Presenters: Carolyn Costin, M.A. M.ED.MFT 13192 FAED,CEDS
Webinar Overview: In 1996, after 15 years in private practice and running various hospital eating disorder programs, therapist, Carolyn Costin, recovered herself from anorexia, recognized a gap in the eating disorder field and founded Monte Nido, the first licensed, residential eating disorder treatment facility in the U.S. and likely the world. Monte Nido expanded to several facilities across the U.S. and became a world renown treatment center. Currently residential treatment facilities are ubiquitous in America and beginning to arise in other countries. In this webinar, Carolyn Costin will discuss what residential treatment is and what are the important and unique features that distinguish it from a hospital program. She will explain the important characteristics, aspects, policies and procedures that should be included in residential care to ensure the best treatment for the appropriate patients. Ms Costin, who has been asked to help open eating disorder facilities in other countries, will discuss her experience of developing and running Monte Nido for 22 years. Topics will include the need for an overall mission statement and philosophy, hiring and training staff, the importance of a level system and weekly contracting of goals , as well as the need for individualized care. Carolyn will also discuss Monte Nido’s important 1-10 year outcome study showing the efficacy of residential treatment.
Carolyn Costin is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorder clinician, author, and international speaker. Recovered from anorexia in her twenties, as a young therapist Carolyn recognized her calling after successfully treating her first eating disorder client. She was first to publicly take the position that people with eating disorders can become fully recovered. After 15 years in private practice and running hospital programs, Carolyn was determined to improve the relapse rate and recognized a gap in the eating disorder field and thus opened the first residential facility for eating disorders, Monte Nido, which she ran for 22 years.
Carolyn’s contributions to the eating disorder field are extensive including six books, the most popular being 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder. She opened the Carolyn Costin Institute in 2016 where she offers certification for Eating Disorder.
Dr Zach de Beer has worked as a treating clinician, clinical supervisor, academic, clinical lead and service manager in the eating disorder sector. He has been directly involved in service development; being instrumental in developing a partial hospitalisation/day program in England 9 years ago.
Zach holds a Doctorate (Research) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Essex UK: his doctoral thesis considered the experience of males with eating disorders. He also hold a Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 1997, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Psychology) 1993, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is a Registered Psychologist with practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology (Psychology Board of Australia) & an approved supervisor & member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).