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What To Do When A Client Needs A Higher Level Of Care: The Art of Referring

You have been seeing your client for a few weeks now and are noticing that he/she is continually skipping meals or continuing to binge or purge. He or She seems to be losing stability and is not making the gains you hoped for. What is the best way to approach your client? What key things do you need to know to make a decision? How do you approach your client? Discuss your concerns and recommendation for treatment Help the client make the first phone call during your session Review our materials and the website together Our skilled and compassionate team…

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Secretive Food Concocting in Binge-Eating: Test of a Famine Hypothesis

The International Journal of Eating Disorders published this article on the relationship between binge eating and concocting: the making of strange food mixtures. This is a behavior previously anecdotally noted by eating disorder clinicians but never before systematically investigated. The authors goal was to learn more about binge eating patterns seen in Binge Eating Disorder and what drives these behaviors. Please enjoy reading this article posted below. Secretive Food Concocting in Binge Eating: Test of a Famine Hypothesis Co-Authored by: Mary M. Boggiano, PhD, Bulent Turan, PhD, Christine R. Maldonado, PhD, Kimberly D. Oswald, MA, and Ellen S. Shuman Castlewood Treatment Center supports…

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How to Talk to Your Child about Eating Disorders

We often get asked the question, how do I approach my child, family member or loved one about my concerns regarding their Eating Disorder. We thought we would give some helpful tips in intervening with your loved ones, as well as some tips on how to get treatment. If you are worried about your child or family members eating behaviors or attitudes, it is important to express your concerns in a loving and supportive way. It is also necessary to discuss your worries early on, rather than waiting until they have endured many of the damaging physical and emotional effects…

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September 24-28: Weight Stigma Awareness Week

CALL TO ACTION The second annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week is September 24 – September 28th.  As a board member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association, and co-chairman of this year’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week, I invite you, your colleagues and clients to participate in the week’s events.  This is an exciting opportunity to get involved and become a part of the conversation around issues related to weight stigma as it pertains to all of the issues that those with eating disorders struggle with. The call-to-action for this event can be found at BEDA’s Website.  We are also accepting blog submissions…

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BEDA- Weight Stigma Awareness Week

September 24-28, 2012 the Binge Eating Disorder Association is hosting Weight Stigma Awareness Week. Organizations like Castlewood have the opportunity to engage in activities and help raise awareness to the significant consequences of weight stigma. Social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook provide platforms to call attention to the topic using the hashtag #weightstigma throughout the week. Anyone interested in sharing their own successes or stories can blog here or email inspirational quotes to wsaw@bedaonline.com. Castlewood supports BEDA in this initiative and plans to participate in the activities throughout the week.

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A Year on Your Path to Growth- New Book for Recovery

Keri Nola, LMHC has authored a new book with daily inspirations to assist in the process of recovery.  For more information please visit her facebook profile or her website. Castlewood supports Keri in her work to help those suffering reconnect with their authentic self. This book could be very useful when used with daily journaling and reflection in the recovery process.  

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Declaration of Independence from Dieting

Robyn Priebe, RD created this beautiful declaration of independence that we just had to share: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for onewoman to dissolve the emotional bands which have connected her with one diet attempt after another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, a separation from dieting to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, with respect to her body, mind, and soul that she should declare the causes which impel her and other like-minded women to the separation.

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New Body Image Study

In a recent study completed by Dr. Shannon Snapp from the University of Arizona, researchers found five factors that promote a healthy body image in women. They found that young women with high family support and low levels of perceived socio-cultural pressure from family, friends and the media regarding the importance of achieving a ‘thin and beautiful’ ideal had a more positive body image. These same women also rejected the superwoman ideal, had a positive physical self-concept, and were armed with skills to deal with stress. Click here to read the full article in Medical News Today. This research highlights what…

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Normal in Schools

Normal in School is a national non for profit dedicated to educating the public about eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem through arts and mindfulness.  Normal in Schools has changed the face of eating disorder awareness campaigns, by including creativity and the arts into its endeavors. What began as an award-winning Off-Broadway musical (nor.mal), has become a series of programs and educational tools that have inspired youth and their families to seek treatment for eating disorders to break the shame that surrounds mental health issues. Since its inception in 2006, the live version of the Normal in Schools Program has been…

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In Memory of Christine Hartline- Founder of EDreferral.com

Christine Hartline, the founder of EDReferral passed away in late March from a long battle with breast cancer. In honor of Christine who gave so much to so many, particularly in the field of eating disorders, through her commitment of time, energy, knowledge and passion, the Christine Hartline FUND FOR ED Treatment had been created. The fund was the idea of many of Christine’s colleagues including Carolyn Costin, Sharon Peterson, Johanna Kandel, Gail Schoenbach, Lisa Kantor, and Kathleen MacDonald. We are thankful to Kevin, Christine’s husband, for allowing us to offer this opportunity for people to remember Christine. The fund is…

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