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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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Giving Back On the Greens!

Giving Back On the Greens!

As a dedicated eating disorder professional and an avid golfer, sponsoring and playing in a golf tournament that benefits the Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness (AEDA) helps celebrate both of these personal passions. On December 12th, I’ll be representing Castlewood Treatment Center at the 2013 Alliance Golf Classic in Florida. Created in 2000, this exceptional non-profit organization has provided extensive programs and activities aimed at outreach and education on eating disorders, positive body image, and self-esteem. Castlewood is proud to not only be a platinum sponsor of the Alliance and this year’s golf classic fundraiser, but to be playing! LPGA…

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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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Male Eating Disorders on the Rise

Even though many organizations are working to create public awareness about eating disorders, there is still much stigma and shame surrounding males seeking help for eating disorders. At Castlewood, we are working to eliminate as many of the barriers surrounding male seeking eating disorder treatment. One way we help encourage men to seek treatment is to create a community of male clients and former clients who are willing to talk to those considering treatment. This community provides a strong support system and advocacy to men, because they understand firsthand the struggle and the difficulty to reach out for help. They…

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Highlands Treatment Center Ribbon Cutting

The staff at Castlewood will soon be welcoming the Highlands Treatment Center into our partnership. The official opening of the Highlands will take place November 13th, at their facility in Birmingham, Alabama, and will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Our staff at Castlewood is pleased to have Clinical Director, Dr. Nicole Siegfried, and her team at the Highlands as a part of our affiliation. The Highlands program has been serving clients since August of this year through a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program. I know that the Highlands will be an important resource for the…

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