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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.


June 14, 2018
Family therapy isn’t easy, but when a family is committed to doing the work of therapy — and when family members can start to solve problems together in a collaborative and compassionate way — patients are able to move more effectively towards recovery. 
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August 02, 2017
We must work with both caregivers and patients in eating disorder treatment. All caregivers have the ability or capacity to help their loved one work towards full eating disorder recovery. Thanks to the lessons of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, I have more patience and tolerance to explore the emotional roadblocks that get in the way of both caregiver and clinician.
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October 26, 2016
Parenting itself is a challenging job, and parenting a child with an eating disorder takes the job requirements to a whole new level. It frequently requires caregivers to parent in a different way than they typically have with their child, resulting in strict boundaries, use of consequences and managing frequent conflict or disagreements.
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April 11, 2016
Join us for Tea Time with Robyn where she discusses how long recovery can take for a child or adolescent suffering an eating disorder, with Dr. Allison Chase of Eating Recovery Center.
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February 26, 2016
Eating Recovery Center's Austin's Dr. Allison Chase was recently featured in an article and video segment on kxan.com discussing eating disorders among young girls.
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September 08, 2015

Family involvement is key in eating disorder treatment. Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS, Executive Director of Eating Recovery Center of Austin and trusted eating disorder expert, outlines the role of the family in fostering sustainable recovery.

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April 07, 2015
Therapy isn’t only useful when there is a major problem in your life. Yes, it’s a helpful outlet that can help us solve big problems, but it can also be a means to improve an already decent life as well. Today, we share seven reasons why everyone should give therapy a try.
 
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February 05, 2015
If your seasonal depression gets to be something you cannot control, seek professional help. Even just one or two counseling sessions can make a tremendous difference. There is no shame in speaking with someone who is professionally trained to deal with these circumstances. It is a common form of depression that can be greatly controlled with the right help.
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January 14, 2015
If you’re guilty of making the same New Year’s resolutions year after year and then feeling guilty or ashamed that you didn’t follow them, you’re not alone. This year, resolve to create attainable solutions. Dr. Allison Chase explains how to manage healthy positive changes in a realistic way.
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