Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

IFS Conference

Written by Nancy Albus, LPC, NCC, CEDS Castlewood is looking forward to once again participating in the IFS Conference, to be held October 24-27, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island. The conference, which brings professionals together to learn and expand their knowledge about IFS psychotherapy, is one that Castlewood has been actively involved with for years. Two of Castlewood's staff will present at the IFS Conference: Katie Thompson, Lead Eating Disorder Therapist at Castlewood, and Erin McGinty, Anxiety Therapist and Program Director for Castlewood. Their topic of discussion will be IFS in Action: Unblending at the Table and Addressing Feared Stimuli in Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Other Addictions. Katie and Erin will talk about how IFS can be used in treating eating and anxiety disorders simultaneously. The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy is just one method of treatment that is used at Castlewood. Our unique therapeutic approach involves utilizing diverse modalities and interventions for our clients' recovery. We encompass different therapies and modalities that together provide the best treatment for clients. Not only do we use the evidence-based treatment of methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), but we also offer IFS and other elective methods. The therapists at Castlewood combine IFS with other therapy principles for the effective treatment of eating disorders. Castlewood strives to offer the very best treatment for each client. We create an individualized treatment plan that helps meet each client's needs for recovery. Our hope for the participation in the IFS Conference is to let other professionals know how Castlewood uses an integrated approach with IFS and other modalities, and also to see how others are using evidence-based techniques for treatment.