadelphia, PA

8 A.M Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10 A.M. Dr. Kim Dennis “Treating Trauma Beneath ED”
10-10:30 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M.-Noon Dr. Susan Gordon “Hidden Population: Co-Occurrence of Substance Use and Eating Disorders”

***3 CEs have been applied for counselors, social workers and psychologists

RSVP by Sept. 7 to Diane Carugati, Professional Outreach Representative, Northeast/East Region, Timberline Knolls 215.882.3739

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Free Book Drawing for Healthy Habits, Happy Kids by Dr. Gregory Jantz

Win One of 10 Free Books Offered in Drawing

DRAWING ENDS August 15, 2011.
Please complete the contact form, enter "Healthy Habits, Happy Kids" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our August 15, 2011 drawing!

Healthy Habits, Happy Kids: A Practical Plan to Help Your Family Get Moving, Trim Down, Stay Fit

By Dr. Jantz
Are unhealthy habits weighing your family down? Despite what your children may think, fast-food French fries are not a vegetable, a balanced meal is not found in their school's vending machine, and activity is important. Because of poor nutrition decisions, kids today are gaining more weight, are susceptible to more stress, and are connecting less. But it's not too late to help your kids achieve a healthy, happy childhood.
Healthy Habits, Happy Kids will show you how to:
- create a realistic get-healthy plan for your whole crew
- fill your home with support, optimism, activity, and responsibility
- evaluate your family's progress and stay on course
- maneuver around time-crunched schedules and resistant family members
- watch for warning signs of eating disorders and other health concerns
This whole-person approach to staying fit considers not only the physical health of your kids but also their emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Whether your family needs to completely change course or make minor adjustments, this book will help you create the well-balanced, healthy-living plan your entire family needs.
Purchase @ A Place of Hope Bookstore
Dr. Jantz has generously donated 10 books to be given away in this drawing!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 15, 2011 Eating Disorder Hope Newsletter - Early Edition

The Eating Disorder Hope Monthly Newsletter covers important developments, events and discussions regarding the prevention, awareness and treatment of eating disorders. Find Articles, Treatment Centers, Events Calendar, Research, Anouncements, Resources and more.


Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Stay Active and Eat Healthy During Summer (and Fall, Winter, and Spring)

Dena Cabrera, PsyD @ Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs

“Summer” for kids means so many different things - vacations, summer camp, swimming, free time, and best of all, no school. In the summer, schedules change, routines are broken, and patterns are modified.  This could create an imbalance in our eating and activity level.  Also, the heat often immobilizes us, making it a bit more difficult to stay active and eat healthy.  Helping kids stay active during summer time may pose a challenge for parents.  Also, kids today face
many different options for food and activity than past generations. With an abundance of inexpensive, high calorie, low nutrient-dense, tasty, unsupervised food choices coupled with entertainment much more sedentary than "play"…we end up with overweight kids. What is a parent to do?...Read More

Increasing Pro-Ana Movement – Words Supporting Suicide

@ Kim Dennis, M.D., Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
We’ve all heard the phrase, “sticks and stones can break your bones but words can never hurt you!” It was a favorite of parents trying to support their children in detaching from what bullies and other spiritually sick kids said. Although it might have been good enough to use with school yard bullies, it’s proving to take a lot more to help people sick with eating disorders detach from an online movement where words are used to encourage starvation, binging and purging – which amount to gradual suicide....Read More

Featured Non Profit Organization

restoring the heart ministries

Restoring the Heart Ministries, “In the Wildflowers” project, is for women and men who have suffered the trauma of childhood sexual abuse as well as anyone who may have encountered varying degrees of violations in their childhood and youth. Through a 10-step process, "In the Wildflowers" offers caring, understanding and hope to victims. Learn more
***The organizations listed in the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory offer multifaceted resources providing encouragement, direction and hope to those seeking to overcome anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. These organizations educate the public and promote eating disorder awareness and prevention, among other objectives. Eating Disorder Hope gratefully acknowledges these outstanding organizations that tirelessly work to promote eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery.

Book Drawing 


  Win One of 10 Free Copies of Becoming Strong Again

  To Enter: Please complete the contact form, enter "Becoming Strong Again" in   message, and you will automatically be entered into our July 15, 2011 drawing!

 Becoming Strong Again By Dr. Gregory L. Jantz

People from all walks of life are experiencing a singular problem in this technology-ridden, fast-paced world: exhaustion! Whether you are overworked, struggling to juggle career and family, suffering from low self-esteem, grief, or loss, or just feeling stuck on a never-ending treadmill, Becoming Strong Again can help you revitalize your emotional health. Dr. Jantz offers a solid guide for regaining emotional, physical, and spiritual strength in this highly compassionate and readable book. He examines numerous ways to "clean house, " allowing for a fresh and healthy perspective. By escaping self-defeating trappings, balance and strength can be restored. "When you admit that most of your fears are home-grown, " writes the author, "you can then make the decision to stop feeding them, pull them up by the roots, and become strong again." Because practically everyone has experienced emotional exhaustion, Becoming Strong Again will speak to people in all age groups, professions, and circumstances. Purchase @ A Place of Hope Bookstore

Treatment Centers

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides eating disorder treatment for women on 43 beautiful acres just outside of Chicago. We offer a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, with or without other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse/drug addiction, mood disorders or anxiety disorders.

A leader in eating disorder treatment, Timberline Knolls provides real and lasting help for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has helped hundreds of women and their families achieve long-term recovery, including many who have suffered repeated relapses because of previously unidentified or under-addressed co-occurring disorders.

Timberline Knolls recognizes that each woman has a unique story, and we are committed to helping her harness her own distinctive strengths. Our expert treatment staff forms a collaborative partnership with the resident, her loved ones and outpatient treatment providers. Together, we craft an individualized eating disorder treatment plan for each woman so she may develop the skills she will need to experience the joys of lifelong recovery.

View Timberline Knolls in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library


rogers_300x100_1Eating Disorder Services of Rogers Memorial Hospital is the largest nonaffiliated, behavioral health provider in Wisconsin, Rogers Memorial Hospital offers specialized eating disorder treatment. Rogers Memorial provides 24-hour inpatient care, residential treatment and partial hospitalization for men, women, adolescents, and children. We also offer specialized care for co-occurring anxiety disorders and were the first organization to offer a male-specific residential program. Treatment is comprised of small, age-specific groups yielding the most individualized treatment possible. The treatment team uses a number of therapies that take place mostly in a group setting, where individuals get feedback not only from the therapist but from their peers as well. Rogers Memorial uses evidence-based treatment components including: Family therapy,Nutrition therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Pharmacotherapy, Art therapy, Movement and fitness therapy (yoga), Experiential therapy, Substance abuse counseling, Spiritual counseling, One-to-one support, Daily living responsibilities, Community outings and therapeutic passes and a Specialized family and friends program.

Rogers Memorial Hospital has treated thousands of patients and families affected by eating disorders. The staff of over 70 professionals, approach each patient, family, and referring outpatient treatment team with dignity and respect, and invite them to be contributors to the treatment plan. Rogers Memorial is a specialty not-for-profit hospital that has contracts with most major insurance providers in order to provide the best treatment options to the most people. In January 2009, Rogers opened a specialized inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents, ages 8 and up. Call Rogers Memorial outreach staff today at 1-800-767-4411 ext. 1310. to learn more or to schedule a tour.

View Rogers Memorial in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library


eemuda300x100banner2010Remuda Ranch offers inpatient and residential programs for women and girls with anorexia, bulimia, OCD and related issues. Treatment takes place in peaceful ranch-like settings in Arizona. Separate, age-appropriate programs ensure that patients are surrounded by their peers and receive treatment from professionals specializing in that specific age group.
Patients receive an individualized treatment plan designed to meet their precise medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Each woman and girl has a multi-disciplinary treatment team dedicated to helping her get well. This team includes a psychiatric specialist, a primary care physician, a registered dietitian, a licensed master's or doctoral-level therapist, a psychologist, and registered nurses. In addition to individual and group therapy, patients engage in innovative treatment strategies such as equine, art, body image and challenge course.

Remuda Ranch also offers a Binge Eating Disorder Program. This residential program is designed to help women and girls struggling with obesity, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. And for those whose eating disorder symptoms are less acute, the Remuda Life Program offers residential treatment. The time spent in this program, with individual and group therapy, often proves exactly what women and girls need to commit to recovery. Since 1990, more than 10,000 individuals have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. For additional information, please call 1-800-445-1900 today.

View Remuda Ranch in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library


a-place-of-hope_300x100_02For 22 years The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc. has been treating individuals with eating disorders. Our unique whole-person approach to counseling helps individuals to see permanent success over an eating disorder. Our emphasis is on Emotional Balance, Intellectual Discovery, Relational Healing, Physical Wellness, Nutritional Support, and Spiritual Renewal. We offer a World Renown Specialized Intensive Treatment Program that lasts 4-12 weeks with a Transitional Care Program available after your Intensive Treatment. Unlike many other treatment programs, most of your time is spent in personalized individual counseling instead of group sessions. The Center is known for being A Place of Hope. Go to our website and read the numerous testimonials of our clients. Located a few miles outside of Seattle, Edmonds is a beautiful beach town with majestic views. Rather you like the city life or the great outdoors there is plenty to enjoy during your time in the great Pacific Northwest.

View The Center in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

puente-de-vida_300x100_01Puente de Vida treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents (ages 15 and up) and adults who live locally, nationally and internationally. Offering individual therapy, nutritional counseling, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, support groups, inpatient, residential treatment center. Puente de Vida is a place where therapeutic services are offered to those ages 15 years and older with eating disorders, including those with co-occurring substance use and other disorders. A private six bed, home-like facility, located in beautiful San Diego, provides an excellent setting for the sensitive, inner work that takes place. Puente de Vida's treatment philosophy addresses not just the symptoms but also the underlying issues beneath the surface of eating disorders. An individualized treatment approach includes traditional treatment interventions as well as experiential treatment by our multidisciplinary treatment team. Puente de Vida recognizes that every recovery journey is different and complex and assists the individual in finding their unique path and support in recovery.

View Puente de Vida Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

see-side_300x100_01The EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach specializes in helping individuals who suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, which is when an individual suffers simultaneously from both a psychiatric disorder (like an eating disorder) as well as a substance abuse problem (like alcohol abuse or drug abuse). Most people are very surprised to learn that eating disorders have little to do with food. Especially when one considers that many people who suffer from eating disorders actually have an unhealthy obsession with food. In the majority of cases, eating disorders have more to do with a lack of emotional well-being resulting from their inability to identify and communicate their own needs and wants effectively to others. To find out more please call us 24/7 toll-free at (888) 432-2467 today for help!

View SeaSide's programs at the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

loma-linda-university_300x100_02Nestled in the quiet town of Redlands, California, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center stands alone in its community as having the only Joint Commission accredited hospital-based outpatient eating disorder program. For almost ten years we have been providing treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia and bulimia and offer a safe and hopeful environment in which the individual can explore and examine the issues that contribute to their eating disorder. Our multidisciplinary team of experts helps individuals begin the healing process by addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit using leading edge treatment. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on the needs and level of care unique to every patient that includes in part, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills, nutrition education and monitoring, structured meals, spiritual care, as well as individual, group, and family therapy. For information about our programs and services,visit us

View Loma Linda's Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

oliver-pyatt_300x100_01The Oliver-Pyatt Centers' programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, addressing the core issues driving the eating disorder while providing the tools needed to live a meaningful life, free from food and weight preoccupation. We believe that one-to-one therapy is the cornerstone of effective eating disorder treatment, and it is the primary reason to choose the Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Each client receives a minimum of six individual therapy sessions per week. Our comprehensive, naturalistic, and highly individualized approach to treatment is provided in an intimate environment with a high staff to client ratio. We have a maximum of ten clients in each of our programs. Our innovative protocols are grounded in a thorough understanding of eating disorders, incorporating state of the art approaches, outcome data, research, and current medical knowledge, all with the support of our compassionate multi-disciplinary treatment team.

View Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library.

cedric-center_300x100_01The CEDRIC Centre's sole purpose is to show you how to quickly and simply step free of the food and body image power struggle, forever. CEDRIC Clinical Counsellors all have longstanding recovery from eating disorders with specialized training in eating disorders, and related concerns such as alcohol and drug dependency, depression, anxiety and trauma.  The CEDRIC Centre has many options for you to access their successful programs and resources, regardless of your location, budget and time constraints, including:
Individual Counselling worldwide (via telephone, internet, or in person at their Vancouver and Victoria BC facilities);An innovative and comprehensive Web Based Counselling program, providing the perfect blend of individual and peer support, teleclasses and lessons to move you quickly past your food and body image preoccupation; Individual Healing Retreats, created just for you; 3 day Intensive Workshops;CD's, DVD's, Workbooks; and The book, Food is Not the Problem, Deal with What Is! An easy-to-read complete recovery guide for stepping free of restricting, binging and/or purging forever.

View Cedric Centre's programs at the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

rader_001The treatment staff at Rader Programs has been providing high-quality clinical programs for over 25 years. We specialize in the treatment of eating and related disorders. It is our mission to help save the lives of those suffering from eating disorders. The primary purpose of Rader Programs is to treat the dysfunctional behavior in a supportive environment. A staff of caring and experienced professionals, many who are recovering themselves, assist the affected individual and their family in developing a life long program for recovery. We recognize the complexity of the disorder and understand the medical, psychological, physical, and nutritional aspects of eating disorders. Our treatment approach is centered around the special needs of each individual and we are completely committed to help individuals achieve recovery.

View Rader Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

new-dawn_250x167New Dawn is the only eating disorders treatment facility in Northern California that offers the full continuum of care for eating disorders recovery, from Residential Treatment, to Day Treatment, to our Intensive Outpatient Program and outpatient services. Each level of care utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with individualized treatment plans that address the medical, psychological, nutritional, and interpersonal needs of each patient. Our Residential Facility located in San Francisco offers empirically-supported, multidisciplinary treatment for adult women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Located in San Francisco, we welcome women from all over the world to participate in our residential eating disorders treatment program. Unlike the vast majority of residential facilities in the United States, New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center offers the full continuum of care necessary to complete the recovery process. This means that you have the choice for your core treatment team to remain constant as you graduate from residential treatment and transition into day treatment, intensive outpatient program, and outpatient services. At New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center, we believe in accompanying you on the full journey of recovery. Such a journey allows for a deeper, more powerfully mutative process. For more information on our programs, please visit our website at For information on our Outpatient Programs, see our listing on this page under Sausalito.

Visit New Dawn in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

renfrew-centerThe Renfrew Center is the first and largest network of eating disorder treatment facilities in the country and has served more than 55,000 women in its 25 years. The Renfrew treatment philosophy emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own recovery. The Renfrew Center provides a comprehensive range of services at its facilities 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. 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. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-RENFREW.


Register now for the 2011 Renfrew Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals – Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The Next Generation. Offering 17.5 CEUS, this three day conference for social workers, family therapists, behavioral health professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians 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. Philadelphia Airport Marriot, Philadelphia, PA from November 11-13, 2011. For more information visit or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or

Spotlighted Event

Remuda Ranch: Overview, News and Updates Webinar

Presented by: Dr. Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS, Director of Educational Outreach
              Marta Harris, RN, BA, Director of Nursing
We are excited to present to you this informative webinar highlighting the latest developments at Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs. As a fellow treatment provider, we value your time and your commitment to making the most informed decision for each of your clients who may be struggling. We would like to take this opportunity to share our new and exciting information that is available at Remuda Ranch. Our goal is to partner with you to help your patients find hope, healing and life by providing them treatment you can trust.
Dates and Times offered:
July 15th 10:00 - 10:30 AM PST click here to register or learn more
July 18th 11:00 - 11:30 AM PST click here to register or learn more
Cost: No Charge, but you must register to receive the email containing the URL for the webinar.

Events Calendar

July 14: Center for Change Regional Workshop for Professionals: Strengthening Body Image & Self Esteem in Adolescents and Young Adults. 9:00am - 12:30pm,Orem, UT, Center for Change.

July 14: Center for Change Annual Community Event: Support for Those in an Addictive Process and the People Who Love Them. 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Orem, UT, Center for Change.

July 15: Annual Center for Change Alumni Event.9:00am - 6:00pm. Orem, UT, Center for Change.

July 13, 19 or 26th: Free Seminar Series for Parents of Children Struggling from Eating Disorders, July 13th, 19th and 26th, NY, NY. Led by Normal in Schools Founder and President, Robyn Hussa, MFA, RYT.

August 3: OCD and Eating Disorders Webinar with Dr. Ken Littlefield of Remuda Ranch.

August 5-7: Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) Level 1 Training Facilitators: Elaine Miller Karas, LCSW & Laurie Leitch, Ph.D. Presented at Sierra Tucson by Trauma Resource Institute (TRI)
18.0 CECs available at this 3-day Training more information

August 19 - 20: 2011 Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, Colorado

View further details on these events and those occurring through the 2012.

Featured Research

Research Study using MRI to examine Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescent Girls Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are conducting a study aimed at understanding brain development and the development of Bulimia Nervosa

* Females, 12-19 years old, who binge-eat and purge
* All ethnic groups
* The study will take place at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive in Manhattan.
* Participation in our study will include visiting our clinic to complete interviews, games and puzzles, and an MRI scan.
* Compensation (up to $400) or treatment, free of charge, will be provided for participation.
For more information please call the Eating Disorders Clinic at (212) 543-5739 or 212-543-6072. Or Contact: Rachel Marsh, Ph.D.

Click here for an extensive national listing of Current Eating Disorder Research


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rise in men suffering from eating disorders, say GPs

by Robin Knowles, BBC Newsbeat @

The number of men suffering from eating disorders is rising, says the Royal College of General Practitioners.
It says it wants doctors to be more aware of the problem because it is usually seen as a female issue.
"If doctors see a young man who is thin they are more likely to think that he is depressed," a spokesperson said.
The NHS says there's been a 66% increase in hospital admissions in England for male eating disorders over the last 10 years...finish article

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Anorexia Kills, Timberline Knolls Saves

Study Supports Timberline Knolls' Stance That Anorexia is Deadly

 CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is in the business of saving lives, because they've known for years what a recent study reported in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry supports: individuals who have eating disorders have an elevated mortality rate, especially those with anorexia nervosa. This is an important study, but Timberline Knolls stresses that it may not go far enough.
"I think it's always important to have studies which validate and quantify what we have seen and known for decades clinically," said Kimberly Dennis, M.D., Medical Director at Timberline Knolls, a residential treatment center for women who suffer from eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma or a co-occurring disorder. "But this type of research needs to be expanded to include bulimia and especially EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), which is by far the most common and least likely to be treated of the eating disorders. My guess is that it is just as deadly as anorexia, just over a much longer period of time."...finish reading press release

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tips for Parents: Helping Kids Stay Active and Eat Healthy during Summer (and Fall, Winter, and Spring)

 Dena Cabrera, PsyD @ Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs

“Summer” for kids means so many different things - vacations, summer camp, swimming, free time, and best of all, no school.   In the summer, schedules change, routines are broken, and patterns are modified.  This could create an imbalance in our eating and activity level.  Also, the heat often immobilizes us, making it a bit more difficult to stay active and eat healthy.  Helping kids stay active during summer time may pose a challenge for parents.  Also, kids today face many different options for food and activity than past generations. With an abundance of inexpensive, high calorie, low nutrient-dense, tasty, unsupervised food choices coupled with entertainment much more sedentary than "play"…we end up with overweight kids. What is a parent to do?

Top 10 Tips for Parents Who Want Healthy Kids:

1.  Be a good role model. Do not follow fad diets for weight loss; eat intuitively. Choose from a variety of foods that are tasteful and satisfying. Eat when hungry; stop when not hungry any more.

2.  Promote Size Acceptance. All bodies are shaped differently; this is natural and a part of one's genetic makeup. Fostering an environment of size acceptance and diversity in shape helps to promote a child's own self acceptance and well being. Differences are welcomed, not feared.

3.  Use positive body language. Are you consistently talking about the weight you want to lose? How much better you would look if you could lose these last 10 pounds? Commenting on others' appearance and making judgments? Talking positively about one's own body will model a healthy self-concept....Read More


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Christian Recording Artist Helps Those Struggling with Eating Disorders

At Remuda Ranch, Josh Miles Leads Christian Music and Chapels While Recording His First CD 

Contact: Dena Cabrera, Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders, 602-818-9900,

PHOENIX, July 5, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Josh Miles has served as the Chapel Supervisor at Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders for the past three years. Through Gospel-centered messages and worship, Miles helps to point patients to Jesus and the grace and redemption He offers. His authentic and heartfelt worship style helps patients change their focus from the eating disorder to the loving God who created them. "In addition to leading chapels, I am able to walk alongside patients through one on one sessions as God begins to redeem their stories," said Miles.

While leading chapels, Miles was inspired by the patients to begin writing songs. "I have seen more evidence of Jesus being close to the broken-hearted there than I ever have in all of my years attending church," Miles added. In July of 2010, he traveled to Nashville to record six songs with producer, Jeremy Casella. "Stand[by]," Miles' first CD was released in September, and is available on iTunes and Amazon.

As Miles continues to help patients in their recovery journeys, they will undoubtedly inspire more song writing of music that will ultimately inspire and encourage them. One former patient said, "Josh's passion, zeal, and self-effacing manner kindled a spark within me which led to a desire for a deeper relationship with the Lord."
About Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs
Remuda Ranch offers inpatient and residential programs for individuals suffering from eating disorders or obsessive compulsive disorder.  Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a psychiatric and a primary care provider, registered dietitian, master's level therapist, psychologist and registered nurses. The professional staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life.  For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit

About Josh Miles, Christian Recording Artist
Josh Miles is the Chapel Supervisor at Remuda Ranch Treatment. He has led worship for more than five years, and his mission is to see all people come together, using their gifts to impact what's important to Jesus: the least of these. His music can be found on iTunes and Amazon. 

Top 10 Tips For Eating Disorder Recovery - Self Acceptance, Health & Well Being

@ Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Director of Eating Disorder Hope

I. Work with a treatment team consisting of a therapist, nutritionist, physician and otherprofessionals, if at all possible. Also, seeks out some of the many wonderful self help programs available to assist you in recovery.

Treatment by a team of qualified professionals who specialize in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and/or compulsive overeating is the best course of action to address and recover from disordered eating.
There are highly regarding organizations that offer referrals to treatment professionals available online and by telephone. Consider contacting the National Eating Disorder Association or the Academy of Eating Disorders for a list of professionals who provide treatment in your area. Also, many anorexia, bulimia and BED sufferers and families find that reviewing the online 'virtual brochures' offered in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library greatly simplifies their search for treatment.
If your access to professional treatment is limited, also seek out support through organizations such as Overeaters Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous, and local church or community groups designed to provide support for sufferers.

II. Develop self acceptance through practicing compassion toward self.

Also, practice kindness toward yourself and offering unconditional self care and self respect. Refuse to allow your self esteem to be determined by outside factors, but rather find your value in the content of your character and by being the uniquely wonderful person God created you to be.

III. Develop a positive and self nurturing internal dialogue.

Our inner dialogue with ourselves is critical to our recovery and general well being. Learn how to recognize ineffective thoughts and replace these with accurate and uplifting thoughts.

IV. Get treatment for co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety and social phobias are often co-occurring issues. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and etiology of anxiety disorders and recognize the importance of treating these disorders with therapy and possibly medication, when prescribed by a medical doctor.

V. Practice mindfulness and living in the moment.

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more aware of the present moment, rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. Many find mindfulness techniques helpful in recovery...Finish Reading Article

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

FREE Teleconference - Navigating Insurance Obstacles When Seeking Eating Disorder Treatment


A MentorCONNECT Teleconference with Lisa Kantor, JD


Houston, July 5, 2011 –    On Wednesday, July 13 at 8pm CST, MentorConnect, the first online global eating disorder mentoring community will host a FREE Teleconference featuring Lisa Kantor, JD, the leading eating disorders litigation specialist in the country.  During the 75 minute teleconference, Ms. Kantor will share her insight and expertise on how to better navigate through the insurance process when seeking coverage for eating disorder treatment. 
Finally accepting the need for professional treatment in order to overcome one’s eating disorder is a giant step. Yet the real challenge may well be obtaining insurance approval. For many, traditional residential treatment is the necessary protocol, however the cost to receive such treatment is out of reach without insurance.  
People seeking treatment for eating disorders seldom have the resources to pay for appropriate therapy.  They often need extended residential treatment followed by proper step-down treatment.  Few health plans understand eating disorders to appreciate the standard level of care and are reluctant to pay for the proper time in residential treatment.  This tension creates an undesirable atmosphere at a time when cooperation between patients, treatment professionals, and insurers is essential for a patient’s full recovery.   
“It is difficult enough for someone to finally come to terms with the need for healthy eating disorder treatment” says Shannon Cutts, Executive Director/MentorCONNECT.  “To then face the possibility for financial hardship due to insurance roadblocks is tragic for everyone involved – the sufferer as well as their loved ones.” 
Ms. Cutts goes on to say, “This is why we are honored to have an esteemed member of our Board of Directors, Lisa Kantor, JD showcase her expertise during our upcoming teleconference on July 13.  She knows the ins and outs of effectively working with clinicians and insurance claims specialists. Her guidance and support are like none other.”  To register for this FREE teleconference, go

More about MentorCONNECT
MentorCONNECT is the first global online eating disorders mentoring community.  In addition to offering one-on-one mentoring matches, the free membership includes access to a password protected, moderated, PRO-recovery environment with live weekly e-support groups, periodic special events, a wide variety of online themed support groups, recovery blogs, opportunity to personalize one’s own profile page, educational/encouraging monthly teleconferences and more.  To volunteer your services as a caring mentor, be matched with a mentor, or find general support, go to 
For more information please contact: Alison Smela (
Eating Disorder Hope provides additional information regarding Insurance and Paying for Eating Disorder Treatment 

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Cedar Springs Austin Eating Disorder Center Offers Career Opportunities

Program Coordinator @ Cedar Springs Austin Eating Disorder Center

Title: Program Coordinator
Status: Full Time (salaried)
Reports to: Executive Director
Duties include:
Coordinate overall programming for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for eating disorder treatment center
Maintain a caseload of patients and therapy groups
Supervise therapists and graduate interns; provide reviews for supervisees
Manage program and staffing schedules
Provide support in the absence of clinical staff
Oversee assessment process and assign patients to therapists
Collaborate with admission & case management coordinator, business office and leadership team re: new admissions and discharge planning
Manage administrative and AMA discharges from facility
Attend weekly clinical staff meetings
Serve on the leadership team and participate in weekly leadership meetings
Provide presentations in the community as needed
Other requirements:
Experience in treating eating disorders in treatment center setting
Experience in supervising therapists
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
Fully licensed in Texas as psychologist, LMFT, LPC or clinical social worker
Benefits include: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401(k)
Contact: Robin Pollock @

Admissions & Case Management Coordinator @ Cedar Springs Austin Eating Disorder Center

Title: Admissions & Case Management Coordinator
Status: Full Time (salaried)
Reports to: Executive Director
Duties include:
Coordinate the overall admission process; communicate with patients and referring clinicians/treatment centers regarding program and admission procedures
Verify insurance benefits and relay information to patient/patient’s family
Schedule assessments
Track inquiries and develop admissions report
Collaborate with leadership team and business office re: admissions and discharge planning
Provide pre-certifications and regular utilization reviews with insurance companies
Manage overall discharge planning, coordinate aftercare services and provide follow-up communications with patients post-discharge
Other requirements:
Organized and able to return calls promptly
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
Experience in case management and admissions for healthcare facility
Knowledge of eating disorders preferred
Benefits include: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, 401(k)
Contact: Robin Pollock @


Learn about additional Nationwide Career Opportunities at Eating Disorder Treatment Centers