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BEDA 2015 Workshop Speakers
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Meet the Speakers 

 

Caryn Attianese, MA, NCC, LPC, CEDS

Timothy Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS 

Cynthia Bulik, PhD

Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Kathy Chen, PsyD

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN

Stacy Clark, PhD

Jenny Conviser, PsyD, CEDS

Jenny Copeland, PsyD

Jeffrey DeSarbo, DO

Stephanie Diamond, PhD

Lisa Diers, RD, LD, E-RYT

Danielle Doucette, PsyD

Cindy Elms, BS, RDN

Danielle Gonzales, MA, Pre-Doctoral Intern

James Greenblatt, MD

Carlos Grilo, PhD

Sarah Halvorson, MS, LMFT

Andrew Hardaway, Postdoctoral Fellow     

Kathy Kater, LICSW

Susan Kleiman, PhD Candidate

Jakob Lauest, MD

Karin Lawson, PsyD, CEDS, RYT-200                  

Michelle May, MD, CSP

Susan McElroy, MD

Erin McGinty, LMHC

Susan Mengden, PhD

Susan Mullins, MA, LMHC, TEP

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDS

Joan Orrell-Valente, PhD 

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Rochelle Rice, MS

Erin Risius, MA, LPC

Melainie Rogers, BS, MS, RD

Camerin Ross, PhD

Cristin Runfola, PhD

Marissa Sappho, LCSW, BCD

Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP, RYT

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS

Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, MS, Postdoctoral Fellow

Rachel Slater, PhD, LP

Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS

Nana Storm, BA Social Work

Andrea Svendsen-Tune, Cand. Psych. Aut.

Katie Thompson, LPC, NCC, CEDS

Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RD

Kristen Webb, RDN, CSSD, LDN



 

Caryn Attianese, MA, NCC, LPC, CEDS

Caryn Attianese is a co-owner of Empowerment Treatment & Counseling Center for Wellness (ETC). She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, addiction, and relationship issues. Caryn uses her professional and personal experience with eating disorders to connect with others. Using the Developmental Model of Immaturity by Pia Mellody, she enjoys assisting clients in uncovering their core issues and supports them in feeling uncomfortable emotions.

 

 

Caryn is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of AZ. She has worked as a clinician, trainer, and supervisor at industry leading treatment centers including the Meadows, Sierra Tucson, and Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders where she was the Director of Clinical Services. She contracted with Remuda Ranch for curriculum writing and program development. She is a certified supervisor for associate level counselors and those seeking their CEDS credentials.  She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and  International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) where she currently serves as the Chapter President of the Phoenix Chapter.

 

 

Prior to entering the mental health arena in 2001, Caryn worked as an elementary school teacher, as teaching has always been one of her passions. She has used this talent to speak at various conferences and events. Caryn brings her sense of humor, excitement, and motivation to communicate her compassion, skills, and encouragement with clients and professionals.

 

Visit Caryn's website at http://www.empowermenttc.com/blog/ or follow her on Twitter at 

@empowermenttcaz.

 

Timothy Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS

Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, HCEDS is Executive Medical Director of the Hearth Center for Eating Disorders in Columbia, SC, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he is also in private practice.

 

He is triple board certified in general, child/adolescent and forensic psychiatry; Distinguished Fellow of the APA and the AACAP; Founding Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders; former president of the Eating Disorders Research Society; author of over 140 articles/book chapters; Editor of the Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders: An Integrated Approach (2004), Co-editor of Eating Disorders, Addictions, and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives (2014). Dr. Brewerton has reviewed for over 50 scientific journals and serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, and Current Food and Nutrition Science.

 

He has received numerous awards recognizing his accomplishments, including the 2013 Craig Johnson Award for Clinical Practice and Training by NEDA and the Honorary Certified Eating Disorder Specialist award by IAEDP.

 

You can find Dr. Brewerton on the web at www.drtimothybrewerton.yourmd.com and at www.thehearthheals.com.

 

 

Cynthia Bulik, PhD

Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, is the Founding Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

A clinical psychologist, Dr. Bulik has been conducting research and treating individuals with eating disorders since 1982. She received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed internships and post-doctoral fellowships at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA and developed treatment services for eating disorders in New Zealand and the United States. Her research includes treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation. She has active research collaborations in over twenty countries around the world. She has published over 500 papers and chapters on eating disorders and is author of seven books including Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop, The Woman in the Mirror, and Midlife Eating Disorders: Your Journey to Recovery. Her latest book Binge Control: A Compact Recovery Guide was released in February 2015.

Read more at http://cynthiabulik.com.

 

 

Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Douglas W. Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS is the Chief Clinical Development Officer for  Monte Nido & Affiliates and Executive Clinical Director for their East Coast programs. He was formerly the Vice President and Director of Outpatient Clinical Services for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Bunnell is a past board chair of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), a clinical advisor for the NEDA Navigator Program, and a recipient of NEDA’s Life Time Achievement Award. Dr. Bunnell is also a co-editor of Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research Practice Gap. 


Read more about Doug's work at www.eatingdisordersblogs.com.

 

 

Kathy Chen, PSYD

Dr. Kathy Chen is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about working with clients who struggle with eating disorders.  She has had many years of experience providing therapy to clients with eating disorders and working with their families in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospital program settings.  She is currently the Director of Clinical Programming at New Oakland Family Centers where she oversees the therapeutic quality of the services offered.  Dr. Chen has previously presented at BEDA and is looking forward to learning and sharing information about interventions related to binge eating disorder with other clinicians and supporters of BED treatment.

Follow Dr. Chen on Twitter at @NewOakland or visit www.NewOakland.org for more information. 

 

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN

Laura Cipullo is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Laura maintains her private nutrition practice in NYC with almost 20 years of experience. She specializes in child/adult prevention and treatment of eating disorders, Diabetes Education and Women’s/Family Health. Laura is an author, speaker and TV commentator. She shares her nutritional wisdom with a variety of media outlets including Diabetes Forecast, Real Simple Magazine and Gurze/Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue.

 

Laura is the author of “Healthy Habits”—an 8-week-long children’s program educating adults on how to teach children about nutrition and health with a positive, weight neutral approach. Laura founded and manages a blog platform called Mom Dishes It Out for RD moms to share a positive feeding and eating approach. Laura’s first book, the Diabetes Comfort Food Diet is being re-released September of 2015. This is not your typical diet book. Laura takes the reader through five stages of change to create a diet of habit nourishment while eating all foods and managing blood sugar.  Laura’s third book, the Women’s Health Body Clock Diet is due out this December. Laura teaches women to change their relationship with food and their body. This book transforms women’s lives by helping the reader to reset and honor their body clock.  With coping skills, recipes, self care tips and a whole new outlook on life, women will never again need to restrict or deprive themselves. 

 

She is President of the New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) for her second term. She is a mother of two fabulous boys and is newly adjusting to life in the Jersey suburbs. 

 

You can find Laura on Twitter at @MomDishesItOut or follow her on her two websites; www.LauraCipulloLLC.com and www.MomDishesItOut.com.

 

 

Stacy Clark, PhD

Dr. Stacy Clark is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She earned both her MA and Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago.  Dr. Clark completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Michigan where she began her specialization in eating disorders and then went on to continue to specialize in the treatment of eating disorders at Northwestern University. 

 

For the past 7 years, Dr. Clark's clinical work has focused on providing individual and group therapy to young adults and adults in both outpatient and intensive outpatient modalities.  She has worked at one of Chicago's leading eating disorder treatment centers where she served as the coordinator for an intensive outpatient program specifically for binge eating.  Dr. Clark is currently in private practice where she is committed to treating eating disorders.  She has previously presented at BEDA and continues to have an interest in binge eating.

 


Jenny Conviser, PsyD, CEDS

Dr. Jenny Conviser, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. Dr. Conviser is widely considered as one of the nation's experts in disordered eating and behavioral health. She has published numerous books, peer reviewed articles, and is in high demand as a speaker around the world. 

Dr. Conviser serves on the staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is a Clinical Consultant for Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Conviser is a sports psychology consultant to the United States Olympic team and the U.S. Figure Skating team.  Dr. Conviser holds Certificates of Training in Behavioral Medicine from the University of Chicago and in Family and Child Psychotherapy from The Family Institute of Northwestern University. With a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, experienced as an NCAA Division 1 Head Coach in gymnastics and AASP Certification in Sport Psychology, Dr. Conviser provides Sport Psychology consultation services at DePaul University Athletics, working with athletes on performance and health related issues. She enjoys teaching, supervision, research, and public speaking on topics related to sport, school, and work related performance, women’s health, building resilience in children and teens, obesity prevention, and eating and weight-related disorders.

Dr. Conviser serves on the Psychosocial Committee of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics targeting research and policy development for pediatric obesity prevention initiatives and serves on the Advocacy and Communication Committee. 

Dr. Conviser is key consultant to the United States Olympic Committee and serves as a sports psychologist to the U.S. figure skaters. This past February Dr. Conviser helped mentor bronze medal winner Gracie Gold in Sochi, Russia. 

 

Jenny Copeland, PsyD

Jenny Copeland, PsyD is a licensed psychologist at Ozark Center in Southwest Missouri, where she specializes in eating, weight, and health-related issues including individuals who are pursuing or who have received weight loss surgery.  She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute.

 

Dr. Copeland has conducted studies on weight stigma, perceptions of size among health care providers, and the effectiveness of Health At Every Size programs for positive lifestyle improvements, and has presented this research at national and international conferences. She is the co-creator of the Model of Appearance Perceptions and Stereotypes, an innovative research-based theory of individual weight and size perceptions.

 

Dr. Copeland has been recognized for her work with the Research and Evaluation Fellowship from Forest Institute and the inaugural Health At Every Size Scholar Award from the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Dr. Copeland continues to be active in the size acceptance community, where she has served on the Leadership Team of the Association for Size Diversity and Health since 2011 and hopes to continue her journey of challenging personal and professional perceptions of appearance. 

 

Follow Dr. Copeland on Twitter at @DrJennyCopeland.

 

 

Jeffrey DeSarbo, DO

Jeffrey DeSarbo, D.O. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist in private practice in Garden City, NY. He is also the Director for the N.Y. Eating Disorder Medical Group and Founder of ED-180 Treatment Programs and was formerly on the Board of the National Eating Disorder Association of Long Island.

 

Dr. DeSarbo’s practice includes treatment for adolescents and adults with about 70% of his case load dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders and the remainder in general psychiatry. In addition to psychopharmacological management, Dr. DeSarbo also practices psychodynamic, CBT and existential therapy. He is the Producer and Host of a medical, web-based news company called the Eating Disorder News Network (www.EatingDisorderNews.com) and is also authoring two upcoming books: Demystifying the Biology Behind Eating Disorders: a 6-year project that examines the biological and neuro-imaging studies conducted over the past 20 years on patients with eating disorders; and his second book is entitled Why Eating Disorder Treatment Fails which discusses the major pitfalls in treatment and recovery and how patients and families can maximize care and success rates with eating disorder treatment. 

 

Dr. DeSarbo's special interest is with the bio-neurological correlates of eating disorders and mental health disorders and translating the published scientific research into information that treatment providers, patients and families can use to improve treatment and recovery. 

 

 

Stephanie Diamond, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Diamond, Clinical Director at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, is a licensed psychologist and received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Miami. She has a master’s degree in the same discipline from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, her hometown. After her early career as a therapist at the McGill University Eating Disorder Unit, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Her clinical and research interests include women’s issues in general, and eating disorders in particular, as well as comorbidity and personality style.

As a clinical leader at OPC, Dr. Diamond is known for her psychodynamic understanding and her capacity to connect with her clients, forming deep attachments while encouraging their growth and efficacy. Her clinical style can best be described as interpersonal, individualized, and strength-based.

Read more about Stephanie and Oliver-Pyatt Centers at www.oliverpyattcenters.com

 

Lisa Diers, RD, LD, E-RYT

Lisa Diers, RD, E-RYT, is Director of Nutrition and Yoga Services at The Emily Program, an ED program located in Washington, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  In addition to overseeing nutrition and yoga, counseling clients, teaching, training, program development and blogging Lisa facilitates research to better understand and study the science of both nutrition and yoga in relation to ED treatment.

Follow Lisa's blog at www.emilyprogram.com/blog/tag/yoga

 

 

Danielle Doucette, PsyD

Dr. Danielle Doucette is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in and is passionate about assessing and treating individuals who struggle with eating disorders and body image. She is committed to applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her work and strives to help individuals develop a sense of self-understanding, psychological flexibility, and the ability to self-reflect. Dr. Doucette has presented at conferences on topics related to eating disorders, the use of humor in psychotherapy, non-suicidal self-injury, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her practice is located in Chicago, Illinois. 

 

Practice website: www.midwestcounseling.us

 

 

Cindy Elms, BS, RDN

Cindy Elms is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is a co-owner of Empowerment Treatment and Counseling Center for Wellness.  She specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating, and nutrition education for all ages. Finding the right nutritional path in recovery can be challenging and Cindy is committed to taking the mystery out of nutrition, by supporting her clients in finding their natural eating style for all stages of recovery.

 

Cindy’s 25 year nutrition experience includes clinical and leadership roles at Remuda Ranch Centers for Anorexia and Bulimia, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders and The Meadows. She is a clinical preceptor for dietetic interns and has a special passion to teach and support dietitians and other professionals entering the eating disorder field. She uses this talent on a national level, teaching experiential presentations and workshops. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

 

Cindy has a wealth of professional knowledge and her passion comes from her own recovery experience. She brings compassion and gentleness to her work, combined with her drive and dedication to helping professionals expand their knowledge of eating disorders and effective techniques. Her philosophy is “the way you eat is the way you live”, which she uses to help clients and colleagues bridge the gap of emotional issues and nutrition.

 

You can find Cindy online at http://www.empowermenttc.com/blog/

 

Danielle Gonzales, MA, Pre-Doctoral Intern

Dani Gonzales obtained her undergraduate degree in both Psychology and Women’s Studies from California State University San Marcos. She was awarded her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology San Diego. She began her work with eating disorders in 2011 at the University of California San Diego Dept. of Psychiatry Treatment and Research for Eating Disorders where she was intensely trained in DBT and CBT therapeutic modalities. In 2013, she began her CAPPIC residency at Bayview Psychiatric Hospital where she developed an Eating Disorder Track for patients with severe and persistent mental illness.  In 2014, Dani joined EDCASA as part of her residency in completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

 

Her current clinical interests include BED, Post Bariatric eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, and individuals struggling with Substance Use. Currently, she has developed and implemented EDCASA’s Substance Use Track. In addition to her work with individuals, families, and groups at EDCASA, Dani also conducts research regarding personality and comorbidity for those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder. Her goal is to bring awareness and suggest more effective treatment with those suffering with BED post bariatric procedures.

 

For more information on Dani and EDCASA, please visit http://edcasa.com/

 

 

James Greenblatt, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, Medical Services Dr. James M. Greenblatt is chief medical officer and vice president of medical services at Walden Behavioral Care. He provides medical management, leadership and oversight of Walden’s eating disorder programs.

 

Working with thousands of children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Greenblatt found that each individual has a unique biochemical profile, range of behaviors and treatment needs. Dr. Greenblatt is board-certified in child and adult psychiatry. He received his medical degree and completed his adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition, Dr. Greenblatt is a clinical faculty member in the psychiatry department at Tufts Medical School. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and Canada on integrative therapies for mental health. He is the author of “Answers to Anorexia,” which draws on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine and treating eating disorders. He also wrote “The Breakthrough Depression Solution,” which outlines a personalized nine-step method for beating the physical causes of depression, and “Answers to Appetite Control,” which confronts a mistaken understanding of why people struggle with weight management and introduces biological solutions for rebalancing appetite and eating patterns.


Following Dr. Greenblatt is easy with two options on Twitter: @JGreenblattMD and @Waldenbehcare.  You can also read more about his work at the website www.WaldenEatingDisorders.com

 

 

Carlos Grilo, PhD

Carlos M. Grilo, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at the Yale University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Yale University.


Dr. Grilo’s primary research focus is on binge eating, eating disorders, and obesity and his secondary interests include psychopathology, addictions, and co-morbidity.  He has been the recipient of numerous research grants and has served as Principal Investigator on ten grants from the National Institutes of Health including two K24 Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Eating and Weight Disorders. Dr. Grilo currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of ten professional journals. Dr. Grilo has published over 370 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, 20 chapters on binge eating disorder and obesity, over 320 abstracts at scientific meetings, authored one book (Eating and Weight Disorders), and co-edited one book (Treatment of Eating Disorders).

 

 

Sarah Halvorson, MS, LMFT

Sarah Halvorson, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, earning her Master’s Degree from North Dakota State University. Her previous Bachelors Degree, research and publications focused on child development, family science and psychology.  Formerly, Ms. Halvorson served as Professional Consultant with the Dupage County Health Department specializing in crisis triage for families and adolescents requiring collaboration and advocacy with families, community resources and schools. In that role, Ms Halvorson led community advocacy services as the school liaison.  

 

Currently, Ms. Halvorson provides psychotherapy and collaborative services for adolescents and young adults who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, life change and transition, coping with sports injury and mood related disorders. She enjoys working with families and couples and assisting them in identifying and mobilizing their individual strengths.  Ms. Halvorson appreciates relational and systemic factors and their influence on the individual’s relationships and coping.   She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and a member of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA).  Ms. Halvorson is currently Director of Clinical Services with Ascend, Consultation in Health Care.

 

Andrew Hardaway, Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrew Hardaway is a neuroscientist who is consumed with understanding how the brain controls feeding. He uses laboratory mice to deconstruct discrete neural circuits that impact binge eating, and uses molecular tools to understand how persistent chronic binge eating affects these circuits. His ultimate goal is to map the entire brain in action during binge eating, and use these data to design better therapies for patients with BED.

 

 

Kathy Kater, LICSW

Kathy Kater is an internationally respected psychotherapist, author and consultant who has specialized in treatment and prevention of body image, eating, fitness and weight-related concerns for over 35 years. Frustrated that progress in understanding these problems had not been matched by effective prevention, she developed the Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know curriculum, published by the National Eating Disorder Association in 1998, and fully updated in 2005 and 2012. This comprehensive, evidence-based, universal lesson plan challenges the harmful assumptions of weight bias and stigma, promotes health instead of size, and aims to inspire kids and adults to stay connected to, care for and take care of their diverse-sized bodies from the inside out.   Kathy is a dynamic speaker whose presentations always earns the highest praise from professional and lay audiences alike.

 

Visit Kathy's blog for more information at www.bodyimagehealth.org

 

Susan Kleiman, PhD Candidate

Susan Kleiman is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her BSFS in International Economics from Georgetown University in 2005, where she focused on economic development and Southeast Asian studies, before spending four years in the global banking industry, including a two-year assignment in Vietnam. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she worked as a Research Associate at Cincinnati Children's Hospital investigating nutrition and physical activity in preschool-aged children attending full-time daycare. Susan's primary research interests include refeeding protocols for patients with anorexia nervosa, as well as changes in the intestinal microbiota and related metabolites during the refeeding process.

 

 

Jakob Lauest, MD

With a specialty in psychiatry, Jakob Lauest works as the projectleader, teamleader & Employed Junior Specialist at the Binge Eating Disorder- team, Outpatient Clinic for Eating Disorders, Psychoterapeutic Center Stolpegaard,  Mental Health Services - Capital Region of Denmark (since 2013).

 

 

Karin Lawson, PsyD, CEDS, RYT-200

Karin is a licensed clinical psychologist (California and Florida), certified eating disorder specialist, yoga teacher and self-compassion advocate. She currently works in private practice in Fort Lauderdale and Miami and is an active member of BEDA and IAEDP. To balance her life out, Karin enjoys trying new things and expanding her horizons, such as scuba diving and art journaling. She can be found online at http://www.drkarinlawson.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/drkarinlawson 

 

 

Michelle May, MD, CSP

Michelle May, M.D. is the founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training (www.AmIHungry.com) and co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body (http://amihungry.com/marketplace/eat-what-you-love-love-what-you-eat-for-binge-eating).

 

Susan McElroy, MD

Susan L. McElroy, MD, is Chief Research Officer at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.  Dr. McElroy has conducted extensive research in bipolar disorder, eating disorders, impulse control disorders, and clinical psychopharmacology, supported by grants from the NIMH, the Stanley Foundation, and industry. Since 1996, she has been in the top 10 of the most cited scientists in the world publishing in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. 

 

A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University, Dr. McElroy received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY and completed an internship in internal medicine at Columbian Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY followed by a residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.  Dr. McElroy participated in 3 fellowships—as co-investigator in a study examining neuropeptides in secondary sensory pathways at Cornell University Medical College, the Ethel Dupont-Warren Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Research Fellowship in Psychiatry at the Laboratories for Psychiatric Research at McLean Hospital.  She remained on faculty at McLean and Harvard before joining the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati in 1991. 

 

Dr. McElroy is the author of more than 350 scientific papers in leading medical journals.  She has also contributed over 125 reviews and chapters to major psychiatric textbooks, and is the editor of 4 scientific books. In collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. McElroy received a patent for the use of sulfamate derivatives for treating impulse control disorders.  Dr. McElroy has won the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award from the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and has been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors of America® from 1994 to the present.  

 

 

Erin McGinty, LMHC

Erin McGinty is the Clinical Director of Monte Nido New York in Irvington, NY. Erin has worked with eating disorders in a residential setting for almost 10 years. Prior to coming to Monte Nido, she had experience both as a primary therapist and as a program administrator.

 

Erin specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as the treatment of anxiety disorders. She has training in cognitive and behavioral therapies such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and schema therapy. Erin also utilizes interpersonal and psychodynamic approaches in her clinical work. She has lectured nationally on the topics of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. Erin is a member of the New York chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She is currently completing coursework toward her master’s in Health Administration.

 

 

Susan Mengden, PhD

Susan Mengden is a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who has been treating eating disorders since 1988.  While working on her Masters and Ph.D. at Boston College, she obtained training at the Eating Disorder’s Program at Westwood Lodge Psychiatric Hospital.

 

Moving back to her home state, she became the Director and Founder of the Eating Disorder Program at Brooke Army Medical Center. She led the first Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Treatment Team for Eating Disorders from 1997 to 2001.  She moved into private practice where she ran an outpatient treatment team, coordinated eating disorder education for area clinicians, and supervised post-doctoral psychology residents at The University of Texas at San Antonio. During this time she was also appointed adjunct faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University for her supervision of doctoral practicum students.  In 2007, Dr. Mengden and colleague Kay Watt founded EDCASA: Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio, a Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program for males and females of all ages with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder.  Earlier this year, EDCASA partnered with Eating Recovery Center, an international center of excellence located in Denver which provides treatment for all types of eating disorders at all levels of care.

 

Dr. Mengden lectures locally and nationally across the country on treatment and prevention issues related to eating disorders. She has authored and contributed articles for various publications including San Antonio Medicine and Pediatric News.

 

She is a member of: the Academy for Eating Disorders, where she serves on the Board Finance Committee; the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals; the American Psychological Association; the Texas Psychological Association; the Binge-Eating Disorder Association; the National Eating Disorders Association; and, is president-elect of the San Antonio Group Psychotherapy Society.

- See more at: http://edcasa.com/about-us/leadership/#sthash.Lw1BzKuh.dpuf

 

 

Susan Mullins, MA, LMHC, TEP

Susan Mullins, LMHC, TEP, CEDS has worked with eating disorders, trauma and substance abuse for the past 24 years.  She has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida. She is a primary therapist at Sunspire Health Hyde Park, a women's residential treatment center in Tampa, Florida.  Susan has been with Hyde Park for 18 years, which includes the time before it was acquired by Sunspire Health two years ago.

 

Susan began her career working with eating disorders and substance abuse in 1988 at Glenbeigh Hospital, where she worked as an intake counselor, primary therapist for the eating disorder program and family program therapist for the substance use and eating disorder programs.  Since that time she has continued to work with these issues in both outpatient and residential levels of care.

 

Susan is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama, an action method of doing therapy. She is passionate about this powerful healing modality and uses psychodrama in her work with clients both individually and in group.  She has presented at conferences locally and nationally, demonstrating how to interweave psychodrama into work with a variety of different populations. 


Susan is the treasurer of the local Tampa Bay Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.  She is on the executive council for the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama and is past president of the Tampa Bay Association for Women Psychotherapists.

 

Visit Susan's website at: www.HydeParkCenter.com

 


Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., is a Professor and Interim Division Head in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, both at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on adolescent nutrition and the prevention of weight-related problems including eating disorders, unhealthy weight control behaviors, body dissatisfaction and obesity. Her research team has explored the importance of family meals for these outcomes. Dr. Neumark-Sztainer has published about 400 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a book for parents of adolescents entitled: “I’m, like, SO, fat!” Helping your teen make healthy choices about eating and exercise in a weight-obsessed world. 

 

Dr. Neumark-Sztainer is involved in outreach work aimed at the prevention of eating disorders and obesity via presentations at scientific meetings, community presentations, and media interviews. She has received a number of teaching and mentoring awards from the University of Minnesota, including the Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Postdoctoral Scholars Award and the Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Dr. Neumark-Sztainer’s research has been recognized by the Academy for Eating Disorders with the Leadership Award in Research as well as awards from the National Eating Disorders Association and the Eating Disorders Coalition. In 2014 she was named one of Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers.

 

Learn more about Dr. Neumakr-Sztainer at: http://sph.umn.edu/faculty1/name/dianne-neumark-sztainer

 

 

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD, FAED, CEDS

Wendy is founder and executive director of Oliver-Pyatt Centers. She received her specialty training at New York University-Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where she served as Chief Resident. She has held faculty positions at New York University, Albert Einstein School of Medicine and University of Nevada School of Medicine. Prior to founding Oliver-Pyatt Centers, she founded Center for Hope of the Sierras and Eating Recovery and Wellness Center of Nevada. She served as the Medical Director for the State of Nevada Division of Mental Health and Disability Services, Medical Director and Chief of Staff of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health and has received Senatorial Recognition for her commitment to the mental health community. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Wendy educates medical students, nursing students, and psychiatry residents on the treatment and medical consequences for all forms of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and exercise addiction.

She co-authored the Academy for Eating Disorder’s Guidelines for Obesity Prevention Programs. Her book, Fed Up! The Breakthrough Ten Step No Diet Fitness Plan, written to prevent dieting and disordered eating, has been featured in a variety of national publications, including Family Circle, Psychology Today, Women’s Health and Fitness, and Town and Country, and has been reviewed in the AED Forum, published by the Academy for Eating Disorders. She has given frequent presentations and interviews throughout the country and at national and international eating disorder conferences, and has been featured on WebMD.

Wendy is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorder (served as the Advocacy Co-Chair), an active member of the National Eating Disorders Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and the Binge Eating Disorder Association.

 

JOAN ORRELL-VALENTE, PHD

Joan K. Orrell-Valente, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who is currently in independentpractice in San Francisco, CA. From May 2012 to November 2014, she held clinical, educational, and research leadership responsibilities in the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (CTED) at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN.  From 2004-2012, Dr. Valente was on faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a joint appointment in the Division of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and the Young Adult and Family Center in the Department of Psychiatry. She served there as Associate Director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program (2009-2012) and the consulting psychologist for the UCSF Pediatric Obesity Clinic (2004-2012).

 

Dr. Valente received her graduate education in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and completed her pre-doctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She also completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent Health Psychology in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her research interests include understanding the processes involved in the development of eating pathology. The long-term objective of her work is to improve the health of youth in key areas of health risk through interventions that target parents as well as youth. She has published in major peer-reviewed journals and specializes in the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with the full spectrum of eating disorders and co-morbidities. 


 

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW

Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW is the Founding Executive Director of the Bodywise Binge Eating Disorder Program and Clinical Director at the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, MI . She is the Past Chair of BEDA, a long time Board member, and serves as the current chair of BEDA's professional education committee. Pershing has treated BED for over 25 years, and lectures internationally on BED treatment, the role of complex trauma in eating disorders, and maintaining long term recovery. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs and writes extensively about eating disorders. Pershing maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor. 

 

Follow Amy on Twitter at @BodywiseProgram and visit her two websites: www.thebodywiseprogram.com and www.center4ed.org

 

Rochelle Rice, MS

Rochelle Rice, MA is a nationally-recognized speaker, author and educator empowering women through movement. 

 

A former professional jazz dancer with a history of bulimia, Rochelle embraces the Health At Every Size® approach after realizing the inordinate stress put on thinness in our society, rather than fitness. She believes all people have the right to a movement program that works for his or her body and no one should be discriminated against when it comes to movement.  Her focus is training people to move with grace and ease in the body they are in right now. 

 

She is the author of Real Fitness for Real Women and Size Sensitivity Training, Programs and Environments and the creator of Breathe & Eat © - a six week online mindful eating program.  She earned her Master’s Degree at NYU specializing in her Plus-Size Exercise Program and has owned and operated In Fitness & In Health in New York City since 1990. 

 

She was one of the members of the Weight Stigma Shareholders Group who had an active involvement in helping to shift the language of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign to be less weight biased.  She has appeared on Fox News, ABC World News Tonight and the CBS Early Show.

Her movement program has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, Family Circle and Fit Magazine.

 

Rochelle is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is an Accredited Speaker with Toastmasters International (TI), one of only 66 in the world.  She is a member of IDEA The Health and Fitness Association, the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).

 

Rochelle has worked passionately with the plus population since 1995 and is indebted to her clients for their faith and trust.

 

Rochelle Rice is on Twitter at @RochelleRice12 and her website is www.RochelleRice.com

 

 

Erin Risius, MA, LPC

Erin Risius, MA, LPC is the Program Director for Green Mountain at Fox Run, and has been helping others to create a healthier lifestyle for the past 20 years as a professional in the fitness and mental health fields. She was a managing partner in a fitness consulting business in Boulder County, Colorado for ten years and her approach was rooted in the Healthy at Every Size and mindful movement philosophies.  Erin is also a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in health psychology and presents on health-related topics at Green Mountain and around the country.  Erin is passionate about helping others to re-align with their body wisdom and self-compassion, which are essential for bridging that gap between insight and action around self-care. 

Follow Green Mountain at Fox Run on Twitter at @GreenMtnFoxRun or visit their website for more details: www.fitwoman.com

 

 

Melainie Rogers, BS, MS, RD

Melainie Rogers MS, RD, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian and Founder of BALANCE eating disorder treatment centerTM and melainie rogers nutrition llc, which offer an array of premium outpatient programming as well as individual nutrition sessions in the heart of New York City. Melainie is a national expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. In addition to her work at BALANCE, Melainie works extensively to support the eating disorder field in New York City. She co- founded and was the first President of the iaedpNY Chapter a non-profit organization that provides education and support for professionals. She is currently immediate Past President, and also held the Treasurer position in 2014. She also works very closely with CSAB (Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia) in NYC, both as a Board Member and a frequent presenter for their annual webinar series. 


Following Melainie and her work on Twitter is easy with two handles to choose from: @MelainieRogers and @Balanceedtc or visit her website at http://mrogersnutrition.com/



Camerin Ross, PhD

Camerin Ross, PhD, is a licensed facilitator and therapist with Am I Hungry?®  Mindful Eating, and Mindful Eating for Binge Eating programs, and passionate about sharing the practice of mindful eating. She enjoys helping people find peace and enjoyment with food, and pleasure moving their bodies for fun. Camerin honors size diversity and works from a weight-neutral, Health At Every Size® perspective. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from CSPP and is in private practice as a registered, supervised psychological assistant with Deborah Brenner-Liss, PhD in the San Francisco Bay Area.


You can find Dr. Ross on Twitter at @Mindfulspaces or on the web at http://amihungry.com/author/camerinross/

 

 

Cristin Runfola, PhD

Dr. Cristin Runfola is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Global Foundation for Eating Disorders (GFED) Scholar with the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders where she is conducts research and maintains an active clinical caseload. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of dysregulated eating and weight concerns in undeserved populations and her primary interest is in developing and testing the efficacy of clinical interventions designed to improve outcome for eating disorders. She co-developed the first couple-based intervention for binge-eating disorder, which is currently undergoing pilot testing. She is co-chair of the BEDA 2015 Conference Committee, holds leadership positions within the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and has received awards and honors for her work.

 

 

Marissa Sappho, LCSW, BCD

Marissa Sappho, LCSW, BCD, is the Founder & Executive Director of Aurora Behavioral Health, a comprehensive yoga-based eating disorder treatment center in New York City. It is the first such center in the area specializing in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder. In addition to overseeing the Clinical Programs at Aurora, Marissa maintains a full time patient caseload. Marissa is a passionate educator, holding the title of Adjunct Professor at New York University in their graduate school of social work, as well as being Faculty and Supervisor at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB) where she also serves on the Advisory Board and the Executive Committee. Her work includes direct teaching experience as well as program and curriculum development for psychoanalytic training institutes and outpatient clinical services.


Marissa is dedicated to social justice and co-founded the New York State Coalition of Social Workers (2008-2011), a non-profit 501c(6) professional membership organization to advocate for social workers statewide and the clients that they serve; she later served as President of the Coalition. She has maintained a commitment to serving under-served populations.


Prior to Founding Aurora Behavioral Health, Marissa maintained a busy full time private practice. Previously, Marissa has held clinical positions in both inpatient and outpatient settings in New York and Connecticut including Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Intensive Outpatient Programs, city and state psychiatric facilities, clinics, and day treatment programs. Marissa has performed both administrative and clinical supervision and been responsible for clinical program development and implementation of state funded research protocols.


Marissa has published and presented nationally and internationally on Binge Eating Disorder, most recently at the Renfrew Center Foundation Annual Conference and the Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference in Australia. She is a frequent guest speaker at universities and psychoanalytic institutes on topics including eating disorders, psychodynamic approaches to treatment, social work licensing issues, and career development.

 

Presently she is working on a handbook for beginning clinical practitioners, and developing an iPhone app for clients with Eating Disorders in order to provide access to recovery tools. Through Marissa’s extensive experience with researching, teaching, training, and treating eating disorders, she recognized a need for a new model for the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder, called Reframing Recovery. Current research interests include the symbolic meaning of binge episodes, and intimate relationships in emerging adulthood in the context of social media. Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Hartford, and a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from New York University. She is an advanced standing candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and is presently working on her dissertation “Missed Connections: Countertransference Reactions Known and Unknown in Therapists Who Treat Patients With Binge Eating Disorder.” Marissa is also a Board Certified Diplomate in Psychoanalysis.

 

Marissa maintains professional memberships in the following organizations: American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW); The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA); Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA); International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP); National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) 


Follow Marissa on Twitter and Instagram at @AuroraCenterNYC and at her website  www.auroracenter.org

 

 

Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP, RYT

Inge Sengelmann, LCSW, SEP, RYT-500 is an embodiment specialist and integrative psychotherapist licensed in Florida and Colorado. As a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) specialist, and Tantric Hatha Yoga teacher, she treats the effects of acute or chronic stress on psyche and body, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Weaving the latest developments in the field of neuroscience and modern psychotherapy with the ancient wisdom of yoga, Inge teaches practices that engage both the body and the mind to accelerate transformation of maladaptive patterns and help people embody their lives in a more fulfilling way. She is a founding member of Miami’s first intensively-trained DBT consultation team in 2012 and was an original clinical team member in 2008 at Oliver Pyatt Centers, a Miami-based eating disorder treatment center. She has taught workshops locally, nationally and internationally on the topic of eating disorders, trauma, somatic psychotherapy, and integrative healing. She is the author of the soon to be published book, It's Time to EAT: Embody, Awaken and Transform Our Relationship with Food, Body, and Self. She is also the co-creator of Eating, Attachment & Somatic Education™ (EASE4EDS), a training for professionals working in the field of eating disorders.

 

For more information about Inge visit www.IngeSengelmann.com or www.ease4eds.com. You can also read Inge’s blog at http://embodyyourlife.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ease4eds, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pub/inge-sengelmann/a/237/324      and Twitter https://twitter.com/ease4eds

 

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD, has spent the past 17 years developing eating disorder treatment programs and working with individuals with eating disorders. She shares the nutrition counseling strategies she developed through presentations and publications. Her work includes The Eating Disorders Clinical Pocket Guide, The American Dietetic Association Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders, and Eating Disorders Boot Camp: Training Workshop for Professionals, each of which are known to professionals around the globe. In 2011, Jessica co-founded IFEDD, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, with the mission of improving access to nutrition counseling and achieving insurance coverage for individuals with eating disorders. In 2013, Jessica created the first ever CEDRD Prep Class to prepare dietitians for certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Based in Dallas, Texas, Jessica currently works as a Senior Fellow with Remuda Ranch Eating Disorder Treatment Center.


Jessica is on Twitter at @JessicaSetnick and on the web at www.UnderstandingNutrition.com

 

Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS

Dr. Nicole Siegfried is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the Clinical Director of Castlewood at The Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders in Birmingham, AL. She previously served as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Samford University and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an international speaker and has published research, magazine articles, and book chapters in the field of eating disorders. Presently, Dr. Siegfried is an investigator on a research study with Dr. Thomas Joiner examining resilience and suicidality in eating disorders. She is president of the Alabama Regional Chapter of IAEDP, which is in the formation stages. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and Co-Chair of the Eating Disorders and Suicide Prevention AED Special Interest Group.

 

Visit The Highlands for more information: www.thehighlandstc.com

 

Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, MS, Postdoctoral fellow

Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, M.S. is a postdoctoral fellow at Boston Medical Center and a clinical fellow at Boston University. In this position, she focuses on primary care mental health integration for children and adolescents and outpatient eating disorder treatment.  Her research focuses on the etiology and sequelae of depression and eating disorders in children and adolescents. Her clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, with a special focus on eating disorders, depression, and body image.  She will graduate with a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in December 2015. She was a predoctoral psychology intern at Boston Children's Hospital from 2014-2015. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011 with a M.S. in psychology and from Yale University in 2009 with a B.A. in psychology. 

Learn more about Keneisha at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keneisha_Sinclair-Mcbride

 

Rachel Slater, PhD, LP

Dr. Slater joined the Emily Program in 2010 with a background in teaching and college counseling.  In the past five years she has worked in all aspects of outpatient eating disorder treatment, including assessment, individual and group therapy and intensive outpatient programming for those with Binge Eating Disorder.  She is trained in Somatic Experiencing and supports clients by attending to and resolving physical and emotional activation associated with eating in programming. 

 

 

Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS

Dr. Ashley Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring conditions. She has spent her career dedicated to helping patients and families navigate these difficult illnesses, as well as engaging in training, prevention, and advocacy efforts.

As part of the Eating Recovery Center family since 2010, she has extensive experience in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive over-exercise, as well as mood, substance, and other psychological concerns. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Xavier University, and completed her pre-doctoral residency training at Friends Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorders and weight management at Insight Behavioral Health Centers. Prior to opening the Eating Recovery Center of Ohio, Dr. Solomon served as the  Director of Eating Disorder Services at Insight.

Dr. Solomon's passion is to ensure patients are receiving the highest quality services in a compassionate, comprehensive setting. She is dedicated to advancing evidenced-based practice and extensively utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her approach.

Dr. Solomon is a currently an active member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and is a co-chair of AEDʼs Social Media Committee. She is also an active member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association and currently serves as a co-chair of the Conference Committee. She has presented nationally at various conferences on media literacy programs, addiction models of eating disorders, social media, and non-suicidal self-injury.

She has a special interest in the use and impact of technology and social media in treating body image and eating issues and regularly speaks about these topics. You can read her blog, Nourishing the Soulhere (http://www.nourishing-the-soul.com/).

 

 

Nana Storm, BA Social Work

Nana Storm is a Social worker specializing in Systemic and narrative psychotherapy.

 

She is currently a Psychotherapist at the Binge Eating Disorder- team, Outpatient Clinic for Eating Disorders, Psychotherapeutic Center Stolpegaard,  Mental Health Services - Capital Region of Denmark (since 2011).

 

 

ANDREA SVENDSEN-TUNE, CAND. PSYCH. AUT

Andrea Svendsen-Tune is a Clinical psychologist (MSc)

 

Since 2013 she has worked primarily with psychotherapy at the Binge Eating Disorder-team, Outpatient Clinic for Eating Disorders, Psychotherapeutic Center Stolpegaard, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark.

 

 

KATIE THOMPSON, LPC, NCC, CEDS

Katie Thompson LPC, NCC, CEDS is a psychotherapist in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri.  Katie specializes in treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD and complex trauma and has a special interest in treating binge eating disorder.

 

Prior to opening her private practice, Katie was a primary therapist and the lead eating disorder therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to working at Castlewood, Katie was also a therapist in the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Katie earned a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She is skilled in using DBT, CBT, IFS, ERP and group therapy. Katie is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and has earned her certification in Internal Family Systems Level 2. In private practice, Katie balances individual, family, couples and group therapy with supervising provisionally licensed therapists. When not in the consultation room, Katie lectures regionally and nationally on Eating Disorders, Binge Eating Disorder and treatment interventions. 

Katie's practice details can be found on her website www.katiethompsonlpc.com

 

 

Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RD

Hilmar Wagner is a Clinical Nutrition Manager at the Emily Program. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Master’s Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. Hilmar works with individual clients with eating disorders, co-facilitates groups and serves as nutrition liaison for all new Emily Program locations. He has been working in the field of eating disorders for the past nine years and has a particular interest in mindfulness and body-centered approaches to eating disorder recovery. 

 


Kristen Webb, RDN, CSSD, LDN

Kristen Webb is a Registered Dietitian and Director of Nutritional Services at ASCEND Consultation in Health Care, specializing in the treatment of eating and weight related disorders. Kristen works with her clients to find balance between health and enjoyment. She empowers her clients to build healthier relationships with food and body, utilizing a non-dieting approach. As a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kristen is especially interested in how exercise and enjoyable movement positively impact treatment outcomes.

 

 

 

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