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Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund

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Eating Disorder Hope has announced that Kirsten Haglund, a global eating disorders advocate, Founder of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation and Miss America 2008, is joining the organization as Director of Global Business Development and Digital Media Strategy. She will serve as spokesperson, cultivate and develop partnerships with treatment providers and advocacy groups across the international community and serve as host of a weekly live series on Facebook interviewing experts in the field of eating disorders and mental health.

Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund will offer the most honest, refreshing conversation and expert insight, free to our online community, that currently exists in the field. The next episodes will air live on the Eating Disorder Hope Facebook page.

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April 24, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – What Residential Treatment is Like, and When to Go

Guest – Mike Gurr, MS, MA, LPC-S, CDWF – Executive Director at The Meadows Ranch

Mike GurrMike is the Executive Director at The Meadows Ranch. He received a master’s degree from the University of Utah in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in sports psychology. He then went on to receive another master’s degree from Argosy University, Phoenix in professional counseling and is currently a licensed professional counselor/supervisor in the State of AZ. Mike is PIT trained (post-induction therapy) from Pia Melody’s model on trauma. He has also received licenses to facilitate the work of the Arbinger Institute which focuses on relationships, stopping blame, how to transform and resolve conflict, and teaching the power of choice. Mike is a certified daring way facilitator (CDWF) which comes from the research work from Dr. Brene Brown on shame resilience, the power of vulnerability, living in a place of worthiness, and the ability and importance of connection. Mike has worked in the mental and behavioral health field for 18 years.

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May 8, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Vegan, Vegetarian, and Others… How to Distinguish Between a Lifestyle Choice and Disordered Eating

Guest – Kim Collins, MS, RDN, CDE, CEDRD – Director of Nutrition at The Meadows Ranch

Kimberly Collins ImageKimberly Collins is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with specialized training as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of eating disorders and is currently working as the Director of Nutrition at The Meadows Ranch. Prior to working at The Meadows Ranch Kimberly was the lead dietitian of the adolescent unit at Rosewood Center for Eating Disorders. She has extensive experience working with both adolescent and adult populations across all levels of care. Kimberly has shared her knowledge co-presented at the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals national conference. She was also a guest presenter at the Cape Cod Symposium for Addictive Disorders and has presided over numerous continued education webinars. Kimberly has presented many group and didactic trainings on the identification, assessment, and treatment of eating disorders.


May 22, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Recovered vs. In Recovery: What is the Reality of Life after an Eating Disorder

Guest – Nicole Garber, MD – The Meadows Ranch

Nicole GarberDr. Garber completed her general psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. She then worked at the Menninger Clinic where she created the adolescent eating disorder track. She has also served as the medical director for Arizona’s Children’s Association. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has led at least two skills training groups a week for the past four years. She is also trained in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and is currently training under the Houston Psychoanalytic Association in psychodynamic therapy in adolescents and adults.


June 5, 2019
11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST

Topic – The Community Role in the Healing Process

Guest – Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC, MATS – Director of Marketing & Business Development at McCallum Place

Travis Stewart Headshot PhotoTravis Stewart, LPC, NCC, MATS is the Director of Marketing & Business Development at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers. He has worked in the field of eating disorders since 2003 in both clinical and marketing roles at every level of care. He brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and communication skills to his role with McCallum Place. He is passionate about connecting people to resources and experiences that are transformative and healing. Travis graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1991 with a degree in advertising and immediately began working with the international ministry of The Navigators, mentoring students. After 8 years, his desire to better understand how people change and heal led to obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling (2001) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2003) from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri where he now lives with his family.


June 19, 2019
11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST

Topic – Living in Truth in Recovery

Guest – RaeLynn DeAngelis – Founder & Executive Director of Living in Truth Ministries

Rae Lynn DeAngelis PicRae Lynn DeAngelis is the founder and executive director of Living in Truth Ministries. She’s also an author, speaker, wife, mom, and avid football fan. Rae Lynn’s greatest passion is to empower women through the promises of God. Her published works include: Living in Truth Day by Day, Nothing but Your Truth Will Help Me, God, and Eyes Wide Open, a 10-week healing program for women struggling with food and body-image. She and her husband of 33 years live in the Cincinnati tri-state area and enjoy life as empty-nesters. They have been blessed with three adult children and two grandpups. To contact Rae Lynn or learn more about Living in Truth Ministries, visit: www.LivingInTruthMinistries.comor email [email protected]


July 10, 2019
1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST

Topic – The Guide to Intuitive Eating

Guest – Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND

Elyse Resch Image - 1-21-19Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND, is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills with over thirty-six years of experience, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook, is the author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens, chapter contributor to The Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment, and has published journal articles, print articles, and blog posts. She also does regular speaking engagements, podcasts, and extensive media interviews. Her work has been profiled on CNN, KABC, NBC, KTTV, AP Press, KFI Radio, USA Today, and the Huffington Post, among others. Resch is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from the diet mentality through the intuitive eating process. Her philosophy embraces the goal of developing body positivity and reconnecting with one’s internal wisdom about eating. She supervises and trains health professionals, is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


July 24, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Vegan, Vegetarian, and Others… How to Distinguish Between a Lifestyle Choice and Disordered Eating

Guest – Brian Cook, Ph.D. –  National Director of Movement and Exercise at Alsana


August 7, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Compromising The Athlete Identity: Why Eating Problems Can Begin or Worsen During Periods of Transition

Guest – Melissa Streno, PsyD, CMPC – Primary Therapist at EDCare Denver

Dr. Melissa Streno ImageDr. Streno graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Psychology. After gaining experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado working with eating disorders, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders, she attended the University of Denver and earned her Masters in Sport and Performance Psychology. Combining her own experiences as a competitive athlete and a strong desire to help those struggling with their own mental health, specifically eating disorders, she pursued her PsyD at the University of Denver.

As part of her role as a Primary Therapist at EDCare, Dr. Streno also maintains the Athlete track. She places great importance on relationship building, an individual’s previous experiences, strengths, and self-awareness. Dr. Streno believes the therapeutic relationship provides an ideal setting to show compassion, practice effective communication, acceptance, accountability, and values-guided action necessary to work towards a meaningful and fulfilling life separate from an individual’s eating disorder.


September 18, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – How Genetic Variation May Impact Antidepressant Efficacy in Eating Disorder Treatment

Guest – Katherine Godwin, M.D. – Medical Director and Attending Physician at Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Katherine Godwin

Katherine Godwin, M.D., has served as medical director and attending physician of the Laureate adult eating disorders program since 2010. She joined the program as medical director of outpatient services in 2008 and was the medical director of Laureate’s independent living program for outpatient eating disorder care, Magnolia House, from 2007-2010. She has practiced at Laureate since 2005. Dr. Godwin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology She received her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego where she served as chief resident. Katherine Godwin, M.D., shares her expertise locally and nationally about psychopharmacologic considerations with eating disorders. Dr. Godwin is an advocate for patients and their families. She encourages her patients to participate actively in treatment and to work together with their care team for optimal symptom management.


September 25, 2019
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – The Importance of Relationships in Eating Disorder Treatment

Guest – Nicole Siegfried – Alsana


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Personality Disorders and EDs

Melissa O’Neill, LCSW – Director of Clinical Operations at Timberline Knolls provides leadership and management of the clinical system to ensure the highest quality of residential services. Additionally, she facilitates many of the groups and provides individual therapy. At Timberline Knolls, she started as a Primary Therapist, followed by serving as a clinical lead and director of program development.


Internal Health & Gut Microbiomes

Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Biochemistry in 2012 from Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002 Erika founded Science from Scientists, an award-winning National nonprofit focused on improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) attitudes and aptitudes for children aged 9-13.


How to Recover from People-Pleasing and Perfectionism

Erica Trocino, LPC-S, CEDS-S, CADAC – Clinical Director at The Meadows Ranch graduated with a Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor in the state of Arizona, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Supervisor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, as well as being EMDR trained.


Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children

Sandy Swenson is the mother of two sons—one of whom struggles with addiction. Author of The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction {Central Recovery Press], Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children [Hazelden Publishing], and Readings for Moms of Addicts App [Hazelden Publishing].


Involving the Family in Eating Disorder Recovery

Monica Bishop, M.D. received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She completed a 3-year post-doctoral research fellowship with Denise Wilfley, Ph.D. in the Weight Management and Eating Disorders Program at Washington University, focusing on studies of binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, childhood obesity, and interpersonal and family therapies for the treatment of eating disorders.


Setback to Comeback: Mike Marjama’s Recovery Journey/Exercise in Recovery

Mike Marjama is an MLB athlete, who has used his platform to transform into a passionate advocate for health and wellness. Mike’s challenges with mental health and eating disorders have shaped his new journey as a public speaker, advocate, and activist. Mike is the first male professional athlete to speak out about eating disorders and their impact on athletes.


Dance & Movement Therapy in ED Recovery

Caroline H Leibman, MA Ed, BC-DMT, NCC, SEP is a board certified dance/movement therapist, a somatic experiencing practitioner and a nationally certified counselor who holds an MA in Education from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her graduate work in Dance/Movement Therapy as well as a Professional Diploma in Dance and Movement Studies at the Laban Centre, London, England.


Dancing with ED: Recovery, Restoration, and Release

Amy Waddle is a former pre-professional classical ballet dancer and eating disorder survivor. Her lifelong battle with bipolar two disorder and triumph over suicide inspired her advocacy work. She is an award-winning eating disorder recovery advocate, and speaker, member of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo, certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Q.P.R. for suicide prevention trainer, and speaker for the Stamp Out Stigma Speakers Bureau.


Considerations of Inpatient Eating Disorder Care in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Heather Gilliam, Psy.D., completed her bachelor’s degree with a specialization in counseling and psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She completed her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology at Regent University. Dr. Gilliam is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Oklahoma Psychological Association.

Claire Gish, MS, RD/LD, CEDRD, has been a clinical dietitian with Laureate since 2011. She serves as a milieu dietitian for the adult program. Claire is the manager of nutrition services for the entire eating disorder program at Laureate, overseeing the dietitian staff and working with culinary services for the program.


Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery

Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is an inspirational speaker and author of Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body. Jennifer provides yoga therapy via online and in person at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and leads yoga therapy groups at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia.


Depression and Eating Disorders

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC is the Eating Disorder Program Coordinator for Timberline Knolls. She supports the development of curriculum, supervises the eating disorder specialist, and provides group therapy. She also educates and trains all staff on campus and advocates for eating disorder awareness through publications.


A Taste of Rainbow: A Recovery Journey

Dr. Wai Jia Tam was selected as Forbes Asia 2016’s “30 Under 30” list as a young changemaker. She is the Founder and CEO of Kitesong Global, an international non-profit that helps people set their dreams free.


How to Navigate the Holiday Season in Recovery

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic and became a nationally recognized internist for her work on the medical complications of eating disorders.


It’s the Most “Complicated” Time of the Year… for those in Recovery

Ashlee Benson, MS, RD, LDN is the Clinical Director at the Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Center.


“Help Them Eat Cake” – How to Celebrate Recovery and Cupcakes Like a Pro

Christie Dondero Bettwy serves as Executive Director for Rock Recovery, a Washington, DC based nonprofit that combines clinical and community support to help people find freedom from disordered eating and body image issues.


ADHD and Eating Disorders: Working with Adolescents

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified eating disorder specialist at the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, where she is serves as the executive clinical director. She has personally treated hundreds of women and teens struggling with eating and body image issues.


Peace with Food, The App: Intuitive Eating Made Simple

Megan Osborne, Ph.D. and Co-Founder of the Peace With Food App® spent thirteen-years maintaining a successful clinical private practice specializing in the treatment of eating disorders with a focus on the healing of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) by experientially guiding clients through the intuitive eating process. Amy Carlson, RD (Registered Dietitian) and Co-Founder of the Peace With Food App® has held a thriving private practice in the Houston, Texas area serving the eating disorder population for nearly two decades.


Jena Morrow, CADC is the Alumnae Coordinator at Timberline Knolls. She develops and maintains relationships with former TK residents after they return home. She is responsible for producing and facilitating various alumnae events, including monthly on-campus gatherings as well as an annual retreat in the Chicago area.


From a Patient to Alumni: RecoverED

Shannon Hershkowitz is the Alumni Recovery Coach at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Shannon derives satisfaction from helping alumni stay on track with their recovery programs, and she serves as a primary point of contact for those struggling with relapse.


Texas Christian University Students Talk Body-Image and Eating Disorder Prevention on Campus


Childhood Experiences with Food: How to Talk to Kids about Food and Health

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD-S envisions a world where all health professionals know how to help someone with an eating disorder. She created The Eating Disorder Clinical Pocket Guide and Eating Disorders Boot Camp to advance this vision.


Women and Sexual Addiction

Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., CSAT-S is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for addiction professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare where she works with sexually addicted clients and their families.


Gut and ED: The Complicated Relationship

Grace Melrose, R.D. has been a professional in the field of nutrition for over 12 years. Her experience is primarily in the field of eating disorders, autoimmune diseases, research and functional nutrition.


Spirituality in Eating Disorder Recovery

Dr. Michael E. Berrett is CEO, Executive Director and co-founder of Center for Change. He works with those suffering from eating disorders and co-authored or contributed to several books on the topic, including the APA book Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders, and Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing.


“Decoding Diabulimia”

Dawn Lee-Akers, CFO came into her position as Family & Friends Liaison with first-hand knowledge of the frustration and feelings of helplessness that comes when trying to help a loved one struggling with the co-morbidity of diabetes and eating disorder as her daughter battled diabulimia on and of for a decade.


“Disordered Eating vs. Eating Disorder”

Simone Seitz is the Executive Director for Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders. Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) is the only nonprofit in NC supporting individuals, families, and professionals concerned with disordered eating and recovery from eating disorders.


“How to Beat Burnout”

Sarah Hodges is a certified executive well-being coach, speaker, and the founder & CEO of Innerform Inc. Her passion for helping people thrive began after her personal struggle with obesity and depression as a professional musician and opera singer.


“The Risk of Dieting and the Brazilian Perspective on Eating Disorders”

Tamara Chazan is a nutritionist and is currently in the progress of obtaining a Master’s in Psychology. She works with people with eating disorders and obesity in her clinic (Alimentas Ideias Nutritivas) and promotes events and courses in the same area.

Miriam Brunstein, Ph.D. is a Psychiatrist and has her Master’s in Medicine and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. She works in the ambulatory unit of eating disorders of the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre.


“Self-Worth and Identity Outside the Eating Disorder”

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC is the Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, she supports the development of curriculum, supervises the eating disorder specialist, and provides group therapy. She also educates and trains all staff on campus and advocates for eating disorder awareness through publications.


“How Stories and Metaphors Facilitate Eating Disorder Recovery”

Anita Johnston, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist, iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist & Supervisor, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been published in six languages.


“#WakeUpWeightWatchers”

Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD is a registered dietitian and Founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. BALANCE offers a variety of outpatient programs including a day treatment program, an evening intensive outpatient program, an adolescent program, nutritional counseling, and a men’s group.


“Brave is the New Beautiful”

Lee Wolfe Blum is a keynote speaker, a mental health practitioner in the field of eating disorders and author of Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder and the recent Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to be the Real You.


“The Complex Web of Addictions”

Mark S. Gold, M.D. serves as Chairman of the Addiction & Psychiatry Scientific Advisory Board and also as the Chairman of the Eating Disorders and Obesity Scientific Advisory Board.


“Healthy At Every Size? Not Just A Slogan. A Doctor’s Take”

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale.


“Interventions: What, Why and Most Importantly, When?”

Jerry L. Law, D. Min., MDAAC, CIP Serves as the Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows and Willow House at The Meadows, residential programs specializing in relationship disorders, sex addiction, substance abuse disorders and co-occurring behavioral health disorders.


“Long-Term Recovery, Relapse, and Navigating Change”

Jena Morrow, CADC is the Alumnae Coordinator at Timberline Knolls. She develops and maintains relationships with former TK residents after they return home.


“Eating Disorders on College Campuses: New Problems, New Solutions”

Eric Wood, Ph.D., L.P.C., is a licensed psychologist and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Counseling and Mental Health at Texas Christian University.


“Mindfulness and Practical Application in Eating Disorder Recovery”

Dr. Irene Rovira is a licensed clinical psychologist who currently provides individual, group, and family treatment for eating disorders at The Center for Eating Disorders (CED) at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland.


“A Look Inside the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)”
July 26, 2018

Claire Mysko is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and an internationally recognized expert on eating disorders, body image, and media literacy.


Overthrow: Stop Believing Lies and Start Proclaiming Truth
July 24, 2018

Jennene Eklund serves on the National Team for Celebrate Recovery (a Christ-centered 12 Step program) as the National Women’s Encourager Coach.


“Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders”
July 18, 2018

Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, WA, voted a top ten facility for the treatment of depression in the United States.


“Project HEAL’s Next Chapter: Communities of HEALing”
July 11, 2018

Kristina Saffran is the co-founder and executive director of Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live: the largest grassroots eating disorder non-profit in the US.


“Finding Balance in Recovery”
– June 27, 2018

Constance Rhodes is the founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance, a faith-based nonprofit serving women with eating and body image issues with resources and support.


“PTSD and Eating Disorder Recovery”
– June 20, 2018

Genie Burnett, Psy.D specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults suffering from eating disorders.


“Discovering You in Your Desire”
– June 13, 2018

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD-S is the owner of Congruence Consulting and EatingDisorderJobs.com.


“Discovering You in Your Desire”
– June 6, 2018

Margaret Nagib, PsyD is Faculty Lead at Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute.


“Eating Disorders and Self-hatred; Is Self-love Really the Answer?”
– May 20, 2018

Travis Stewart, LPC, NCC is the Director of Business Development and Marketing at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers.


“Living True to Our Values in Eating Disorder Recovery”
April 19, 2018


“Holiday Anxiety & Tools for Coping”
Decembr 13, 2017


“Discovering Emotional Presence During the Holiday Season”
November 21, 2017


“Faith & Eating Disorder Recovery: Walking Our Talk”
November 1, 2017


“Eating Disorder Recovery: Grace and Dignity on the Winding Road”
October 11, 2017

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