January 30, 2018 
 Eating Disorders in the News

Psych Central, May 2017

As mental health professionals we are trained in cultural competence and diversity. We often attend trainings about vulnerable populations and how to best serve them. Furthermore, we are trained to look at our own biases so that we do no harm to our patients. Unfortunately, we don't get much training or any at all, about treating patients in larger bodies, despite good evidence that weight stigma is present in our society. Read more

Jennifer Henretty, PhD, CEDS
Jamie Atkins, RD, CEDRD

Symposium 2018, Saturday, March 24th

As the "fight against obesity" continues to gain momentum, unfortunately so do the unforeseen ill-effects of weight stigma, and ED treatment settings are not immune. After reviewing the relevant research, this interactive round table discussion will explore weight biases in ED treatment settings-including approaches that hierarchize differently sized bodies, that assume all individuals seeking treatment will/can/should be thin, and that reassure individuals that "you won't get fat"-and problem-solve how such bias/stigma can be minimized. Following the round table, recommendations from the iaedp™ Symposium attendees, in addition to attendees of other related conferences, will be published. Read more

www.healthyplace.com, February 2017

EMDR treatment, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, can help eating disorder recovery. EMDR, which is performed by someone licensed and trained in EMDR, is a rapid eye movement therapy usually associated with PTSD because it works to treat trauma. According to the director of the New York Center for Eating Disorders, 40-60% of men and women who they treat for eating disorders have experienced sexual abuse. Since sexual abuse is traumatic, EMDR can help on the road to eating disorder recovery. 

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS
Amber Parris, LCSW, CEDS

  Symposium 2018, Thursday, March 22nd

Variations of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) have been used to treat a range of symptoms, including negative body image. In this workshop attendees will learn EMDR principles and techniques as applied to negative body image in eating disorders, as well as the neurobiology behind the effectiveness of EMDR in this population. This presentation is appropriate for clinicians with and without previous EMDR training. Attendees will leave this session with a step-by-step process from history taking and creating safety to reprocessing to address negative body image symptoms in clients with eating disorders. Video excerpts and in-session demonstrations will be utilized. Read more
iaedp™ Symposium 2018

iaedp™ Symposium 2018
Orlando, Florida
March 22 - 25, 2018

 Keynote Presenters

Friday, March 23rd
10:30 AM - 12 PM

Anthony Orsini, DO

Although almost all healthcare professionals must break bad news to patients and families at one time during their career, only 10% of physicians have been formally trained. Few if any have been trained how to navigate through difficult dialogues or resolve conflict. Studies have shown that the manner in which sad or tragic news is given can effect patients for decades. Dr. Orsini will discuss the innovative Breaking Bad News PROGRAM designed to train healthcare professionals how to communicate effectively and with compassion. This lecture will discuss various verbal and non-verbal techniques using photos and videos from previous training programs. Read more

2 - 3:30 PM

Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Phil Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS
Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD
Beth McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS
iaedp™ has gathered five foundational leaders with a combined 160+ years of experience in the field of eating disorders to participate in a multifaceted conversation on the industry's past, present and future. Conversations will cover nutrition, medical and psychiatric care, psychological treatments, and diverse populations among other current topics. Read more

Saturday, March 24th
2 - 5:30 PM

Norman Doidge, MD, FRCPC
The Brain That Changes Itself and Eating Disorders

The discovery of neuroplasticity that thought and mental experience can change brain structure and function is the most important change in our understanding of the brain in 400 years. Our brains are not hardwired, or hardware, or computers, or machines What we do changes our brains, for the better or the worse. The discovery of neuroplasticity raises the question, how might these discoveries affect our understanding, and improve our treatment of eating disorders? Does the discovery of plasticity mean we change our model completely, or can we integrate these findings into existing knowledge?
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Sunday, March 25th
8 - 9:30 AM

Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD

Jenni Schaefer, BS
Hope is consistently identified as both a key component of-and even a prerequisite-for recovery across mental illnesses. A trigger for healing as well as a maintaining factor, hope has important implications for lasting recovery. Using a neuroscientific model, this unique workshop combines research and clinical knowledge with a patient's perspective to demonstrate how hope is real, tangible, and even required in eating disorder recovery. An informative, interactive as well as entertaining presentation, this workshop provides a practical, neuroscientific explanation of hope as well as concrete tools for helping clients to achieve lasting recovery. Read more
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Alexian Brothers
Fairwinds Treatment Center
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California Baptist University 
Kartini Clinic
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center
Opal: Food+Body Wisdom
Castlewood Treatment Centers
Reasons Eating Disorder Center
Center for Discovery
Reconnect with Food at Inner Door Center
Children's Health, Children's Medical Center, Plano
Eating Disorders Care, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
Established in 1985, iaedp™ is recognized for its excellence in providing education and training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems, from anorexia to bulimia to binge eating and obesity. The organization offers a rigorous certification process for those who wish to receive specialized credentials in their work with people with eating disorders.