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Blog Archives: May 2013

Dr. Wisniewski Receives AED Outstanding Clinician Award!

May 17, 2013.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    CCED is very proud to announce our very own Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, received the 2013 Outstanding Clinician Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders "for her contributions to the clinical care and well-being of individuals with eating disorders through clinical contributions to the field."

    "I feel really lucky to be part of this community of experts in eating disorder treatment," Dr. Wisniewski said during her acceptance speech. "On a day-to-day basis, if I feel stuck with a patient, I can call people literally all over the world because of this group. I have learned so much from being a part of the AED, and it is just an honor to receive this award."

    Dr. Wisniewski was honored during an award's ceremony at this year's International Conference on Eating Disorders, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries in Eating Disorders, held in Montreal, May 2 – 4. During her acceptance speech, she joked that the irony of this award is the fact that she never wanted to be a clinician. So, she offered the audience one piece of advice: Take the opportunities that come to you, even if you don't think they will lead you down what you think is your desired path.

    Watch Dr. Wisniewski receiving her award live at the AED's award ceremony below. Her acceptance speech begins at timestamp 5:45.

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Woodbury Opening Fall 2013

May 17, 2013.
  • woodburyThe Woodbury office will offer individuals increased access to care. Located off interstate 94 and 494, we’ll be conveniently located for those who live in the eastern metro area.

    We’re excited about this new location and will provide an array of outpatient eating disorder services – from Intensive Day Program to individual appointments.

    Check back later this summer for more updates about this new location.

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Intensive + Lodging Expands in MN

May 17, 2013.
  • Hillside livingroom smlTheFlats livingroom smlOn May 8th the newest Intensive Plus Lodging option opened near our St. Louis Park, MN office. This lodging option adds space for eight guests to stay while participating in an Intensive Day Program.

    Intensive Plus Lodging offers adult women traveling from long distances a place to stay while participating in our Intensive Day Programs. Individuals are able to enjoy the comforts of home while getting the treatment they need.

    Learn more about our lodging options, or contact our Lodging Manager at (651) 315-3302.

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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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Willfulness vs. Willingness

May 10, 2013.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Samantha Mishne, LISW-S, LICDC

    How do you move from a willful place to a willing place? I remind myself willingness is not a thing or a place; it is instead a view on life. Life is happening all around and I can either be willing to accept the change or feedback I receive, or I can be willful and in turn stay miserable, or say "yes, but". I think about this often with the clients I sit with who are asked or sometimes forced to make changes that are often times reinforced by the world we live in. The strength that they exhibit to move to a willing place is inspiring. I say to the young people who participate in family based treatment, your parents are going to reefed you, so you can either stay willful or move to a willing place. The nourishment that food provides often increased people's ability to a move to a willing place along with parents resolve to care for their children.

    When trying to increase willingness the first thing I do is really try and listen to what it is that someone thinks or wants me to do, then I pro and con making the changes vs. staying the same. Ultimately what moves me to a willingness place is being witness to the change my clients make daily and my acceptance that change is constant. Though I say often that I do not like change the older I get the more I am realizing it is constant. You can only push a way for so long before you need to be willing. It is important to note that there are no shades of gray when it comes to willingness. Currently I am pushing away the water stain on my ceiling because I know I have a leak which I need to become willing to have someone come out and fix. Yes this is not as big an issue (no pun intended) as gaining weight, increasing meal plan compliance, not exercising . . .but it is an example of how every day we are faced with a choice to be willing or willful and we must accept the consequences. I will let you know if my ceiling falls in because I have yet to move to a willing place.

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Walk-in Counseling Now Available in St. Paul

May 07, 2013.
  • Walk-in Counseling Now Available in St. PaulOver the past several months, The Emily Program St. Louis Park office has offered walk-in counseling and referral services to our adult clients. We now offer this same service to adult clients at our St. Paul location, 2265 Como Ave.

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