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2017 NEDA/BEDA Conference Review: Part I

2017 NEDA/BEDA Conference Review: Part I

Caregivers, treatment providers, and survivors gathered for an informative and empowering conference hosted by The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). The 2017 conference was titled “Building...

ACT: Fusion

ACT: Fusion

Imagine this: You walk into a social gathering to find yourself among a group of people you don’t know. Immediately thoughts begin flowing into your mind: “I don’t know anyone here!” “Who should I talk to?” “If I am standing here talking to nobody, people will think I...

What is ARFID?

What is ARFID?

What is ARFID? Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder or ARFID is an eating disorder diagnosis that has been introduced into Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) fifth edition. Historically, this diagnostic category of avoidant eating...

Join Columbus Park at the Annual BEDA Conference in Brooklyn

Join Columbus Park at the Annual BEDA Conference in Brooklyn

Columbus Park Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder Columbus Park will be hosting a roundtable at 3:15pm on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the BEDA/NEDA National Conference.  The roundtable discussion will focus on best...

CP Research Corner: Mothers and Daughters

CP Research Corner: Mothers and Daughters

Eating behavior and psychological profile: associations between daughters with distinct eating disorders and their mothers Vazquez-Velazquez et al. (2017) wanted to identify the associations between psychological profile and eating behavior of mothers and daughters...

What is Night Eating Syndrome?

What is Night Eating Syndrome?

With the DSM-5 came the first formal diagnostic criteria for night eating syndrome (NES) in a manual despite its first documented description nearly 60 years ago. (Stunkard, Grace & Wolff, 1955). Slow advances in the understanding of NES and  few cross-study...

Novel Interventions for enduring AN

Novel Interventions for enduring AN

Occasionally at Columbus Park, we treat adult clients who have been in multiple treatments over the span of years and continue to struggle.  Severe and enduring AN, also known as Longstanding anorexia nervosa (L-AN). L-AN is often associated with poor quality of life,...

What is Therapist Drift?

What is Therapist Drift?

A growing phenomenon termed ‘therapist drift’ references a clinician’s tendency to deviate from evidence-based treatment approaches as protocols are often viewed negatively. Some clinician’s regard them as constraining to their practice and artistry by limiting the...