Center for Change News May 2016

In commemoration of Memorial Day, we wish to thank all of our military service members and their families for their day-to-day sacrifices on behalf of each and every American.  With humble hearts we express our profound gratitude for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Center for Change is proud to be…

Center for Change News December 2015

A Holiday Message from Dr. B SEASON OF PEACE: LET US LAY DOWN OUR WEAPONS OF WAR AND OFFER UP AN OLIVE BRANCH My Dear Friends, How I love this Holiday Season of Hanukkah, Christmas, stepping away from fast pace labors, setting aside time for family, the sharing of gifts, and the increased inclination for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…