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2020 iaedp™ Symposium Promises Latest in Eating Disorder Treatments from Around the World

“There is no other opportunity in the field of eating disorders that presents the leading authorities from around the world in research and treatment of eating disorders to generate greater understanding among healthcare professionals,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp™ Foundation.

PEKIN, Ill. (PRWEB) January 23, 2020
The 34th annual iaedp™ (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) Symposium is just weeks away, and this year’s event continues the Symposium’s reputation for presenting the latest in new treatments and research concerning eating disorders. The conference takes place March 26 – 29 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando and showcases keynote speakers and workshops, the Exhibit Hall with continuous presentations and networking events and the ever-popular Core Courses needed for certification.
The winners of the iaedp™ “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Art Competition also will be revealed with the five finalist entries spotlighted and the winner announced during the Symposium. This one-of-a-kind annual art competition is an awareness-through-art campaign.
“There is no other opportunity in the field of eating disorders that presents the leading authorities from around the world in research and treatment of eating disorders to generate greater understanding among healthcare professionals,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp™ Foundation. “At the iaedp™ Symposium, professionals in the field are able to experience the diversity of information and research in one place,” added Harken.                            
The hundreds of attendees from around the globe will experience four days of training sessions and instructive presentations. Highlights of the more than 70-offered sessions include: family involvement in eating disorders, the use of brain imagery, Spanish-only presentations, significance of therapeutic support, gender and body image, managed exercise and eating disorders and insights into a range of eating disorder treatments, among many other topics of research.     
Due to its extreme popularity, iaedp™ will once again offer its Core Courses onsite at the 2020 Symposium. With these courses, professionals who are new to the field or who do not specialize in eating disorders can receive a first-hand, comprehensive introduction to eating disorder treatment.
Registration information can be found at iaedp.com. Also available at registration is the iaedp™ Symposium mobile app that assists attendees to plan and participate in Symposium activities.
About the iaedp™ Foundation:Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.
The Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; Focus Treatment Centers; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; Silver Hill Hospital and Walden Behavioral Care.
The 2020 iaedp™ Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsors: ViaMar Health, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, Simple Practice, Transcend ED and Fairwinds Treatment Center.More information about all aspects regarding iaedp™ and its 2020 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

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2020 iaedp™ Symposium to Present Workshop: Binge Eating Disorder Vs. Emotional Eating: When Do We Treat Overeating?

PEKIN, Ill. (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
Many people use the terms “binge eating” and “emotional eating” interchangeably, not knowing there are distinct differences. Even though binge eating and emotional eating can be similar, knowing when to treat clients for overeating is a crucial counseling skill. At the 2020 iaedp Symposium interactive workshop, Binge Eating Disorder Vs. Emotional Eating: When Do We Treat Overeating, participants will learn how to effectively treat binge eating disorder while supporting clients to have a healthy relationship with food, which may include emotional eating as an appropriate response to life circumstances.
Slated for March 26 – 29 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, the 2020 iaedp™ Symposium will offer this workshop on opening day from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. as well as over 70 other presentations and networking events. More than 1,000 eating disorder treatment professionals are expected to attend the annual conference. For more information, visit iaedp.com.
According to primary presenter, Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S, Binge Eating Disorder is under-diagnosed and under-treated. Many people often interchange binge eating with the term emotional eating, not realizing or accepting an eating disorder diagnosis.
Binge Eating Disorder is on the rise, estimated to affect about five percent of the total population. This statistic dramatically increases to 30 percent of individuals seeking weight management interventions.
McGurk’s session will focus on behavioral health interventions and medical nutrition therapy for the treatment of binge eating disorder, while redefining emotional eating as being a positive outlet in a client’s life. The session also will focus on the many subjective definitions of emotional eating, including when emotional eating is truly Binge Eating Disorder that deserves eating disorder treatment. True emotional eating will be presented as a coping skill for healthcare professionals to use with their clients to enhance a client’s life.
The workshop presentation team of McGurk and Elyssa Toomey RDN, RYT will help healthcare professionals better understand best care practices for Binge Eating Disorder that may include some appropriate emotional eating to a client’s life circumstances.
McGurk is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from eating disorders and to support other dietitians to build a business specializing in eating disorders and intuitive eating. She is the owner of the group private practice Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY and is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Clinical Supervisor. McGurk created the business, Pursuing Private Practice, to help other dietitians build an intuitive eating private practice. She is the podcast host of Pursuing Private Practice.
Toomey is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She specializes in eating disorder recovery and intuitive eating and is an Associate Dietitian at Eat With Knowledge.
About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.
The Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; Focus Treatment Centers; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; Silver Hill Hospital and Walden Behavioral Care.
The 2020 iaedp™ Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsors: ViaMar Health, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, Simple Practice and Transcend ED.
More information about all aspects regarding iaedp™ and its 2020 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

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Kindful Body Launches, Offering Online Eating Disorder Therapy for Californians

Kindful Body is a collaboration of online eating disorder therapists providing compassionate, trauma-informed care.

By offering counseling using the latest telemental health HIPAA-compliant technology we are able to reach more people throughout California looking for eating disorder support at a more affordable cost.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (PRWEB) December 13, 2019
Kindful Body, a collaboration of skilled clinicians dedicated to providing compassionate, trauma-informed care for clients suffering from eating disorders, is now offering online eating disorder therapy throughout California. The new virtual group practice was founded by Marcella Cox, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, who has been practicing for nearly a decade and saw the need to make treatment accessible to Californians struggling with disordered eating and body shame.
“With increasing rates of individuals diagnosed with and seeking treatment for eating disorders, I was overwhelmed with calls for support,” said Marcella Cox, LMFT, founder of Kindful Body. “The urgent need for experienced eating disorder therapists inspired me to expand my practice and start Kindful Body to reach more people looking for help on their recovery journey. By offering counseling using the latest telemental health HIPAA-compliant technology, we are able to reach more people looking for support throughout California and provide support at a more affordable cost.”
Kindful Body works with adults and older adolescents looking to heal from disordered eating, body shame, trauma, and anxiety to deepen their relationship with themselves and others so they can live the lives they desire. As eating disorders affect all aspects of a person’s life and have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness, Kindful Body collaborates with other outpatient providers, including dietitians, doctors, psychiatrists, and other members of a client’s treatment team. We also continually assess that outpatient video counseling is the appropriate level of care for our clients.
Kindful Body offers treatment for the full range of eating disorders and disordered eating including: binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, orthorexia, compulsive overeating, night eating syndrome, atypical anorexia, and atypical bulimia; as well as related compensatory and compulsive behaviors, such as excessive exercise or anorexia athletica and body image issues.
The Benefits of Online Eating Disorder CounselingResearch has shown that video therapy is just as effective as meeting a therapist in person. Kindful Body video counseling is ideal for Californians who are juggling multiple demands between work and family. By working with a skilled online eating disorder therapist, Kindful Body clients can more easily fit support for recovery, self-care and personal growth into their schedule. By eliminating the travel cost and time of in-person therapy, Kindful Body video counseling makes it it easier for anyone struggling with disordered eating to get the help they need and increase the likelihood of a successful recovery.
“Recovery is a process of self-discovery, befriending yourself, and reclaiming your sense of self and your life—full recovery is possible,” added Marcella Cox. “Working online together, our clients can begin a process that can deepen and enrich their lives, their relationships with others, and (more importantly) with themselves, no matter where they are.”
About Kindful BodyKindful Body, a collaboration of skilled and experienced clinicians dedicated to providing compassionate, trauma-informed care, provides in-person therapy and online eating disorder counseling in California. Our mission at Kindful Body is to help clients to befriend and heal parts of themselves so they can make the changes they desire to live with more balance, authenticity, and ease. To fulfill our mission, we believe it is essential to address behavioral change as well as underlying issues. Overcoming these struggles can provide opportunities for growth and to discover new strengths. Learning to be more self-compassionate is key for recovery, as well as for mental health and well-being. Helping improve the quality of our clients’ relationships with themselves and others ultimately improves the quality of their lives. Our non-pathologizing, integrative approach is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindful Self-Compassion, Brené Brown’s Shame Resilience Theory, Intuitive Eating, and Health At Every Size®. For more information, please visit kindfulbody.com.

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Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Center Opens In Claremont, CA

Many Inland Empire residents have had to travel a long way to find eating disorder care. We want to make it easier for our community to find the help they need.

CLAREMONT, Calif. (PRWEB) November 19, 2019
Bright Road Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Program has announced the opening of their residential treatment center in Claremont, California. As the first to bring residential eating disorder treatment to the Inland Empire, Bright Road Recovery is committed to increasing the local community’s access to excellent eating disorder care.
Bright Road Recovery’s residential treatment center is an intimate and intensive program for adult women who are experiencing an eating disorder and co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health disorders. The program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to treat the whole person. Group sessions utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT and DBT, and are enhanced by art therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and other creative and engaging modalities. Individual therapy sessions offer patients the opportunity to benefit from EMDR so they can begin to process trauma that may perpetuate eating disorder symptoms.
Nutrition stabilization, education and counseling are also a large component of Bright Road Recovery’s program. Registered dietitians and the dietetics team guide patients in supported meals and meal preparation. Patients also participate in exposure and response prevention sessions such as meal outings in the community and grocery shopping.
Bright Road Recovery’s new residential treatment program compliments their outpatient program, also located in Claremont. The outpatient program located at 428 Harrison Avenue in the Claremont Village offers outpatient psychotherapy, outpatient nutrition counseling, intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program services. Bright Road Recovery professionals treat anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and can work with adolescents and adults who have eating disorders complicated by other diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
“Many Inland Empire residents have had to travel a long way to find eating disorder care. We want to make it easier for our community to find the help they need. Adding residential treatment to the services we provide brings a much needed component of care to the adult women in our community who are experiencing an eating disorder,” stated Tamson Overholtzer, LMFT, CEDS, founder and CEO.
Bright Road Recovery is accepting referrals for admission at all levels of care. Those interested can contact the admissions department at 909-624-7070 to learn more.
Bright Road Recovery is the Inland Empire’s premier eating disorder treatment program and was founded in Claremont, California in 2014 by Tamson Overholtzer, licensed marriage and family therapist and certified eating disorder specialist. This small, private eating disorder program is focused on bringing eating disorder care to the community for adults and adolescents. Bright Road Recovery is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Contact:Katie Ingram, Marketing and Media CoordinatorCassie Randazzo, Intake and Admissions Coordinator909-624-7070website: brightroadrecovery.com

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