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January 03, 2012

Updates at Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED)

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 and Sarah Emerman

We've had a very busy year in 2011 and want to thank all of our blog readers for your support and interest. As the year comes to a close we hope this post finds everyone in good health and moving to new places of healing.

At CCED we know that as new research emerges we must constantly change and evolve to provide the most up to date evidence based care. In the spirit of constant improvement we have made several additions to our programming in the last few months.

As readers of this blog are aware, we are strong advocates and providers of Family Based Therapy (FBT). The literature supports a recovery rate in the 60-80% range and we continue work towards moving those numbers closer to 100%. We've started a program targeting those with co-morbid eating disorders and other psychiatric conditions including depression, self harm, and suicidally by utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in conjunction with family involvement. We hope to have more outcome data and research findings for this program in the upcoming year.

Our adult DBT program continues to grow as we have added a day treatment program (DTP) in addition to the intensive outpatient program (IOP). The program compliments our existing DBT IOP and provides a second option for clients who may benefit from intensive DBT.

Our group options for adults have also expanded. In addition to our traditional skills group we now offer a skills group focused on building a Life Worth Living for patients who are in therapy elsewhere, or who do not have a DBT therapist.

We are also starting a Body Image Group for clients aged 17 and older on Monday January 16th. The group will be a 10 session closed group focusing on decreasing body dissatisfaction.

For more information about any of the programs that we offer please contact (216) 765-0500.

In addition to new programming, we have several new staff this year. New to CCED we have Dani Goldstein, PC, Sarah Altman, PhD Post-doctoral trainee, Jill Matusek, PhD Post-doctoral trainee and Jean Doak, PhD. CCED also wants to congratulate Dean Malec and Stephanie Kinch on graduating from their masters programs!

Finally, we've recently expanded our space by adding a third kitchen and dining room, along with a separate wing for adolescent treatment. With our new configuration each of our separate tracks have their own space in which to develop programming.

As we enter 2012 we are excited about growth and the knowledge in the field of eating disorders, the health and well-being of patients and families, and with tremendous hope that all those affected by eating disorders will have a good and healthy new year.

About the Author

Mark Warren, M.D.

Mark Warren, M.D.

Mark Warren is the chief medical officer of The Emily Program. He is also one of the original founders of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, which became The Emily Program – Cleveland in 2014. A Cleveland native, he is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School. He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Director of University Hospital Health System's Laurelwood Hospital. A past vice-chair for clinical affairs at the Case School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, he continues on the Clinical Faculty of the Medical School, teaching in both the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. He is currently a faculty member and former chair of the Board of Governors at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a two-time recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the national Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and a winner of the Woodruff Award. He leads the Males and Eating Disorders special interest group for the Academy of Eating Disorders.

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