- “As a member of the Monte Nido Advisory Board, I am pleased to join a distinguished group of professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. In this capacity, and consistent with Monte Nido’s on-going efforts to provide state of the art treatments, I will assist the board in the mission of ensuring that Monte Nido’s sites and staff continue to operate with innovative, effective and compassionate care. As a clinician in private practice, and former director of an inpatient eating disorders program, this is a welcomed opportunity to once again interact with a multidisciplinary treatment staff, as well as collaborate with esteemed colleagues in the teaching of best practices with a treatment program long recognized for their clinical excellence.”
- “I have an abiding commitment to Carolyn, Bruce, and their work in and through Monte Nido. Thus, I was honored to be invited to join the Monte Nido Advisory Board. For over 15 years I have never hesitated to refer sufferers and their families to Monte Nido for evaluation and treatment; similarly, I have been quick to refer professionals at all levels of experience to Carolyn for support, advice, and training. The reason for my deep confidence is that Monte Nido, as a set of programs, applies and extends what Carolyn embodies: compassion, patience, hope, and an unshakeable insistence on what I have experienced as two principles. The first is that health and recovery are not just possible, they are more fundamental than illness and despair. The second is that treatment must be evidence-based—and that evidence must be found and integrated from a wide variety of sources, including scientific research, clinical experience, and the wisdom of intelligent, creative, soul-full people in other cultures and throughout history.”
She has lectured nationally and internationally, is widely published in the scientific literature as well as on blogs, is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, and sits on the board of IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) as the only internist. Dr. Gaudiani is one of the only outpatient internists in the US who carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation. She feels fortunate to sit on the Monte Nido Advisory Board as well as the teach and consult nationally.
- “I have had the pleasure to work with the remarkable Monte Nido & Affiliates staff and all of their residential programs for the last eight years. I have long regarded Monte Nido & Affiliates as representing the best that small residential programming can offer. The staff are simply remarkable: for years, my patients have raved about the authentic, warm, real relationships they develop with staff, from nurses to therapists to dietitians. The clinical theory and vision that underlies care at Monte Nido & Affiliates programs is absolutely right: compassionate, consistent, rigorous, respectful, caring, and dedicated to seeing the patient as a complete person while not letting the eating disorder get the upper hand. For years, clients of mine who went to Monte Nido & Affiliates have described how this was the program that let them finally get better. The small, cozy environment and homelike setting lend themselves so well to the type of healing, insight, changes, and development of self-care skills needed by patients with eating disorders. I recommend Monte Nido & Affiliates programs with the highest possible degree of confidence.”
- “I have known Carolyn Costin for over 20 years and share her vision to bring excellence in care to women with eating disorders. I am honored to be asked to advise her and the staff of Monte Nido in this worthy endeavor.”