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Center for Change Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals

January 28-29, 2011

Putting the Pieces Together…An Integrated Approach


Friday, January 28th

7:00am – 8:00am       Registration and breakfast

8:00am – 8:30am       Welcome and Announcements – Tamara Noyes

8:30am – 10:00am     The Assessment and Treatment of Negative Body Image – Nicole Hawkins, PhD

10:00am – 10:15am    Break

10:15am – 11:45am    Myths, Misconceptions and Realities of the Registered Dietitian’s Role in Eating

                                 Disorder Treatment – Reba Sloan, RD

11:45am – 12:45pm    Networking lunch

12:45pm – 2:15pm      Use of Medication in Eating Disorder Treatment – Strategies to Maximize Success

– Greg Ellis, MD

2:15pm – 2:30pm        Break

2:30pm – 4:00pm        Don’t Settle for Barely Recovered:  Guiding Your Clients to Full Freedom From Their

                                 Eating Disorder – Jenni Schaefer

4:00pm – 5:00pm        Tour of Center for Change

7:00pm – 9:00pm        Hosted dinner off-site

Saturday, January 29th

7:00am – 8:00am         Registration and breakfast

7:15am – 7:45am         Nia class

8:00am – 9:30am         Compassion Fatigue – Terry V. Eagan, MD

9:30am – 9:45am         Break

9:45am – 11:15am       Clinical Application of Six Spiritual Pathways to Recovery from an Eating

                                  Disorder – Michael E. Berrett, PhD

11:15am – 12:15pm      Networking lunch

12:15pm – 1:45pm       Weight Pressures, Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders in Athletes:

                                  Assessment and Treatment Strategies – Justine Reel, PhD

1:45pm – 2:00pm        Break

2:00pm – 4:00pm        Key Note Speaker – The Weight-Bearing Years:  Eating Disorders and Body Image

                                 Despair in Adult Women – Margo D. Maine, PhD

4:00pm – 4:15pm        Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm        Drum circle with the CFC music therapists

5:00pm – 5:15pm        Closing Remarks – Michael E. Berrett, PhD

Sunday, January 30th

(Optional)                    Skiing at Sundance Resort (Transportation provided by Center for Change)


About the Speakers:

Margo Maine, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and author of Body Myth, Body Wars, Father Hunger and the just released Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap.  Dr. Maine is a leading eating disorder expert and a Founding Member and Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders

Michael E. Berrett, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, CEO and Co-Founder of Center for Change.  Dr. Berrett is a co-author of APA bestseller Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders and frequently presents at national conferences such as NATSAP, IECA, and IAEDP 

Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED
Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Therapist in private practice for over 25 years.  Reba is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and recipient of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition “Excellence in Practice” 2010 award

Nicole Hawkins, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Director of Clinical Services at Center for Change.  Dr. Hawkins is a specialist in eating disorders and body image and has provided clinical expertise at Center for Change since 1999. She is a regular presenter on body image and the treatment of eating disorders at national conferences

Terry V. Eagan, MD
Dr. Eagan is a prominent and highly respected Beverly Hills psychiatrist whose specialties include primary psychiatric conditions, eating disorders, substance-abuse disorders, impulse control disorders, trauma & abuse, human sexuality and spiritual therapy.  He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.  Dr. Eagan is an internationally respected physician, lecturer and consultant, and is an expert in Professional Ethics and Compassion Fatigue

Justine J. Reel, PhD, LPC, CC-AASP
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah.  Dr. Reel is an Exercise Scientist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Sport Psychology Consultant and author of The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders and Body Image

Greg Ellis, MD
Psychiatrist and Medical Director for Center for Change.  Dr. Ellis is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Jenni Schaefer
Consultant with Center for Change, Singer/Songwriter and author of Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me