PROVO — A study of treatments for eating disorders is being conducted by Dr. Diane Spangler of the BYU Comprehensive Clinic, 1190 N. 900 East.
Any person 18 or older with symptoms of an eating disorder is eligible to participate. Those meeting the study's criteria will receive free psychotherapy designed for the treatment of eating disorders.
The clinic offers individual, couple and family counseling for members of the community for $15 per session. Psycho-educational groups are also offered.
Groups meet 1 1/2 hours once a week for four to eight weeks, and space is limited. Fees can be decreased, based on economic necessity. Graduate students in social work, marriage and family therapy and clinical psychology provide all services under faculty supervision.
Groups being offered include:
Adolescent Process Group — For those ages 15-19. Discussions may include such topics as interpersonal issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and self-confidence. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited to eight.
Premarital Group — For those soon to be married. Topics may include: communication, finances, traditions, gender roles, values, intimacy, family of origin issues, marital expectations, problem-solving and conflict resolution and marital enhancement ideas. Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Couples Communication — This group reviews many of the above topics and focuses on ways to improve communication and deepen the marital relationship. Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pornography Treatment Group — This group is for those wanting to overcome pornography use. Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Spouses of Pornography Users Support Group — This group is for spouses or partners of pornography users. This group is open to male and female spouses and will use reference books and materials designed to help continue the learning process at home. Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Call 422-7759 or visit cc.byu.edu for information.