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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

Art Therapy at McCallum Place: An Overview

Art Therapy at McCallum Place: An Overview What is Art Therapy? Art Therapy is a professional field that integrates creative expression and intersecting therapeutic theories grounded in research and years of practice. Art therapy aims to utilize art materials, the creative process, and artwork to explore emotions, build self-awareness around values and identity, reconcile conflict, … Read More

Prolonged Exposure: The Only Way Out is Through

McCallum Place Clinical Director discusses the importance of Prolonged Exposure Therapy in the treatment of PTSD   Three treatments currently exist for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that involve trauma reprocessing and which carry the designation of “strong” research support from the American Psychological Association:  Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization … Read More

My Journey to the Starting Line

Dear Eating Disorder Treatment Community, IAEDP board and colleagues,   I am a HAES-aligned, eating disorder informed & sensitive fitness professional, and am proud to announce that I am newly certified through IAEDP as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). My passion and focus over my career, has been to create safe and supportive fitness … Read More