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Articles tagged with: Teenagers

TEP-Cleveland Expands its Adolescent Skills Groups

August 08, 2014.
  • For a continuum of care, The Emily Program-Cleveland (formerly Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders) has expanded upon its adolescent skills groups to include both DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) programs. The outpatient, skills-based groups meet on a weekly basis in a supportive environment and target teens, ages 13 to 18.

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Does Your Child or Loved One Have An Eating Disorder?

July 25, 2014.
  • Do you ever wonder if your child or loved one is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? How can you support them during their eating disorder treatment? Eating disorders are serious, complex, and life-threatening conditions that require appropriate care and management by a team of professionals. These questions and more will be answered during this free session to help you understand of the multidimensional nature of eating disorders.

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Participants Needed for New Research Study

July 11, 2014.
  • Participants needed for a study aimed at understanding early eating disorder symptom development!

    The University of Minnesota and The Emily Program are seeking adolescents who have received an eating disorder diagnosis and parents of adolescents with a current or past eating disorder diagnosis to participate in a study looking at eating disorder symptom development. All participants will be asked to come in for a 45 minute session in which they will be interviewed and surveyed about their eating disorder development.

    Participants will be adolescents between the ages of 12-18 with a recent eating disorder onset (i.e., within the past two years) and/or parents of adolescents with a recent eating disorder diagnosis.

    Participants will each be compensated with a $25 Visa gift card for their participation. In person interviews are preferable, we can also complete sessions via phone.

    If you are interested and would like more information, please call us at 651-645-5323 ext 1924 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Does Your Teenager Have An Eating Disorder?

May 06, 2014.
  • The Emily Program offers all levels of care for teenagers, from outpatient services to 24/7 residential treatment. Our compassionate staff understand the complexities that come with eating disorders and that no two teenagers are alike. Working with the teenager and their family, we establish a treatment plan that will fit each individual’s needs.

    In this brief, Ask the Expert video by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine, Dr. Jillian Lampert discusses the signs and symptoms to watch for and how to get started.

    We welcome concerned parents and guardians to call us at 1-888-EMILY-77 (364-5977) if you are worried about your teenager. We’ll help answer questions and guide you through how eating disorder treatment can look for your teen.

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Join Us for Eating Disorders: Not a Teenage Phase

April 23, 2014.
  • Adolescent, Teenager Eating Disorder Treatment ClinicDo you ever wonder if your client is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? What help is available for adolescents with eating disorders? How can you support an adolescent during their eating disorder treatment? These questions and more will be answered during Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teenage Phase.

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Diagnosing an Eating Disorder in an Overweight Teen

October 18, 2013. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Dr. Mark Warren

    The DSM V has brought formal recognition to a significant issue in those with eating disorders that have been previously excluded. The disorder "atypical anorexia" describes an individual who meet the criteria for anorexia, however despite significant weight loss the individual's weight is within or above the normal range. With the current focus on childhood obesity this awareness is particularly important as children and teens who are overweight may be directed to lose weight for their health. While weight loss may be good advice for some, for others who are biologically predisposed to developing an eating disorder weight loss may lead to the psychological and physical manifestations of this illness. A recent article in the Huffington Post summarized an article from the Journal of Pediatrics – It notes that overweight and obese children and teens who are at significant risk of developing an eating disorder may be ignored or overlooked due to our focus on obesity and weight loss. Pediatric eating disorders do not receive the same attention that pediatric obesity receives. It is estimated that at least 6% of children have an eating disorder and that close to half of high school females and a third of high school males engage in disordered eating behaviors including fasting, diet pills, and laxative abuse. As many as one third of children and adolescents with an eating disorder may be of normal or above normal weight and suffer the same medical consequences, psychological pain, obsessions, behaviors, and loss of quality of life that underweight individuals suffer from. Going forward it is crucial for all of us that we do not define anorexia and underweight as the same thing. Body mass index is not always a measure that can be used to determine if an eating disorder is present. Questions related to disordered eating and weight management behaviors should be asked and taken seriously regardless of weight.

    Contributions by Sarah Emerman

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Parent Conversations and Adolescent Disordered Eating Behaviors

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Helping Children Love Their Bodies & Themselves

July 17, 2013.
  • Talking to children about health instead of weight has been a popular topic since the University of Minnesota released their study. It's incredibly important to equip kids with the skills they need to understand the messages they receive from various media and other external sources.

    Marti and Erin from Mom Enough asked Dr. Jillian Lampert, TEP's Senior Director of Business and Community Development, to talk more about how parents can approach these conversations. Jillian offers three things you can do to help your children make healthy choices and appreciate their bodies.

    Click here to listen to the interview.

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New Research from the Journal of Adolescent Health

January 06, 2012. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    An interesting article from the Journal of Adolescent Health was recently profiled in the New York Times. This article challenges traditional methodologies for in-patient re-feeding of teenagers with anorexia nervosa. Historically, the protocol for teens hospitalized for anorexia has been to "start low and go slow" with food. However, this often results in much slower weight gain or even lack of weight gain during the first week of hospitalization and may result in a teen being discharged from the hospital at a significantly lower weight than they would have been if they had been re-fed more aggressively. As we know from other literature, not reaching prior growth curves is thought to be the single greatest factor in relapse for anorexia and hospitalization is often utilized to jump start this vital and necessary weight gain.

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Developing Adolescent Services

March 31, 2011.
  • Renovations have begun at The Emily Program’s newest location. The Emily Program bought the 18,000 sq. ft. Toogood building in 2010, it will become the adolescent residential services facility. The facility will include living quarters with five bedrooms, group counseling and exam rooms, and staff offices. The project is expected to be completed in July 2011.

    Toogood NE corner

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We’re The Emily Program

December 15, 2009.
  • The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place, close to home and work, where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues.

    We offer comprehensive psychological, nutritional, medical and psychiatric care at multiple locations across the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and Duluth. Treatment options range from periodic outpatient appointments to residential/inpatient care at the Anna Westin House.

    We offer help with a variety of eating disorder, exercise and body image issues, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified.

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