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A “Parts” Approach toward Healing Eating Disorders

A “Parts” Approach toward Healing Eating Disorders

The Internal Family Systems Model views the internal system as a whole, considering all aspects of the interrelatedness and dynamics occurring with the various “parts”; inner personalities, that make up our system. With this approach, eating disorders are viewed...

The Power of the “Self” in Eating Disorder Recovery

The Power of the “Self” in Eating Disorder Recovery

The Internal Family Systems model (IFS) is a beneficial therapeutic model for clients, specifically those who suffer from eating disorders. For the purpose of this blog, the area of focus will be exploring the IFS concept of the “Self” in the internal system and how...

The IFS approach to Eating Disorders: ED is just a Part of you

The IFS approach to Eating Disorders: ED is just a Part of you

The Internal Family Systems model has grown in popularity over the past few decades due to the transformative approach this model uses when treating those who suffer from many disorders, including eating disorders. The purpose of this blog is to expand on the IFS...

Treating Eating Disorders as “Parts”

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...

How to Navigate Thanksgiving with Your Child’s Eating Disorder

How to Navigate Thanksgiving with Your Child’s Eating Disorder

Written By Megan Drake, LMHC   When you think of Thanksgiving what comes to mind? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; seeing a gigantic Snoopy gliding down Central Park? Whisking together the cinnamon and pumpkin for your grandmother’s pie? You feel happy, warm, or...

Social Media and Eating Disorders: The Truth Behind the Algorithm

Social Media and Eating Disorders: The Truth Behind the Algorithm

New York Post this week wrote an article about how Instagram uses algorithms to draw in similar or related search topics for its users, essentially flooding them with more posts, pictures and ads. While they may seem harmlessly annoying, for those with an eating...

Halloween in Recovery: Tricks for Treating Yourself

Halloween in Recovery: Tricks for Treating Yourself

Halloween was a magical time for me as a child. Every July, my mother would ask me what I wanted to be for Halloween. She would then buy (or sometimes design) a pattern and make the most elaborate, hand-sewn costumes for me. We’re talking full body shark suits, giant...

Athletes Body Surveillance Sport Culture and Body Image Challenges

Athletes Body Surveillance Sport Culture and Body Image Challenges

As a former collegiate swimmer, 6 year professional cheerleader for the NFL and current professional choreographer, I have been playing sports all my life and know the sport culture all too well. Now as a clinical sport psychologist, I have been able to apply my...

Eating Disorders Within the Conversation of Suicide Awareness

Eating Disorders Within the Conversation of Suicide Awareness

Within the conversation of suicide, there is often a great deal of information linking suicide to depression or substance abuse, but very little information on the link between eating disorders and suicide. For relevant information regarding features of mental health...

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