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Family-Based Treatment & Eating Disorder Recovery

Family Eating Dinner Family-Based Treatment (FBT), or the “Maudsley” method, is a specific approach to treating restrictive eating patterns, such as those seen in Anorexia, in children and adolescents. At times, FBT may be utilized by families who have adult children struggling with restrictive eating. FBT is a manualized outpatient therapy designed to restore children and adolescents to health [...]
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Compromising The Athlete Identity: Why Eating Problems Can Begin or Worsen During Periods of Transition

Guest – Melissa Streno, PsyD, CMPC – Primary Therapist at EDCare Denver Dr. Streno graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Psychology. After gaining experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado working with eating disorders, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders, she attended the University of Denver and earned her Masters [...]
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Objectification and Minority Stress in Transgender Women

Woman by the river thinking about Eating Disorders in Transgender Women Contributor: Carolina House Team at Carolina House While research remains sparse regarding those in the transgender community and especially regarding the intersection with disordered eating behavior, some recent studies have revealed the links between these aspects of one’s identity. While many things are still unknown, there is a clear understanding that transgender women are often [...]
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The Importance of Honesty in ED Recovery

Black woman in Eating Disorder Treatment Specifically for Women and bringing honesty in eating disorder recovery Honesty in Eating Disorder Recovery and discovering our values are an integral part of the recovery process. By thinking on and naming them, it quickly becomes clear that the eating disorder leads to living completely opposite to those values. The healthy self strives toward honesty and transparency, but eating disorders thrive in secrecy, isolation, and [...]
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Body Views: Exploring How Various Views of the Body Contribute to and Heal Body Hatred – PART III

Lady Dancing because she has a good Body View of herself We continue this series with part 3 of 4 in exploring historical ideals of the body, getting closer to our modern cultural view of the body and its purpose. Evolution & Materialism With this era came Charles Darwin’s work which gave rise to the belief that human beings are a result of evolutionary adaptations which [...]
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Online Therapy for Anxious and Depressed Teens

Girl thinking about when Teens Struggle with Bulimia and needing Online Therapy Now, more than ever, teens are needing and benefitting from Talk Therapy (psychotherapy) to work through the enormous pressures and stresses in their lives. Often, teens struggle with confusing and painful emotions alone and do not know where to turn for help. They need a trustworthy, confidential outlet to share their concerns, feel heard and [...]
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Body Views: Exploring How Various Views of the Body Contribute to and Heal Body Hatred – Part I

Image of Person Exercising and Healing Body Hatred Body views are different than “body image” per se. Body image is shaped by a complex patchwork of historical, cultural, and personal influences. It can be impacted by how your family or culture talk about the body. As a baseline, body image is how we are used to talking about the body. Body view is different in [...]
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Spirituality: A Critical Component in Eating Disorder Treatment

Girl thinking about Spirituality Contributor: Bethany Casson, LCPC – Christian Program Coordinator at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Physical diseases like cancer can manifest in all areas of the body: bone, brain, and breast to name only a few. Psychiatric illnesses such as eating disorders are no different. An adolescent severely restricts food, delighting in the commensurate weight loss; [...]
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