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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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Partial Plus Lodging Available in MN & WA

March 25, 2014.
  • The Emily Program is here to help clients struggling with eating disorders, wherever they are from. We provide lodging options in Minnesota and Washington for adult women over 18 who require a higher level of care, but live a long distance from treatment. Partial plus Lodging is also an alternative for women who might feel their current home environment isn't conducive to recovery.

    Watch the video to learn more about our Partial plus Lodging program.

    With personalized treatment programs for all eating disorders, The Emily Program helps bring recovery closer than ever. Contact our lodging manager at 1-888-EMILY77 (364-5977) ext. 2220 for more information or to get started.

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Stay Up To Date With The Emily Program

March 18, 2014.
  • At The Emily Program we’re committed to:

    • providing the best eating disorder treatment to our clients and families,
    • improving and growing the programs and services we offer,
    • staying current within the eating disorders, mental health, and healthcare fields,
    • learning more about and adjusting our research-based practices to fit client needs as well as sharing our lessons and knowledge with other professionals.

    We have an incredible amount of useful and exciting information to share about all of these things.

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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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TEP Seattle Expands Treatment Services

October 03, 2013.
  • The Emily Program Seattle has officially taken up residence on the 7th floor -- you can now find us in Suite 700 instead of 650.

    Along with this move we are expanding our outpatient eating disorder treatment options. Here is a sneak peek at some of our new programming:

    • Neptune Lodging is now open! This lodging option is open to adult women who live outside of the Seattle area and participate in our partial hospitalization program. For more information call (888) EMILY77 (364-5977).
    • An adolescent track will be added in our PHP and IOP programs. This will be available to older male and female adolescents.
    • We will begin a separate adolescent IOP and PHP program – as soon as we have enough interest.
    • This fall we'll begin a Compulsive Overeating/Binge Eating IOP.

    If you're interested in learning more about our expanding services or would like to make a referral, contact us at (206) 283-2220.

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We Want Your Feedback

September 16, 2013.
  • It's time once again for the annual Emily Program Client Satisfaction Survey and we want your feedback!

    TEP Tote BagEach year we ask clients to share their thoughts and recommendations with The Emily Program. The feedback will help us continue to develop programming and enhance client experience.

    The survey is open to all TEP clients at all locations. It runs from today (9/16) through Monday, September 30. Please be sure to share your feedback soon.

    As a thank you for your time, we invite clients to enter a drawing for one of five The Emily Program canvas tote bags.*

    Click HERE to take the survey now.

    *Please note that the contact information you provide for this prize drawing will not be connected to your survey responses in any way.

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August 20, 2013.
  • Below are some poems we discovered here.

    Beauty's Definition
    by J.M.

    Words do not define beauty.
    People do not define beauty.
    Looks do not define beauty.

    You define beauty.
    In your depth,
    In your speech,
    In your mind.

    You define beauty,
    with your beautiful
    and lovely your

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The Need for Evidence Based Care

August 09, 2013. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partneredin 2014.

    By Dr. Mark Warren

    A recent article by Dr. Russell Marx, The National Eating Disorder Association's chief science officer, discussed evidence based treatment. The article noted Harriet Brown's New York Times piece, which we have discussed in previous blogs, concerning why surprisingly few patients get evidence based care. Dr. Marx discusses the NICE guidelines, which is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the United Kingdom. What's particularly exciting about this article was that it noted the growing evidence for the efficacy of FBT and general family based interventions for clients with anorexia. The NICE guidelines are of significance specifically in the United Kingdom but are utilized worldwide in understanding evidence basis for eating disorder treatment. In the NICE guidelines Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is noted as a treatment well conducted with clinical studies for binge eating disorder, but is not included as a proven treatment for anorexia or bulimia. These guidelines were last completed in 2011 and will be reviewed again in 2014. It is our hope that recent studies on DBT will show the effectiveness of this treatment for other eating disorder diagnoses.

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Now Open in Spokane, WA

June 03, 2013.
  • The Emily Program is excited to announce that our new Spokane office is officially open.

    We are currently taking referrals and new clients in need of eating disorder treatment. Call us at (509) 252-1366.

    We believe that with the right treatment, recovery is possible. Our Spokane providers are well-trained, knowledgeable eating disorder professionals. They offer personalized, compassionate care to individuals who are on their journey toward recovery.

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Spokane Opens June 3

May 17, 2013.
  • front-entrance-219x127Our Spokane location will open on June 3!

    This office will provide an array of eating disorder treatment options, including:  

    • Eating Disorder Assessments
    • Individual Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Family-Based Therapy
    • Nutrition Evaluation and Counseling
    • Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs
    • Psychiatric Services
    • Medical Services

    The Emily Program Spokane office will be located at: 2020 East 29th Avenue, Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99203.

    To refer a client or learn how to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (509) 252-1366.

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This Winter Brings More Groups for COE/BED Clients

December 04, 2012.
  • Have you checked out the latest group catalog? We are now offering more outpatient groups specifically for clients working toward recovery from COE/BED. Here are just a few:

    Overcoming Barriers to Movement

    Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30 AM in St. Louis Park (5354 Parkdale Dr.)
    Led by: Jennie Laskow, MA, LPCC & Jocey Mathern, RD, LD
    This group will offer psychoeducation, process therapy and an exercise component. The group will provide a safe place to identify, explore, and overcome barriers (emotional, physical, logistical) to exercise. It will be co-facilitated by a therapist and a personal trainer/dietitian. Group members will be encouraged to explore/receive support around thoughts and feelings that arise in the process of bringing movement into their eating disorder recovery process. The physical movement will include the three components of exercise: cardiovascular, flexibility, and resistance.

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2012 Client Satisfaction Surveys

April 27, 2012.
  • Survey thumb10It's time once again for the annual Emily Program Client Satisfaction Survey and we want your feedback!

    Each year clients have the opportunity to share their thoughts and recommendations with The Emily Program. This year we will have four, location specific, Client Satisfaction Surveys in St. Louis Park/Burnsville, St. Paul/Stillwater, Duluth, and Seattle. Collecting location specific feedback will help us continue to develop programming and enhance client experience.

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