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Complex Causes of Restrictive Type Eating Disorders

Presentation by Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD

Dr. O’Melia is a Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist, who serves at Eating Recovery Center in the dual roles of Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer, overseeing the therapeutic and medical excellence of our programs. Dr. O’Melia is a renowned expert in the complex causation, care and treatment of eating disorders.   The following presentation will provide you the opportunity to learn about the unique interplay of the variables that contribute to causation of restrictive type eating disorders, as well as the processes necessary for recovery.

Medical Complications

Presentation by Philip Mehler, MD, CEDS, FACP, FAED

Dr. Mehler, President of Eating Recovery Center, presents on medical complications of eating disorders, and how to heal them.  Families regularly ask for this presentation to be made available as a recording, as he is clearly a renowned expert.  To learn more about Dr. Mehler and his books & publications, please click here.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Presentation by Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS

Bonnie Brennan has been part of the Eating Recovery Center Team since its inception, playing an instrumental role in the development of the adult programs. At Eating Recovery Center, Bonnie directs adult Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient levels of care. In this presentation, Bonnie Brennan explains how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) swiftly and effectively addresses the major factors maintaining an eating disorder, including rigidity, inability to see the big picture, isolation and most importantly, emotional avoidance, and how ERC utilizes ACT in eating disorders treatment.

Adolescent Mind & Eating Disorders

Presentation by Michael Spaulding-Barclay, MD

Dr. Spaulding-Barclay, adolescent medicine physician, is the Medical Director of medical services of Eating Recovery Center’s Child and Adolescent program in Denver, CO.  His presentation addresses the question “What do optimal nutritional status and normal weight have to do with brain development and wellness?”  Watch this presentation to learn how eating disorders impact developing brains and what this means for treatment.

Adolescent Brain and Eating Disorders (Part 1)

Adolescent Brain and Eating Disorders (Part 2)

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Presentation by Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS (Choose this presentation if your loved one has ARFID)

Dr. Bermudez serves at Eating Recovery Center as Chief Educational Officer as well as Senior Medical Director of Child & Adolescent Services.  Dr. Bermudez presents on ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder).  This newer, and important diagnosis effects both children and adults. Learn from his expertise about the causes, impact and treatment of ARFID.

Caregiver Skills

Presentation by Elizabeth Easton, Psy.D

Dr. Easton is the Regional Director of Child & Adolescent services.  Dr. Easton’s four-part presentation is designed for families to learn about their role in recovery and the skills to become recovery coaches.  If you have every wondered “what can I do to help my loved one recover?” this is the video training series for you.  The skills taught here apply to “caregivers” meaning anyone who is providing care to a patient in treatment, no matter the age of the patient or the age of the caregiver.  Learn how to harness your caregiver power.

Caregiver Skills - Welcome

Caregiver Skills - Emotion Basics

Caregiver Skills - Step 1

Caregiver Skills - Step 2

Caregiver Skills - Anger

Caregiver Skills - Silence/Shut Down

How to Navigate Insurance Coverage

Presentation by Cyndi Eddington

Cyndi Eddington, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management, brings her passion for supporting care through third party payors into this presentation.  Have you ever wondered how insurance works?

This presentation on insurance will help you understand the intricacies of insurance coverage, how concurrent reviews work and how ERC/Insight’s business office will support you to optimize your loved one’s care.

Nutritional Program at Eating Recovery Center

Presentation by Enola Gorham, LCSW

Medical stabilization through nutritional rehabilitation is necessary for patient with eating disorders.  Watch this presentation to learn how Eating Recovery Center implements nutritional rehabilitation programming.  Caregivers and patients often experience anxiety and stress during nutritional rehabilitation treatment.  This presentation is designed to provide caregivers with the education needed to support their loved ones through the nutritional rehabilitation  processes.

Eating Recovery Center is accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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