Watch 11 minute video discussion “Reframing Quarantine 15 by Sandra Wartski, Psy.D., CEDS

Reframing Quarantine 15

In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, there is a currently popular “Avoid the Quarantine 15” being touted. This has apparently become the catch phrase warning to all quarantined individuals to be careful of possibly gaining 15 pounds. Because this warning adopts a more diet-centric focus into our already over-diet-focused and fat-phobic world, this brief video allows some focus on some facts and a reframe.  Click here to view:

For a copy of the written article entitled Reframing the Toxic Quarantine 15 published at PsychCentral, click on this link:

Sandra Wartski, Psy.D. completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and received her Doctorate in Psychology from Widener University. After interning at Media Child Guidance Clinic and The Renfrew Center, Dr. Wartski moved to Raleigh and joined Silber Psychological Services in 1993. As a licensed psychologist in North Carolina, Dr. Wartski has been conducting individual, family and group therapy, as well as psychoeducational evaluations, with special interests in mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues and crisis intervention. She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). One of her favorite parts of being a therapist is the opportunity to build relationships allowing room for positive growth and change. Dr. Wartski also enjoys providing presentations and writing articles on a variety of mental health topics for both community groups and other professionals. Her primary professional volunteer activities have related to disaster mental health responding, serving as Disaster Response Network Coordinator for North Carolina and as Mental Health Lead at the Triangle Red Cross; more recently, she has served as President of the North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) and is now serving as President of the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. Dr. Wartski has been honored to have received the North Carolina Psychological Foundation President’s Award, The Exceptional Volunteer Service Award from the American Red Cross and the “Heroes in the Fight” Award from the Coalition for Persons Disabled by Mental Illness.

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