Overview

Mission

The Eating Concerns Assessment and Treatment Team (ECATT) is an interdisciplinary team of health professionals who provide assistance to men and women who may be struggling with weight issues, body image concerns, or eating disorders. The team offers coordinated assessments by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and University Health Service (UHS) in order to provide students with individualized treatment recommendations and assist students in accessing appropriate services. The team is also available to consult with coaches, deans, residential life, faculty, parents, friends, and other individuals who are concerned about a student.

What is ECATT?

An interdisciplinary team of health professionals who work closely together to assist students (and those who are concerned about a student) with eating and body image concerns.

Who is on the team?

Staff from Counseling and Psychological Services and University Health Service, and the Athletic Department Head Team Physician.

What services does the Team provide?

Confidential assessments by Counseling and Psychological Services and University Health Service with individualized treatment recommendations and assistance in accessing appropriate services.

Consultation with coaches, deans, residential life, faculty, parents, friends, and other individuals who are concerned about a student.

Programming to raise awareness in the campus community regarding society’s pressures about appearance; offering sensible and supportive alternatives concerning food, exercise, and a positive body image.

How to access services?

Contact (847) 491-2151. When you call, you will schedule a same-day phone appointment with a counselor. The counselor will speak with you for about 15 minutes and collect some information about you and your needs. You may also be given a same-day crisis appointment if necessary. This procedure is the same for the Evanston and Chicago campuses.