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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: [email protected] 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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…