• Center for Change News June 2015

    Welcome to the Team! We are excited to have Hannah Hopkin, LCSW and Tracey Trantor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner on our team. Hannah began interest in treating eating disorders when she became fully recovered from her own eating disorder 10 years ago.  She received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Central Florida… Read More »

  • Center for Change News March 2015

    Open House at Our New Cottonwood Heights Location Tuesday, March 31st 5pm – 7pm 7050 Highland Drive, Suite 310 Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 Please join Center for Change at our new location in Cottonwood Heights and celebrate the grand opening of our Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for males and females. Appetizers and beverages… Read More »

  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

    Message from Dr. B Awareness and Understanding: The Doorway to Recovery and Healing Eating Disorder Awareness Week is upon us. It begins this coming Monday, February 23, 2015. How grateful I am for NEDA, IAEDP, and many other organizations, large and small, who have championed this cause year after year. At Center for Change, we… Read More »

  • Center for Change News January 2015

    Center for Change is Now Offering Eating Disorder IOP Treatment for Adolescent Boys & Adult Men! We are excited to announce that, in addition to the full continuum of care we offer for adolescent girls and adult women, we are now treating adolescent boys (age 15+) and adult men in our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program… Read More »

  • Center for Change News November 2014

    UNDERSTANDING ONE’S WORTH: A CORNERSTONE OF RECOVERY FROM EATING DISORDERS AND OTHER MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ILLNESS By Michael E. Berrett, PhD There are few things more painful than feeling worthless or “not good enough,” minute by minute, day by day, and year by year. I know because I have felt that way myself, much of… Read More »

  • Join Us for the 2015 Center for Change Professional Conference

    Save the Date Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals The Art of Individualizing Care: Crafting & Mixing the Best Treatments Available, One Patient at a Time     January 30 – 31, 2015 (optional ski day on Feb 1st) Held at Center for Change in Orem, Utah       Keynote Speaker: Beth… Read More »

  • Center for Change News August 2014

    Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals The Art of Individualizing Care: Crafting & Mixing the Best Treatments Available, One Patient at a Time  January 30 – January 31, 2015 Center for Change Orem, UT Keynote Speaker:  Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS Stay tuned for registration information! Did You Know? Did you… Read More »

  • Center for Change News May 2014

    Save the Date Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals January 30 – January 31, 2015 Center for Change Orem, UT Center for Change is proud and honored to treat our military service members and their families “Wall of Awesome” Check out this past month’s “Wall of Awesome: A Positive Mind” designed by… Read More »

  • Center for Change News April 2014

    LEGACY AND THE GIFT OF FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND Having grown up surrounded by majestic alpine mountains with the beautiful red rock deserts of Utah close by, I consistently felt that there was nothing more I could ever desire in the “natural environment” which surrounded me and my family. But then, I was introduced and… Read More »

  • Center for Change News March 2014

    Independent Living Program at Center for Change The Independent Living Program (ILP) at Center for Change is for adult women ages 18+ and offers the structure of participating in our day treatment (PHP) program while residing off site.  This program offers real world experiences as the Center provides a low cost housing option in conjunction… Read More »

  • Center for Change News February 2014

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 23 – March 1 “Get in the Know” Center for Change is proud to be a sustaining sponsor of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).  This year Center for Change is participating in Awareness Week events including NEDA Walks – both community based and virtual, educational activities, and advocacy… Read More »

  • Center for Change News January 2014

    THE SUN IS COMING UP: LET’S EMBRACE THIS DAWNING OF A NEW DAY IN 2014 A couple days ago, during the holidays, just when we needed some inspiration and relief from momentary boredom, my son Sawyer and his girlfriend showed up at the house with a small tool box and a bag of goodies. These… Read More »

  • Center for Change News November 2013

    IT’S ALWAYS THE SEASON FOR LOVING KINDNESS Michael E. Berrett, PhD First of all, I express on behalf of myself and all at Center for Change, gratitude for the friendship you have freely given to us. That friendship has been more sharply in focus, as personal ponderance of the holiday season begins. With the holidays… Read More »

  • Join Us for the 2014 Center for Change Professional Conference

    Registration Now Open! Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals    Helping Patients Change From the Outside In, and the Inside Out January 31 – February 1, 2014 (Optional Ski Day February 2nd) Held at Center for Change in Orem, UT Register before November 29th and receive a discount! Keynote Speaker:   The Brain… Read More »

  • Exciting News From Center for Change

    Announcing the Independent Living Program for Eating Disorders at Center for Change The Independent Living Program (ILP) at Center for Change is for adult women ages 18+ and offers the structure of participating in our day treatment (PHP) program while residing off site.  This program offers real world experiences as the Center provides a low… Read More »

  • Center for Change News September 2013

    Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals January 31 – February 1, 2014 Helping Patients Change From the Outside In, and the Inside Out Almost Anorexic: Does Everyone Have an Eating Disorder? – Jenni Schaefer Integrated Approach to Multidisciplinary Care for Patients with Eating Disorders – Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH Exploring the Complexities… Read More »

  • Join Us for the 2014 Center for Change Professional Conference

    Save the Date Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals Helping Patients Change From the Outside In, and the Inside Out January 31 – February 1, 2014 Optional Ski Day Sunday, February 2, 2014 Center for Change Orem, UT Keynote Speaker:  Ralph E. Carson, RD, LRD, PhD Other presenters include: Michael E. Berrett,… Read More »

  • Our Friend, Jenni Schaefer

    July 2013 Dear Colleagues and Friends of Center for Change, I am sending this letter in light of the recent announcement from Jenni Schaefer that her life is changing and taking some new and wonderful turns, and that she will no longer have a formal consulting relationship with Center for Change.   Jenni has been… Read More »

  • Center for Change News May 2013

    Save the Date 2014 Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals Friday & Saturday January 31 – February 1, 2014 Optional Ski Day Sunday, February 2, 2014 Stay tuned for more information! May is National Military Appreciation Month            Did You Know?   Did you know that Center for… Read More »

  • Center for Change News April 2013

    LESSONS FROM SPRINGTIME: THE SEASON OF RECOVERY, RENEWAL, AND NEW LIFE Michael E. Berrett, PhD As a community of humankind, we have much to learn from Mother Nature. The seasonal change from Winter to Spring teaches useful metaphors for change, growth, recovery, renewal, and even “new life.” These lessons are here for the learning and… Read More »

  • Center for Change News February 2013

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Week  February 24 – March 2, 2013 Body Image Workshop Thursday, February 28, 2013 12pm-1pm University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Please join Nicole Hawkins, PhD, Clinical Director at Center for Change as she presents on Body Image and Self-Acceptance   MentorCONNECT’s 3rd Annual Virtual Walk February 24 – March… Read More »

  • Center for Change News December 2012

    12 Ideas to Help Those With Eating Disorders Negotiate the Holidays By Michael E. Berrett, PhD Psychologist, CEO, and Executive Director Center for Change Eat regularly and in some kind of reasonable pattern. Avoid “preparing for the last supper.” Don’t skip meals and starve in an attempt to make up for what you recently ate… Read More »

  • Center for Change News October 2012

    “AND THEY WENT ABOUT, DOING GOOD” Dear friends and colleagues, I honor each of you today, as one of those who “went about, doing good.” In holy writ, the story is told of one who “went about doing good.” In many cherished religious or spiritual traditions, there are stories of a man, or a woman,… Read More »

  • Inpatient Short-Term Stabilization Program For Eating Disorders

    Inpatient Short-Term Stabilization Program For Eating Disorders Center for Change offers a short-term triage and stabilization program to meet the needs of families who may have limited financial resources and/or limited insurance benefit coverage. The anticipated length of stay in this short-term program will likely be between 7 and 21 days, depending on individual circumstances… Read More »

  • Center for Change News August 2012

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am excited for you to read, as I have, the feature message in this newsletter written by our Business Development Director, Tamara Noyes. The message is timeless, of great importance, and beautifully written. It is about “kindness.” Tamara is one who has not only written a beautiful message in words,… Read More »

  • Center for Change News July 2012

    Dear Friends, The first part of July, especially July 4th – our day of Independence, is a great opportunity to reflect on the freedoms which we enjoy in this great land.  We celebrate our freedom not only “on the outside,” with meaningful ceremony and time with family and friends, but also “on the inside,” deep… Read More »

  • Center for Change News April 2012

    Dear friends and colleagues, As we begin to finalize our plans for our 2013 National Conference (watch for a “Save The Date” notice soon), I have been reflecting back to our 2012 conference and the incredible opportunity we all had to learn from each other and come away with renewed energy and commitment to help… Read More »

  • Center for Change News February 2012

    LET’S FIND “WHAT’S RIGHT” IN THE WORLD, IN OUR LIVES, AND IN OTHERS About four weeks ago, we experienced our 2nd annual National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals at the Center for Change. It was a memorable and uplifting experience for all. We express gratitude for the generous and talented presenters, the friendly and engaging… Read More »

  • Center for Change News January 2012

    Becoming a True Learner By Michael E. Berrett, PhD It won’t be long now. In about one week Center for Change will present its 2nd Annual Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals, on site, at our Center in Utah. Selected teachers will come to teach, and eager professionals will come to nurture… Read More »

  • Center for Change News December 2011

    HOLIDAY LIGHTS: SYMBOLIC REMINDERS ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHT IN OUR LIVES By Michael E. Berrett, PhD What is light? Light has many beautiful meanings: – We can light a fire, or “ignite”- In a literal way, we can start a fire -or symbolically we can “light a fire under someone we care about” in the… Read More »

  • Center for Change News November 2011

    Honoring our Military Members & Families: A Personal Glimpse By Michael E. Berrett, PhD It was 1971. Graduation from high school for me was possible, but not certain. It was just around a few corners, and I was looking forward to life beyond high school but knew very little about the direction I wanted my… Read More »

  • Center for Change News September 2011

    FIND A REASON, FIND RECOVERY: NURTURE A REASON, LIVE RECOVERY It’s September again – and happily – again it is Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a proclamation and a reminder of hope. As I ponder “Recovery” I am reminded of our opportunity – even our stewardship – to help our clients, and our loved ones… Read More »

  • Center for Change News August 2011

    Thank You For Your Support of Our Regional Workshop, Community Event & Alumni Reunion Center for Change hosted a Regional Workshop for professionals, an alumni reunion, and a free community event July 14-15, 2011. The Regional Workshop featured eating disorder specialist and clinical psychologist, Johanna Marie McShane, PhD, as well as our own Dr. Michael… Read More »

  • Center for Change Community Event July 2011

    “Support for Those in an Addictive Process and the People Who Love Them”   Michael E. Berrett, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, author, and CEO, Executive Director, and Co-founder of Center for Change Jenni Schaefer, Singer/Songwriter, International Speaker, and author of Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me   Presentations include: Helping a Loved One Who is… Read More »

  • Press Release May 2011 – Center for Change is Now TRICARE® Certified

    Contact: Tamara Noyes Tel: 801.224.8255, x-267 Cell: 801.664.6228 Email: tnoyes@centerforchange.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CENTER FOR CHANGE ANNOUNCES TRICARE® CERTIFICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT May 2, 2011, Orem, Utah Center for Change, a nationally known and respected eating disorder treatment program, is now a certified TRICARE® provider! Center for Change has become a certified provider for the… Read More »

  • Center for Change News May 2011

    Eating Disorders – How Friends & Family Can Help When you realize that someone you love may be struggling with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, naturally you want to know more about it. And because you care, you also want to understand what they are experiencing so that you can be as supportive as you… Read More »

  • Center for Change News April 2011

    Center for Change Director of Clinical Services, Nicole Hawkins, PhD Comments on Body Image: With summer quickly approaching, it seems that many women and men are focused on weight loss and achieving the “swimming suit body.” There is more pressure now on young girls and women to lose weight and achieve this picture perfect image.… Read More »

  • Center for Change News January 2011

    A Message from Dr. B: DON’T JUST MAKE A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION – MAKE A REAL CHANGE! Dear Friends: I sincerely hope that for each of you, your Holiday Season brought into your life joy, peace, meaningful connections with those you love, and a spiritual renewal. It is the New Year. The traditional, repeated, and… Read More »

  • Center for Change News November 2010

    Coping With A Loved Ones’ Eating Disorder During the Holidays For most people, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It is often a time of family reunion, socializing, and celebration – a time when families, friends, and coworkers come together to share good will and good food. The season is meant to… Read More »

  • Center for Change News August 2010

    Let’s Reach Out – There Are Lives to be Saved If we will reach out, sooner or later, sometime, someone will take our hand. On July 15th, 2010 Center for Change hosted our annual alumni reunion event. The theme of that event was “Listening to and Following Your Heart”. It was heart warming to see… Read More »

  • New Program Offered at Center for Change

    SHORT-TERM INPATIENT TRIAGE PROGRAM OFFERED AT CENTER FOR CHANGE Dear Friends & Colleagues, On behalf of our staff I am pleased to announce that Center for Change now offers a short-term inpatient triage and stabilization program to address the changing needs of the eating disorder community. We have added this service to meet the needs… Read More »

  • Center for Change News July 2010

    Defining Me by Melanie Aldis Regional Director of Business Development Center for Change My name is Melanie Aldis and I have a message of hope for recovery. My message comes from personal experience, passion, and from the heart. I had an eating disorder for ten years, from the age of thirteen to twenty-three. I am… Read More »

  • Happenings

    Workshop  In August 2008, Center for Change hosted a free day-long workshop and invited anyone suffering with an eating disorder, as well as family and friends, to participate. We were thrilled that more than 150 people attended! Attendees were able to hear a panel presentation from Melissa Smith, PhD, Nicole Hawkins, PhD, and Melissa Taylor,… Read More »

  • New Book Published By The APA

    By: American Psychological Association (APA), July 31, 2006   “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders” P. Scott Richards, PhD, Randy K. Hardman, PhD and Michael E. Berrett, PhD. This book is for the practitioner who is curious about how to incorporate therapy that draws on clients’ spirituality or religious background as… Read More »

  • Celebrating Our 10-Year Anniversary At The Center For Change

    By: CFC July 1, 1996 -July 1, 2006 On July 13, 2006 we celebrated the 10-Year anniversary of Center for Change with a summer party, gifts of gratitude to every employee, Long Term Service and Exemplary Service Awards given to employees. In Honor of all our wonderful employees:  On the 10th Anniversary of Center for… Read More »

  • A Message From The Executive Director

    By: Michael E. Berrett, Ph.D January, 2006 Dear Friends; I want to inform you of some very exciting and positive changes here at Center For Change. We are pleased to announce that on December 7th, 2005, we became a part of Universal Health Services, Inc. The UHS Behavioral Health Division is the nations largest provider… Read More »

  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week

    By: Denise Stewart Orem, Utah, January 25, 2001- Nearly seven million women in the United States currently struggle with anorexia or bulimia. The goal of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is to raise awareness of this growing problem and to provide help to those who are struggling. Under the direction of EDAP, a national eating… Read More »

  • EDAW 2000 A Success – Awareness Week Raises Public Consciousness To The Growing Problems Of Eating Disorders

    By: Denise T. Stewart As I walked through the grocery store proudly wearing my purple ribbon (although having forgotten it was even there) I was stopped by a young woman who inquired about its meaning. As I explained its significance as the symbol for eating disorder awareness, she tearfully shared the current struggle one of… Read More »

  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    By: Denise T. Stewart A recent People magazine article profiled the shockingly disordered eating behaviors of several female celebrities and their “ideal” bodies. The alarming aspect of this story was the fact that none of these women seemed to recognize any kind of dysfunction in their lifestyles, and they certainly denied struggling with anorexia or… Read More »

  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) Success

    By: Denise Stewart As Intermountain Regional Coordinators for Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), Foundation for Change and Center for Change had the opportunity this past month to engage in several activities aimed at raising awareness of the growing problem of eating disorders. The primary focus of this week (Feb. 20-28) was on our local college… Read More »

  • EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK

    By: Unknown Growing Problem of Eating Disorders is Focus of Utah Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 20-28, 1999). Foundation for Change and Center for Change Named Inter-mountain Regional Coordinators for Annual National Observance. February 12, 1999, Orem, Utah-Foundation For Change, a non-profit charitable foundation devoted to promoting eating disorder awareness and education, and Center for… Read More »

  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week

    By: Lisa Von Colln The week of February 3-9, 1997, was Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Center for Change along with local schools (BYU and Orem High School) helped raise the awareness of eating disorders by speaking to the schools through assemblies and seminars. The theme of this year’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Don’t Weigh… Read More »