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Poulsbo, WA – Complimentary CEU and Lunch Presentation

Kitsap Eating Disorder Professionals Group
Please join us for a complimentary CEU and lunch presentation.

Angela Celio Doyle, PhD and Peter M. Doyle, PhD
from Eating & Weight Disorders Center of Seattle (EWDC) will present:

Family Based Treatment: Debunking Common Myths About Eating Disorder Treatment
– Monday, September 30th
– 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
– Sogno di Vino
– 18830 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA

Lunch with be provided.

Angela Celio Doyle, PhD, and Peter Doyle, PhD will discuss common misconceptions about the treatment of adolescents with restrictive eating disorders and provide an overview of Family Based Treatment (FBT; also called the Maudsley Approach). FBT is the most efficacious treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa, with 80% of adolescents achieving full weight restoration and start or resumption of menses at the conclusion of treatment. Explorations of other applications of FBT, for instance, for young adults (ages 18-24) and within a residential treatment program, will be discussed.
Angela Celio Doyle, PhD and Peter M. Doyle, PhD are Co-Directors of the Eating & Weight Disorders Center of Seattle, part of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle. They have both spent over a decade involved in research and clinical work focusing on eating disorders at Stanford
University, San Diego State University, University of California at San Diego, Northwestern University, and The University of Chicago. They are Clinical Instructors of Psychology at the University of Washington. In addition, they serve as faculty members within the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and are certified providers of Family-Based Treatment for adolescent eating disorders.
For those who are interested, a consult group of providers who already treat, or are interested in treating, clients with concerns around food, body image, exercise, and weight will form out of this meeting.
1 CEU granted to RD, LMFT, LSW, LICSW, LMHC and certified counselors pending approval from the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

To RSVP and for questions contact Jenni Scharf

NW Washington Complimentary CEU and Lunch Presentation

Northwest Washington
Eating Disorder Professionals Group

Please join us for a complimentary CEU and lunch presentation.

Diane Summers, RD, CEDRD, CD, Eating Disorders Dietitian of
Hope Nutrition Therapy will present on:

“Dieting: A Normalized Epidemic”

Friday, October 4th
11a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Everett Public Market Building
2804 Grand Avenue, Suite 311, Everett, WA 98201

1 CEU granted to licensed and associate RD, LMFT, LSW, LICSW, LMHC and certified counselors pending approval from the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Lunch with be provided.

Education provided on the bio-psycho-social-spiritual impacts of dieting, a normalized epidemic in our culture. Providers will be in a safe and educational space to explore the impacts of a dieting culture on themselves and the clients they serve, as well as avenues of pursuing sustainable health across the weight spectrum.

For those who are interested, a consult group of providers who already treat, or are interested in treating, clients with concerns around food, body image, exercise, and weight will form out of this meeting.

To RSVP and for questions contact Jenni Scharf

Understanding Treatment for Binge Eating

Understanding Treatment for Binge EatingUnderstanding Treatment For Binge Eating

If your child is a binge eater and you want to help them, it may be hard to understand why they just don’t stop The problem is that like other eating issues, binge eating is often a disorder that requires professional eating disorder treatment. Binge eating can often be missed by parents because many of the youth that are afflicted by it may look normal and healthy, at least at first.

Specialized therapies and eating disorder treatments have been developed by eating disorder programs to help those that are afflicted by binge eating disorder. Both residential and outpatient treatment programs are available. The type of eating disorder treatment program that is appropriate depends on the severity of the disorder and the health of the person afflicted.

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The Threat of “Thinspiration”

The Threat of ThinspirationWhat is The Threat of Thinspiration About

In today’s society, many people especially young girls are bombarded with messages through the media on how they should look and feel about their bodies. Because teens make up an ideal target customer base for marketers, a significant amount of the media is targeted at young women. These images can create tremendous stress on an individual and as well as influence self-esteem and body image.

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Eating Disorders and Male Adolescents

Eating Disorders and Male AdolescentsEating Disorders and Male Adolescents

Eating disorders may often be seen as a predominately female concern. While a higher percentage of women struggle with eating disorders versus their male counterparts, it is important to understand that, while females are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, males can and do suffer from eating disorders. In addition, there is often a stigma attached to a male suffering with an eating disorder, so they are often better at hiding the behavior and are not as likely to admit that there is a problem.

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Staying In Recovery: Useful Tips

Staying in RecoveryStaying In Recovery

The decision to seek help and begin treatment for an eating disorder is one that takes a lot of courage. However, there is something more important than the decision to seek treatment and that is maintaining the motivation to stay in treatment and ultimately recover. The hardest obstacles faced on the road to recovery are challenges not usually placed by others but by ourselves. It is no surprise that those who suffer from an eating disorder tend to develop patterns of negative thought distortions about food and themselves. One of the most important tools to use in combating this is education.

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What is Outpatient Treatment?

What is Outpatient TreatmentTypes of Treatment: What is Outpatient Treatment?

The decision to seek treatment can be overwhelming but it is important to do your research to determine which level of care is most appropriate for you or your loved one. As you may know, eating disorders are complex psychiatric disorders that are best treated with a multidisciplinary team including a physician, nutritionist and mental health professional. Therefore, health, food consumption and behavioral issues can all be addressed. Determining the level of care needed for someone diagnosed with or showing symptoms of an eating disorder/ disordered eating are generally dependent on the severity of the problem. The levels of treatment range from hospitalization and residential programs offered to those who need high levels of care and supervision, to outpatient being for those who require flexibility and need less supervision[1]. So what exactly is outpatient treatment and is it right for you?

Lowest Level of Supervision and Restriction

Outpatient treatment is the lowest level of treatment in terms of supervision and restriction. It is a non-residential setting where clients commute to and from the agency or service provider for a few hours a week[2].  Outpatient treatment provides flexibility because the individual seeking services can still balance and remain committed to activities such as work and school while still seeking treatment. Outpatient treatment has also been said to be more affordable. According to an article in the New York Times, in-patient programs can be costly and the recommended length of stay is usually three months or more. Most insurance companies are therefore very skeptical about providing coverage, leaving many individuals and families with fitting most of the bill out of pocket. Outpatient care options include the Maudsley Method, a family based therapy where families can provide the level of care comparable to a residential program for less cost[3]. Outpatient treatment also provides diversity, where the individual needing care can choose for therapy, support groups, and other mediums of services.

Benefits of Outpatient Care vs Inpatient Care

Although flexibility, cost effectiveness and diversity may seem to be benefits of outpatient care versus inpatient care it is important to think about the following questions. What level of supervision will you or the individual require? Is he/ she going to be able to remain committed to other important priorities such as supporting a family, work or school? What has been tried and was it successful? If the answer is limited supervision and needing flexibility then outpatient treatment may be right for you or someone you know. If not, do not be discouraged just continue to research and consult knowledgeable professionals until you find the best fit.



Eating Disorder Hope. Types of Treatment & Therapy.
Lehigh County Pennsylvania. What is Outpatient Treatment.

Body Dissatisfaction

Body DissatisfactionRisk Factors for Body Dissatisfaction

Different people have bodies of different shapes and sizes. Despite the diversity of body shapes, many men and women wish that their body looked different. This phenomenon is known as body dissatisfaction or negative body image and is all too common. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) defines negative body image as “A distorted perception of your shape—you perceive parts of your body unlike they really are” and also adds that those with negative body image see themselves as unattractive and feel self-conscious and awkward in their own bodies (NEDA, 2013). In contrast, those with positive body image see a true representation of themselves, and are also able to disconnect their self-worth from their body shape, accept their body as unique and feel comfortable and confident in their own bodies (NEDA, 2013).

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What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?

What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating DisordersEver Wondered What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?

Different levels of care exist to treat eating disorders.  The most intense treatment is hospital based Inpatient Treatment followed by Residential Treatment. A Partial Hospitalization Program, otherwise known as Day Treatment, involves spending the day in treatment, and then going home in the evening to spend the night. One meal and/or snack is eaten at home. The next lowest level of care, the one which this article focuses on, is Intensive Outpatient Treatment, otherwise known as IOP.

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Causes of Eating Disorders

Causes of Eating DisordersWhat Are the Causes of Eating Disorders

To say that there is one cause or something whose direct outcome results in an eating disorder is almost impossible. Therefore this article addresses some of the factors and trends that seem to commonly correlate with the outcome of an eating disorder. As with most modern day mental health issues, there is the bio-psycho-social approach, which analyzes the biological, psychological, and social/ environmental links to any given disorders.

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