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  March 30, 2017
9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM CST

“The Recovered Clinician: Giving Back to the Eating Disorder Community – Live Interview”

Rachel Monroe HeadshotRachel B. Monroe, LMHC, of MEDA 

Rachel Benson Monroe, LMHC is a compassionate, creative, and culturally competent mental health professional who is dedicated to helping those who struggle with body image, eating disorders, self worth, and trauma, find healing, connection, and empowerment.

Rachel currently serves as a therapist at MEDA, the Multiservice Eating Disorders Association in Newton, Massachusetts, and holds a private practice. Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Gender and Feminist Studies from Oberlin College and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. Some of Rachel’s own sources of personal healing and inspiration are nature, animals, intersectional feminism, yoga, and music.

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  April 3, 2017
9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM CST

“How to Be Your Teen’s Ally in Eating Disorder Recovery – Live Interview”

Judith Brisman PhotoJudith Brisman, Ph.D. 

Dr. Judith Brisman was the Founding Director of the Eating Disorder Resource Center for over 35 years. She is co-author of Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends (Harper Collins,2008 3rd Edition), is an associate editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is on the editorial board of the journal Eating Disorders (Bruner Mazel). She is a member of the teaching faculty of the William Alanson White Institute and she maintains a private practice in New York City.

Dr. Brisman is known internationally as among the first in her field to develop a treatment program for bulimic patients. She has published and lectured extensively regarding the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders.

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  April 13, 2017
9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM CST

“Binge Eating Genetics Initiative (BEGIN): A research study about the genetics of binge eating”

Tosha SmithTosha Woods Smith, PhD.

Dr. Tosha Woods Smith joined the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) as a postdoctoral fellow in the summer of 2016. A former engineer, Tosha earned a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mercer University and a PhD in Nutrition Intervention and Policy (Epidemiology minor) from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. At CEED, Tosha’s research focuses on the use of rigorous mixed research methods, emerging mobile health tools and bioinformatic technology, innovative single-subjects study designs, and the application of Big Data tools and techniques to investigate the disease processes, mitigate risk of disease, and inform treatment options and success for those suffering from binge eating disorder (BED).

Dr. Laura ThortonLaura M. Thornton, PhD

Laura M. Thornton, PhD is the Deputy Director of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) and Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC. She has over 20 years of experience in survey design, data collection, analysis, and management of large-scale epidemiologic and community-based research. Dr. Thornton’s primary research areas include evaluating genetic and phenotypic aspects of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity. She is committed to advancing our understanding of all aspects of disordered eating from both an etiological and developmental perspective. Her work on characterization of these disorders has provided enhanced information about symptoms and populations. Ultimately, the results of this research will translate to prevention and individualized treatment of eating disorders and obesity. D).

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Feedback on Our Exceptional Webinars

I loved this!! I am a yoga teacher and therapist and I work with clients who struggle with substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma. I am on board with everything that was shared tonight and the information was not only validating to what I know, practice and teach, but also helpful and great to learn more. Thank you for your time and energy! Namaste! — Amanda M. (on Yoga Therapy for Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery 3/2/17)

I really appreciated the integration of yoga with neuroscience and psychotherapy. Lots of great resources and immediately usable skills. I also liked how one’s own practice was emphasized as essential. Nicely done! — James K. (on Yoga Therapy for Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery 3/2/17)

I loved this webinar! Rachel is an excellent presenter, blending didactic material with case examples and experientials very well. As a trained movement/dance therapist, no longer practicing, and yoga lover, this is great information that I will start using with clients and myself! Thank you! — Ziona B. (on Yoga Therapy for Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery 3/2/17)

Very clear and helpful information. Presenters very knowledgable and expertise impressive. Will be able to use concepts on the job. — Thomas P.

This class was very well done and the presenters were very knowledgable. I appreciate the fact they are using what what they are teaching so they have hands on knowledge of the pro and con of the issues and techniques. — Katrina M.

Good information for nurses also! — Jennifer S.

Well organized, a lot of useful information presented in a short time-frame. Kudos to the presenters. — David H.


Past Webinars

“Yoga Therapy for Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery” @ Rachel Sherron on March 2, 2017

Rachel Sherron, M.A., LPC, RYT, is a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute (CDI), traveling throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals.

“Treatment for Men with Eating Disorders ” @ Dr. Kim McCallum on February 15, 2017

Kim McCallum, M.D., Medical Director & Founder of McCallum Place.

“The Role of Medication Management in Adult/Adolescent Eating Disorders” @ Dr. David Garner on February 2, 2017

David M. Garner, Ph.D., Founder, President and Administrative Director of the River Centre Clinic.

“Maintaining Aftercare During the Holidays” @ Greta Gleissner & Maiken Wiese

Greta Gleissner, Co-founder and Executive Director of Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists and Maiken Wiese, East Coast Director of Nutrition for Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists.

“Avoiding Burnout as an Eating Disorder Professional” @ Kristen Eykel

Kristen Eykel Cht. is a Karuna Reiki/ Holy Fire II Master Teacher, Kundalini & Master Yoga Teacher, Author, Public Speaker, and Pregnancy/ Birth Expert.

“How to Practice Intuitive Eating During the Holiday Season” @ Maggie Geraci

Maggie Geraci, RDN, LDN is Director of Nutrition Services at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

“Special Considerations in the Treatment of Athletes With Eating Disorders” @ Riley Nickols & Amanda Schlitzer Tierney

Riley Nickols, PhD, Counseling and Sport Psychologist, Director of the Victory Program & Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CFT, Strength and Conditioning Coach at McCallum Place.

“How to Write an Appeal Letter Like an Attorney” @ Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green is a Senior Associate at Kantor & Kantor. Kantor & Kantor has developed a specialized legal practice representing clients whose claims for treatment of eating disorders, and dual diagnosis (substance abuse and other co-morbid conditions) have been unfairly denied by their health insurers or benefit plan.

Rachel Sherron Headshot“The Role of Yoga in Trauma Work and Eating Disorder Recovery – Webinar Interview” @ Rachel Sherron

* Audio Only

Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Coordinator of Trauma Awareness and Yoga Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

“Understanding the Facts About Binge Eating Disorder” @ Allan S. Kaplan

Allan S. Kaplan MD MSc FRCP(C) is the Senior Clinician/Scientist, Chief of Research at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and Vice Chair for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

“Neurobiology and Eating Disorders” @ Dr. Walter H. Kaye

Walter H. Kaye, M.D., Director, Eating Disorders Program Professor, UCSD Department of Psychiatry.

“Eating Disorders – Education and Awareness in Nutrition” @ Dr. James Greenblatt

Dr. James Greenblatt is the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care.


Cara Vaccarino is the Executive Director at Bellwood Health Services.

“Bone Health in Anorexia Nervosa” @ Dr. Melanie Schorr

Dr. Melanie Schorr is an Endocrine Fellow in the Neuroendocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School

Low bone density (osteopenia and osteoporosis) is a common complication of anorexia nervosa. Prevention and treatment of low bone density are important in order to prevent bone fractures now and in the future. If you are interested in learning more about our bone health studies for women and girls with anorexia nervosa at the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine Unit, please click on our above image.

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse: Co-Occurring Disorders” @ Dr. Sharon Zimbler, MA, MFT

Sharon Zimbler, MA, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center.

“College and Bulimia: Managing Back to School Stress”
@ Dr. Kim Dennis

Kim Dennis, MD is CEO and Medical Director of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.


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