Online Educational Tool for Parents/ Caregivers of a Youth with an Eating Disorder

Online Educational Tool for Parents/ Caregivers of a Youth with an Eating Disorder

Do you think your child might have an Eating Disorder? Do you want to learn about eating disorders and how you can help your child? Purpose of the research: To understand if the online educational tool (www.canped.ca) is helpful to parents/caregivers of a child who may have an eating disorder. Who can participate: Parents or caregivers of a youth (9-18 years old) who may have an eating disorder. Topics covered include: What is an eating disorder? Medical risks of eating disorders Understanding eating disorders Essential components of treating pediatric eating disorders Supporting a…Read more
Eating Disorders Support Group

Eating Disorders Support Group

8 week support group beginning on January 14th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This weekly group provides a safe place to discuss the issues of disordered eating. The group process offers a rich opportunity to learn how others deal with the same challenges and to learn coping skills that might help you with your day-to-day struggle. Co-led by Terry Simpson, PsyD and Gabriela Pastor, MA, the group will meet at the Krevoy Institute for $50 per session. Please call Gabriela at 832-366-4965 if you would like to attend. For more information please call (310)…Read more
LAISPS + The Krevoy Institute Present: “Pathways to Recovery”

LAISPS + The Krevoy Institute Present: “Pathways to Recovery”

Hi clinicians, nurses, doctors -- this is a wonderful program that will train you in both conceptualizing and treating the eating disordered population. Please share with your friends and colleagues. The LAISPS one-year course in eating disorders explores the underlying issues and functions of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. The dilemma of making the unconscious conscious while attending to the often life-threatening symptoms that accompany eating disorders will be addressed. Each evening will consist of both theory and technique. Over the 30-week course, eating disorders will be conceptualized based on psychodynamic, biological, genetic,…Read more
Eating Disorders Support Group

Eating Disorders Support Group

You are not alone in your struggle. This weekly support group oprodives a safe place to explore and heal the issues of disordered eating. I nthe company of those who can relate to your struggle, you will have a chance to listen or talk freely, to learn how others deal with the same challenges, and to learn coping skills that might help you with your day-to-day struggle and the emotions that go with it. You don’t have to be alone in your pain. Let us give you the support that will help you…Read more
High Facebook Use Associated With Eating Disorders

High Facebook Use Associated With Eating Disorders

Recent research has pointed to a correlation between high Facebook usage and an increased risk for eating disorders. This research study appeared in the January 2014 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. The study included 960 college women and found that Facebook use was associated with the maintenance of weight/shape concerns and anxiety compared to an alternate Internet activity. Read more about this research here. Specifically, this study suggests a connection between Facebook users who highly value “likes” on their photos to a risk for eating disorders. Photos are often a…Read more
Right There and Then I Decided It Was Time to Change

Right There and Then I Decided It Was Time to Change

The Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Treatment Program occasionally features guest bloggers to share their stories and inspire our community. Today we’re proud to feature Valentina McGuff, an aspiring author and guest lecturer at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, who has successfully battled her own issues with eating. If you’d be interested in sharing your story, please contact us at info@drkrevoy.com.   My name is Valentina (Tina McGuff) and I live in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. I can remember the exact moment I became anorexic. It was a comment made and…Read more
The Silent Disorder: Men and Their Eating Issues

The Silent Disorder: Men and Their Eating Issues

A news station in Colorado published online this month a story about a recent college graduate and his struggle with anorexia and bulimia symptoms. ABC News also described another young man’s journey to get treatment for his eating disorder and how in general men can be reluctant to seek treatment because eating disorders are considered a “female problem.” These two men’s stories represent just a small part of how we are beginning to understand more and more how many men have negative views of their bodies and unhealthy relationships with food. As research…Read more

5 Myths and 5 Facts About Eating Disorders

The 14th annual National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is now underway, lasting February 23 to March 1, 2014. The theme for this year’s Awareness Week is “I Didn’t Know.” With that theme in mind, we at the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program decided to contribute by debunking five common myths and sharing five important facts about eating disorders. Let’s start with the myths. Myth #1: You can tell that someone has an eating disorder by looking at them. That an individual is struggling with an eating disorder is not readily apparent. A person may…Read more

Staying Balanced During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and, regardless of the holiday you celebrate, it is a time of year spent with friends and family.  It also means the inevitable parties with copious amounts of food and drink.  For those with an eating disorder it can quickly become a time of anxiety and withdrawal.  Food may become the enemy; friends and family members the enablers. We have started this blog to help combat the anxiety, shame, and frustration of the eating disorder (AKA “ED”).  It is our hope that you will find tools to work…Read more

The Real Beauty Workshop for Girls….. Or is it??

A woman is transformed into the impossibly perfect images we see on billboards, magazines and other media. This video reveals the way in which ad campaigns attempt to capitalize on low self-esteem and negative self-image of women and girls. The ad also capitalizes on the impossible, idealized, fantasy image of the perfect looking woman for men and boys.Read more