An (IAEDP) International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (Phoenix Chapter) Educational Event ~

Binge Eating Disorder:
Treatment Approaches, Access to Care, & Disturbing Trends

Chevese Turner, Founder, President & CEO of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)


Cindy Elms, RD (Private Practice, Phoenix, AZ)

Friday, February 5, 2016
11:00-1:00 pm
(Lunch Included)

Sheraton Crescent (17 & Dunlap)
Crestview Room
2620 W. Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

1.5 CEUs Provided By IAEDP
$15 IAEDP Members & Students (Advance)
$25 Non-Members (Advance)
$30 at the Door

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Chevese Turner, Founder, President & CEO of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

Recognizing the need for an organization to advocate on behalf of affected individuals and the providers who treat them, Chevese Turner founded the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) in June, 2008 and continues to lead the organization and its endeavors.
As an advocate for those with binge eating disorder and mental health promotion, Turner is passionate about changing the conversation around weight, body size, and the pursuit of weight loss to a paradigm that promotes well-being free from the weight stigma and body discrimination that ultimately jeopardizes an individual’s health and inhibits access-to-care.  She carries these messages to audiences around the US and abroad via schools, healthcare settings, trade organizations, associations, professional conferences, governmental agencies, and policy makers.
Turner attended Temple University in Philadelphia where she received a BA in Political Science and cannot imagine engaging in a profession not related to aiding the human condition. Turner lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband and two sons.

Cindy Elms, RD
Cindy Elms is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is a co-owner of Empowerment Treatment and Counseling Center for Wellness.  She specializes in eating disorders, emotional eating, and nutrition education for all ages. Finding the right nutritional path in recovery can be challenging and Cindy is committed to taking the mystery out of nutrition, by supporting her clients in finding their natural eating style for all stages of recovery.
Cindy’s 25 year nutrition experience includes clinical and leadership roles at Remuda Ranch Centers for Anorexia and Bulimia, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders and The Meadows. She is a clinical preceptor for dietetic interns and has a special passion to teach and support dietitians and other professionals entering the eating disorder field. She uses this talent on a national level, teaching experiential presentations and workshops. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).
Cindy has a wealth of professional knowledge and her passion comes from her own recovery experience. She brings compassion and gentleness to her work, combined with her drive and dedication to helping professionals expand their knowledge of eating disorders and effective techniques. Her philosophy is “the way you eat is the way you live”, which she uses to help clients and colleagues bridge the gap between emotional issues and nutrition.


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