Therapeutic Guidelines and Experiential Interventions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. In this article we describe general guidelines as well as a few examples of the experiential and structured interventions that we use when facilitating individual, group, and family therapy with eating disorder patients. The purpose of these experiential…

Anorexia and Bulimia – How Friends and Family Can Help

An Eating Disorder – What Happens Now? 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 can throughout…

Book Review – Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science Of Dual-Brain Psychology

By: Fredric Schiffer, MD Reviewed by T. O. Paul Harper, PhD Some may think it odd to find a book review about a book that does not mention eating disorders in a newsletter dealing with recovery from eating disorders. But in light of the recent attention focused on the impact of the “negative mind” on…

The 12-Step Program At Center For Change

By: Bobbi Carter Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. A former patient stated: “I wanted to go to a treatment center that addressed all aspects of my eating disorder – my mind, body, emotions, and you know, my spirituality.” In their book, SQ Spiritual Intelligence;…

Dilemmas For Parenting Amid The Social Pressures Of Eating Disorders

By: Dr. Kip Rasmussen, PhD The World of Those With Eating Disorders  The first thing to understand about eating disorders is that they are extremely difficult to grasp and treat. But if there is a shortcut to this understanding, it is to remember this definition: Eating disorders are a desperate and ultimately self-destructive attempt to…

Treatment Cost Analysis: One Patient’s Experience

Author:  Center for Change As the cost of health care increases, therapists, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare related companies are struggling with justifying costs and keeping expenses to a minimum. Inpatient treatment of mental conditions is hard to justify. In an effort to create rationale for inpatient treatment of eating disorders the Center for Change…

Eating Survey

By: Unknown This is the Survey used in the High Schools and was developed by Foundation for Change Age _____ Sex _____ Height _____ Weight _____ Answer the following questions honestly. Write the number of your answer in the space at the left. Use the following scale to respond to each question: 1= OFTEN 2=…

Art Effectively Conveys The Personal Journey Of Anorexia And Bulimia

By: T. O. Paul Harper, PhD – Foundation for Change Foundation for Change is a non-profit organization involved in helping families, friends, and the general public understand the powerful and negative impact eating disorders have on individual lives. Over the course of the past year the Foundation has sponsored an art show which has been…

For the Loved Ones of Those with Eating Disorders

Author: Michael E. Berrett, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. CLINICAL ADVICE One of the most difficult tasks any of us face is watching the struggle and suffering of those we love. It is especially difficult and heart wrenching to watch a loved…

A Clear Look at Center for Change

Author:  CFC Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. When a family member is suffering with the unrelenting effects of an eating disorder and all the rest of the problems that come with that illness—depression, anxiety, self-contempt, social fears, medical complications, etc., you are in…

Conducting Practitioner Relevant Research About Eating Disorders

By: Randy K. Hardman, Vice-President, Center for Change, P. Scott Richards, Vice-President and Director of Research, Foundation for Change Jan was a nineteen-year-old, caucasian female from the Western United States. Jan had suffered with anorexia since the eighth grade and it had become extremely severe in the year prior to her admission. She had also…

You Can Enjoy FOOD!

Authors: Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. and Elyse Resech, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A. Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Information taken from Chapter 10, “Discover the Satisfaction Factor. St. Martins Griffin Press, New York, NY; 1995. By Jenelle West, RD “The Japanese have the wisdom to…

Our Deepest Fear

By: Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Speech Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to…