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Table of Contents:
Current Research and the latest news in the field (just below)
For Professionals: Conferences/Seminars/Online Courses/Study Groups
Advocacy and Awareness
Treatment Center Spotlight
Newsletter Requirements
Support Groups with Openings
Marketing Ideas
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Current Research and News:

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Disordered Eating and Depressive
Symptoms. Objective: Research suggests that shared genetic factors underlie relationships
between eating disorder and depression diagnoses, but no studies to date have examined
these associations using dimensional symptom measures. This study examined whether
genetic associations observed between eating disorder and depression diagnoses extend to
continuous measures of these phenotypes. Method: The sample consisted of 292 young
adult female twins from the Michigan State University Twin Registry. Disordered eating was
measured using the Minnesota Eating Behavior Survey. Depressive symptoms were
assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory. Results: Univariate twin models indicated
that genetic factors accounted for 55% to 60% of the variance in disordered eating and
depressive symptoms, with the remaining variance accounted for by nonshare d
environmental effects. Bivariate models indicated that genetic factors primarily accounted for
associations between disordered eating and depressive symptoms (r(a) = .70). Discussion:
Phenotypic associations between disordered eating and depressive symptoms appear to be
due to common genetic factors. Int J Eat Disord. 2010 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print].

For Professionals - Conferences/Seminars/Online Courses/Study Groups:

Center for Change National Conference for Professionals on Eating Disorders:
Putting the Pieces Together…An Integrated Approach. January 28-29, 2011 at Center
for Change in Orem, Utah. Join Center for Change to hear from many highly respected
Eating Disorder Professionals including Margo Maine, PhD, Michael E. Berrett, PhD, Reba
Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED, Nicole Hawkins, PhD, Terry V. Eagan, MD, Justine J. Reel, PhD,
LPC, CC-AASP, Greg Ellis, MD, and Jenni Schaefer. Pending applications for 12.5 CEU’s.
For more information or to register, go to

New York, NY Workshops: Weight Matters, B.I.T.E.® The Body Image Transformation
Experience - New Winter Spring 2011 Workshop Series - Two Interconnected
Workshops. Workshop I: January 17-21, 2011. Meets Monday evenings from 5:30 -7:00pm.
Owning My Body My Self "Why Can't I Just Do It" is a concentrated group therapy
experience that focuses on the underlying emotions, compulsions, and regulatory problems
connected to your overeating, overweight and self-perception. Goal: Learn about your
regulatory system and become more accurately attuned. Workshop II: March 28-May 30,
2011. Meets Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm. Transforming My Body My Self involves
learning about your body as a resource to learn to regulate yourself. Goal: Transform
negative feelings towards a more balanced appreciation of you. For more information visit Facilitator: Fran Weiss, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP,
Associate Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC; Sr. Psychotherapist,
New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYC.
Specializing in the emotional components of disordered eating, weight regulation, obesity,
bulimia and body image. Individual and Group Psychotherapy. Contact information: Phone:
212-362-6019, email:, Website:

IAEDP Symposium 2011: Evidence Based Treatment and Treatment Based Evidence.
Dates: March 3-6, 2011. Location: Phoenix, AZ. Symposium 2011 will focus on the realities
and challenges of working with eating disorder clients - the essence of treatment. Current
research has now validated as effective many of the treatment protocols that clinicians have
utilized over the years. However, there are still those protocols that promote higher levels of
functioning and recovery for clients, but have yet to be supported by scientific evidence. It is
iaedp's objective to bring forward and address those themes, topics, strategies, tools, and
protocols that they know are powerful, transformative, and life-altering for clients and their
families. For more information visit

Professional Study Groups - Southern CA. Facilitator: Carolyn Costin, LMFT. These
professional study groups cover case reviews, treatment strategies, new literature, research,
and other areas related to the treatment of eating disorders. CEU's are given to MFT's and
LCSW's. For more information on meeting times and locations call 310-457-9958, email or visit the website at


The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc. (N.A.M.E.D.).
N.A.M.E.D. is dedicated to supporting males with eating disorders and their families and
being a resource of information on the issue. Visit, call 1-877-780-
0080 or email for more information.

The Gail R. Schoenbach F.R.E.E.D. Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated
to eradicating eating disorders. The funds contributed to the F.R.E.E.D. Foundation
provide individuals with the financial support needed for the treatment of eating disorders.
For more information visit

Become Involved - The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action
(EDC). The EDC, is a Washington, D.C. based advocacy organization whose mission is to
advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority, for more
information visit

Treatment Center Spotlight:

Multiple State Locations:
The Renfrew Center is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the Country's First
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Facility. Renfrew is the first and largest eating
disorder treatment network in the country and has treated over 55,000 women with eating
disorders. Renfrew provides a comprehensive range of services in Connecticut, Florida,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.
Programs and services vary by site and include: Residential; Day Treatment; Intensive
Outpatient; Group Therapy; Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy; Nutrition Therapy and
Psychiatric Consultation. The Renfrew Center integrates relational principles and practice
with the latest developments in the effective treatment of patients with eating disorders. The
Renfrew Center is a preferred provider for most health insurance and managed care
companies and they work with ind ividuals to create a financial plan that meets the need of
each prospective Renfrew patient. Renfrew’s training programs have reached over 25,000
healthcare professionals to date and are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills
needed to treat these complex disorders. Call 1-800-RENFREW or visit for more information about The Renfrew Centers.

Arizona: Treatment Center News - Remuda Ranch. Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating
and Anxiety Disorders provides intensive inpatient and residential treatment for women and
girls. For 20 years, Remuda Ranch has treated 10,000 patients of all faiths through their
Christian programs. Patients receive compassionate care from a team of eating disorder
professionals in beautiful ranch-like settings in Arizona and Virginia. Remuda Ranch offers
those struggling with anorexia and bulimia the best possible chance for a complete and
lasting recovery. If you know someone who could benefit from a higher level of care, call
Remuda Ranch at 1-800-445-1900 or visit today.

Arizona: Treatment Center News - Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Rosewood
is in the process of renovation at their extended care facility, Rosewood Capri. Opened in
2004, Rosewood Capri, Partial Hospitalization Program with residential living, is located just
three miles from the main campus of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. All of the
same therapeutic services are offered at the Capri campus as at their main campus,
including psychiatric, individual therapy, experiential therapy, including equine, and nutrition
in a less structured setting. The remodeled Capri will more closely resemble the main
campus of Rosewood, making the transition from one level of care to the next seamless.
The remodeled building will feature comfortable and spacious, state-of the art patient rooms
and treatment spaces. The new Rosewood Capri will be the perfect environment for client s
to put their recovery skills in action. To inquire about Rosewood's full continuum of treatment
services contact their intake department at 800-845-2211 or visit

Arizona: Treatment Center News - Mirasol. Blue Cross Blue Shield has joined the long
list of health insurers who recognize Mirasol Eating Disorder Recovery Centers as an
authorized provider. "We receive calls every day from women who want to come to Mirasol,
and it was heart-breaking to have to refer them elsewhere simply because they had BCBS
insurance," said Mirasol founder and CEO Jeanne Rust. "Now many more women are free
to make their own choices about where they want to go for eating disorder treatment."
Mirasol pioneered the mind-body-spirit approach to the treatment of eating disorders,
combining traditional individual and group psychotherapy with proven alternative therapies
including neurofeedback, acupuncture and EMDR. Since its founding in 1999, Mirasol has
helped more than 700 women recover from eating disorders. Its residential treatment
programs a re licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Behavioral
Health and certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
For more information, call 1-888-520-1700 or visit the Mirasol website at
Brentwood, CA: Treatment Center News - Eating Disorder Center of California (EDCC)
Day Treatment Program. At the EDCC they believe nutrition and exercise are crucial areas
of recovery. They deal with nutritional status, metabolism, and biochemistry, and teach
clients what this information means in terms of their recovery. At the same time, they believe
that eradicating problematic behaviors is not enough. They believe it is essential to help
clients to figure out who they are when they are not influenced by their eating disorder and
what it is they want for their lives. The staff at EDCC help clients to discover what the eating
disorder initially promised and how they can get these desires in non-destructive ways. In
addition to individual, group and family therapy, they provide education, nutritional
counseling, life skills training, mindfulness and spiritual enhancement. For more info rmation
contact 310-457-9958, email or visit EDCC is a Monte
Nido Affiliate Program.

Calabasas, CA: Treatment Center News - Monte Nido Residential Treatment Center.
Monte Nido combines a beautiful natural healing environment with the expertise of the
renowned national expert and author, Carolyn Costin, and the treatment professionals from
her company, Community Counseling for Individuals and Families, Inc. Monte Nido is a very
small, intimate facility. Monte Nido only takes six clients at a time. Clients treated at Monte
Nido are all women suffering from anorexia, bulimia or exercise addiction. The facility has a
family-like environment; their unique level system allows each client to gain increasing
freedom and responsibility for her own recovery. By the end of her stay, each client is
shopping for and preparing her own food and monitoring her own exercise. This will help
prepare her for handling these activities upon discharge from Monte Nido. They also&nb
sp;have a unique transition program, Bella Mar, which offers various levels of transitional
and independent living situations. For more information call 310-457-9958, visit or email

Carlsbad, CA: Treatment Center News - Montecatini. Montecatini is a state licensed and
CARF accredited facility offering Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive
Outpatient Programs, as well as a Transitional Living Program for adult women struggling
with eating disorders and co-occurring issues. The staff at Montecatini works to design a
detailed treatment program for every patient. Montecatini is also contracted with many
insurance companies and will work with each patient to verify insurance benefits. To learn
more about the treatment services, community outreach program or support groups at
Montecatini, call 760-436-8930 or their website at

Malibu, CA: Treatment Center News - Monte Nido Vista. Monte Nido Vista is 10 bed
residential facility for anorexia, bulimia and exercise addiction located in the foothills of
Malibu, CA. The residential program is designed to meet the individual needs of clients and
their families in a way that gives them an increasingly higher level of responsibility and
"teaches" them how to recover and sustain it. The atmosphere is professional and
structured, but is also warm, friendly and family-like. The staff members are highly dedicated
professionals, many of who are recovered themselves, thus serving as excellent role
models. For more information on The Monte Nido Treatment Center or its affiliates visit, call 310-457-9958, or email

Northern and Southern California: Treatment Center News - Discovery Practice
Management. Discovery Practice Management offers excellent eating disorder treatment at
both Center for Discovery, a premier adolescent residential eating disorders program and
Oceanaire, a program for adult women. Center for Discovery is a residential program
dedicated exclusively to adolescent males and females between the ages of 10 and 19 who
are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. Discovery's home-like
settings are located in Whittier, Downey, Lakewood, and Menlo Park, CA. Discovery offers a
very individualized and intense treatment program, under 24-hour supervision, with weekly
family involvement including the Discovery Therapeutic Family Meal. Oceanaire is dedicated
to the treatment of adult women struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating
Disorder. Nestled above one of the greens of the Los Verdes Country Club Golf Course on
the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, CA, the space at Oceanaire provides residents
with ocean vistas and Pacific Coast sunsets. Oceanaire offers a peaceful and healing
environment where women can safely and effectively address their issues and begin their
path to recovery. Discovery Practice Management contracts with many major insurance
providers and will provide a complimentary benefits check. For more information, call 800-
760-3934 or visit or

Pasadena, CA: Treatment Center News - Reasons Eating Disorder Center at BHC
Alhambra Hospital. Reasons announces the opening of their newly licensed and Joint
Commission accredited 6 bed residential treatment center. This is an innovative program
founded on the belief that healing transcends treatment. Their program is situated in a
beautiful, tranquil two-story home in a residential section of Pasadena, CA, and is designed
to meet the needs of adult women who require a safe place to begin or continue their
recovery. They are committed to the mission that all women deserve the opportunity to
recover in an environment of structure, support, and sanctuary. Reasons now offers the full
continuum of care, including Inpatient Hospitalization, Residential Treatment, Partial
Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient Programs. They have programs for ages 12 and
older and are contracted with most ma jor insurance companies. Please call them at 800-
235-5570 to find out more, receive a brochure, or schedule a tour.

San Francisco and Thousand Oaks, CA: Treatment Center News - La Ventana Eating
Disorder Programs. La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs is an intensive outpatient
program with housing accommodations, featuring locations in both San Francisco and
Thousand Oaks, CA. Both programs offer Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient
Programs for ages 13 and older featuring comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia,
compulsive and binge eating. The PHP/Day program consists of 7 hours per day, 6 days per
week with supported food therapy. For those working or attending school there are two
Intensive Outpatient schedules to choose from, each 3 ½ hours in length for 5 or 6 days per
week. Registered Dietitians create personalized meal plans and provide supported food
therapy for all program levels. Each client is personally assessed by the Clinical Director and
an individualized tr eatment plan is created for optimum success. As a service to their day
clients, La Ventana offers complimentary staff supervised housing, ensuring a strong
recovery for those needing a safe place to live. La Ventana accepts all major insurance and
is dedicated to the education and treatment of eating disorders. La Ventana San Francisco
is located at 3150 California Street, Suite 6 in San Francisco, CA 94115. La Ventana
Thousand Oaks is located at 275 E. Hillcrest Drive Suite 120, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
For more information about either facility, call 800-560-8518, or contact Lisette Fraser,
Outreach Coordinator directly at, or 805-444-8072.

Santa Monica, CA: Treatment Center News - A New Journey. A New Journey is the first
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Day Treatment Program (PDT) in Santa
Monica with a unique constellation of treatment programs for men, women and adolescents
suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Because the first few months of
recovery can be the most difficult, A New Journey is pleased to offer PHP transitional living
services at their gorgeous new Journey Home. Located in a lovely serene neighborhood,
Journey Home offers a supportive recovery environment for individuals with moderate to
severe eating disorders. Life at Journey Home supports the development of real world daily
living and recovery skills. While at Journey Home, individuals work, attend school and/or
volunteer on a part-time basis. Individuals develop independence and confidence in their
recover y skills within the supportive safe haven of Journey Home. A New Journey offers
innovative treatment options providing the flexibility and support for individuals to overcome
their disease. A New Journey is contracted with most major insurance companies for IOP
and PHP levels of care. To learn more about A New Journey call 800-634-1733 or visit

Ventura County, CA: Treatment Center News - Rader Programs Pacific Shores
Hospital. Pacific Shores Hospital is a 30-bed facility completely dedicated to Rader
Programs Eating Disorders Treatment. The facility was specifically designed to provide a
warm and nurturing environment. It is located five minutes from the ocean in picturesque
Ventura County just North of Los Angeles and South of Santa Barbara in Southern
California. Rader Programs at Pacific Shores Hospital maintains an outstanding treatment
team with extensive experience and training in Rader Program's proven treatment
philosophy. The Rader Program is a national treatment center with multiple locations; they
accept patients from all across the United States. For more information call 877-355-8819,
visit www.raderprograms. com or email

Denver, CO: Treatment Center News - The Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDC-
Denver). The EDC-Denver offers partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment to males
and females age 16 and older. The Partial Hospitalization Program operates 11 hours per
day, 7 days per week and includes supervised meals and snacks. Lodging is provided at a
nearby apartment building for PHP patients from out of town. The Evening Intensive
Outpatient Program operates 4 hours per evening, three days per week and includes one
meal. Most of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver's group/program components are
available on an outpatient basis. Services include individual and family/couples therapy;
DBT; aftercare; psychiatric evaluation; therapy and medication monitoring; and nutritional
counseling by a registered dietitian. EDC-Denver accepts most insurances. Treatment
providers are welcome to utilize EDC-Denver 's outpatient services as adjunct therapies to
their own treatment. Visit for details, schedules and listings for support

Denver, CO: Treatment Center News – Eating Recovery Center Opens Innovative
Eating Disorders Hospital for Children and Adolescents. Eating Recovery Center is
pleased to announce the opening of their new specialty hospital for children and adolescents
with eating disorders in late November 2010. They are currently accepting patients for
admission to their facility. The child and adolescent hospital will treat children and
adolescents ages 10-17, including boys and young men. Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP,
FSAM, FAED, CEDS, will serve as the hospital’s Medical Director. It will operate under the
direction of Eating Recovery Center’s CEO and Co-Founder, Kenneth Weiner, MD, FAED,
CEDS and Chief Clinical Officer, Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS. “Our comprehensive
treatment model will blend traditional approaches like medical stabilization, psy chiatric
stabilization and nutritional rehabilitation with new approaches like Behavioral Family
Therapy in the partial hospitalization phase of the treatment experience,” explains Dr.
Bermudez. “We have carefully chosen an outstanding staff and, in addition, will use
technologies to enhance patient care. Our goal is to be a center of excellence and to offer
the best treatment to the patients and families we care for.” Eating Recovery Center is a
national center for eating disorders recovery, providing comprehensive treatment for
anorexia and bulimia. Denver-based facilities include a licensed behavioral hospital treating
adults, an outpatient office in addition to the new Child and Adolescent hospital. Eating
Recovery Center was founded in October 2008 by Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, CEDS, and
Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., MD, CEDS, and reflects the culmination of the doctors’ focused
efforts and industry expertise. For more information, call 877-218-1344, email or chat confidentially at

Reno, NV: Center for Hope of the Sierras – NEW IOP & PHP Day Treatment Programs
Opening January 2011. Center for Hope of the Sierras is proud to announce planned
program expansion! As of January 2011 they will be offering multiple levels of care to better
meet the needs of their local and regional communities. In addition to the proven residential
and unique 24-hour partial hospitalization programs, Center for Hope will soon be offering
partial hospitalization day treatment (PHP) and intensive outpatient therapy (IOP) to women
and adolescents, for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and
related disorders including a specialized track for the treatment of co-occurring diabetes and
eating disorders. The new IOP will require patients to participate in programs four hours per
day, three to five days a week, with both afternoon and evening sessions available. The
PHP day trea tment will consist of eight hours per day, five days per week. Both levels of
care incorporate many of the same components as residential treatment at the Center for
Hope including a variety of individual and group therapy options, nutritional counseling with a
registered dietitian, individualized treatment planning, medical management, and meal
support. Housing will also be available to patients at a discounted rate. To learn more about
the programs offered at the Center for Hope of the Sierras visit, find them on Facebook, or call 877- 828-4949.

North Carolina:
North Carolina: Treatment Center News - The Carolina House Partial Hospitalization
Program (PHP). The Carolina House PHP provides a safe, supportive environment for
women struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and
related issues. Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills integration, their patients
have the opportunity to regain lives free of overwhelming eating disorder symptoms. They
recognize the importance of a structured setting to encounter challenging food experiences.
Carolina House provides patients with daily opportunities to engage interactively with meal
preparation. For more information on the Partial Hospitalization Program at Carolina House,
call 919-372-7951 or visit To schedule a tour or speaking
event, contact Misty Ash at 919-610-4352 or at Carolina House is a
member of CRC Health Group:

Oregon: Treatment Center News - RainRock Treatment Center. A Residential
Treatment Facility for Women, offers PHP, IOP, Outpatient, and Transitional Living
Programs. RainRock Treatment Center, A Monte Nido Affiliate with Executive Director
Carolyn Costin, LMFT, is pleased to announce the opening of their Partial Hospitalization
Program (PHP), as well as their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These programs are
uniquely integrated into their existing 10 bed Residential Treatment Center, providing the
highest degree of continuity of care while offering clients the experience of stepping down
into the community. This innovative program design allows their clients to stay connected to
their treatment team beyond their residential visit. This provides an exceptional opportunity
to maintain and build upon the progress achieved during their residential stay. Living
accommodations for both PHP and IOP are offered at their new transition house, Turnberry
Place. Located next to RainRock, Turnberry Place is a warm and inviting 8 bed transitional
living house, where clients can practice day to day skills, such as shopping, cooking,
working, or attending classes, with the support of their treatment team. The hope in offering
this continuum of care is to give their clients the most comprehensive treatment available in
order to solidify their recovery before returning home. Rainrock’s Outpatient Wellness
Program provides individual and group therapy services to children, adults and families
struggling with eating disorders, as well as other diagnoses as a further step-down, or for
those who are not in need of a more intensive level of care. For additional information about
the Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, Transitional Living or Outpatient
programs, call 541-896-9300 or visit

Dallas and Houston Texas: Treatment Center News - The Walker Wellness Clinic. The
Walker Wellness Clinic, an intensive outpatient facility based in Dallas and Houston recently
announced that it is expanding the Dallas Treatment Facility and relocating to Cooper
Aerobics Center. The Walker Wellness Clinic will be ideally situated on the world famous 30
acre preventive medicine campus in North Dallas. The new location will provide the eating
disorder clinic with access to a 62 bed guest lodge for patients and families to reside during
treatment and comprehensive medical services at Cooper Clinic. In addition, on-campus
restaurants, catering services and a cookery will provide quality nutrition treatment for all
patients. Furthermore, facilities such as a full service spa, fitness center, tennis courts and
swimming pools are accessible for patients who are ready to transition to an active lifes tyle.
The Walker Wellness Clinic will continue to specialize in eating disorders, depression,
anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, body image and self improvement, by
providing Day, Intensive Outpatient, and Standard Outpatient programs. However, the on-
campus board and lodging will allow The Walker Wellness Clinic to offer a Residential
Outpatient environment for patients to ease the transition from the inpatient setting to home.
For more information contact The Walker Wellness Clinic at 1-877-899-7254, or visit


The Slender Trap: A Food and Body Workbook, Lauren Stern (Author), Gary Zamchick
(Illustrator). The Slender Trap is a self-discovery food and body workbook for girls and
women who think they may have an eating disorder or a distorted sense of what their body
looks like. Written by an expert art psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor who
has practiced in the field of eating disorders for over 25 years, this manual takes the reader
on a drawing and writing journey into wellness. It provides her with solutions to find the way
out of her own mind and body traps. Each chapter assists the reader to gain control of the
negative behaviors and symptoms that have taken over her life. The book provides the
reader with the information that is needed as she draws, writes, answers questions, and
assesses her feelings and emotions. By the end, the reader will learn to lo ve herself for who
she is and to appreciate her body for what it is. Individuals with eating disorders and
therapists will find this book extremely helpful in dealing with these very difficult issues. For
more information about this book visit

Journey to Freedom from Eating Disorders. Author: Laurie Glass. Thought-provoking
and inspirational, this book includes discussions about common eating disorder issues,
scripture, practical tips, personal notes to the reader which include pieces of Laurie's own
story, journaling questions and inspirational writings. The author writes in a warm and
conversational tone to teens and adults, males and females, who are battling anorexia,
bulimia, EDNOS or binge eating disorder. Laurie recovered from anorexia in 2003 and
mentors those in eating disorder recovery. She has a Master of Ministry degree in Christian
Counseling and writes poems and non-fiction articles for both print and online
publications. To find out more about her book and to also find recovery helps, recovery
stories, articles and so much more, visit

Support Groups with Openings:

Encino, CA: Support Group for Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorder. The eating
disorders - bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating are painful conditions, engaged in by
those with problematic pasts and limited emotional outlets. Lacking access to their ongoing
feelings, disordered eaters negotiate life based on food and weight. This eats up space in
their minds as well as their range of activities. Group therapy enriches lives and battles
isolation. It offers educational support, cohesive weekly group membership, relational
contact/feedback, and at times a lighter perspective. A Psychodynamic and Non-Diet
Approach. Date/Time: 7:00 -8:30pm, Tuesdays, low-fee $20/session. Group led by Christine
Loeb, LMFT, RD. For more information call 818-501-0730 or email

Beverly Hills, CA Support Group: Feeding The Soul - A process group for individuals
struggling with Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Negative Body Image. This
group is open to 6 individuals at a time (male and female). Topics include: Mindful Eating,
How to manage disordered behaviors, Body acceptance, etc. The group meets weekly in
Beverly Hills, and is led by Erin Naimi, RD. For more information, contact Erin at 310-229-
5290 or

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Christine A. Hartline, M.A., Executive Director
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