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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.


November 19, 2019
We welcome you to our newly relocated and expanded Child and Adolescent Program. We are so proud of this new treatment center on the Saint Joseph Hospital campus, which housed ERC’s first treatment program. This new space supports the delivery of truly excellent patient care for children, teens and families with complex behavioral health concerns.
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November 19, 2019
The ERC/Insight family of programs acknowledge the importance of family involvement in treatment for eating, mood and anxiety disorders. Allison K. Chase, PhD, CEDS outlines the role of families in fostering sustainable recovery.
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November 01, 2019
A family-based treatment model is such a necessary component to treatment that we require parents’ (or surrogate others) to participate in our programs. By engaging and supporting families in treatment, we can address family dynamics, communication patterns, stressors within the family and other experiences. 
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October 29, 2019
You can support and strengthen your recovery during the busy holiday season. Here's how to reframe holiday challenges as opportunities.
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October 29, 2019
How do you successfully navigate the holidays while in treatment for — or recovery from — binge eating disorder? ERC’s Binge Eating Treatment & Recovery (BETR) Program shares many simple and empowering coping tools and techniques that you can apply each day in recovery.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "compulsive overeating", families, patients, treatment
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October 25, 2019
Eating disorders are debilitating. If you have an eating disorder and another co-occurring issue (substance use disorder, anxiety disorder or mood disorder), you not only tend to have more severe symptoms, you can also be more resistant to treatment. But no matter how many diagnoses you have, recovery is always possible.
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October 16, 2019
Learn more about our Case Management team and their commitment to referring providers.
 
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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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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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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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