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Recovery Night
Spotlight on Hillside: Intensive Treatment Lodging
Art & Eating Disorders
TEP in the Community
Recovery Night 

February 12, 2013  


At this month's Recovery Night, The Emily Program will host Janine and Kezia.


Janine will talk about her weight struggles and insecurities as a child and adolescent, her difficult struggle with an eating disorder as a teenager and young adult, what she lost to her eating disorder, her inspirations to start the long road to recovery, what she gained from recovery, and coping mechanisms for post-recovery struggles and post-recovery support.

Kezia will speak about moving between weak attempts at recovery from her eating disorder and hitting 'rock bottom' during her college years. Hitting such a low point made her get serious about recovery. She had to commit to recovery as she moved forward with her life. She will also share how recovery has looked different during different stages of her life.
Date: Feb. 12, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM Location: 2265 Como Ave, lower level, St. Paul, MN 55108.

Recovery Night is a night of inspiration and hope, and occurs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This is a free event that is open to the community.  
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Spotlight on Hillside: A lodging option for Minneapolis/St. Paul

Intensive Program clients  

In January we introduced Hillside Lodging, a 4 bedroom lodging option located in St. Paul, MN for female clients in Intensive Day Program or Intensive Outpatient Programs. We are thrilled to be able to offer a convenient and peaceful lodging option for out-of-area clients.
Take a photo tour of the warm and welcoming interior of the house.     
 Relax and unwind in this sunny room.

Come home to a bright welcoming living room and dining room.

Curl up to your favorite book in this cozy corner of the house.

Our single bedrooms allow you to have privacy and a place to relax and reflect. 

If you are interested in Intensive Programs and Hillside Lodging, or have any questions please contact our Lodging Manager, Erin at (651) 315-3302.
Mandated Changes to Length of Therapy Sessions and Billing Codes
Starting Jan. 1, 2013, The Emily Program (and other U.S. mental health professionals) were required to adopt new coding standards. These changes primarily affect how we bill for services and file health insurance claims.

Therapy sessions previously averaged 45-50 minutes in length. Going forward we are required to use a new code that dictates therapy sessions are 45-minutes. The new 45-minute session has been deemed by state and federal agencies to be equivalent to the former industry standard. This is a minor change and we do not anticipate it will affect our clients' therapy experience at The Emily Program.

If you have questions or concerns about this change, we invite you to share them with your therapist.
Art & Eating Disorders: Building Community Awareness 
For the last 3 years The Emily Program Foundation has asked Art Show 2013 those living with an eating disorder to express themselves in ways that are often difficult to put into words. Creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes helps people increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art. Displaying the artwork enhances the public's understanding of eating disorders as a serious illness that impacts families, individuals, and communities around our country.
This year, the artwork will be on display at The Art Institutes International Minnesota Art Gallery from February 9th to March 14th, 2013.  The opening reception will take place Thursday February 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
If you are unable to make the opening reception the artwork will be available for viewing during normal building hours, which are Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. The Art Institutes International Minnesota Art Gallery is located at 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
For more information about the event, contact Keri Clifton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (651) 379-6134. 
TEP in the Community 

Portland, OR


February 9th

16th Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference

The Emily Program's Senior Director of Business and Community Development, Jillian Lampert, will be a key note speaker at this event.  The goal of this year's conference, Collaboration in Eating Disorder Treatment: Effective Strategies for a Multidisciplinary Approach, is to reach across discipline lines and provide an opportunity to explore the many facets of an integrated approach to the treatment of patients with these complex illnesses. For more information, visit the conference homepage at


Duluth, MN


February 25th

Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week at UMD

The Emily Program's Director of Nutrition Services, Hilmar Wagner, will be a key note speaker at this years event. Hilmar will be discussing how body image and eating disorders impact the male population.  For more information please visit UMD's website.

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