Penn State Altoona employee co-authors paper on eating disorders

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Penn State Altoona students Jazzmine McCauley and Ziwei "Will" Lin participated in the undergraduate student research showcase at the annual meeting for the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, held March 24–25 at Slippery Rock University.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — A paper co-authored by Marissa Carney, media relations coordinator at Penn State Altoona, has been published in the “Journal of Eating Disorders.”

The paper, “The importance of including occupational therapists as part of the multidisciplinary team in the management of eating disorders: a narrative review incorporating lived experience,” argues for the permanent inclusion of occupational therapists in the team of professionals best suited to treat those suffering from eating disorders.

Carney describes her experiences with occupational therapy during her inpatient treatment for anorexia and the unique value it offered her as she learned to manage her eating disorder.

The authors were also guests on a recent episode of the Bodywhys podcast in which they discuss the ways occupational therapy supports an individual working toward and maintaining recovery.