Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Consulting Psychologist and Co-Founder of The Victory Program

Dr. Roberta Sherman is a psychologist who specialized in the treatment of eating disorders in Bloomington, Indiana, for 30 years and also provided clinical and consulting services to the Athletic Department at Indiana University-Bloomington for 26 years. She has served as a consultant to the NCAA on eating disorders and other mental health issues of collegiate athletes and has coauthored two NCAA Coaches Handbooks: Managing the Female Athlete Triad and Managing Student-Athletes’ Mental Health Issues. Additionally, Dr. Sherman has served as a member of the Education Committee on the Female Athlete Triad for the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. In that role, she coauthored the Disordered Eating section of the Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad and assisted in the development of the Healthy Body Image Project for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Most recently, Dr. Sherman co-authored the IOC Consensus PaperBeyond the Female AthleteTriad – Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport.

Dr. Sherman has presented lectures and workshops at more than 70 regional, national, and international meetings, including invited presentations in Australia, Austria, Canada, Israel, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Her numerous publications include the books Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends, Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders, and Eating Disorders in Sport. She is an editorial board member of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Sherman is a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), where she co-founded AED’s Special Interest Group on Athletes. She was a co-recipient with colleague Ron A. Thompson of AED’s 2008 Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative, or Educational Service.

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