Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

SLEDN April Event- Kevin McColloch Speaks

Kevin McColloch, LPC therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center will speak at the April St. Louis Eating Disorder Network (SLEDN) meeting. The event is scheduled for Friday April 5, 2013 from 9:00 am- 10:30 am at St. Louis Community College. Mr. McColloch will speak on mindfulness approaches to the treatment of Eating Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. Location: Meramec St. Louis Community College; 11333 Big Bend Rd.; St. Louis, MO 63122. Classroom CS 120. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Lisa Iken-Sokolik- The Saint Louis Eating Disorders Network (SLEDN) was founded in 1987 by Patricia Kyle Dennis, a beginning psychotherapist who wanted to specialize in eating disorders. At one of the few training events available at the time, she became aware of the lack of organized support for treatment professionals trying to cope with a fast-growing epidemic. She asked a colleague, Jeanne Juliet, to help assemble a steering committee to build an organization that could fill the void. For many years, SLEDN was a non-profit corporation with a hard-working board and committees. Volunteers put a great deal of money, time and energy into identifying needs and completing projects that benefited professionals, patients, and the community. More than 25 years later, SLEDN continues as a voluntary peer-clinical presentation group for all healthcare professionals that meets on the 1st Friday of every month from 9am-10:30am. Graduate students/ trainees are especially welcomed.  SLEDN’s agenda is not marketing; it is health care. There are no dues nor commitment to attend SLEDN’s monthly clinical presentations, designed to help enhance the effectiveness of eating disorders therapist or professional.