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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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Working at Castlewood Treatment Center

Recently one of our dedicated primary therapists, Steve Buchheit, M.Ed, LPC, reflected on his time as a therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders. “I wanted to write about my experience as a therapist and as a primary therapist at Castlewood.  Since completing graduate school 10 years ago,  I have worked in several other treatment centers,  each of which was for chemical dependency treatment.  I learned a lot in those years especially about the importance of working through the deeper issues in order to see long term remission of symptoms.  I feel good about the depth of the work…

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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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Supporting Each Other—Family Week Is Almost Here!

Castlewood’s next Family Week is coming up on February 25-27, 2014. Many family members are nervous about attending their first Family Week experience. One of the common reasons expressed is that everyone may perceive them as the reason for their loved ones eating disorder. Nothing could be further from the truth, and research backs this up! Family support in recovery is essential! The Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) issued an important position paper for physicians on the role of family in eating disorders. The bottom line: families are a critical part of the recovery and treatment process for those with…

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February is For Lovers! -New Alumni Event

Learning to love oneself can be a hard task for someone with an eating disorder. It can be a challenge to accept what is perceived as imperfect or unlovable. Part of the recovery process is learning that we are all capable of giving and receiving love, including love for ourselves. Our alumni event in February explores this important theme. Another key to sustained recovery is connection. Not just connection to family, friends, and social networks, but also staying connected to feelings and fears. Castlewood’s alumni group is a very meaningful and positive way to connect. Join other Castlewood Alumni on…

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Castlewood Webinar with Deanna James

Castlewood Treatment Center’s own Deanna James will be hosting a webinar on February 19th on the topic of Becoming Embodied: Body Image, Trauma and Eating Disorders. The webinar is designed for therapists, social workers, and psychologists that work with individuals that suffer with eating disorders or trauma. Deanna will speak about the importance of addressing the body and body image when dealing with clients with eating disorders and those that have experienced trauma. Deanna’s topic is very relevant to the treatment field right now as many providers are finding that clients struggle with body image and trauma. Clients’ conditions are…

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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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Castlewood Treatment Center Puts on their Kicks and Walks for Recovery

Castlewood Puts on their Kicks and Walks for Recovery

We believe in community involvement at Castlewood, and being part of the wider national eating disorder treatment family. So on February 1st, Castlewood is not only sponsoring The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness’ 3rd Annual Walk for Recovery, we are putting our feet where our sponsorship is! The Alliance for Eating Disorders provides an extensive network of information and support for clients and families who are battling an eating disorder. This year’s walk focuses on the theme “Celebrating everyBODY”, and points out that recovery is possible for everyone, and that our bodies, and feelings about them, don’t define a person.…

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Castlewood FAQ Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions About the Castlewood Treatment Center

Castlewood Treatment Center would like to address some misleading information that is circulating about our facilities, staff and treatment program. Castlewood’s mission is to help people with eating disorders transform to healthier lives. We provide a safe, judgment free environment for healing where clients can address their underlying symptoms with our passionate, experienced staff. We welcome open discussions about our facility and encourage clients, family members and referring professionals to visit us, take a tour and ask questions. Following are answers to some frequently asked questions that we hope will help clear up any misperceptions or confusion over who we are…

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The Giving Tree

Giving and Enjoying Holiday Events at Castlewood

An important part of the recovery process for clients is learning and relearning the pleasures that are found in giving back, and in in enjoying the small intangible gifts of life.  This holiday season brought two opportunities for clients. Clients and counselors at Castlewood took part in the Giving Tree program through the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provides emergency intervention, respite care, and support to families in crisis. Salicia Young, Castlewood’s Art Therapist & Direct Care Supervisor, along with Castlewood’s Direct Care Counselor Ashley Kearbey, contacted…

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