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Newsletter archives from Dr. Brisman and past EDRC therapists.

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June 1, 2014

With Thanks & Inspiration: Honoring Jen

By Shelly Allen, LCSW, HHC

As a therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image issues, I often receive looks of intrigue, bewilderment, and discomfort when people ask me what I do for a living. Why would you want to …

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April 1, 2014

What Happened Then…

By Judith Brisman, PhD

Thirty-three years ago, I sat with a psychologist friend, Ellen, at the edge of the water in the Hamptons and said, “I feel fat”. We were in our twenties and this was (as it still …

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March 1, 2014

In Search of a Sweet…Experience

By Naomi Cutner

Oh, those cravings for something sweet! Is there really anyone who hasn’t known what it’s like to face the siren call of sweets? This is an enchantment compelling and almost impossible to ignore—one that often …

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February 1, 2014

The Biggest Conversation

By Jessica Moskowitz, LCSW

Recently, The Biggest Loser, premiered its season finale and within minutes controversy ensued. On the show, fifteen people had spent nearly four months away from home competing to lose weight. Contestants lost as much as ten …

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January 1, 2014

The Power of Art Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

By Shannon Bradley, ATR-BC, LCAT

She comes to the table saying “I can’t draw.” The critical inner voice is alive and well! I respond, “that’s ok, there are lots of ways to create. Being creative requires experimentation, curiosity, and practicing …

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November 1, 2013

Why I’m Grateful

By Judith Brisman, PhD

Three years ago, my father passed away. When he was dying, I held tightly the ever fleeting images of him through words. Weeks prior to his death, I wrote the blog below for Gurze Press …

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October 1, 2013

Is Your Anger Named Maddie?

By Lauren Waine

The Fall season for me is a time when I try to forge ahead in all aspects of my life—family, work, friends and community. I’m pretty likely to take on things that have been brewing …

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September 1, 2013

Pain Training

By Judith Brisman, PhD

We hope the summer was long enough for everyone to have had some quiet soulful moments, some wonderful adventures and enough of a lull to be ready to jump back in to a more normal …

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