Family Week & Eating Disorder Family SupportCastlewood’s knowledgeable and caring eating disorder family support is integrated into each of our treatment tracks. At Castlewood we believe, and have seen through professional experience, that our clients have the best chance at recovery if we involve their family/support system in the treatment process. During the initial intake period at Castlewood, or professional clinicians meet with each involved family member/source of support, in order to understand their unique perspective on the client’s eating disorder, as well as their personal issues and concerns regarding the effects of eating disorder on the family as a whole. Eating disorder family support at Castlewood is multifaceted, and is provided by a multidisciplinary team. Family therapy and psycho-educational interventions are key features of family support at Castlewood. Family support is individualized to the needs of the client and family, with Family Week being a core part of the therapy process. In addition to Family Week, Castlewood also provides on-going family therapy throughout the course of treatment in all levels of care based on the client’s individual treatment plan. Depending on family members availability, these sessions may be face-to-face, over the phone or via video conference.
Family Week: An Important Part of Eating Disorder Family SupportFamily Week is a 3-day long intensive eating disorder family support experience involving group, individual, and family therapy. Castlewood Treatment Center offers family week every 6 weeks for our current clients and their support systems. Clients can choose to invite parents, siblings, spouses, or anyone else they want to include in their recovery process. The staff provides psycho-educational groups for families to learn about Eating Disorders, the process of recovery, and co-morbid disorders such as Anxiety & OCD. In addition to didactic and educational sessions, families participate in intensive group therapy sessions, which help them to identify and resolve problematic family dynamics. During this three day experience, families will also meet with our therapy staff individually, and as a family, to explore how they can best support their loved one in the recovery process. Helpful documents pertaining to family week have been provided below. You can download a sample schedule of family week groups, general family week information, hotel information, and forms for participants to fill out prior to family week including a family questionnaire and visitor confidentiality agreement. In addition, we have provided some excellent reading suggestions to prepare family members for the Family Week experience.
Upcoming Family Week Dates 2017:
January 18-20 (WED-FRI)
March 1-3 (WED-FRI)
April 12-14 (WED-FRI)
June 7-9 (WED-FRI)
July 12-14 (WED-FRI)
August 23-25 (WED-FRI)
October 4-6 (WED-FRI)
November 15-17 (WED-FRI)DIRECTIONS TO CASTLEWOOD II FAMILY WEEK SCHEDULE HOTEL INFORMATION FAMILY SESSION WORKSHEET FAMILY WEEK SUGGESTED READING VISITOR CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT