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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.


September 30, 2019
Kristin Agar, LCSW will be presenting on clinical intervention as the first phase of eating disorder treatment at this year’s Eating Recovery Foundation Conference in October. Using experientials, case studies and media presentations, participants will leave this session with a different perspective on intervention and see the value of it as a loving and healing process. 
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DocumentTags: conference, foundation, "kristin agar", professionals
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September 27, 2019
Thankfully, there are steps we can take each day to help us strengthen our own self-compassion. You can start a self-compassion practice by taking just a few minutes each day to show some kindness to yourself. Here’s how:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "dr andi stone", "erc chicago il", families, "insight behavioral health centers", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients
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September 27, 2019
Over a recent weekend, I was hit hard by a bout of depression. Depression can be a great (though very difficult) learning experience. I feel grateful for it already because it taught me so much. I now know that I can begin to take better care of myself during this period of change. Here's what I learned:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/August-2017/Could-Depression-Actually-Be-Beneficial
September 27, 2019
As a parent, you are celebrating another milestone in your child’s life — the start of another school year. As a parent of a child in recovery, you are likely plagued with many worries about how to best prepare for the new academic year. Here are some tips that may help you get through it.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "back to school", "child & adolescent", "dr casey tallent", families, patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/August-2018/Can-My-Child-Handle-School-in-Recovery-Casey-Talle
September 27, 2019
October is National Coming Out Month so we are encouraging our trans friends to come out of the closet about their mental health issues and eating disorders this month. But we also encourage everyone else to do their part to make coming out easier. Zach Rawlings MA, LPC explains.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "lgbt history month", lgbtq, "national coming out day", patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
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September 27, 2019
Ellie Pike shares the top 10 reasons you should listen to the brave storytellers featured on Mental Note Podcast. Mental Note: Journeys of Health and Recovery is available on iTunes and podcast apps as well as on mentalnotepodcast.com. Learn more about the podcast on this blog.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "eleanor pike", families, "mental note podcast", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2019/10-Reasons-to-Listen-to-Mental-Note-Podcast-–-Eleanor-Pike
September 26, 2019
On October 10, Dr. Craig Johnson will moderate an engaging presentation from Dr. Patricia Westmoreland and Karen Schneller, LMFT. This session, a pre-conference CE opportunity, will review some of the most challenging ethical considerations for modern behavioral healthcare providers. Learn more about this 3 CE event.
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DocumentTags: conference, "dr craig johnson", "dr patricia westmoreland", foundation, "karen schneller", professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2019/The-Ethical-Challenges-of-Treating-Patients-in-the-Digital-Age-CE-Workshop-for-Professionals
September 26, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Easton and Dr. Adele Lafrance present “I Don’t Want My Parents Involved! Or Do I?: Conceptualizing and Addressing Resistance to Caregiver Involvement” at the annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. The presenters will explore some of the underlying drivers of resistance to caregiver involvement and introduce a framework for clinicians to clarify and work through such impasses, and in a way that honor’s the client’s capacity to make treatment decisions. Learn more here.
 
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DocumentTags: conference, "dr adele lafrance", "dr elizabeth easton", efft, "emotion focused family therapy", foundation, professionals
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September 25, 2019
Join us on October 11th and 12th at the Westin Denver Downtown for Eating Recovery Foundation’s 11thAnnual Conference and hear from Lara Schuster Effland, LCSW, Eden Himidian, LCSW, RYT, Andi Stone, PsyD, and Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP. These clinicians will be presenting “Treating Trauma Through the Stages: An Integrative Approach”on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Denver Downtown. Learn more about the conference and register here. 
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DocumentTags: conference, "dr andi stone", "dr anne marie o'melia", "eden himidian", foundation, "lara schuster effland", professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2019/Trauma-Treatment-An-Integrative-Approach-for-All-Patients
September 24, 2019
Jill Sechi, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, LD and Meredith Riddick, LPC, CEDS-S present “Best Practice Collaboration for Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders” at the 11th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Denver Downtown. Learn more here.
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DocumentTags: conference, foundation, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2019/Treatment-for-Complex-Eating-Disorders- Best-Practices-for-Providers
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