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Friday, September 7th, 2018
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2018 Phoenix iaedp™ 2nd Annual Day Conference

(THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!! Thanks for your interest. You may email us (iaedp.phx@gmail.com) to inquire about the wait list.

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Friday, September 7th, 2018

8:00am – 4:30pm

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Sheraton Crescent

2620 West Dunlap Ave (I-17 & Dunlap)

Phoenix, AZ 85021

 

EVENT SCHEDULE
7:30-8:00am
Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
8:00-8:15am
Welcome
8:15-9:45am
The Gut Brain Axis & Eating Disorders: Understanding the Complex Relationship
Lesley Williams, MD, CEDS
9:45-10:10am
Break & Exhibits
10:15-11:45am
Clinical Applications of Current Research on the Underlying Connections Between Co-Morbid Trauma & Eating Disorders: A Neurobiology & Exposure Based Approach
Norman Kim, PhD
11:45-12:30pm
Lunch & Exhibits
12:30-12:45pm
Announcements
12:45-2:15pm
Distracted & Hungry: Understanding & Treating ADHD & Eating Disorders in Children & Adults
Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS
2:15-2:40pm
Break & Exhibits
2:45-4:15pm
Body Embrace: A Revolutionary Treatment for Body Image in Severe & Complex Eating Disorders
Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS-S
Amber Parris,  LICSW, PIP, CEDS
4:15-4:30pm
Closing

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 Lesley Williams, MD, CEDS

Dr. Lesley Williams is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and board certified Family Medicine physician. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency training at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She has worked exclusively with eating disorders for over 15 years.  Dr. Williams is co-founder and CEO of Liberation Center, an outpatient eating disorder treatment center in downtown Phoenix. She provides medical oversight for their IOP & PHP programs as well as medical consultations. Dr. Williams was also recently appointed as the Medical Director for KellerLife Residential Center for Eating Disorders in Chandler. Dr. Williams is a dynamic speaker who has given numerous lectures at national professional conferences. Her areas of special interest and expertise include: GI Illnesses and Co-Occurring Eating Disorders, PCOS & Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Inclusivity in Eating Disorder Treatment, Diabetes and Eating Disorders as well as Health at Every Size Advocacy. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Co-Medical Liaison for the Phoenix Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Due to her hard work and dedication to the field, in 2018 Dr. Williams was named as one of the Top 80 Female Eating Disorder Leaders in the US.

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The Gut Brain Axis and Eating Disorders: Understanding The Complex Relationship

Summary 

The Gut Brain Axis is gaining recognition as an important intersection between Neurology and Gastroenterology that requires further exploration and consideration in treating GI symptoms. Most Eating Disorder patients struggle with some degree of GI symptoms. How the Gut Brain Axis relates to eating disorders is still an emerging area.

Objectives

  • seek to provide some basic education re: the gut brain axis
  • explore how it relates to various eating disorder presentations.
  • explore how this information can be clinically applied to expand our approach to eating disorder treatment.

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Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS

Dr. Dena Cabrera is a licensed psychologist and serves as the executive clinical director for Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders.  She is involved in program development, staff training, and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. Dr. Cabrera is the author of Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy.  In addition to being passionate about working with patients with eating disorders, she is a mom of two and loves reading and traveling.

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Distracted and Hungry:  Understanding and Treating ADHD and Eating Disorders in Children and Adults

Summary

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses, affecting approximately 8–10% of US school-age children and 5% of US adults.  ADHD is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, especially in conjunction with eating disorders, and has a high comorbidity rate with depression and addiction.  Evidence suggests a correlation between ADHD and disordered eating, binge eating disorder, and obesity. There is research showing girls with ADHD may be up to six times more likely to develop an eating disorder than those without ADHD.  Research also suggests the same patterns of neurochemical imbalances in the reward-related regions of the brain among patients in the eating disorder and ADHD population.  This presentation will explore this brain-behavior relationship between eating disorders and ADHD.  Due to the potentially serious consequences of untreated ADHD as well as eating disorders, professionals and caregivers must be well-informed to effectively intervene.  This presentation will address treatment for both eating disorders and ADHD, and discuss the medication side-effects which can complicate eating disorder treatment.  This presentation will enable clinicians to successfully distinguish ADHD and eating disorder symptomology as part of a targeted prevention effort.  Presenters will encourage parents to increase vigilance for the emergence of disordered eating among youth through sharing of both personal and professional experiences working with this population.  A parent advocate will be present to share her journey with the ADHD community and to provide helpful resources. 

Objectives

  • Describe three neuropsychological factors between eating disorders and ADHD.
  • Utilize three ways to distinguish between ADHD and eating disorder symptomology. 
  • List five treatment strategies to utilize with patients with ADHD and eating disorders.

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Norman Kim, PhD

Norman completed his B.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. at UCLA. His research and clinical interests include the neurobiology and social development of people with autism, the developmental course of childhood bipolar disorder, and the treatment of anxiety disorders.  In conjunction with these interests, Norman has developed an expertise in treating and teaching about psychiatrically complex populations, multi-modal treatment, and diagnostic assessment with a particular focus on Eating Disorders, Trauma, and Bipolar Disorder. He is a regular national speaker, educator, and passionate advocate for eating disorder awareness and legislation with a particular focus on marginalized communities.  He is on the Board of the Eating Disorders Coalition and the Advisory Boards of Recovery Warriors and Tikvah V’Chizuk, Norman is the co-founder of the Reasons Eating Disorder Center and is the National Director for Program Development for Reasons Eating Disorder Center and Center for Change.

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Clinical Applications of Current Research on the Underlying Connections Between Co-morbid Trauma and Eating Disorders: A Neurobiology and Exposure Based Approach.

Summary

Eating disorders and Trauma are among the most challenging clinical entities to treat because they result in significant disruptions in almost every aspect of one’s life, in large part because of their pervasive impact upon the way in which we perceive ourselves and the world around us. There is growing consensus that the marked level of co-occurrence of eating disorders and trauma is not just diagnostic overlap, but rather that it represents a shared underlying diathesis, which predisposition can have multiple phenotypic manifestations. One can see this overlap in the core phenomenology of eating disorders and trauma: the primacy of fear and avoidance, hypervigilance and sensitivity, and prevalence of somatic symptoms that represent both a disconnect from the body as well as a hypersensitivity to somatic sensations and cues.
 
Using our current understanding of the neurobiological mechanism underlying the persistence of symptoms across the eating disorder continuum, we explore how providers of treatment can directly address fear-based treatment resistance in order to make possible the requisite, substantive changes in emotional reactions, thoughts, and behaviors.  
We will present the rationale for using a multidisciplinary, transdiagnostic approach based in utilizing exposure therapy in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma and review how to apply this understanding to develop dietary and therapeutic exposures in the service of providing safety and healing in the midst of all this threat.

Objectives

  • Following this presentation, participants will be able to identify the mechanisms and purpose of fear, anxiety, and avoidance in eating disorders and trauma.
  • Following this presentation, participants will be able to explain the evolution, role, and function of emotional memory and memory reconsolidation and its impact on the presentation of eating disorder behaviors
  • Following this presentation, participants will be able to utilize a multidisciplinary, transdiagnostic conceptualization of co-morbid eating disorders and trauma to develop dietary and therapeutic approaches utilizing exposures to improve treatment outcomes. 

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Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS-S

Dr. Nicole Siegfried is the Chief Clinical Officer for Alsana: An Eating Recovery Community. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and a licensed clinical psychologist. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has treated eating disorders for over 20 years. She is an international speaker and has published research, magazine articles, and book chapters in the field of eating disorders and suicide. Dr. Siegfried is president of the Alabama Regional Chapter of IAEDP. She is chair of the Research Committee for the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium (REDC). She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and former Co-Chair of the Eating Disorders and Suicide Prevention AED Special Interest Group.

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Body Embrace: A Revolutionary Treatment for Body Image in Severe and Complex Eating Disorders AM

Summary

Negative body image is an elusive target in eating disorder treatment. Body image distress is identified as a predictor of relapse in eating disorders (EDs) and recognized as one of the final symptoms to remit in recovery. Although body image has often been described as the linchpin of the ED cycle, body image interventions are often postponed and even completely neglected in treatment of those with severe or complex EDs. To date, the majority of treatment interventions for body image have focused on body dissatisfaction in non-clinical samples. These interventions are often inappropriate for individuals at higher levels of care. After several years of trying different evidence-based strategies to treat body image, we have been disappointed in the outcomes with our clients. As a result we have developed our own body image program that integrates evidence-based interventions with innovative experiential techniques. This program, Body Embrace, integrates comprehensive assessment of body image and three distinct phases of treatment.

Objectives

  • Define body image and its role in EDs
  • Describe limitations of previous body image interventions for severe and complex EDs
  • Administer Assessments for body image in EDs
  • Apply Body Embrace Tolerance interventions for body image in EDs
  • Apply Body Embrace Acceptance interventions for body image in EDs
  • Apply Body Embrace Compassion interventions for body image in EDs

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Amber Parris,  LICSW, PIP, CEDS

Amber Parris is the Director of Clinical Services for Residential Programming for Alsana: An Eating Recovery Community’s location in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Amber has treated eating disorders for more than 10 years. She has had specialized training and experience in body image, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. She is a candidate for the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist designation and has a particular interest in issues of intimacy and sexual addiction in eating disorders. She currently serves as Chair of Hospitality for the Alabama Chapter of International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Amber is committed to helping clients rediscover their sense of self and reconnect with their values and purpose to drive them towards recovery.

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Body Embrace: A Revolutionary Treatment for Body Image in Severe and Complex Eating Disorders AM

Summary

Negative body image is an elusive target in eating disorder treatment. Body image distress is identified as a predictor of relapse in eating disorders (EDs) and recognized as one of the final symptoms to remit in recovery. Although body image has often been described as the linchpin of the ED cycle, body image interventions are often postponed and even completely neglected in treatment of those with severe or complex EDs. To date, the majority of treatment interventions for body image have focused on body dissatisfaction in non-clinical samples. These interventions are often inappropriate for individuals at higher levels of care. After several years of trying different evidence-based strategies to treat body image, we have been disappointed in the outcomes with our clients. As a result we have developed our own body image program that integrates evidence-based interventions with innovative experiential techniques. This program, Body Embrace, integrates comprehensive assessment of body image and three distinct phases of treatment.

Objectives

  • Define body image and its role in EDs
  • Describe limitations of previous body image interventions for severe and complex EDs
  • Administer Assessments for body image in EDs
  • Apply Body Embrace Tolerance interventions for body image in EDs
  • Apply Body Embrace Acceptance interventions for body image in EDs
  • Apply Body Embrace Compassion interventions for body image in EDs

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A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Questions? Interested in Sponsoring? Please contact iaedp.phx@gmail.com

iaedp™ Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. iaedp Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. iaedp is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Course meets criteria for 7.0 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists.

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