18th Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference Schedule
Welcome and Introduction
If It Walks Like A Duck?….Is It an Eating Disorder or Not?
Edward P. Tyson, M.D.
Dr. Tyson will present a series of case histories that differentially distinguish eating disorders from other complex medical conditions that may mimic eating disorder symptomatology. Audience members will be invited to participate as Dr. Tyson navigates through diagnostic considerations of treating the medical complications of eating disorders. This presentation is appropriate for all types of practitioners working in this field.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
First, Do No Harm: Essential Considerations in the Treatment of BED
Chevese Turner and Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW
Most common of all the eating disorders, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) presents a unique set of challenges in the therapeutic milieu. If not addressed skillfully and directly, these challenges make sustained recovery elusive. This talk will provide a brief overview of the etiology and current research on BED, as well as address critical underpinnings for successful treatment. Essential for working with BED, the impact of trauma, weight stigma, and the importance of a strengths-based perspective will be outlined.