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The Truth About Eating Disorders

Whether you're affected by an eating disorder or know someone who is, these seminars will give you information that can help. You'll learn useful tips and tools designed to be helpful for you or someone you love.

Malnourished Minds: The Importance of Nutritional Supplementation in Recovery

This webinar will explore the role of malnutrition in the onset and course of eating disorders. Specifically, Dr. James Greenblatt will review the role of nutritional supplements in addition to adequate dietary intake during treatment. Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the role of zinc, essential fatty acids, and probiotics in the treatment of eating disorders and more importantly outlining a plan for relapse prevention.

Date & Time: September 25, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. James Greenblatt, Chief Medical Officer, Walden Behavioral Care

Int'l Toll: (509) 844-9004   US/CAN Toll Free: (866) 770-3260

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Hailey’s Story

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From anorexia nervosa to bulimia and everything in between, you'll learn useful tips and tools. These phone sessions are open to anyone. They’re free and you don’t have to register. See the 2018 Cigna Eating Disorders Education Series schedule [PDF].

Past Topics

Exposure Based Treatment of Complex Eating Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Cultivate Safety in the Midst of Fear

August 2016

Anxiety and fear are common elements of the core features of eating disorders. This broader thinking about what eating disorders are can be particularly helpful in treatment, especially when someone’s level of anxiety is preventing them from participating in their daily lives. Anything based in anxiety requires some level of exposure to the fear, and that is no different for eating disorders. We will discuss what an anxiety based approach to eating disorder treatment looks like and how exposures actually help to reduce fear and create safety.

Presenter: Norman Kim, PhD, National Director for Program Development, Reasons Eating Disorder Center for Change

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Diversity in Eating Disorders

July 2018

Please join us to learn more about myths and misconceptions related to diversity and eating disorders. You will learn to identify core issues, characteristics and risk factors of eating disorders across all populations.

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Allison Marek, LCSW, CDWF Program Director / Center for Discovery (Houston)

Int'l Toll: (509) 844-9004   US/CAN Toll Free: (866) 770-3260

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The Incorporation of Intuitive Eating

June 2018

Participants will be able identify the ten intuitive eating principles, methods to incorporate and practice each principle, and nutrition education/tips. The talk will include exercises and assignments one can do to develop a healthy relationship with food. The presentation will be led by a registered and licensed dietitian whom is certified in eating disorders.

Presenter: Malak Saddy, RD, LD, Registered Dietician
Int'l Toll: (509) 844-9004   US/CAN Toll Free: (866) 770-3260

When Words Fail: Moving Through Eating Disorder Recovery with Dance/Movement Therapy

May 2018

Join Concetta Troskie as she explores the role of the body and expressive movement in eating disorder recovery. We will learn about Dance and Movement Therapy and how it can help people listen to the Eating Disorder's unspoken messages. This act of listening helps people move away from isolation and shame and toward wholeness and freedom.

Presenter: Concetta Troskie LPC, R-DMT, RDT, Therapist / University of Texas Southwestern Dept. of Psychiatry

Neurobiology and Eating Disorders: Implications in Clinical Care

April 2018

Are there specific traits that influence the development of an eating disorder? In this presentation, we will review the research and discuss how the results can inform the recovery process.

Presenter: Scott Moseman, MD, CEDS, Medical Director and Attending Physician / Laureate Eating Disorders Adolescent Program
U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1 (866) 770-3260 Toll/Int'l: 1 (509) 844-9004

Diversity in Eating Disorders

March 2018

Presenter: Allison Marek, LCSW, CDWF Program Director / Center for Discovery (Houston)

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Stay. Heal.: How I Learned to Stop Running to My Eating Disorder

February 2018

Presenter: Shannon Kopp, National Recovery Advocate / Eating Recovery Center

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Binge Eating Disorders

January 2018

Presenter: Ashley Gilmore, LCSW Therapist / Texas Health Behavioral

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Dieting vs. Disordered: When Watching What You Eat Goes Too Far

October 2017

Presenter: Rachael McBride Registered and Licensed Dietician

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The Role of Nutrition Therapy and Education in the Recovery Process

September 2017

Presenter: Ashlee Benson, MS, RD, LD/N, Clinical Director / Canopy Cover Eating Disorder Treatment Center

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Eating Disorders and Type 1 Diabetes (ED-DMT1): Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

August 2017

Presenter: Allison Marek, LCSW, CDWF, Program Director / Center for Discovery (Houston)

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Fun in the Sun: ED Summer Support Tips for Surviving Swimsuit Season

July 2017

Presenter: Delisa Deutsch, LPC-S, CEDS, Therapist / Apple Counseling

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Cutting Edge Eating Disorder Treatment

June 2017

Presenter: Meg Stradley, LMFT, Program Director / The Bella Vita

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"Why Don't You Just Eat Normally?" - Why Brains Get So Stuck in Eating Disorders

May 2017

Presenter: Dr. Michael Rollin, Medical Director / ED Care

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Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders

April 2017

Presenter: Amy Kayda, LPC, Therapist / Atlantic Health System at Overlook Medical Center

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Goodbye ED, Hello Me® - From Recovery to Liberation

March 2017

Presenter: Jenni Schaefer, National Recovery Advocate / Eating Recovery Center Family Institute

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Family Dynamics

February 2017

Presenter: Bobbie Hayes, LMHC, CAP, Clinical Director / Milestones in Recovery

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Intuitive Eating

January 2017

Presenter: Jodi McKee, LPC-S, ATR-BC and Allison Oaks, LPC, RD, LDN, CIEC, Eating Disorder Care Managers / Cigna

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The Eating Disorder Treatment Experience

October 2016

Presenter: Kimberli McCallum, MD, FAPA, CEDS, Founder / McCallum Place

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Guidelines for Parents

September 2016

Presenter: Moreen Rubin MA, LMFT, PSYD, Clinical Director, Monte Nido and affiliates

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The Importance of Family Involvement and Family Meals

August 2016

Presenter: Georgia Meyers, LPC, M.A.Ed. And Maureen Gately, RD, LDN-Clinical Supervisor & Registered Dietician Center for Discovery

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Eating Disorders 101: Removing the Shame and Stigma to Move Toward Recovery

July 2016

Presenter: Jennifer Lombardi, MFT, CEDS, CDWTMF-C - National Speaker and Recovery Ambassador / Eating Recovery Center

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Digital Identity: Understanding Body Image and Eating Disorders in a Virtual World

June 2016

Presenter: Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS, Executive Clinical Director, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

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Exercise: Addiction or Healthy Lifestyle Choice

May 2016

Presenter: Kim Dennis, MD, Medical Director and CEO, Timberline Knolls

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It's Not Just About Food: Understanding Eating Disorders and Emotions

April 2016

Presenter: Melanie Smith, LMHC, Program and Training Manager, The Renfrew Center

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Eating Disorders 101

March 2016

Presenter: Rebekah Doweyko, LPC, Program Director, Walden Behavioral Care

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Eating Disorders: A Growing Problem

February 2016

Presenter: Cathy Lane, BA, Clinical Outreach Coordinator, and Maggie Moran, LCSW, Primary Therapist, Center for Eating Disorders Care at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

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