Carolyn Costin - Spirituality and Recovery
Carolyn Costin, MFT, recovered herself from anorexia, has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders and exercise addiction for thirty years. Carolyn is founder and director of 3 residential treatment programs - The Monte Nido Treatment Center, which has two sites in southern California, and Rain Rock, a sister facility in Oregon. She also runs The Eating Disorder Center of California, a day treatment program. Carolyn is a sought after speaker at national conferences and is known for engaging her audiences and giving hands-on skills.
Carolyn's books, The Eating Disorder Source Book (2007), 100 Questions and Answers About Eating Disorders (2007), and Your Dieting Daughter (1997), have helped professionals and the lay public in understanding, treating and preventing eating disorders.
Keesha Broome - Spirituality and Recovery
Keesha Broome is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. After recovering from anorexia and exercise addiction, she received her Master's degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She is the Assistant Clinical Director of the Monte Nido Treatment Center, one of Carolyn Costin's residential programs, and also sees clients in an outpatient setting. Before coming to the field of psychology, she worked as a journalist in New York City and Texas. Keesha still pursues her passion for the written word through various writing projects including co-authoring a book with Ms. Costin.
She is committed to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders through writing, speaking, clinical interventions and this blog.
Books by Carolyn Costin
This is a book for anyone on the continuum of weight related disorders, from clinically-diagnosed eating disorders to excessive dieting. The authors—one a former patient of the other—both have their own histories battling an eating disorder. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue.
In this straightforward reference guide, Costin, a prolific writer and therapist with more than 20 years of experience in treating eating disorders, provides clear, in-depth answers to 100 often-asked questions on a wide range of pertinent topics. These are organized into ten sections, including general facts, medical issues, causes, getting help, treatment considerations, guidelines for loved ones, and prevention. A valuable resource for sufferers, loved ones, and students.
Includes a wealth of ideas: sound nutritional guidance, "fit or fanatic" exercise, a "What Do I Do When?" chapter, and discussions of eating disorders and the family. A unique feature of this book is its description and evaluation of popular diet plans—an eye opener for anyone who has been sucked in by the multi-billion dollar diet industry.