Local Blogger Attends Monarch Cove’s Eating Disorder Workshop
March 3, 2014 by Castlewood Treatment Center in Castlewood Events, Castlewood In the News, Conferences Joe Kelly, a father, husband, author, speaker, and blogger, recently attended Monarch Cove's Preferred Provider Workshop. He took some thoughts away from the conference, and shared them with his online community in a blog last week.
Nancy Albus spoke at the conference about love and relationships. At one point, she stressed the importance of talking to family members - male family members in particular- of eating disorder clients. Nancy gave real life examples of times therapists needed information, and the only person that could give her that information besides the client, was their partner.
Joe went on to say in his blog, "What I appreciate most about this anecdote is Nancy’s acknowledgement of how valuable—even essential—it is for therapists and other professionals to engage with the men in a client’s family. His information about her client is information she needs—and which she can’t realistically get anywhere else."
Sometimes the client has a distorted view of reality, and it is the person that is intimately involved with the client that can paint a more accurate picture of the issues surrounding the eating disorder. Monarch Cove and Castlewood Treatment Center therapists recognize that understanding a client's entire situation is vital to recovery, and regularly work with the family members and loved ones of clients.
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