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A Chat with Ilene Fishman Part 3: Training the clinician

Recently we sat with Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW, FAED (Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders). In part, we wanted to discuss her book The Deeper Fix: For your Growth and Empowerment, but we also wanted to catch up with a dear friend of and provider of clinical supervision …

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A Chat with Ilene Fishman Part 2: Thoughts on the Therapeutic Process

Recently we sat with Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW, FAED (Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders). In part, we wanted to discuss her book The Deeper Fix: For your Growth and Empowerment, but we also wanted to catch up with a dear friend of and provider of clinical supervision …

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A Chat with Ilene Fishman, Part 1: On wellness and society

Recently we sat with Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW, FAED (Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders). In part, we wanted to discuss her book The Deeper Fix: For your Growth and Empowerment, and we also wanted to catch up with a dear friend of and provider or clinical supervision …

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A Look at Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)

As we mentioned in our blog about eating disorder myths, not all diagnoses are clear-cut and straightforward. There are many conditions that feature similar symptoms and characteristics to other conditions, and that can make diagnosis more complicated. One such mental health condition that we are seeing frequently is called complex …

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Our Response to the Newly Released Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With O***ity from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Collectively, the team at Galen Hope has been working on crafting a response to the American Academy of Pediatrics new guidelines on childhood o***ity. And it is with a measure of chagrin that we have been slow to respond, in great part because we have struggled to find the words …

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4 Myths About Eating Disorders That it’s Time to do Away With

We pay close attention to the ways that eating disorders are represented in the media, in popular entertainment, and on social media. In our field, these representations can shape public perceptions, complicate personal experiences, and impact treatment for clients with eating disorders. We see a lot of discussion about food, …

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Mental Health and the Holidays: Wishing you a holiday season filled with peace and joy.

At this time of year, it’s important to remember that the holidays can be challenging, or even difficult and that it is perfectly normal to have a complicated relationship with the season. While there is great joy that often comes with holidays, there can also be stress, depression, trauma, and …

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The Highs and Lows of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has been in the headlines quite a lot recently. More than once this mental health disorder has been associated with erratic behavior from those in the public eye. But what Is bipolar disorder? How is it diagnosed? Let’s take a look at this complex mental health issue, and …

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Men’s Health this “Movember”

This month, we’ve been thinking a lot about men’s health. Partially this is due to the fact that November has been designated “Movember” by an Australian-based nonprofit devoted to raising awareness of (and money for) the health issues that men face. Over the past decade, Movember has raised $1.6 billion …

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You are seen: Transgender Awareness Week

At Galen Hope, we are very proud of our commitment to gender affirming care. As the Transgender and non-binary communities face ongoing discrimination, we wanted to take a moment and discuss some of the challenges the communities face in terms of mental health and eating disorders. With Transgender Awareness Week …

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