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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 know Center for Change has an on-site high school?  The Center’s Cascade Mountain High School is a private school licensed by the State of Utah, and has been accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission since 2004. The school boasts creativity, individualized education planning, and a high degree of integration between clinical treatment and academic education. Adolescents have the opportunity to make significant academic progress while they progress towards recovery from their eating disorder.

“Wall of Awesome”

Check out this past month’s “Wall of Awesome: Who’s Your Hero?” designed by our adolescent unit! Here are some of the patient’s heroes:

Stay tuned for next month’s “Wall of Awesome”!

Happenings at Center for Change
Congratulations to Nicole Hawkins, PhD and Melissa Smith, PhD, psychologists at Center for Change, who both have recently received the distinction and honor of being certified by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) as Eating Disorders Specialists (CEDS).  This certification is given to professionals who demonstrate clinical expertise through education, experience and a rigorous examination.
We would like to recognize one of our therapists, Sarah Hubbard, PhD who recently published a chapter in the academic book “Understanding Psychopathology: An Integral Exploration”.

The book “By Her Side: Eating Disorders and the Joy of Recovery for Young Women” was recently published.  Employee alumnus Shelby Evans co-authored this book and a nurse from the Center, Becky Berry, RN, made a nice contribution.

Randy K. Hardman, PhD, Michael E. Berrett, PhD and P. Scott Richards, PhD published an article in a peer reviewed journal titled “Using Experiential Group Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders.”

We recently had our Annual Alumni Event and Life Strategies workshop.  It was great to spend time with the Alumni, reconnect, and find reasons to celebrate recovery!

Upcoming Events
2014 Pacific Regional Behavioral Health Summit
September 4-5, 2014
Honolulu, HI

Michael E. Berrett, PhD, Executive Director at Center for Change will be presenting.  Stop by and say hi to our Business Development Director, Tamara Noyes, too!

Complimentary Workshop for Professionals
September 5, 2014
St. George, UT

Nicole Hawkins, PhD, Director of Clinical Services at Center for Change, will be presenting

19th Annual IVAT Conference
September 7-10, 2014
San Diego, CA
Be sure and say hi to our Business Development Rep, Cassie Gaub.

Cape Cod Symposium
September 11-14, 2014
Hyannis, MA
Watch for Kari Jacobson at the symposium.