Conference Schedule

October 10, 2019

Pre-Con: Ethical Challenges in Treating Patients with Eating disorders in the Digital Age
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED Patricia Westmoreland, MD Karen Schneller, LMFT, CEDS

Tour Eating Recovery Center - Willow
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Tours to Eating Recovery Center will last approximately 1.5 hours. Tour spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate in your registration if you would like to participate.

October 11, 2019


Registration & Breakfast
7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Conference Welcome
8:30 AM-8:45 AM

General Session: I don’t want my parents involved! Or do I?
8:45 AM-10:15 AM

 I don’t want my parents involved! Or do I?: Conceptualizing and Addressing Resistance to Caregiver Involvement

Elizabeth Easton, PsyD, Adele Lafrance, Ph.D., Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED


Break
10:15 AM-10:30 AM

We the People: The Practice & Ethics of Eating Disorders Advocacy
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Johanna Kandel & Chase Bannister
What’s Trauma Got to Do with It? Treating the Patient with Binge Eating and Traumatic Stress

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Julie Friedman, PhD, Laura Lange, LCSW & Meredith Nisbet, MS, LMFT
Strategies for Co-Occurring Trauma and ASD

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track
Jodi Hanson, LMFT - CEDS & Elizabeth Wassenaar, MD
Mood and Anxiety Treatment: Emergent Needs and Optimal Solutions

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track
Susan McClanahan, PhD, CEDS & Steven Prinz, MD

Break
12:00 PM-12:15 PM

Lunch: The Battle Against Burnout
12:15 PM-1:45 PM
Anne Marie O’Melia, MD & Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

Break
1:45 PM-2:00 PM

General Session: Pearls and Myths in the Medical Evaluation of Patients with Eating Disorders
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Intensive: Treating Trauma Through The Stages - An Integrative Approach
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track
Lara Schuster Effland, LCSW, Eden Himidian, LCSW, RYT, Andi Stone, PsyD, & Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP

Integrating Telehealth Interventions in Eating Disorder Practice: Lessons from the Virtual Wild
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Karen Schneller, LMFT, CEDS, Casey Tallent, PhD & Kristie Uniacke, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Best Practice Collaboration for Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Jill Sechi, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, LD & Meredith Riddick, LPC, CEDS-S

Networking Reception
5:00 PM-6:15 PM

Dinner
6:15 PM-7:30 PM

October 12, 2019


Registration & Breakfast
7:30 AM-8:00 AM

Welcome
8:00 AM-8:15 AM

General Session: Advancing Towards Psychological Flexibility Based Interventions
8:15 AM-9:45 AM

Advancing Towards Psychological Flexibility Based Interventions with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Core Processes

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Enola Gorham, Emmett Bishop, Jr., MD, CEDS, FAED, F.iaedp


Break
9:45 AM-10:00 AM

Early & Effective Use of Clinical Intervention for Eating Disorder Patients
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Kristin Agar, LCSW, CEDS, CAI, CIP

Harm Reduction in the Treatment of SEED/SEAN
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS

Treatment in Overcontrolled and Undercontrolled Adolescent Depression
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track
Is there a difference and does it matter? Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S & Toya Roberson-Moore, MD

Updates in the treatment of co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track
Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC & Leah Young, LCPC

Break
11:30 AM-11:45 AM

Lunch & Keynote Speaker, Frank Warren
11:45 AM-1:30 PM

Frank Warren, founder of the Post Secret movement, author of 6 New York Times Bestselling Books and recipient of a Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award: Frank used his experience as a crisis counselor to inform the development of a movement/community in which people mail in anonymous post cards with a secret they want to share.

Following Frank’s talk and to bring this full circle for both the M&A and ED track providers, individuals in recovery will share about the role of secrets in their recovery. This luncheon experience will be heartwarming, funny and celebrate the profound work of our dedicated audience. We hope everyone will leave inspired and invigorated!


Break
1:30 PM-1:45 PM

Diabetes Management Across the Levels of Care
1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track

Leslie Carlos, BSN, RN, CEDRN & Sharon Harrison, BSN RN CDE


Commitment Strategies for Engaging Clients in Treatment
1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Eating Disorder (ED) Track
Tyler Wooten, MD and Kristie Coonce, MA, LPC

Exposure and Response Therapy in the Treatment of School Refusal
1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track
Elizabeth Curran, LCPC

Embracing Our Differences: Provision of Culturally Competent Behavioral Healthcare
1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Mood & Anxiety (M&A) Track

Deb Michel, Ph.D., CEDS-S, Anna Brown, PhD, Kathy Veath, RD, LD & Almaas Raziuddin, MA, LPCI, PT I


Break
3:15 PM-3:30 PM

Closing Session: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
3:30 PM-5:00 PM

How the Gut bacteria and Our Food Choices Influence Mood States and Eating Disorder Behavior

Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD & Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS

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