Yearly Archives: 2023

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Treatment at McCallum Place

What is ARFID? ARFID is an acronym that stands for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. ARFID is a type of eating disorder that involves a cycle of avoiding and restricting foods due to three maintaining mechanisms: sensory sensitivity, fear of aversive consequences, and lack of interest in eating. One of the primary differences between ARFID and … Read More

What I’ve Learned About “Embodiment” in Eating Disorder Recovery Treatment

In our day-to-day lives, we hear a lot about how we “should” be showering ourselves with “positive affirmations,” “self-love,” and “positive body image”. But, frankly, most of the time, the patients I work with (not to mention myself!) have struggled to connect with these sentiments. This year, I had the privilege of supervising a dance … Read More

Coaching the Whole Athlete: How Coaches Can Better Support Their Athletes On and Off the Field

The relationship between an athlete and their coach is unique and memorable. Sport staff is often highly respected and trusted by their athletes. Unfortunately, this trust can easily be abused. The coaches’ job is to develop elite athletes into champions. However, coaches also have an obligation to protect their athletes, and sometimes this responsibility gets … Read More

Dear Body: Will You Be My Valentine?

Our relationship with our bodies is complicated. With or without an eating disorder, research has determined that humans experience a normative amount of body image distress. Having a body is an uncomfortable experience. From infancy to adulthood, our bodies change in ways that are completely out of our control. Yet, the relationship we have with … Read More