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Yearly Archives: 2022

Table Talk: Providing Support during Meals for a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorders do not discriminate. People of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds are on their own personal eating disorder recovery journey.  If you are one of their friends or loved ones, it is understandable that you might have questions as to how to best support them when around food.  While there are many different ways … Read More

Let’s Talk Data: Measurement-Based Care at McCallum Place

Since 2013, McCallum Place has collected in-house data to investigate treatment effectiveness, allowing us to better understand eating disorder pathology and improve treatment outcomes. Another name for this process is measurement-based care, which is defined as using client data collected throughout treatment to inform clinical care. While data collection results help determine our specific program … Read More

Fitness for All: What that Means at McCallum Place

Integrating fitness into eating disorder treatment continues to be thought-provoking and intriguing to both patients and providers. Many patients, families, and outpatient treatment partners have labeled the movement component “the missing piece” to recovery. We have found that patients of all shapes, sizes, identities, and abilities express the desire and need to address their relationship … Read More

The Body Image Problem

Weight- and body shape-related distress is typically a core feature of eating disorders.  In my experience, body image problems often predate the onset of eating disorder behaviors and linger after they are brought into remission.  Over the years, I have witnessed a variety of body image concern presentations.  Some patients experience a ‘fear of fatness.’  … Read More

Adolescent-Focused Therapy: A Psychodynamic Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

The therapists at McCallum Place recently completed a training on Adolescent-Focused Therapy (AFT) based on Adolescent-Focused Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa:  A Developmental Approach by James Lock.  I was curious to learn and teach about an individual therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa and how it differs from Family-Based Therapy (FBT). AFT is the current incarnation of … Read More