Treatment OutcomesCastlewood at The Highlands is committed to providing evidence-based treatment that meets or exceeds practice guidelines for the treatment of eating disorders and related conditions. This includes assessment-based treatment planning and the utilization of outcomes research. >> View the full report here
Castlewood’s Research and Assessment Department is Responsible for:
- Ensuring clients complete psychological assessments upon admission and discharge to determine the presence and severity of eating disorder symptoms and symptoms of co-occurring conditions. The results of these assessments are shared with clients and are integrated into treatment planning as measures of progress.
- Conducting outcomes research to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment at Castlewood and Affiliates and implementing programmatic improvements when indicated.
- Partnering with other institutions to evaluate the effectiveness of specific interventions in the treatment of eating disorders, developing best practices, and disseminating those results via conferences, journal articles and books.
Psychological Assessments:Some of the inventories we ask clients to complete upon admission include:
- Background Questionnaire (Designed by Castlewood’s Research Committee)
- State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) which helps measure two major types of anxiety
- Beck Depression Inventory-2 that helps measure symptoms/thoughts related to major depression
- Eating Disorder Quality of Life Scale (EDQLS) which provides a condition specific measure of quality of life in adults and adolescents with eating disorders
- Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire-6 (EDE-Q) which allows trained clinician to assess the psychopathology associated with the diagnosis of an eating disorder.
- Eating Disorder Inventory-3 provides additional information related to the EDE-Q.
- Social Interaction Anxiety Scale helps assess the symptoms of social anxiety in clients
- Trauma Symptom Inventory-2 (TSI2) which evaluates posttraumatic stress and other psychological sequelae of traumatic events