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Category: anorexia

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

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

Dr. Ron Thompson speaking at Florida State University

Dr. Ron Thompson, Phd, FAED, Co-Director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place will be speaking to faculty and staff at Florida State University on Monday, December 9th at 9:00 am. We are excited to have Dr. Thompson, an internationally recognized expert in treating athletes with eating disorders, represent The Victory Program and educate others … Read More

How “the talking cure” helped Diane Keaton overcome her struggle with bulimia

Legendary actress Diane Keaton has been getting a lot of press recently after she opened up about her struggle with bulimia in her 20’s. In her new memoir, Keaton admits that when she started out in show business her poor self-image drove her to bulimia. Her weight loss started a five-year battle with this serious … Read More