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DBT – A Client’s Perspective

Written by Laura Bumberry, PsyD and a DBT Client Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, an approach that assumes difficulty regulating emotions is at the core of the disorder. Yes, we all have emotions, but for some emotions are more intense, quick to be activated, and slow to calm, creating a … Read More

A Healthy Helping of Advice With A Side of Snark: My Battle As A Male With An Eating Disorder

This post is written by a former patient at McCallum Place who shares his perspective on having an eating disorder and going through treatment. By Phil S It has been approximately ten years since I first met my target weight goal. This wasn’t a weight loss/diet type challenge. No, it was quite the opposite. Over … Read More

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States

McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers in St. Louis now offers a program for binge eating disorder patients 30%-40% of patients seeking weight loss can be clinically diagnosed with binge eating disorder.1 Patients who struggle with Binge eating disorder eat a much larger portion of food in a shorter period of time than normal and endorse feeling … Read More

McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers are celebrating National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers will be observing the National Eating Disorder Association’s Awareness week February 23-March 1st, 2014. NEDA’s week-long event encourages and promotes eating disorder education, events and outreach in local communities to help spread awareness about this mental health disease and the 24 million individuals diagnosed with eating disorders.1 McCallum Place Eating … Read More

Residential Treatment for Men & Boys Struggling with Eating Disorders

Up to 43% of men are dissatisfied with their bodies.1 Approximately 1-2 million men and boys suffer from eating disorders and are frequently overlooked in their struggles because eating disorders are traditionally viewed as a woman’s disease.2 Therefore, men and boys face incredible odds of getting treatment and experiencing recovery. McCallum Place in St. Louis … Read More

Residential Treatment for Males Now Open

It is with great enthusiasm that I am pleased to announce that we have opened our residential program for males with eating disorders. After treating both men and boys in our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for some time now, I am very excited that we now offer a higher level of care. Effective … Read More

Olympians and Eating Disorders

Ron Thompson, PhD, Co-Director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place As the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia approach, people in nations around the world are excited about watching the performances of some of the world’s greatest athletes. Most of us assume that these world class athletes are “healthy,” based on the fact … Read More

Addressing The Unique Treatment Needs Of Athletes With Eating Disorders

Jen Gapin, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Sport & Exercise Psychology Consultant/ Performance Enhancement Specialist, The Victory Program The world of sport is a microcosm of the world at large. Accordingly, what occurs in the larger world will likely occur in the sport world as well. Unfortunately, this includes eating disorders. Despite the fact that athletes are often … Read More

Free Continuing Education Event in the Austin Area

Working with Adolescents: FBT and Beyond  Presented by Dr. Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA This workshop focuses on best practices in working with teens to address core treatment principles such as setting weight goals, psychotherapy, parent coaching and resources for parents. Topics also include the use of partial hospital, managing/evaluating co-morbid conditions, medications, and working … Read More