Friday, May 18th

New Insights Into the Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder



This May, it will have been five years since the DSM-5 included Binge Eating Disorder as a stand-alone disorder among the Feeding and Eating Disorders. Since this time, there has been considerable advancement in the understanding of neurobiology and physiology and how it relates to eating behavior and weight. Additionally, we are seeing evidence of a positive cultural shift regarding size diversity. Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder. Despite the increase of treatment availability for this population, we are not seeing a proportional rise in those seeking treatment. Concern about weight is common in binge eating disorder and, indeed, contributes to the behavior. Unfortunately, someone who has binge eating disorder may be more likely to seek professional help for weight loss than for treatment of an eating disorder. This workshop helps clinicians understand the motivational dynamics and unique profiles of those with binge eating disorder enabling them to attract and skillfully shift their clients to a broader focus of improving emotional and physical health. Binge eating specialist, Kari Anderson DBH LPC CEDS-S, shares new insights regarding effective treatment for this mostly misunderstood and undertreated population. Treatment goals and strategies will be discussed including attention to creating safety, using therapeutic presence as a co-regulatory process and use of non-traditional mind-body interventions.

Learning Objectives
Following the presentation, participants will be able to…

  1. Describe the evidence to support, and benefits of, a non-restrictive, mindfulness-based approach to eating, moving and living for promoting health and recovery in individuals with BED and why traditional, weight-management interventions can perpetuate the disorder.
  2. Explain why a dialectical approach toward weight loss is an important strategy when moving a client from an extrinsic level of motivation to and an intrinsic, self-care orientation for a more sustainable recovery.
  3. Describe the neurological benefits of a safe therapeutic relationship and treatment setting, mind-body practices as well as ongoing relationship-based support systems are essential for treatment of BED.

Kari Anderson, DBH,LCMHC, CEDS-S

Executive Director, Green Mountain at Fox Run & Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating

Friday, May 18th, 2018

8:30 am – 11:00 am


Sheraton Crescent | Crestview Room

2620 West Dunlap Ave (I-17 & Dunlap)

Phoenix, AZ 85021

(Breakfast Included)

Questions & Networking

Continuing Education

1.5 CE Hours Provided By  &  


FREE parking, Breakfast Included


$20 IAEDP Members & Students (Advance), $25 Non-Members (Advance), $30 at the Door








Kari Anderson, DBH,LCMHC, CEDS-S | Executive Director, Green Mountain at Fox Run & Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating

Dr. Kari Anderson has been treating eating disorders for 27 years, with an emphasis on Binge Eating Disorder. She has served in several clinical and administrative roles for inpatient treatment centers, The Rader Institute and Remuda Ranch Programs. She currently is Executive Director for Green Mountain at Fox Run and President of their Women’s Center for Binge and Emotional Eating in Ludlow, Vermont.

She earned her Doctorate in Behavioral Health at Arizona State University in 2012. Kari is faculty for the Eating Disorder Institute at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She also serves on the Eating Disorder Specialist Certification Committee for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Co-creator of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program, Kari also co-authored the award-winning book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body.

Kari holds licenses to practice in Vermont and Arizona

She lives in the Ludlow, Vermont area with her husband Brian and therapy dog, Gretel.

The iaedp™ Foundation, Inc., and their affiliated Chapters do not endorse any individual sponsors, treatment facilities, or their treatment philosophies.
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  • iaedp™  is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration 
  • Green Mountain at Fox Run is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Green Mountain at Fox Run maintains responsibility for this program and its content    
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