Fairhaven News & Updates

Treating Eating Disorders as “Parts”

The Internal Family Systems model has grown in popularity over the past few decades as an effective and unique method of psychotherapy for treating various disorders, including eating disorders. The Internal Family Systems model’s “parts” approach takes a unique method toward healing. This model views symptoms and behaviors as “parts” and encourages clients to take […]

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WE ARE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING!

We encourage people to follow the CDC’s (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html) and WHO’s recommendations.  If you have concerns about your physical health and safety please consult with your physician to figure out best options for yourself and your family. Even with the need to self-quarantine, there may be options for teletherapy.  Teletherapy is a way to remotely do […]

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Molly Davis interview with Eating Disorder Hope’s Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC

Molly Davis (LMSW) gives a great comprehensive overview of Fairhaven in her interview with Jackquelyn Ekern of Eating Disorder Hope. Jacquelyn Ekern is President of Eating Disorder Hope & Addiction Hope. Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. The organization […]

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Risk of Heart Disease Quadruples in Women Hospitalized for Bulimia

By Mark S. Gold, MD The risk of cardiovascular disease skyrockets for women who have been hospitalized for bulimia nervosa, a study in JAMA Psychiatry reports. The risk for bulimia and heart disease is greatest in the first two years after hospitalization and remains high for another three years before disappearing at the 10-year mark. […]

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Fairhaven Treatment Center announces internship program with University of Memphis

Fairhaven Treatment Center has an internship program with the University of Memphis Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research (CEPR). Fairhaven is the only residential clinic for eating disorders within a five-state radius, which allows the specialized treatment to go beyond symptom control. It is also the only approved eating disorder-focused practicum site for the […]

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A Parallel Issue: The Relationship Between Mental Health and Eating Disorders

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Mental illness is a serious condition and has underlying impact on individuals and the greater community. We are all impacted by it in one way or another, and knowing how to identify and talk through this issue is crucial to understanding how to navigate it in our lives and relationships. This often begins with an […]

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Addressing the Root of Eating Disorders

In the United States, at least 30 million people of various ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder – that means roughly one of every 10 Americans will have symptoms of the disease. The prevalence is even greater in certain high-risk populations, including younger women, the LGBTQ community and members of the Armed Forces. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef

A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef

A Day in the Life of a Fairhaven Treatment Center Chef  Chef Leslie Rowland joined Fairhaven in January 2016 as our first full-time culinary trained chef. Along with being a generally wonderful person, Leslie is also an Air Force veteran, serving from 1999-2010. Leslie Rowland served in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Thank […]

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Q&A with Whitney Trotter, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director

Whitney Trotter

Q&A with Whitney Trotter Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director at Fairhaven Treatment Center for Eating Disorders We sat down with Whitney Trotter, MS, RD, LDN, RN, BSN, to learn a bit more about her thoughts and philosophy on her role at Fairhaven Treatment Center. Read on to get to know her. What is your passion? […]

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Mid-South Eating Disorders Association Announces Board, Hosts Inaugural Meeting

Mid-South Eating Disorders Association Announces Board, Hosts Inaugural Meeting

The Mid-South Eating Disorders Association (MSEDA) has announced its formation and board of directors, as well as its inaugural meeting on Thursday, March 1. MSEDA was formed as a community resource dedicated to education, treatment, and networking for all eating disorders treatment providers. Treatment providers who devote some or all of their practice to treating […]

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