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Dr. Joel Jahraus, Medical Director of Oliver-Pyatt Centers in Florida, has two decades of specialization in the medical management of patients with eating disorders and will lead this free online webinar discussing the medical complications impacting those who struggle. Topics will include common presentations of medical complications, evaluation and treatment as well as the relationship of specific eating disorder symptoms to the development of medical complications. Dr. Jahraus will discuss what to expect and ask for from your medical doctor for parents and those personally affected, and explain how medical issues are integrated within the treatment team. All are welcome! Recorded live on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community
This free online webinar led by Dr. Sarah R. Roer will explore the many facets of eating disorders and their potential relationship to Judaism and the Jewish culture. This webinar will also discuss both empirical relationship and anecdotal relationships between the two and seek to understand the role that the religion of Judaism, historically and in current practice, may protect against or promote eating disorder behaviors. It will also look at practical techniques for understanding how to treat clients within the Jewish community, seeking to understand and minimize any potential cultural barriers that one may encounter. Temimah Zucker will join the conversation, sharing her personal experiences and insights as a member of the Jewish community in recovery from an eating disorder. All are welcome! Recorded live on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Family Based Treatment
Dr. Angela Celio Doyle, Co-Director of the Eating and Weight Disorders Center of Seattle, will lead this free online webinar on Family-Based Treatment (FBT), an evidence based therapy for treating adolescents with eating disorders known as the Maudsley approach. Dr. Doyle will discuss fundamental assumptions of FBT and provide an overview of the FBT model. Rina Ranalli, whose daughter was successfully treated using the Maudsley approach, will share insights into some of the most challenging aspects of treatment and recovery as well as strategies for making FBT work. This webinar is geared toward families, but will be helpful to clinicians as well. Come join us for an interactive discussion. Recorded live on Friday, April 5th, 2013
Eating Disorders In The Mexican American Community
This free online webinar will focus on eating disorders and body image concerns in the Mexican American community. Dr. Ioana Boie and Laura Rubalcava will discuss some of the risk and protective factors specific to Mexican Americans, cultural and contextual factors related to body image dissatisfaction as well as considerations for addressing possible barriers in the treatment of Mexican American women. Special guest, Anahi Ortega, will share her personal experiences and insights as a Mexican American in recovery from an eating disorder. Come join us for an interactive discussion. Recorded live on March 1st, 2013
Binge Eating Disorder
This free online webinar led by, Dr. Denise E. Wilfley, Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychology, and Director of the Weight Management and Eating Disorders Research Lab at Washington University School of Medicine, will offer the most up-to-date information on Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Dr. Wilfley will discuss contributing factors to onset; the latest research including prevalence of co-occurring conditions and demographics affected; signs and symptoms; health consequences and complications; and barriers to care. The conversation will include a discussion of evidence-based treatment options, the recovery process for BED and helpful resources. All are welcome! Recorded live on February 28th, 2013
Gender Identity, Sexuality and Eating Disorders
This free online webinar led by, Deborah Schweiger-Whalen, LCSW, CSAT, CEDS, Founder and Clinical Director of Deborah Schweiger-Whalen & Associates and Zephyrus of Santa Fe, will explore the specific vulnerabilities and challenges faced by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community with regard to eating disorders. This issue will be approached from the perspective that eating and sexuality are inherently primitive aspects of who we are. The webinar will explore barriers to care, the role of shame in the LGBTQ community, and other unique contributing factors, in the development and maintenance of an eating disorder. In addition, the complexity of gender identity as a possible source of psychological confusion and distress will be considered as it relates to eating disorders. Join panelists Ryan Sallans, Troy Roness and Lindsey Schweiger-Whalen as they share their personal experiences and insights of recovering from an eating disorder and being part of the LGBTQ community. Recorded live on February 22nd, 2013
Insurance Companies Are Not The Enemy: A Collaborative Approach to Utilization Review
This free webinar will provide rationale for treatment providers and families that, in order to receive continued treatment authorization, a collaborative approach between treatment facility, insurance company, and family must be implemented. Join J. Casey Martin, M.S., NCC, and learn what utilization review (UR) is and how it is completed, the points of emphasis for UR in order to receive extended days of treatment, the impact of family involvement in treatment on UR and how to decrease stigma that UR's are a battle between the insurance companies vs. treatment providers and families. Recorded live on January 28th, 2013
Volunteer Speaker Training
Interested in becoming a volunteer speaker at a NEDAwareness Week Event? Already signed-up to be a speaker? Join us for this fun and informative webinar presented by Jenni Schaefer, singer/songwriter, international speaker, NEDA Ambassador Council Chair and bestselling author of Life Without Ed and Ilene Fishman, LCSW, eating disorder treatment specialist and clinical advisor to the NEDA Navigators Program, NEDA's Loss Support Network and NEDA Support Groups. This webinar will cover key messages of NEDAwareness Week, contents of official NEDAwareness Week presentations, guidelines on how to share your personal story, how to handle questions from the audience or media and setting boundaries to care for yourself. We will also facilitate a group discussion and role-plays, time permitting.
Recorded live on January 23rd, 2013
Weight Stigma and Eating Disorders
What is the relationship between weight stigma and eating disorders? Join Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt as she leads this free webinar during Weight Stigma Awareness Week, exploring how stigma, shaming and eating disorders are linked. Hear from artist and film maker of "Though I'm Not Perfect," Stacey Sargeant, as she shares her personal story of weight stigma and recovery. Recorded live on September 27th, 2012
Tools for Dads II: Supporting Your Child's Journey from an Eating Disorder to Recovery
Fathers have specific challenges they face when their adult, adolescent or young child is struggling with an eating disorder. Join Dr. Michael Berrett as he leads this free webinar exploring tools and techniques to best help fathers support their child at any age. Hear from Don Blackwell, father and author of Dear Ashley: A Father's Letters and Reflections to His Daughter on Love, Life and Hope, as he shares his personal story of having a child who struggled with an eating disorder and found recovery. Recorded live on December 5th, 2012
Advocacy and Lobbying: Using Your Voice for Change
In this webinar, you will learn the basics of the legislative process, and what you can do to work with the community and policy makers to advocate for improved access to treatment, early intervention, and prevention programs in your state. Upon completion, you will have the tools necessary to begin to work on either organizing a legislative briefing to educate policy makers or coordinating with a legislative office to introduce legislation in your state. Learn how easy (and empowering!) it is to make a difference! Recorded live on August 8th, 2012
Eating Disorder Among Men and Boys
Eating disorder in males are on the rise, but why is this, and what does it mean for you and your loved one? Join Dr. Ted Weltzin, Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, and recovered panelists Troy Roness, Ron Saxen and Chris Skarinka, as they explore risk factors, unique barriers to treatment, body image concerns and sustaining recovery, as they relate specifically to males. Recorded live on July 31st, 2012
Eating Disorders Affect Siblings Too
Eating disorder specialist Libby Neal, MA, LPC and Anna Thurmaier, RN, sister to someone in recovery, will lead this presentation on how to support a sibling who's struggling, while also practicing self-care and setting boundaries. Recorded live on May 30th, 2012
Working to Obtain Insurance Coverage for Care: Guidelines for Providers and Families
People seeking treatment for eating disorders seldom have the resources to pay for intense residential therapy necessary to recover, and few insurers or health plans understand the disease and are reluctant to pay for treatment. In this presentation, Lisa Kantor, JD, Stacey Brown, RN, and David Christian, PhD, LP, present critical information for families and loved ones, treatment providers, and facility staff. Recorded live on March 30th, 2012
For Dads by Dads: Tips for Supporting a Child with an Eating Disorder and Practicing Self-Care
If you are the father of a child with an eating disorder, we invite you to join NEDA Navigators Mike Pollan and Paul Cordero, with moderator Joe Kelly, for this recorded webinar for fathers by fathers. They will share what they have learned from their own experience of caring for a child with an eating disorder about the role fathers can play in the recovery process.
Note: Due to a technical issue with the recording, there is 1 minute of silence toward the beginning of the recording. Recorded live on March 1st, 2012
Recovery from an Eating Disorder: What Does Real Recovery Look Like?
This animated webinar, presented by PBS's This Emotional Life, is an insightful discussion on the topic of recovery from an eating disorder. Hear from three panelists who are in recovery. Listen as Ovidio Bermudez, MD discusses what the road to recovery looks like from an expert's point of view. Moderated by NEDA President/CEO Lynn Grefe.