2018 Eating Recovery Foundation Conference

Denver, Colorado
Friday, October 05, 2018

ATTENTION: All registration options including in person and remote streaming are now closed to new registrations as of 11:59pm MST on Tuesday, October 2nd. We are excited that in the 10th year of this event, we have the largest attendance ever, thank you for your interest and enthusiasm!


Registration includes up to 13.5 continuing education credits with 12 breakout options, a copy of Dr. Philip S. Mehler’s updated version Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications ($75 value), resource notebook with all presentation handouts, and participation in lunchtime conversation with thought leaders, colleagues, or special guests providing networking opportunities with peers and industry thought leaders

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Thursday, October 4th (8 CEs)
The Body Project Facilitator Training
Alan Duffy, Research Process Coordinator, Eating Recovery Center

DAY 1 - Friday, October 5th (6.5 CEs)

7:30 – 8:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am

Conference Welcome

8:45 – 10:15 am

General Session (1.5 CE)               

Family Based Treatment: From the Ivory Tower to the Real World - All Levels of Care
– Daniel Le Grange, PhD and Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, CEDS

10:15 – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions (1.5 CE)

Breakout A:  Improving Access to Care for Eating Disorders through Tele behavioral Health – Karen Schneller, LMFT, CEDS, DCC; Casey Tallent PhD;  Ashley Solomon, PsyD, CEDS; and Tricia Besett-Alesch, PhD

Breakout B: Bringing Men to the Table – Research, Practice and Real-World Experience from the Trenches – Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS

Breakout C: Holding Caregivers and Holding Ourselves: Utilizing Principles of DBT, ACT and Self-Compassion to Manage Burnout with Eating Disorders – Jennifer McAdams, MA, LCPC

Breakout D: Health Insurance and Eating Disorder Treatment, a Collaborative Approach – Suzanne Bidwell, LICSW; Molly VanSteenberg, LPC; Christine Jones, MA, LPC, CEDS; Kimberly Brusch, EdM, RN; and Shannon Mann, LMFT

12:00 – 12:15 pm


12:15 – 1:45 pm

Leadership-led Roundtable Discussions (.5 CE)

1:45 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 5:00 pm

Intensive Sessions (3 CE)

Intensive 1 – Medical: Update on the Medical, Psychopharmacological & Therapeutic issues for Eating Disordered Patients—Practical Pearls to use in your Practices – Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS and Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP

Intensive 2 – Nutrition: The Art and Science of Nutrition Across the Continuum of Care Medical Stabilization - Roxanne Hartman, RD, Nathalia Trees, RD, Meghan Foley, RD, Therese Waterhous, PhD, RDN, CEDRD and Tabitha Farrar

Intensive 3 – Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Harnessing the Healing Power of Caregivers in the Treatment of ED Across the Lifespan – Adele Lafrance, PhD, CPsych and Elizabeth Easton, PsyD

5:00 – 6:15 pm

Networking Reception

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speakers: Mike Marjama, Kim Marjama and Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS

DAY 2 - Saturday, October 6 (7 CEs)

7:15- 8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am

Welcome: “10 Things We Have Learned in our 10 Years at ERC” – Ken Weiner, MD, CEDS, FAED

8:30 – 10:00  am

General Session (1.5 CE)
Tangled Up in Food:  Treating the Patient with Comorbid Trauma and Binge Eating Disorder – Julie Friedman, PhD and Steven Prinz, MD

10:00 – 10:15  am


10:15 – 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions (1.5 CE)

Breakout A: Motivating the Substance Use and Eating Disorder Patient, a provider and patient perspective – Linda Lewaniak, LCSW and National Recovery Advocate Robyn Cruze

Breakout B: Not Sick Enough – Addressing the Egosyntonic Nature of Eating Disorders From Both a Clinician and Patient Perspective – Colleen Reichmann, PsyD and Lindsey Hall

Breakout C: Athletes and Eating Disorders, a provider and patient perspective – Rebecca McConville, MS, RD, LD, CSSD and Patrick Devenney

Breakout D: Psychology of Happiness, a provider and patient perspective – Ralph Carson, RD, LD, PhD and National Recovery Advocate Shannon Kopp

11:45 am – 12:15 pm


12:15 – 1:45 pm

(1.0 CE) Lunch and Featured Guest Speaker: Cheryl Strayed, author of #1 New York Times  bestselling memoir Wild

1:45 – 2:15 pm


2:15 – 3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions (1.5 CE)

Breakout A: Exposure Response Prevention for the Binge Eating Disorder Patient: Targeting Dietary Disinhibition – Laura Lange, LCSW and Christine Sinak-Sweet, MS, RDN

Breakout B: When Two Worlds Collide: What to do When your Patient with Binge Eating Disorder has had Weight Loss Surgery – Kelly Broadwater, MA, LPA, LPC, NCC and Chaundra Evans, RD, LDN

Breakout C: Propelling Your Passion for Recovery into Outreach & Prevention Programming – Michelle Roling, LMHC, CEDS

Breakout D: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Treatment for Individuals – Lara Schuster-Effland, LCSW and Melissa O’Neil MA, LPCA

3:45 – 4:00 pm


4:00 – 5:30 pm

General Session (1.5 CE)
Innovation in Care: The Next 10 Years of Treatment – Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS and
Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED

5:30  pm


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