Eating Disorders in African-American Communities, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 11 to 12:30 PM EST
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Eating Disorders, Body Image and Pregnancy
For those who struggle with poor body image or eating disorders, pregnancy and parenthood are complicated topics that can raise some very deep questions: What are the medical issues surrounding eating disorders and pregnancy? How will I feel about my changing body? How will I cope with the focus on my diet and my weight during pregnancy and beyond? How can I model body confidence and healthy eating for my child? In this webinar, Claire Mysko (body image expert and co-author of Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?) and Lesley Williams, MD (Director of Primary Care and Nutrition, Remuda Ranch) will help participants delve deeper into these questions and many others. They’ll offer concrete tools and strategies for:
-Creating a support system
-Choosing sensitive, educated prenatal and postpartum healthcare providers Engaging your partner and loved ones in supporting your healthy body image
-Looking critically at media messages glorifying “baby bumps” and “post-baby bodies”
-Understanding the common triggers of pregnancy and new parenthood
-Getting a healthy perspective on pregnancy weight gain and postpartum weight loss
Recorded live on Thursday, November 21, 2013
Introducción a Desórdenes Alimentarios para la Comunidad qué Habla Español (Dirigido en Español)
Éste seminario por internet gratis dirigido en español será presentado por Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Director Ejecutivo de Medicina en el Centro de Recuperación Alimentario en Denver, Colorado. Temas presentados serán distintos tipos de desórdenes alimentarios y sus síntomas y consecuencias a la salud; factores que contribuyen y dificultades que pueden ocurrir cuando se busca ayuda; y estadísticas e información específica de desórdenes alimentarios en la comunidad latina. Visita especial, Anahi Ortega, hablará sobre su experiencia personal siendo una mexicana americana y dará consejos para ayudar con la recuperación de un desorden alimentario. ¡Venga y participe en una discusión en español!
Eating Disorders 101 for the Spanish Speaking Community
This free online webinar conducted in Spanish will be led by Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Chief Medical Officer at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado. Topics covered, with emphasis on the cultural context of Latino communities, will include the different types of eating disorders; symptoms and health consequences; contributing factors and barriers to care; and treatment options and levels of care. 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 in Spanish! Recorded live on Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Sport is a Culture: Understanding Unique Assessment and Treatment Considerations for Athletes and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are on the rise both in the general and athletic population. Kate Bennett, PsyD, a clinical sport psychologist and primary therapist at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, draws from current literature in addition to her clinical expertise and athletic experience to help others understand the unique considerations of working with athletes and eating disorders. She provides a practical approach for the assessment and treatment of athletes while exploring the influences of sport culture on the development and maintenance of eating disorders. Additionally, Dr. Bennett distinguishes between athletic pursuit and unhealthy exercise as well as addresses sport participation during treatment. Joining the conversation is NEDA Ambassador, Olympic silver medalist and 7 time US National Champion, Dotsie Bausch. While Bausch has scored major victories on the bike, perhaps her greatest victory came from resurrecting her own life from the depths of severe eating disorders, which threatened to take her life over a decade ago after a promising modeling career in New York City. It was during her recovery that she discovered her passion for cycling. Dotsie will share her personal story and insight on recovering from an eating disorder and how cycling became part of her healing process while on the road to recovery. Recorded live on Thursday, August 29th, 2013.
Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. Its management focuses on the relationship between blood sugar, insulin, and food. This may contribute to why individuals with type 1 diabetes have close to 2.5 times the risk of developing an eating disorder than those without diabetes. Many individuals with eating disorders and diabetes restrict medically necessary insulin doses as a powerful and dangerous calorie purge unique to diabetes. Insulin restriction is associated with an earlier onset of diabetes complications such as eye, kidney, and nerve damage as well as an increased risk of mortality. This free online webinar will focus on the complex combination of eating disorders and diabetes. Dr. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, psychologist at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has published research on this topic and was involved in creating consensus treatment guidelines for this dual diagnosis. She will present a review of what is known about the problem with a focus on treatment strategies and common challenges. Asha Brown has had type 1 diabetes since the age of five years old and is recovered from an eating disorder. She is the Founder of “We Are Diabetes,” a non-profit organization devoted to providing support for type 1 diabetics who struggle with an eating disorder. Asha will provide her personal story and insight on recovering from diabulimia. Recorded live on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.
An Eating Disorder By Any Other Name: How EDNOS, OSFED, and other Eating Syndromes Can Be Just as Severe as Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder
While 1 in 200 U.S. adults have experienced full-blown anorexia nervosa, at least 1 in 20 (1 in 10 teen girls) have exhibited some of the key symptoms. Many silently endure the effects of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, but most never address the issue because they don’t fully meet the diagnostic criteria. These individuals, suffering immensely, often feel invalidated when they are labeled with an acronym like EDNOS (DSM-IV) or OSFED(DSM-5). Jennifer Thomas, a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on subthreshold eating disorders, and Jenni Schaefer, an author who is recovered from an eating disorder herself, call this once overlooked category "almost anorexic," which is also the title of their new book in Harvard Medical's School's The Almost Effect series. Combining the latest research and clinical wisdom with inspiring recovery stories, including family member, Nancy Quetti, this webinar will provide practical guidance on how to support those who struggle with subclinical eating disorders, which are just as impairing, dangerous, and deserving of help as their officially recognized counterparts. Recorded live on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Eating Disorders in the DSM-5: Implications of Changes in the Diagnostics Categories and Criteria
This free online webinar led by DSM-5 committee members, Dr. B. Timothy Walsh, Dr. Evelyn Attia and Dr. Steven Wonderlich, will help families and individuals affected by eating disorders understand the changes in the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), due for publication in May 2013. Topics in this webinar discussion include:
- Changes to naming of specific eating disorders
- Changes to specific diagnostic criteria including the new recognition of binge eating disorder, criteria for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
- Changes to the EDNOS category
- Implications of these categorical and criteria changes on treatment and insurance issues
Note: Due to a technical issue, the beginning of this webinar containing the introductions and biographies of the doctors did not record. To learn more about Dr. B. Timothy Walsh, Dr. Evelyn Attia and Dr. Stephen Wonderlich, please click here. Recorded live on Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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
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
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.