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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