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….

Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals January 2011

Center for Change Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals January 28-29, 2011 Putting the Pieces Together…An Integrated Approach   Friday, January 28th 7:00am – 8:00am       Registration and breakfast 8:00am – 8:30am       Welcome and Announcements – Tamara Noyes 8:30am – 10:00am     The Assessment and Treatment of Negative Body Image – Nicole Hawkins, PhD 10:00am – 10:15am    Break…

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…

Dr. Phil Show on Anorexia Nervosa Featured Center for Change

September 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….

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…

A Physician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia

Author:  Center for Change The following indicators are significant and common signs and symptoms of anorexia and bulimia. Critical or multiple indicators suggest the need for medical, dietary and psychological intervention. The items marked by an asterisk (*) may indicate an urgent need for intervention and treatment. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL INDICATORS Below 85% of normal…

Battling Our Bodies: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Body Images

How often do you look in the mirror and say “If I could just lose ten pounds, then I would be happy”? Unfortunately, the majority of American women and girls are dissatisfied with their bodies, and many take extreme measures in an attempt to change their bodies. For example, one study found that 63% of…

Team Up for Teens: Guidelines for Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Author:  Michael E. Berrett, PhD When approaching the important and humbling task of treating teenagers with eating disorders, it is important to understand: The urgency about this adolescent epidemic, The basic developmental needs which are the foundation of treatment, The differences in treating adolescent vs. adult populations, and General and basic principles for treating eating-disordered…

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,…

For the Loved Ones of Those Suffering with an Eating Disorder

Author:  Michael E. Berrett, PhD 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 one suffer with an eating disorder. What makes it so difficult are its far reaching effects: physical,…

What’s New at CFC? Mid-Track Intensive Program™

By: Tamara Noyes Center For Change now offers a specialized intensive treatment track for clients that are currently in residential treatment. Clients can transfer to Center for Change for specialized and intensive treatment and then return to the referring facility. Clients that have recently completed an inpatient or residential treatment program are also eligible for…

What is ‘Better’: Chocolate Milk and More

Author: Jenni Schaefer My motto these days seems to be, “It gets better.” Even though my struggle with food and weight actually got worse before it got better, it did get better. Recovery is very difficult and oftentimes excruciatingly painful, but it does get better. I am definitely starting to sound like a broken record…

HOPE: Believing in Yourself and Letting Go

By: Jenni Schaefer You gave me hope. People like you who have confronted and overcome challenges in life gave me hope. Those who have battled addictions, triumphed over abuse, and survived broken hearts gave me hope. My hope deepened when I met men and women who had found freedom from anorexia and bulimia. Maybe, just…

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 be bright, happy, and full of the best of relationships….

Dieting is Out; Listening to Our Bodies is In

Author:  Alice Covey, RD, CD and Kim Passmore, RD, CD While dieting may not cause eating disorders, it is often a precursor. The National Eating Disorders Association reports that 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting and that 20-25% of those individuals develop eating disorders. It is far too common that eating disorders start…

The Importance Of Outpatient Follow-Up With A Registered Dietitian

By: Rachel Scott, RD, CD, CNSD Inpatient treatment for individuals with eating disorders is an important time for receiving adequate therapy, working on underlying issues, changing relationships with food, and establishing healthy eating behaviors. It can be more cost-effective than intensive outpatient treatment alone1. However, 80% of women who receive treatment for their eating disorder…

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…

It Gets Better: Not Just For Everyone Else

By: Jenni Schaefer Hello. I would like to introduce myself. I am the only person in the world who cannot recover from an eating disorder. No matter how hard I try or how desperately I want to let go of my eating disorder, I am doomed to failure. It will never get better. That was…