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Art Therapy at McCallum Place: An Overview

Art Therapy at McCallum Place: An Overview What is Art Therapy? Art Therapy is a professional field that integrates creative expression and intersecting therapeutic theories grounded in research and years of practice. Art therapy aims to utilize art materials, the creative process, and artwork to explore emotions, build self-awareness around values and identity, reconcile conflict, … Read More

Spooky Season is Upon Us – A Blog About Fear Foods

Happy Halloween from the McCallum Place Team!  We know that this time of year is designed to be spooky for everyone, but it can be especially haunting for those navigating through their personal eating disorder recovery journey.  Eating disorder treatment is scary and we are hopeful that this Halloween season is full of more treats … Read More

Prolonged Exposure: The Only Way Out is Through

McCallum Place Clinical Director discusses the importance of Prolonged Exposure Therapy in the treatment of PTSD   Three treatments currently exist for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that involve trauma reprocessing and which carry the designation of “strong” research support from the American Psychological Association:  Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization … Read More

The Therapist is IN (Office)

With many of us returning to school, work, sports, and face-to-face sessions, it might be the first time in many months (OK, maybe even a year plus some months) that providers, teachers, coaches, and colleagues are seeing folks head to toe, in the flesh. Providing support at this time last year looked very different, so it makes sense that some are trying to remember how … Read More

My Journey to the Starting Line

Dear Eating Disorder Treatment Community, IAEDP board and colleagues,   I am a HAES-aligned, eating disorder informed & sensitive fitness professional, and am proud to announce that I am newly certified through IAEDP as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). My passion and focus over my career, has been to create safe and supportive fitness … Read More

Optimizing Sport Performance by Looking Beyond Weight

Athletes are well attuned to the conversations in sport surrounding weight and performance. Whether you’re an athlete, coach, healthcare professional, or fan, you don’t have to look far to observe the narrative in sport that says controlling weight will directly impact performance. Unfortunately, this belief holds many myths and misunderstandings. This narrative is amplified by … Read More

Eating Disorders Beyond Young Adulthood

A common misconception throughout the non-clinical world is that eating disorders are a youthful diagnosis. There is a misbelief that eating disorders only effect naïve and impressionable teens and emerging adults who are easily persuaded by peer pressure and social media, intensified by unformed self-esteem and overwhelming feelings, emotions, and hormones. For those of us … Read More