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Wake Up Weight Watchers: The Dangers of Teen Dieting

Wake Up Weight Watchers: The Dangers of Teen Dieting

You may have seen the recent Weight Watchers campaign that promotes free teen memberships starting in the Summer of 2018. Weight Watchers is deploying a classic marketing technique—a free startup offer in the hopes that once hooked on the product, participants would...

CP Research Corner: Graded Body Image Exposure

Adjunctive Graded Body Image Exposure for Eating Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Initial Trial in Clinical Practice Kathryn Trottier, PhD1,2* Jacqueline C. Carter, D Phil3 Danielle E. MacDonald, MA1,4 Traci McFarlane, PhD1,2,4 Marion P. Olmsted, PhD1,2 CBT is...

Mothers Working Toward Recovery

Mothers Working Toward Recovery

From infancy onward, mothers are under pressure to balance (as if!) their own self-care with the demands of a growing family.  Women so often set high standards for their ‘performance’ as mothers which adds on more stress and pressure during an already challenging...

Aging Anorexia & The Media

Aging Anorexia & The Media

Author of New York Times article “When Anorexics Grow Up”, Lisa Fogarty, vividly recalls her first experience with anorexia on screen. A number of made-for-TV movies hit televisions in the late 80’s and 90’s that provided her and many others with their first visual...

Reward Circuitry in The Anorexic & Bulimic Brain

Reward Circuitry in The Anorexic & Bulimic Brain

Researcher Walter Kaye and his team at the UC San Diego Eating Disorder Center believe that brain imaging may play a key role in shaping the way we understand disordered eating behaviors. The team identified specific reward mechanisms within the brain that may be...

Mothers Working Toward Recovery

2017-2018 Outcomes in Review

As you may have learned in last week’s blog about Outcomes-Informed Care, Columbus Park is committed to ongoing treatment reviews with each client to ensure goals are being met in treatment, and that strong therapeutic alliances lead to consistently high success rates...

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