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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 Change provides treatment and support for clients who present with both eating disorders and substance abuse? We treat both illnesses concurrently by providing drug and alcohol treatment within our eating disorder program, including our Mid-Track Program, to address the problems and patterns which are common across a spectrum of addictive difficulties.
Spring 2013 IAEDP – Utah Workshop
You’re invited to join the IAEDP-Utah Chapter at their FREE 2013 Spring Workshop. The event will be held Wednesday, May 22 at LDS Hospital in the Huntsman Education Center Auditorium at 6:30pm. We are excited to hear from Liz Joy, MD, MPH.
See the event flyer here
Happenings at Center for Change
CFC And Research
Dr. Scott Richards and Dr. Melissa Smith of Center for Change presented a poster presentation at the AED/ICED Eating Disorder Conference in Montreal Canada on May 02, 2013. Research results presented were based on a recent study conducted at Center for Change in which it was found that patients made significant improvements in their ability to eat intuitively from beginning to end of their treatment at the Center. Their research also found and reported that improvements in intuitive eating were correlated with positive outcomes in other areas of mental and emotional health including a decrease in eating disorder behaviors, improved body image, improved relationships with food, and a decrease in various psychiatric symptoms including depression and anxiety. Dr. Michael Berrett and Tamara Noyes also participated in that conference. For detailed information about the study, please contact your Business Development Rep or Tamara Noyes.
CFC And Legislative Activity
On April 17th, 2013 Michael Berrett, PhD, Pam Kidd, Diana Allred, and Angela Reese of Center for Change participated in the Eating Disorders Coalition Lobby/Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. They joined 100 volunteers who had appointments in 60 offices of US Senators and Members of the House. The efforts in the meeting with these congressional leaders were geared towards educating them on the concerns and needs of those patients with eating disorders. They discussed the urgency to pass needed regulations to accompany the Parity Bill to assure the Affordable Care Act includes proper benefits for those suffering from eating disorders and related mental illnesses, and encouragement to continue to support the FREED Act which bolsters chances of proper insurance coverage and treatment for those persons and families suffering with eating disorders.
CFC And Non-Profit Participation
On the evening of April 17th, 2013 Michael Berrett, PhD was honored to attend the NEDA Benefit Dinner in the Chase Manhattan Building in New York City. Center for Change is pleased to be a NEDA sustaining sponsor and support this important cause. NEDA is a leader in the eating disorder field as it continues to promote its valuable causes including education, prevention, research, and family advocacy.
NAATP Annual Conference
May 18-21, 2013
San Antonio, TX
Our CEO, Michael E. Berrett, PhD and our Outpatient Clinical Director, Melissa Taylor, LMFT, will be presenting at this conference. Also look for our Business Development Rep Carrie Cameron.
Alaska 2013 Annual Behavioral Health Provider Education Conference
May 21-23, 2013
Michael E. Berrett, PhD will be presenting at this conference. Please also look for our Business Development Rep Cassie Riddle.
The 26th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
May 29-31, 2013
Look for Carrie Cameron at this conference.
ANAD’s 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil
May 20, 2013
America the Beautiful – Ride for Unity
June 29, 2013
This is a one-of-a-kind bike ride event benefiting both the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). Jenni is a featured rider alongside Olympic Silver Medalist, Dotsie Bausch, and Former Miss America, Kirsten Haglund.
Jenni Schaefer is a consultant with Center for Change