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Moreen Rubin joins Castlewood Staff as Senior Director of Clinical Services

The news just keeps coming! As shared last week, Castlewood has acquired five new eating disorder programs in Santa Barbara, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California. To support these new locations, we are excited to announce a new addition to the leadership team. Joining Castlewood in the role of Senior Director of Clinical Services is Moreen Rubin, MA, LMFT, PsyD.  Moreen will partner with Regional Executive Director for Southern California, Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II, in creating preeminent clinical quality in our new Residential, PHP and IOP locations. Dr. Moreen Rubin brings a wealth of experience to Castlewood.…

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Castlewood acquires five new locations in California

Castlewood Treatment Centers, a leading provider of eating disorder treatment, currently operating in three states in the U.S., has today announced the acquisition of the eating disorder assets of La Ventana Treatment Programs.  La Ventana’s five California eating disorder treatment programs, including two residential treatment centers in Thousand Oaks, one outpatient facility in Westlake Village and one residential and one outpatient program in Santa Barbara, have been acquired by Castlewood Treatment Centers effective June 8, 2018. “We are energized by this strategic and thoughtful growth opportunity,” said Jennifer Crute Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers.  “We are developing…

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Introducing Our New CEO, Jennifer Crute Steiner

Castlewood Treatment Centers has announced the appointment of Jennifer Crute Steiner as its new Chief Executive Officer. In this new role, she will build upon the excellent clinical quality of Castlewood’s treatment programs, while also expanding the organization’s reach and profile as an industry leader. During the last decade, Jennifer has been actively creating positive change in mental health on a national scale. She is driven to improve the standard of care in mental health and eating disorder treatment through impeccable clinical quality, accountability, and innovative care delivery models. “I am thrilled to begin this leadership journey at Castlewood Treatment…

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Castlewood Treatment Centers Unveils New #1LifeAtATime Campaign to Promote Eating Disorder Advocacy

Starting in September, Castlewood Treatment Centers will embark on a new awareness-raising campaign called #1LifeAtATime. The focus of the campaign will be how change happens, awareness is raised, and recovery is promoted by one individual at a time; as one person becomes passionate about eating disorder advocacy, that passion has a ripple effect, spreading to others in the community. Castlewood will promote the campaign through blogs and other social media content.

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Lobbying for the Anna Westin Act

Guest post by Annalee Plumb, LPC, NCC, CADC- Director of Treatment Services Walking through the halls of our country’s capitol on my way to a senator’s office to lobby for the Anna Westin Act, I have never felt more American. As constituents, Castlewood’s Clinical Director, Nicole Siegfried, and I made our way through the underground tunnels between the house and the senate meeting congressmen staffers from Missouri and Alabama. We were there to ask for support on the bill and while we had been prepped in advance for stoic expressions and non-committal attitudes, I was not prepared for the realization…

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Golf Tournament Provides $20,000 For Scholarships

For the second year in a row, we are pleased to announce that our benefit golf tournament, held in conjunction with Project HEAL, has raised significant funds to help provide scholarships for people who might otherwise might avoid seeking treatment for their eating disorders. With the $20,000 raised at this year’s tournament, Project HEAL will have additional support in its mission to give financial aid to individuals who are committed to their recovery and to educate the general public, medical professionals, and government agencies about the life-threatening issues that accompany eating disorders. One of last year’s scholarship recipients, a 15-year-old…

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Castlewood Announces New Day Treatment Program

Starting in January, Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis will open a newly designed direct admit Day Treatment Program. “In the past clients seeking direct admit into Castlewood’s Day Treatment participated in our Residential groups and meals. We noticed a trend over the last few years of more clients seeking direct admission into the PHP level of care. By distinguishing our Day Treatment clients from our Residential clients this allows us to provide even more customized programming and individual attention,” said Rebecca Baker, Program Director. Group therapy and meals will be held at our Day Treatment House on the grounds…

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Understanding Orthorexia: Castlewood Staff Member Interviewed for National Magazine

Katie Thompson, MS, LPC, NCC, one of Castlewood’s extraordinary primary therapists, was recently interviewed by Addiction Professional Magazine. Concerned about the increasing prevalence of orthorexia, Katie is personally and professionally pleased to be able to share her concerns and expertise. Addiction Professional Magazine provides a national resource addressing current trends, research, education and news for clinicians who are dedicated to maximizing their professional skills. Importance of Increasing Knowledge of Orthorexia Understanding the challenges of working with clients with orthorexia was an important aspect of Katie’s interview. Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. As with other types of…

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Castlewood’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Castlewood’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Castlewood Treatment Center is pleased to announce that it will hold its first ever golf tournament later this year, scheduled for October 6, 2014. The event will take place at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri, and will raise funds for treatment scholarships for Project Heal. Project Heal is a nonprofit organization that provides much-needed grants for individuals with eating disorders. The organization focuses its efforts on those that do not have the resources to pay for treatment and who might not otherwise get the help they need. Project Heal not only awards scholarships for eating disorder treatment,…

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Castlewood Announces Staff Additions and Promotions

Castlewood is pleased to announce the promotion of Deana Wilson and the addition of Dana Suitor. Deana Wilson has been promoted to Director of Intake for Castlewood Treatment Centers. Now residing in St. Louis, she will oversee the intake team, working directly with potential clients to guide them from inquiries to admittance.  In addition, she will continue building relationships with eating disorder professionals. “This new role allows me to be onsite and have a more hands-on approach to client access and care,” said Deana. “I am especially eager to incorporate the feedback and best practices I have learned from professionals…

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