Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Yearly Archives: 2013

Free Continuing Education Event in the Austin Area

Working with Adolescents: FBT and Beyond  Presented by Dr. Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA This workshop focuses on best practices in working with teens to address core treatment principles such as setting weight goals, psychotherapy, parent coaching and resources for parents. Topics also include the use of partial hospital, managing/evaluating co-morbid conditions, medications, and working … Read More

How to Manage Stress During Finals

Daisy Thompson, LMSW, Cedar Springs Austin For the typical student, finals can really challenge one’s ability to cope effectively. Whether because of lengthy term papers, oral reports, group projects, or final exams, students may begin to feel an overwhelming sense of stress and anxiety towards the end of a semester. In addition to the typical … Read More

Holiday Stress Complicated by an Eating Disorder?

Helpful Tips for Individuals, Family members, Friends, and Loved-Ones Daisy Thompson, LMSW, Cedar Springs Austin For many, the thought of family gatherings, holiday feasts, school plays, and pumpkin-spice lattes, generate feelings of warmth and excitement as the winter holiday season approaches. However, those same images which initially bring sentiments of joy and hope, may give … Read More

McCallum Place Eating Disorder Treatment Center offers options for adolescents with eating disorders.

Lisa Sokolik Director of Business Development and Strategic Marketing McCallum Eating Disorder Recovery Centers At least 6 percent of youth have an eating disorder, according to figures cited in a recent study. Additionally, more than half of high school girls and 30 percent of high school boys have engaged in disordered eating behaviors, like fasting … Read More

The Only Way Out is Through – Part Two

Exposure and Response Prevention and Eating Disorders John Rapp, LCSW Therapist, McCallum Place As mentioned in Part 1 we looked at the core concepts of Exposure with Response Prevention and why it is critical to healing from anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating. In the following paragraphs we will explore the central role of habituation and how … Read More

The Only Way Out is Through – Part One

Exposure and Response Prevention and Eating Disorders John Rapp, LCSW Therapist, McCallum Place At the McCallum Eating Disorder Recovery Centers we utilize a variety of therapies and approaches in the treatment of eating disorders with a special emphasis on evidence-based treatments. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Therapy. Another … Read More

Expressive Therapy, the Brain and Eating Disorder Recovery, Part 3

by Caroline Leibman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC Authentic Movement Authentic Movement is another expressive therapy group which offers a self-directed form of moving that invites a deep attunement to and dwelling within the body. Patients are invited to close their eyes and follow movement impulses, as well as stillness that arises in the here and now. … Read More

Expressive Therapy, the Brain and Eating Disorder Recovery, Part 2

by Caroline Leibman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC Three types of expressive therapy we utilize for treating eating disorders include Dance/Movement Therapy, Authentic Movement, and Psychodrama groups. As we discussed in the last blog post, these offer unique benefits to the brain which are essential to recovery from an eating disorder. What follows is description of each … Read More

Expressive Therapy, the Brain and Eating Disorder Recovery, Part 1

by Caroline Leibman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC Expressive therapy groups are alive and well at McCallum Place and Cedar Springs Austin and available as an adjunct to our core evidence based treatments. They focus on bringing our patients with eating disorders into balanced and integrative healing. Current research in neuroscience points out that therapeutic interventions must … Read More