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Castlewood Sponsors Project Heal

This summer on June 7th, 2013 Project HEAL plans to host its annual Gala event in New York, NY. The event will feature live music by the Peter Sparacino Trio and will honor Evelyn Attia, M.D., the Director of the Columbia and Weill Cornell Center for Eating Disorders. Project HEAL is a non profit organization co-founded by three girls who first met in an eating disorder treatment center. After achieving recovery the girls wanted to give back and founded Project Heal. The organization provides treatment scholarships to deserving men and women in order for them to have access to treatment…

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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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Castlewood Supports MOEDA Gala

The Missouri Eating Disorder Association will sponsor an annual Gala fundraiser May 18, 2013 in St. Louis. The Missouri Eating Disorder Association is the Missouri chapter of the National Eating Disorder Association. The Missouri Eating Disorders Association’s mission is to bring “hope, compassion and understanding to the fight against eating disorders.” MOEDA provides “education, resources and advocacy as well as attempts to bring understanding and support to those treating or affected by eating disorders.” MOEDA hosts annual NEDA walks in cities across Missouri, brings speakers and continuing education events to the area, as well as provides advocacy to the state legislature…

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Missouri Eating Disorder Advocacy Day

Join the Missouri Eating Disorder Association and Castlewood Treatment Center at the 5th Annual Missouri Eating Disorder Advocacy Day. Castlewood is a proud sponsor of the Missouri Eating Disorder Association and their efforts for awareness, prevention and political action regarding eating disorder and insurance legislation. Please make plans to attend the advocacy day at the state capital in  Jefferson City, Missouri. WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:15-11:15AM Rally 11:15AM-2:00PM Meetings w/Legislators WHERE: The MO State Capitol, 1st Floor Rotunda 210 West Capitol Avenue Jefferson City, MO 65101 Special Guest appearance by NEDA Ambassador Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 Don’t stay silent!…

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Castlewood Sponsors Columbia Missouri NEDA Walk

Castlewood Treatment Center is sponsoring the Columbia Missouri NEDA walk March 16, 2013.  Representatives from Castlewood and our alumni will be at the walk to provide information and resources to attendees regarding eating disorder treatment. If you plan on attending please stop by our table and say hello! In the United States, 30 million men and women will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder during their lifetime. NEDA Walks help raise awareness and funds in the fight against eating disorders. Started in the spring of 2009, NEDA Walks have grown to over 40 walks across the nation each year,…

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Castlewood Alumni Raises Funds for ED Awareness

Matthew Ryd, a former client at Castlewood Treatment Center and musician extraordinaire uses his talents each year during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week to raise money for the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). In previous years he has participated in various fundraisers including creating a video sharing his story with the world to bring awareness to men and eating disorders. Matt shared that he feels that awareness is extremely important when it pertains to eating disorders. “Eating Disorder are generally misunderstood by the general public. It not just about young girls…

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Recovery and Treatment with Theresa Chesnut

Written by Deanna James, LPC Theresa Chesnut, LCSW and I recently sat down to discuss treatment, the recovery process and what she has learned in her 13 years with Castlewood Treatment Center. Theresa has worked with Castlewood Treatment Centers since its inception in 2000. She has devoted her career to helping individuals recover from their eating disorders.   She offers a wide range of experience and understanding in her role as a therapist, clinical liaison, and eating disorder specialist. Most recently, Theresa has been working in Monterey Bay, CA , to assist in the startup of Castlewood’s affiliate, Monarch Cove Residential…

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Top Universities Partner with Castlewood Treatment Center

Eating Disorder symptoms appear to be on the rise among the college age group. Many students are unaware of the dangers of ED behaviors, others are unaware that treatment and therapy are available and can help. Castlewood is dedicated to providing information and spreading awareness to college counseling services. Several top universities have partnered with Castlewood Treatment Center this winter to provide continuing education to Counseling and Psychological Services staff members. Our clinicians work to provide information on ways to identify and assess for eating disorder behaviors, treatment options, ways to help motivate students toward change, and ideas for prevention…

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SEED Conference 2013

Castlewood Treatment Center  is proud to help support and sponsor the Southeastern Eating Disorder Conference. The SEED conference will be held in Birmingham Alabama February 21-22, 2013. Castlewood representative Lisa Iken-Sokolik, Director of Regional Outreach will exhibit at the conference. For those attending, please plan to stop by the Castlewood booth!  The conference features speakers Ralph Carson, Ph.D, Debra Jay, Jessica Setnick, RD, and various other nationally recognized specialists in the treatment of eating disorder. The SEED conference aims to be a part of an evolution in the understanding and treatment of Eating Disorders. Participants will hear current experts in…

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Elissa Project 2013

Castlewood Treatment Center  is excited to sponsor the Elissa Project’s Annual Conference this week February 14 &15 in Dallas Texas. Castlewood will be on site to exhibit and participate in the conference. The 13th Annual Professional Symposium for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders will take place on Thursday and Friday, February 14 & 15, 2013 in the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium, UT Southwestern Medical Center. The symposium is jointly sponsored with UT Southwestern Medical Center. Carrie McAdams, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at UTSW will be the Course Director. CME and CEU credits will be provided. Elissa Project is dedicated to the prevention…

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