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“Burn It Off” Campaign

“Burn It Off” Campaign

A new study raises concern for the eating disorder community and general public alike. The study describes the impact of using physical activity calorie equivalent/expenditure (PACE) labelling for foods, instead of the common marking of calories.

Yikes: New WW Dieting App for Kids

Yikes: New WW Dieting App for Kids

WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released a free weight loss app called Kurbo that targets children and young adults, ages 8-17. There are a number of unanswered questions about this new app and the risks it might pose to young people.

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...

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...

The Dangers of Weight Bias

The Dangers of Weight Bias

The effects of weight stigma include poor body image, low self-esteem, binge eating, extreme weight control measures, and psychological problems such as depression and eating disorders. Those who experience bullying as a result of weight bias are likely to experience one or more of these issues.

Columbus Park Latest Patient Outcomes Update

Columbus Park Latest Patient Outcomes Update

Tracking and reviewing Columbus Park patient progress and treatment outcomes is a central aspect of my role as Clinical Director of Columbus Park. It can be an especially gratifying practice since snapshots from our data collection give us a chance to see concretely,...

People Magazine: DBT in the Public Eye

People Magazine: DBT in the Public Eye

Columbus Park In The News Founder, Melissa Gerson, discusses DBT treatment in People Columbus Park's Clinical Director, Melissa Gerson, was quoted this week in an article in People.com: "Selena Gomez Seeking Dialectical Behavior Therapy After Hospitalizations: What to...

Anorexia Nervosa: “Just Eat”

Anorexia Nervosa: “Just Eat”

It may be difficult for many to understand how and why people with anorexia nervosa starve themselves.  A natural response to someone who is malnourished and underweight might be “just eat more!” But eating for someone with anorexia is far more difficult and...