Eating and Body Image Concerns
Help at CAPS for Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, and Body Image Concerns
Campus Health Services offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the needs of a student who falls anywhere on the continuum of eating and body image concerns. The first contact with professional staff may occur with medical providers, psychiatric providers, nutrition or counseling staff.
Once a need has been identified the student may be referred to other members of the EAT (Eating Assessment and Treatment) Team for further evaluation if deemed necessary. The EAT Team is a multidisciplinary group of CHS clinicians collaborating to facilitate a coordinated, comprehensive approach to evaluate the student, identify best treatment approaches, recommend and support appropriate levels of care, and manage and monitor progress towards recovery. The Team also advocates for campus policies that support the health and well-being of these students and others in their lives.
Every effort will be made to meet the student’s needs on campus. If it is determined that a higher level of care is needed, recommendations will be made, in collaboration with the student, and referrals to more intensive weekly counseling, IOPs or even residential treatment options may be provided.
You can get help now.
To get started at CAPS, you can speak with a triage counselor during walk-in triage hours, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm during the academic year (12-4pm during the summer), to find out more about your concerns and what kind of services are right for you.
Want to talk to a counselor? Learn more about what we do and how to get started at CAPS. And find out more about CEDAR (Campus Eating Disorder Awareness and Recovery Group).
Are you a concerned parent, friend, or family member? Read these tips on helping someone with a eating and body image concerns.