Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Monthly Archives: September 2013

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

Protecting Young Athletes from Eating Disorders

Are young athletes more at risk for eating disorders? Unfortunately, the answer is “yes.” Young athletes have the same risk factors as the general population and older athletes, in addition to several others. First, they are often just beginning become serious about their sport around the age period associated with puberty. Not coincidentally, this is … Read More

Moving Toward, Not Away From, Urges

By Travis Stewart, Licensed Professional Counselor When someone recovering from an eating disorder experiences high urges to use anorexic or bulimic behaviors like restricting, bingeing or purging, the instinct is often to avoid talking about the urges. Similarly, clinicians can fall into the trap of moving the patient away from urges through changing the subject … Read More

Dietitian Uses Experience and Expertise to Help Patients

Dietitian Lori Richardson, RD, LD, CSSD Eating disorders are all about the food. Eating disorders have nothing to do with the food. This paradox is one of the challenges faced by eating disorder dietitians and why McCallum Place and The Victory Program are fortunate to have Lori Richardson, RD, LD, a Certified Specialist in Sports … Read More