MentorCONNECT’s Free Teleconference Presents Two of the Country’s Leading Eating Disorder Experts
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Educates on Family Healing and Communication
January 6, 2011 – Two of the nation’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment and family therapy will make their treatment advice available online, free to the public this month. The medical director, and Stan Selinger, PhD, family therapy coordinator, from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, are the featured speakers for MentorCONNECT’s January teleconference on Family Healing and Communication. The meical director at Timberline Knolls and Dr. Selinger will present on how patients can best communicate their needs for support to their loved ones and how loved ones can best offer support to the patient during the recovery process. The teleconference takes place on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (CST).
The medical director and Dr. Selinger specialize in eating disorder and addiction treatment at Timberline Knolls, a leading private residential treatment center near Chicago for eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and mood disorders, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder.
“One of the biggest roadblocks to recovery is a lack of support from loved ones, but many of those suffering from an eating disorder don’t understand how to reach out and ask for help, and on the reverse side – many loved ones don’t know how to help,” says the Timberline Knolls medical director. “Groups like MentorCONNECT provide survivors with an educational outlet like these monthly teleconferences, and I am happy to offer my own expertise on the subject.”
A global online eating disorders mentoring community, MentorCONNECT provides individuals with the means to break through the isolation of eating disorders by sharing the tools of recovery in supporting relationships. Members connect both individually and in groups with mentors to share experiences, provide guidance, and help each other through the struggles and triumphs of their journeys. Each month, MentorCONNECT holds a free teleconference with nationally-recognized eating disorders experts and survivors open to all MentorCONNECT members and the general community.
“Eating disorders affect not only the person suffering from the disease, but also their families and loved ones. The importance of family in recovering from an eating disorder cannot be overstated,” adds Dr. Selinger. “A teleconference is a great way to communicate with those individuals who seek information, help and guidance in order to find lifelong recovery from their disease, and for the loved ones and family members trying to support them in the best way possible.
MentorCONNECT’s vision is to provide individuals with the means to break through the isolation of eating disorders by sharing the tools of recovery in supporting relationships. They accomplish this mission by connecting members individually and in groups with mentors to share experiences, provide guidance, and help each other through the struggles and triumphs of our journeys.
About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is a leading private residential treatment center for eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and mood disorders, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder. Expert treatment staff offers a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls (ages 12 and older) on a wooded 43-acre campus in suburban Chicago. Women and families seeking Christian treatment have the option of working with a dedicated Christian therapist.