Comment – April 18, 2013
The Residential Counselor position is very much an entry level position which allows recent graduates with a psychology degree to gain valuable experience in the mental health treatment of eating disorders. Eating Disorders are a serious physical and mental health concern. Relapses are common. As a general guideline, it appears that one third of patients fully recover, one third retain sub-threshold symptoms, and one third maintain a chronic eating disorder. The fact that some patients may return for treatment is a characteristic of the illness and not an indication of the standard of treatment received.