PROVO A study of treatments for eating disorders is currently being conducted by Dr. Diane Spangler of the Brigham Young University Comprehensive Clinic. Any person 18 or older with symptoms of an eating disorder such as binge eating, purging or restrictive eating is eligible for participation.
People who meet the study criteria will receive free of charge psychotherapy specifically designed for the treatment of eating disorders.
The clinic also offers psycho-educational groups each semester. Groups run for eight weeks and usually meet once a week. The cost is a one-time fee of $15 per person. Space is limited and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. The following groups are being offered:
• Interpersonal Process Group This group is designed for those with consistent problems dealing with interpersonal relationships. This may include individuals who have difficulty dating, troubles with relationships or find themselves at odds with others in the workplace or other important areas. It will run the entire year using here-and-now techniques to provide individuals with insight into themselves and their interactions with others. This group meets Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
• Divorce Adjustment for Adults This group covers social support, problem solving, how to navigate relationships with former spouse, building on strengths and moving on. It meets Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• International Students Support Group This group is for international students only. It will address a variety of concerns experienced by many international students including cultural adjustment, language barriers, interpersonal/intrapersonal issues and homesickness. This group will meet Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Call 422-7759 or visit cc.byu.edu for more information.