Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Author Archives: Deanna James, LPC, CEDS

Justice Department Settlement

February 7, 2013 Castlewood statement on the recent Justice Department settlement: Castlewood’s sole intent in this matter was to assure optimal patient care. After evaluating all pertinent factors Castlewood’s professional staff concluded that the prospective patient would receive more appropriate care at an in-patient facility. Castlewood has always and continues to put the interests of those seeking treatment above everything else and does not discriminate in patient care.

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A Mother’s Gratitude

My daughter was a client at Castlewood for two months at the beginning of 2012.  Castlewood Treatment Center has given her the tools to begin a new life full of the hopes and dreams that she never before thought possible.  She  is doing well in her recovery.  For the most part, our family is doing well in her recovery.  As I read through your recent newsletter, I was moved to walk back in time and  experience again my thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams that I experienced during my family week-end visit to Castlewood. As a fifteen year recovering alcoholic, I couldn’t…

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Monarch Cove Treatment Center Opens for Business

Contact Name: Theresa Chesnut, LCSW Telephone: 831-718-9595 Email: info@monarchcovetreatment.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONARCH COVE TREATMENT CENTER OPENS FOR BUSINESS Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to announce the grand opening of our affiliate, Monarch Cove Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in Pacific Grove, California. The new residential center is devoted to the comprehensive treatment of those who suffer with eating disorders. Set between Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey and close to the Big Sur coast, the area is renowned for its natural beauty, seasonal Monarch butterflies, and grazing deer. It’s also known for fine beaches, world class golf courses, Cannery Row and…

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EDRS Annual Conference

Converging Paths: Clinical Practice and Social Activism in the Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders  February 7-9, 2013 Sheraton Hotel Pettaluma, CA 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA  94954 Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. is a Bay Area based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting community awareness of eating disorders, professional education and collaboration, and providing treatment scholarships to California residents that need financial assistance for treatment. Click here for the conference brochure Castlewood is proud to sponsor such a wonderful organization that provides awareness, prevention and support for those in need of treatment.  Theresa Chesnut, LCSW will attend the conference…

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Secretive Food Concocting in Binge-Eating: Test of a Famine Hypothesis

The International Journal of Eating Disorders published this article on the relationship between binge eating and concocting: the making of strange food mixtures. This is a behavior previously anecdotally noted by eating disorder clinicians but never before systematically investigated. The authors goal was to learn more about binge eating patterns seen in Binge Eating Disorder and what drives these behaviors. Please enjoy reading this article posted below. Secretive Food Concocting in Binge Eating: Test of a Famine Hypothesis Co-Authored by: Mary M. Boggiano, PhD, Bulent Turan, PhD, Christine R. Maldonado, PhD, Kimberly D. Oswald, MA, and Ellen S. Shuman Castlewood Treatment Center supports…

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Binge Eating Disorder Association Annual Conference

Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to support the Binge Eating Disorder Association. The 2013 Annual Conference will be held March 8-10 in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference is open not only to treatment professionals, but individuals, family and friends affected by Binge Eating Disorder. Three distinct tracks are available for various attendees. Click here to see the full schedule.  Castlewood encourages our alumni, our friends and colleagues to consider attending this wonderful conference. Reasons to Attend: You will learn how weight stigma impacts your clients with BED as well as how it impacts all your clients with eating disorders. Castlewood Treatment Center staff…

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Chemical Dependency Services at Castlewood

Castlewood is proud to announce the addition of a chemical dependency services track.  This track will include CD consults, individual sessions, a CD group, formalized 12 step attendance and an onsite 12 step meetings. This track is meant to assist clients who have completed an Inpatient or Residential CD program continue their recovery process. It is also designed to assist clients in beginning the 12 step process, identifying co-occurring addictions and identifying needs for further CD treatment upon discharge from Castlewood. Upon admission,  our staff psychiatrist will assess clients who identify past or current abuse of alcohol or substances and when…

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Monarch Cove Staff Featured on Mental Health Matters

Marybeth Weinstock, Ph.D, BC-DMT was recently hired as a primary therapist and dance/movement therapist at Monarch Cove Treatment Center, an affiliate of Castlewood Treatment Centers located in Pacific Grove, CA. She brings a wealth of experience to the team in California and we look forward to working with her. Dr. Marybeth Weinstock has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Masters Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) from Hunter College in New York, and an undergraduate degree in Dance and Psychology from Goucher College in Baltimore.  Dr. Weinstock combines the disciplines of Clinical Psychology and…

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Comparision, Competition and Social Media

For many of those that suffer with eating disorders comparing and competition can be very ingrained traits. Comparing with others and yourself, is in an integral part of the disorder.  In the recovery process you begin to work towards not constantly comparing your body, your accomplishments or your problems to those around you. Finding peace with your current status, current body and current life is a journey which involves a lot of cognitive reprocessing and positive self talk. I believe to truly recovery you have to learn that happiness is not achieved by measuring up to some perceived expectation, its about defining yourself by…

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Announcing Monarch Cove Treatment Center for Eating Disorders

Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is proud to announce our expansion to Monterey, California. Castlewood plans to open its third residential treatment center devoted to the comprehensive treatment of those who suffer with eating disorders. The new residential center, Monarch Cove Treatment Center, will be located in historic Pacific Grove, California. Set between Pebble Beach, Carmel, Monterey and close to the Big Sur coast, the area is renowned for its natural beauty, seasonal Monarch butterflies, and grazing deer. It’s also known for fine beaches, world class golf courses, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This latest venture for…

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