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Why Outcomes Informed Care Matters

Why Outcomes Informed Care Matters

So what does Outcomes Informed Care mean exactly? At Columbus Park, we believe in the power of constantly engaging in regular treatment reviews with our clients to ensure that we are offering the highest level of care possible.

What Is Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?

What Is Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?

Consistently, the research on eating disorders highlights that treatment should be offered in the very least restrictive setting possible to effectively address the condition. [i] The outpatient setting (treatment in one’s real-life environment) is the least...

Advances in Eating Disorder Treatment

Advances in Eating Disorder Treatment

Over the last few decades, science has come a long way.  As a result, we've seen advances in effective interventions for eating disorders.  While there is still much we don’t know, we've learned a lot about how and why eating disorders develop and how to treat them...

News: Victory for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community

News: Victory for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community

Last week the 2019-2020 New York State Budget approved dramatic provisions to enhance parity for New Yorkers suffering from mental health disorders, substance use disorders and autism spectrum disorders.  The Behavioral Health Insurance Parity Reforms (BHIPR) landmark...

News: Ruling Against UBH Mental Health Discrimination

News: Ruling Against UBH Mental Health Discrimination

On February 26, 2019, the United States District Court released a ruling that United Behavioral Health (UBH/Optum), our country’s largest managed behavioral health care organization, maintained internal policies designed to save money by discriminating against...

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

Come As You Are... in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019 It may mean coming to treatment even when you don’t feel ready or even willing…. It may mean coming to treatment when you’ve tried treatment...

Trauma and Eating Disorder Treatment: Is DBT-PE Right for You?

Trauma and Eating Disorder Treatment: Is DBT-PE Right for You?

Extensive research validates that trauma and eating disorders frequently co-occur.  A 2012 study illuminated that "the vast majority of women and men with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED) reported a history of interpersonal...

CP Research Corner: childhood BMI as a risk factor

CP Research Corner: childhood BMI as a risk factor

Persistent, significantly low or high body weight in children found to be linked to increased risk of eating disorders later on. A study published in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that...

Challenging Obesity Myths

Challenging Obesity Myths

Unfortunately, for those living in larger bodies, size-related discrimination and bullying can be an everyday occurrence.  The pervasive negative judgement so many experience is in part fueled by our society’s obsession with thinness, typically seen as synonymous with...

Columbus Park Outcomes 2018

Columbus Park Outcomes 2018

2018 was a remarkable year for Columbus Park.  We’d like to share results pulled from our outcomes database to give you a sense of our hard work last year. Columbus Park was ranked #1 out of 98 other feedback-informed outpatient behavioral health treatment centers. As...

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