Friday, Sept. 8th

Phoenix iaedp™ Fall Conference



A Phoenix iaedp™ Day Conference


Friday, September 8th, 2017

7:00 am – 4:00 pm


Sheraton Crescent | Crestview Room

2620 West Dunlap Ave | Phoenix, AZ 85028

(I-17 & Dunlap)

Registration & Breakfast & Exhibits
Exploring the Relationship Between Eating Disorders Prevention & Body Image: Similarities & Differences
Carolyn Black Becker , Phd, ABPP, FAED
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
Starvation: History of Anorexia, Medical Complications and Ethical Implications of Treatment
Dr. Margherita Mascolo, MD
Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist
Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado

Denver, CO
Lunch & Exhibits
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – A Sensory Disorder
Kim DiRé, LPC, MEd, SEP, DBH
Healthy Futures
Scottsdale, AZ
Spiritual Pathways in Treatment and Recovery from Eating Disorders and Related Mental, Emotional and Addictive Illness
Mike Berrett , PhD, CEDS
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Change
Orem, Utah


7 CE’s Provided By IAEDPTM and  


FREE parking, Breakfast & Lunch Included


EARLY BIRD PRICING-$60 IAEDP Members & Students$75 Non-MembersAfter August 4th Members & Students $70, Non-members $85. SPACE IS LIMITED-REGISTER EARLY


We have a LIMITED block of guest rooms locked in at a discounted rate of $109 per night under the group name, iaedp-AZ. After August 15th, standard rates apply so PLEASE book your accommodations at the Sheraton right away to take advantage of this discounted rate. Make your reservation by clicking this link Book Your Hotel









Dr. Carolyn Black Becker, PhD, FAED

Carolyn Black Becker is a Professor of Psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in body image interventions in addition to treatment/prevention of eating disorders and treatment of PTSD. She also is Co-Director of the Body Project Collaborative, a social entrepreneurship company which she co-founded to support dissemination of the cognitive dissonance-based Body Project. Dr. Becker’s work primarily focuses on the dissemination and implementation of scientifically-supported interventions in clinical/real world settings. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been conducting NIMH-funded research with female athletes since 2007. She also was the lead author for two intervention manuals published by Oxford University Press, as well co-author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD: A Case Formulation Approach published by Guilford Press. She is considered a leader in the implementation of peer-led prevention programs, and she and her undergraduate students pioneered a blended task-shifting/train-the-trainers approach to scaling the Body Project. This approach to delivery of the Body Project is now used by over 100 universities in North America, as well as numerous non-profit partner organizations around the globe. Dr. Becker is a member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, and a Fellow of both the Academy of Eating Disorders and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is a past president of the Academy of Eating Disorders, and a past associate editor of Behaviour Research and Therapy. In 2009, she was a co-recipient of the AED’s Research-Practice Partnership Award for her work in disseminating the Body Project. Dr. Becker also was the 2009 recipient of the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness granted by the National Eating Disorders Association, and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University from 2011-2012. In 2012 she received the Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship award for outstanding teaching and advising at Trinity University. 

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Exploring the Relationship Between Eating Disorders Prevention & Body Image: Similarities & Differences


Body image interventions are frequently equated with eating disorders prevention even though no evidence supports the contention that body image programs inevitably prevent eating disorders. The aim of this talk is to review the science behind eating disorders prevention and elucidate areas of convergence and divergence between body image interventions and eating disorders prevention. This talk also will reviewing the relationship between risk factor reduction and prevention, and a case will be made for pursuing the broad goal of enhancing body image irrespective of its impact in preventing eating disorders.


  • Participants will be able to discuss the similarities and differences between efforts to reduce eating disorder risk factors and efforts to prevent eating disorders.
  • Participants will be able to describe the progress made in both improving body dissatisfaction and preventing some eating disorders over the past 16 years
  • Participants will be able to explain why programs to improve body image are important even if they don’t prevent eating disorders.

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Dr. Margherita Mascolo, MD | Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders  Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado

Dr. Mascolo is the Medical Director at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, where she has been a member of the ACUTE team since it’s beginning in 2008. She has trained under Dr. Philip S. Mehler for the past 8 years to become one of the country’s leading experts in the medical care of patients with severe eating disorders, and served as Associate Medical Director under Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani for the past 3 years.

Dr. Mascolo completed her undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver . She is board certified in Internal Medicine, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Mascolo has published multiple peer reviewed articles on the medical complications of eating disorders and is currently working to complete her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification.

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Starvation: History of Anorexia, Medical Complications and Ethical Implications of Treatment


During this presentation participants will be walked through the History of Anorexia; from biblical time to modern day reality. We will concentrate on exploring the medical complications of eating disorders, which are often a “fear factor” for professionals who are often on the front lines as a patient relapses or insists on remaining in the outpatient level of care despite a clear need for more intensive treatment. Professionals may be frustrated by emergency departments, hospitals and physicians who don’t seem to know how to care for these patients…and they are correct! This workshop will aim to highlight on a very basic level, the important medical complications of severe restricting and purging. Everyone who comes into contact with patients who have eating disorders should have a great foundation in medical complications that arise, because these are extremely useful “objective” signs of illness which can be employed to break through patients’ denial and motivate recovery. With a focus on practical treatment plans, professionals will emerge newly energized to interpret results for patients and their families, and to help others in the community advocate for appropriate care. Lastly we will touch on the controversial topic of palliative care in severe and enduring patients.


  • Explore the history of Anorexia Nervosa, from biblical times to current day.
  • Utilize new-found knowledge of medical complications of severe restriction (including: the risk of refeeding syndrome, vital sign abnormalities, signs (besides falling weight) that a patient is becoming more unstable such as abnormalities of blood cell counts and liver dysfunction, osteoporosis, and more) to translate these findings usefully to the client and motivate recovery
  • Utilize new-found knowledge of medical complications of severe purging (including: electrolyte abnormalities, how to prevent severe swelling during purging cessation, “detoxification” from purging, and more) to translate these findings usefully to the client and motivate recovery

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Kim DiRé, LPC, MEd, SEP, DBH

Dr. Kim DiRé is passionate about helping people. Her background in education gives awareness to people’s needs and experience teaching those needs in skills sets. Trauma, eating issues, eating disorders, relationships, and effective communication are her specialties. Dr. Kim has an integrated training approach. She uses her experience from teaching, lecturing, therapy, and writing to honor each individual or group to complete specific goals for each client’s benefit and future.

Kim has her Master’s in Counseling from Argosy University/Phoenix and a Master’s in Education from Chapman University. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist graduating from the Atwood Institute for Research and Education. Her training, individual therapy sessions, and facilitating groups using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy and Somatic®Experiencing for trauma healing are useful when working with clients.

Kim has increased her education by completing her Doctorate of Behavioral Health at Arizona State University. Her studies increase the awareness and knowledge of her professional therapy skills. She also is accomplished in two specialized areas of psychological training. As a Somatic®Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Kim works with the world renowned Dr. Peter Levine’s method for healing body trauma. The trauma work is some of Kim’s most rewarding therapy work in its gentle format and the relief to an individual’s suffering. Her rewarding work helps veterans and other trauma survivors with flashbacks, posttraumatic stress, and relationship repair. Additionally, training in Somatic®Experiencing Trauma Healing Touch work expands Kim’s treatment ability when working with attachment, early developmental, preverbal or nonverbal trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Another important piece to Kim’s expertise is Childhood Obesity. Through two programs, Shapedown© and Kidshape©, Kim is helpful in creating positive results for many children. She is certified at the highest level and works currently with many children and their families in the area of Childhood Obesity and Children with Eating Disorders. Her expertise helps her guide children to empower themselves towards a balanced life. These children and their families are allowed to increase their choices for healthy living through emotional and behavioral changes.

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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – A Sensory Disorder


ARFID is unlike other eating disorders and cannot be treated in the same way. In fact, if you use cognitive behavioral therapy or exposure therapy for ARFID clients you may increase their symptoms due to increased arousal levels and we could possibly make eating even more difficult for these patients. How is it possible for an eating disorder to be activated by known evidence-based eating disorder treatment? When any disorder is sensory in nature or non-verbal, a bottom up approach or somatic approach is more beneficial than top down therapy or cognitive behavioral protocols. This presentation will explore how this somatic understanding and approach to treating ARFID is not only successful but a gentle and welcomed approach. 


  •  Identify the differences between an ARFID diagnosis and anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.
  •  Identify the symptoms of an ARFID diagnosis and what to look for during the assessment.
  • Discuss how physiology and shifting that physiology is a factor in treating ARFID and other sensory disorders.

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Dr Michael Berrett, PhD, CEDS

Dr. Berrett is a Licensed Psychologist, CEO, and Co-founder of Center for Change, which since 1996, has specialized in intensive treatment programs for eating disorders and co-existing mental, emotional, and addictive illness. He has been doing clinical work for the past 35 years. He is an iaedp Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) and has been a Clinical Advisor to the NEDA Navigator Program. He has been on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. He is the co-author of several books and book chapters including “Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing”, and the APA bestseller “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders”. He has also co-authored many peer review professional journal articles in journals such as Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, the Journal of Clinical Psychology, and Counseling and Values. He is a nationally known clinical trainer and speaker, and has presented nationally at many professional conferences including RENFREW, NEDA, IAEDP, ANAD, NATSAP, IECA, EDCT, BEDA, BFI SUMMIT, HEDS, APTED, SCAN, NAATP, and others on various topics including: self-care as a clinician, competencies of compassion, intuitive living, spiritual pathways to recovery, treating eating disordered adolescents, spirituality in clinical treatment, increasing transcendent experience in psychotherapy, avoidance and the maintenance of poor self-esteem, improving sense of self- worth and identity, eating disorders: fathers and daughters and more. He has been a guest on public radio, in newspaper and magazine interviews, and has been a professional guest on the Dr. Phil TV show multiple times. Dr. Berrett received his PhD degree in Counseling Psychology with a doctoral minor in Marriage and Family Therapy from BYU in 1986. Dr. Berrett has dedicated his professional life to helping young people navigate life’s journey with wisdom and self respect.selves towards a balanced life. These children and their families are allowed to increase their choices for healthy living through emotional and behavioral changes.

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Spiritual Pathways in Treatment and Recovery from Eating Disorders and Related Mental, Emotional and Addictive Illness


There are many peer review research articles which show that when care providers understand the spiritual beliefs and framework of their clients, and utilize them in treatment, it promotes progress towards recovery. This clinical training makes a case for the importance of spirituality in psychotherapy, and considers foundational concepts in healing such as faith and spiritual identity formulation. It will look at the impact of addictive and mental illness on the sense of spiritual self, and will present process guidelines for respectful, effective, and ethical use of spiritual approaches in treatment. It will cover assessing and deepening an understanding of the client’s spirituality, and how assessment methods can become powerful therapeutic interventions. This training will present 14 Spiritual pathways to recovery from illness, and for each one – themes, principles, and practical interventions. This workshop will include didactic content, discussion, reflection, imagery, sharing, and other experiential activities to enhance learning.


  • Participants will understand the importance of spirituality in the process of psychotherapy
  • Participants will understand the methods to assess and understand the client’s spiritual beliefs, framework, and sense of self
  •  Participants will learn 14 Spiritual Pathways of recovery and healing: themes, principles, and interventions

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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.

 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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