iaedp Symposium 2011

Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, March 03, 2011

iaedp Symposium 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011 8:00 AM -
Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:00 PM (Arizona Time)

The Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

Full schedule now available!  Click Here for a conference brochure in PDF or Click Here for an online schedule (includes session descriptions)!

Symposium 2011 Highlights:

The conference theme is EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT and TREATMENT-BASED EVIDENCE. Symposium 2011 will focus on the realities and challenges of our work with eating disorder clients - the essence of treatment. Current research has now validated as effective many of the treatment protocols that we, as clinicians, have utilized over the years. However, there are still those protocols that promote higher levels of functioning and recovery for our clients, but have yet to be supported by scientific evidence. It is our objective to bring forward and address those themes, topics, strategies, tools, and protocols that we know are powerful, transformative, and life-altering for our clients and their families.

NEW!  Master's Training Sessions
This special series of workshops is scheduled throughout the conference and included in your registration fees.  The faculty consists of clinicians who are highly respected, well recognized, and unquestionable experts in the field of eating disorders treatment.

Escaping the Wilderness: Recovery from Anorexia
Emmett R. Bishop Jr., MD, CEDS
In this presentation, an effective treatment map for working with the anorexic patient population will be outlined, including addressing patient deficits of reinforcement learning, over-responsive fear network, social neurocognitive processes, and contextual integration. The presenter will identify the adaptations of the illness and proven treatment strategies for addressing these deficits. His presentation will include case study references and evidence-based research, including studies by Tchanturia, Treasure and Dahl. The goal of the presentation is to provide attendees with a valuable treatment model to utilize in working with the Anorexic patient population.

Trusting the Body to Trust its Hunger Signals: An Evidence Based Investigation into Intuitive Eating
Ralph E. Carson, RD, PhD

Punitive and obsessional thoughts about eating and weight perception underlie most eating disorders. Dietary and nutritional guidelines are laden with rules that suppress the body’s natural intuitive eating ability. Proponents of the “intuitive eating” philosophy contend that patients can relearn to trust the body’s hunger/satiety signals and reestablish its innate food wisdom. Researchers, cognitive of the numerous physiological pathways controlling hunger and the current psychosocial conditioning, argue that reestablishing mechanisms of self-regulation are an illusion and unobtainable. This presentation attempts to introduce a practical middle ground that will reduce the confusion, establish trust and result in long term recovery.

The Mindful Therapist
Carolyn K. Costin, MA, MEd, CEDS, FAED

Drawing from research in neuroscience and 30 plus years as a clinician, Carolyn will delineate how mindfulness practices help clinicians and clients change their brains leading to an increase of openness, receptivity, affect tolerance, emotional regulation, non-1. Participants will learn at least one example of research showing the benefits of meditation. 2. Participants will learn a technique for helping be in the present moment. 3. Participants will learn a technique used to help clients with their reactivity to situations. judgment and the dissolution of automatic patterns, all of which lead to optimal well being.

New Models of Family Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders  
Craig L. Johnson PhD, CEDS

In this presentation, the presenter will share his expertise gained through more than 30 years researching the treatment of eating disorders. The presenter will identify new models of family therapy and describe their relevance in the treatment of eating disorders, illustrating the importance of family education and presenting evidence-based treatment techniques.

Evidence Based Alternative Therapies (Panel Discussion)
Anita Johnston PhD and Carolyn Costin MFT, MA, Med, CEDS, FAED, etal

A distinguished panel of experts will discuss different angles of what constitutes "evidence based" treatment and will explore evidence relating to the contribution of "alternative therapies" such as yoga, meditation, massage and more. The notion that what can’t be quantified doesn’t count will be examined.

The Eating Disordered Mind Traps: Challenging Perfectionism, Obsessiveness, Stubbornness and Comparison  Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD
Eating disorders are often reinforced and perpetuated by perfectionism, obsessiveness, stubbornness and constant comparisons. These traits bolster disordered behavior and cement eating disorders in place. Treatment that does not address these undermining traits as well as teach countering skills leaves patients vulnerable to relapse. This workshop will explore these traits that work to maintain an eating disorder. The presenters (seasoned panel) will explore through case discussion, eating exercises and experiential activities: identifying labeling and challenging these rigid traits by modeling corrective thinking and alternative behaviors that oppose the perfectionism, stubbornness and comparison in order to foster change and strengthen recovery.

The Case For Integrating Mindfulness in Psychotherapy  
Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA

Mindfulness is well developed component of DBT, a core principle in acceptance and commitment therapy and is increasingly integrated into CBT and Psychodynamic treatments. Mindfulness is a skill of paying attention on purpose, with a particular intension without judgment. It is not relaxation, nor reflection, nor checking out. Patients with eating disorders struggle with unmindful states, often getting stuck in comparing and judging, acting with disassociation and avoidance. Mindfulness can be learned with practice. Clinicians will learn the research supporting mindfulness, participate in experiential components and learn strategies to bring mindfulness techniques to their own practice or treatment setting.

 How to Document Evidence-Based Treatment to Maximize Insurance Benefits  
Lisa Kantor, JD

When seeking insurance benefits for eating disorder treatment, a provider’s treatment records will be the foundation for establishing medically necessity for admission and continued treatment. Evidence-based treatment records must show plans of care, symptoms, and objective evidence that satisfy an insurance company’s criteria for admission and continued care. The presentation will review the criteria from insurance companies for treatment of eating disorders and explain how evidence-based treatment records can be documented to best maximize the client’s available insurance benefits.

Control of Eating Disorder Symptoms vs. Recovery: The Problem with Evidence Based Treatment with a Chronic Illness –
Mark Schwartz ScD and Theresa Chesnut, MSW

This workshop will discuss the concept of “recovery” and suggest a more holistic approach to addiction recovery.  The methodologies used for evidence-based treatments are typically symptom based.  Our theoretical base is that eating disorder symptoms have been functional in the developmental process, in that they have provided a survival function, and that understanding the multiple functions and purpose of the symptom is requisite for recovery.  The symptoms can mask a major psychiatric disorder, social anxiety, sexual confusion, and many more.  Therefore, successful symptom remission could lead to much bigger difficulties including suicide, and such emphasis on “evidence based interventions” could make the client worse.

Bingeing, Purging and Restricting are Just Part of the Story: Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Issues  -
Kevin Wandler, MD

Having worked exclusively with eating disorder patients for over 15 years, I have found this population to be extremely challenging and rewarding. My experience is that all of the patients I have worked with have many co-occurring conditions, in fact over 6 other diagnoses in addition to the identified eating disorder. Depression and Anxiety disorders-OCD-PTSD-Social Phobia are the primary, but a substantial number of individuals have substance abuse issues as well as Personality Disorders. After attending this presentation, you should be able to have the ability to better manage these complex individuals.

Keynote Speakers:

  Peter Levine PhD
Author, author of Waking the Tiger and his latest work to be released in September, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Dr. Levine explores the interconnections between evolutionary neurophysiology, animal behavior, and Trauma.

  Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Co-author of The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization 

  Pauline Powers, MD, CEDS
Dr. Pauline Powers is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of eating disorders. She is the director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Division within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida. She is the author of books about obesity and eating disorders and has written over 70 scientific Publications.

  Dr. Ralph Carson, RD, PhD
Dr. Carson has been involved in the clinical treatment of obesity and eating disorders for over 30 years. Dr Carson integrates biophysiological intervention with proven psychotherapeutic treatment. He has recently published Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruit.  Dr Carson will present the keynote address at the Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening.

Preconference Sessions - Wednesday, Mar 2nd

Working with Defenses and Counterdefenses: When the Office Door Closes, Part II
Wed, Mar 2, 12 pm-4 pm
S. Roy Erlichman, PhD, CEDS

This session is about practicing psychotherapy and addressing tough defenses when we are alone with the patient, face critical issues - and often wish we were not. This seminar will address complex concepts of primary resistances, managing ragefulness, family problems and the complexities of countertransference. This seminar will be limited to 25 persons, with a minimum of five years practice experience. It will be four hours in length. Participants are encouraged to discuss their own cases and practice questions, since the presentation will be interactive and experiential. This training is about what you do and how defenses vividly color your experiences.
This 4 hour preconference session requires an additional fee of $95.

Mapping Out The Journey Within: Treatment Based Evidence Of Transformative Interventions

Wed, Mar 2, 12 pm - 4 pm
Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD
Susan Kleinman, MA, ADTR, NCC

Individuals with eating disorders can become so engrossed in their disorder that they loose sight of the bigger picture of life and aliveness. Their perception of themselves may even become so infused with their disorder that they loose their identity. Often as clinicians, we find ourselves at a loss for how to help these patients breakout of the narrow trap they have come to call home or even to begin to "taste" life more meaningfully. The therapist's ability to engage them in a meaningful process that embodies purpose and direction beyond symptom management is critical.  Although traditional treatment approaches may help to heal the body and mind, more is needed if patients are to empower themselves to sustain and eventually embrace life without resorting to eating disordered behaviors.

This workshop introduces a format that can serve as a springboard for growth for individuals with eating disorders. At the core of this format are universal truths such as forgiveness, peace and hope. These elements provide a container from which to develop and facilitate expression, discovery and transformation. Therapeutic reflections and expressive sharing from former patients who are now recovered, will demonstrate evidence of the power of this format in their recovery and beyond. Teaching methods will include didactic lecture, collaborative discussion and experiential exercises.  This 4 hour preconference session requires an additional fee of $95.

Thursday, March 3rd, Evening Opening Gala

The Thursday evening Networking Reception in the Exhibit Area will feature American Indian Flute Players providing the background music for registrants to network with each other and visit the exhibits!  Following the reception, attendees will enjoy a dinner and a short program and then a lively and fun Beetles dance band will entertain us!  This promises to be a wonderful evening.  The cost of this evening is included in your registration fees.

Remuda Ranch is sponsoring the dinner dance.

Luncheon Events

This year lunches on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are included in registration and will feature special programming.

On Thursday join Jenni Schaefer, Elisa Mott, and Dr Michael Barrett, as they explore the intrinsic connection between the arts in healing and the celebration of life. The arts have been an integral part of healing and medicine since the beginning of human-kind. Whether through the use of gods, rituals, visions, trances, dancing or sacred spaces, art has been present. 

Red Carpet Premiere

  New Film by Darryl Roberts to be premiered at iaedp Symposium 2011!

On Saturday, March 5th, symposium registrants will be special guests at the premiere of Darryl's latest film currently in  production.  The work-ing title is America the Beautiful:  BMI Sequel.    Darryl's film AmericatheBeautiful was screened at Symposium 2008 in Orlando.  We are so pleased that Darryl chose Symposium 2011 for a red carpet premiere of his new film!  

Don't miss this gala event!


Financial Aid Scholarship Applications for Symposium 2011

Again this year, iaedp is offering scholarships for financial aid to qualifying individuals. Scholarships are available for iaedp Symposium 2011 while funds last. Scholarship awards cover a majority of the conference registration fees. Recipients will pay a $225 registration fee.  Applications will be evaluated based on responses to the questions below and are awarded to first-time iaedp Symposium attendees only.  (Only one applicant from an organization/employer will be considered.)
Scholarships will be awarded beginning November 1, 2010 and ending January 5, 2011.

Symposium 2011 offers excellent educational content, extensive networking opportunities, and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!  As these pictures from Symposium 2010 clearly show, iaedp members share knowledge, joy, and fun!  Join us this year in Phoenix.   iaedp is an inclusive, relational experience!  Click this link to download a registration form Final Registration Form Symposium 2011 or click the Registration button at the top of this page to review all the presentations and register.


Contact Information

  • iaedp
    Phone: 800-800-8126
    Email: iaedpmembers@earthlink.net

    The room block at the Pointe Hilton is full, but hotel reservations can be made at any of the hotels on this list.

    You can make transportation arrangements through SuperShuttle online by clicking here!  Make your reservations online and get a discount!


    If you have registered as part of a group - You will receive a message confirming your discounted registration once your group has registered in full.  If your group does not meet the minimum requirement of 3 individuals, you will be responsible for the full registration price.

Payment Instructions

  • iaedp Symposium 2011 Pricing Information

    Prior to January 31, 2011 -
    iaedp Member $600

    Non iaedp Member $675   

    Full Time Student  $300

    Retired Registrant $300

    International Registrant $350


    After February 1, 2011 -
    iaedp  Member  $650

    Non iaedp Member  $725   

    Full Time Student  $350

    Retired Registrant $350

    International Registrant  $400

    Group Rates:  3-5 Attendees ($550 each prior to Jan 31)    ($600 each on or after Feb 1)

    Groups are defined as 3 or more registrants from the same company, organization or iaedp chapter. To receive the discount, all group registrations must be submitted together.  Add on registrations received separately will be charged the regular individual registration fee. Fill out one form per person.  (This offer excludes the registrations included in the exhibiting package or complimentary or discounted registrations for faculty)   Group rates will not be available after February 15, 2010.

    One Day Registrations
    Thursday $350   Friday $350   Saturday $350   Sunday  $150

    Symposium 2011 Registration Fees include all symposium workshops, and special events from March 3rd - 6th. The Pre-conference Training on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 is not included and requires additional fees. 


    The participant will be able to:  (1) identify and treat individuals with anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating; (2) discuss drug therapies currently used to treat eating disorders; (3) describe alternative methods for the treatment of eating disorders, such as dialectical behavior therapy, psychodrama, movement therapy, art therapy, and gastric bypass surgery and (4) explain dual diagnosis issues, such as post traumatic stress disorder, Axis II components and addictions.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Physicians, Psychologists, Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses, Counselors, Other healthcare professionals

    Participants will:  update their research knowledge and competency, increase and acquire new skills, receive information on certification, and have networking/referral opportunities, as well as obtain continuing education credits.

    Continuing Education:
    -iaedp™ is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), provider number 5912.
    -iaedp™ is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy  and Mental Health Counseling (Provider number BAP 640)
    -This activity has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors as consistent with established standards for alcoholism and chemical dependency education and training Provider #301.
    -iaedp™ is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

    Physicians Accreditation Statement
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.   [IAHB] is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    [IAHB] designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

    This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 29.5 hours.

    IAHB is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Utah Nurses Association, an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (UNA= 29.5 CEH's. Provider Code P09-03).

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