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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 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
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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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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
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September 24, 2019
Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD and Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS will present “Adventures on the Alimentary Canal: How the Gut Bacteria and Our Food Choices Influence Mood States and Eating Disorder Behavior” at the Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the Westin Denver Downtown. Click to learn more.
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DocumentTags: conference, "dr ovidio bermudez", "dr ralph carson", foundation, professionals
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September 18, 2019
Frank Warren is founder of the PostSecret Project, author of 6 New York Times Bestselling Books and a recipient of a Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award. Join us as Mr. Warren presents “PostSecret Live” as the Featured Keynote Speaker at the Eating Recovery Foundation’s 11thAnnual Conference.
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DocumentTags: conference, foundation, "frank warren", professionals
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August 19, 2019
Learn more about our annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference and its theme, "Navigating Resistance and Emerging Treatments for Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma." 
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DocumentTags: "eating disorder conference 2019", "eating recovery center conference 2019", foundation, "mental health conference 2019"
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October 19, 2018
A weekend surrounded by hundreds of sensitive, caring, and open-minded therapists is inevitably enriching. Two days spent talking about transforming lives and supporting others on the path to recovery was inspiring. I truly felt kindness and warmth from every person I talked to over the weekend. I deepened connections with colleagues and formed personal and professional bonds with many kindred spirits. I will certainly be back to the Eating Recovery Foundation annual conference next year and I hope that you consider joining us, too.
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DocumentTags: "eating recovery foundation", "eating recovery foundation conference", events, professionals
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February 16, 2018
Mount St. Joseph University senior and voice major Maria Bruce has decided to take action. She has organized a Carpenters Anniversary/Tribute Concert to be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Maria hopes that the concert will both pay tribute to Karen Carpenter and raise awareness of how eating disorders are still taking lives every day. We talked to Ms. Bruce about the tribute concert and this is what she shared with us.
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DocumentTags: anorexia, "carpenters anniversary tribute concert", events, foundation, "health risks", "national eating disorder awareness week"
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November 29, 2017
I wrote this poem when I realized what the eating disorder was doing to me — and what it had taken from me — even though I still felt so "attracted" to it at times. The eating disorder was taking my life from me and I am no longer going to allow that to happen. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "erc bellevue wa", families, foundation, "health risks", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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October 30, 2017
At 19 years old, I chose to withdraw from college in order to regain control of my thoughts and behaviors. I never would have been able to face my anorexia without the scholarship I received from the Eating Recovery Foundation. This scholarship was what I needed to be able to get the treatment I needed. I was given the extra strength I needed to enter treatment, even after a relapse, and to fight feverishly throughout to be where I am now.
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DocumentTags: anorexia, families, foundation, "lydia rhino", patients, scholarship, treatment
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