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Castlewood Provides Meaningful Presence at National Conference

Supporting the National Conference on Addiction Disorders and the Behavioral Leadership Summit Castlewood continues to make a national impact by supporting education and leadership on eating disorders and related addiction disorders. Beginning tomorrow, August 22nd in St. Louis, Castlewood will be sponsoring and taking part in the highly respected National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) and the concurrently held Behavioral Leadership Summit. The Castlewood team is proud to be a part of these premier events. “At Castlewood, we have a commitment to our clients to provide the highest quality of care,” said Nancy Albus, CEO, Castlewood Treatment Center. “Participating in…

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Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others March: the FREED Act Must Pass!

For people who love and care about those with eating disorders, or has tragically lost someone from an eating disorder, September 30th is way to bring eating disorder awareness to the public, and more importantly lawmakers! The inaugural MOM March on Washington, held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Washington DC., brings eating disorder advocates to the Nation’s Capital for two days of lobbying and educating Members of Congress, pushing them to increase efforts on the FREED Act and Truth in Advertising. MOM? FREED Act? M.O.M. stands for “Mothers and Others”, and is a unified group of…

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Local Blogger Attends Conference

Local Blogger Attends Monarch Cove’s Eating Disorder Workshop

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…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 at Castlewood

Castlewood will be observing Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) with the rest of the country February 23rd – March 1st, 2014. The week-long event encourages individuals, families, and treatment providers to spread the word about the warning signs and the impacts of eating disorders. To celebrate the week, Castlewood has a number of events planned. Kicking off the week a day early, Castlewood will host an alumni event on Saturday, February 22, during which time alumni are invited back to the facility to celebrate their recovery and encourage others. Then, two alumni of Castlewood, as well as the Alumni Group…

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Castlewood’s Monarch Cove Staff Member to Speak at Conference on Diversity

Monarch Cove PHP Program Director to Speak at Conference on Diversity

Looking behind the curtain at Castlewood Treatment Centers and you’ll find a clinical team that is not only dedicated to providing eating disorder recovery support for each client, but also highly educated and experienced individuals that use their time and talents to educate the professional community about eating disorders and co-occurring issues. Jenn Edwards, Monarch Cove’s PHP Program Director and expert therapist, is an excellent example of professional dedication to peer and community education. Jenn has been selected to lecture at Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.’s (EDRS) 2014 conference February 6-8, 2014, in Petaluma, CA. The theme of this year’s…

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The Mission of Connection and Community

Mission of Connection and Community

Castlewood’s mission isn’t just to provide eating disorder care during the time that our clients are in active treatment. We also believe that we have a mission and commitment to support the cause of recovery locally, and across the nation. Actively sponsoring and taking part in the professional and community events of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) are important ways that we do this. Winter Gala’s held on December 7, 2013, at iaedp chapers across the nation bring professionals and those in recovery together to celebrate the message of hope for recovery from eating disorders. Castlewood is…

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Nancy Albus Speaks in Nashville

Nancy Albus, Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers spoke at the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute this past Friday May 10, 2013. The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute (NPI) hosts lunch and learn continuing education workshops throughout the year to provide continuing education to clinicians in the Nashville area. This prestigious group developed in the 1980’s out of a need for clinicians to gain quality continuing education as well as network with other clinicians. NPI also hosts an one day conference annually in February. Ms. Albus was thrilled to be asked to participate in NPI’s lunch and learn program and lecture to the…

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Nancy Albus, CEO at ICED Annual Conference

This week Nancy Albus, LPC Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers is attending the International Conference on Eating Disorders. The Academy of Eating Disorders coordinates the ICED conference annually, which is held in Montreal this year. The ICED conference is known for its thought provoking lectures based in research and clinical application of evidenced based approaches to the treatment of eating disorders. AED attempts to bridge the gap between researchers and clinicians through the annual conference. This years keynote address will be given by David Barlow, Ph.D on “Crossing Boundaries: What Can We Learn from Therapeutic Approaches to Neuroticism?” In this…

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American Counseling Association of Missouri Annual Conference

The American Counseling Association of Missouri will hosts its annual conference this Thursday through Saturday in Jefferson City, Missouri. The conference offers lectures on a wide variety of topics and is a great way to network with other counselors throughout the region. The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. John Krumboltz and Dr. Howard Rosenthal.  Castlewood Treatment Center will have an exhibit table at the conference and is proud to help support the American Counseling Association of Missouri. Castlewood staff members Erin McGinty, LPC and Katie Thompson, LPC will present at the conference on Friday April 12th. Erin McGinty…

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