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Photo: Dr Phil Show and Michael Barrett, Center for Change Eating Disorder TreatmentSeptember 2010

A few weeks ago my lovely wife Karen, along with Jenni Schaefer a beloved colleague and associate of Center for Change and author of Life without Ed, and myself were invited to appear in a taping of a Dr. Phil Show and to have a small part in that program on Anorexia Nervosa. This program was done very well by Dr. Phil and his staff.

Jenni and I also had the privilege of meeting with two wonderful women suffering from anorexia, along with members of their families, at which time they were invited to receive treatment at Center for Change.

I am honored to have been in the presence of these two courageous women suffering from anorexia, and with members of their supportive families. I also felt honored to have met Dr. Phil McGraw and his gracious and respectful staff who have helped many people in need.

For this opportunity for these women, the Center and myself, I express my gratitude.

Michael E. Berrett, Ph.D CEO and Executive Director Center for Change