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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 episode will air live on the Eating Disorder Hope Facebook page on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 pm EST  – with special guest Genie Burnett, Psy.D. Dr. Burnett has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1999. She is the founder of Manna Treatment & Counseling, PC, which began in January, 2006. The topic will be Orthorexia: How to Define “Health” Amidst the Chaos.

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June 20, 2018
6:00 pm EST / 3 pm PST

Topic PTSD and Eating Disorder Recovery

Genie Burnett, Psy.DGuest – Genie Burnett, Psy.D

Dr. Burnett has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1999. She is the founder of Manna Treatment & Counseling, PC, which began in January, 2006. She obtained her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Argosy University in Atlanta. Since graduation, Dr. Burnett has specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults suffering from eating disorders. Dr. Burnett has provided individual, family, and group therapy at two previous private practice settings, the Christian Psychological Center in Memphis, Tennessee and at AlphaCare Therapy Resources in Atlanta. She has provided services at every level of care (inpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, mental health center). She is a member of American Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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June 27, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic Finding Balance in Recovery

Constance Rhodes

Guest – Constance Rhodes

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. She is the author of “Life Inside the Thin Cage: A Personal Look into the Hidden World of the Chronic Dieter” and “The Art of Being: Reflections on the Beauty and the Risk of Embracing Who We Are.” A former marketing director in the Christian music industry, Constance’s experience in the entertainment business has had a strong influence on the shaping of FINDINGbalance as a media-based resource for those seeking freedom from eating and body image issues. It has also informed her approach to presenting on these topics, and she has become a frequent and respected speaker on themes of eating disorders, body image, recovery, and life/spiritual balance. Constance lives in Franklin, TN with her husband AJ and their three children.


July 5, 2018
4:00 pm EST / 1 pm PST

Topic A Look Inside the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Claire Mysko Guest – Claire Mysko, MA

Claire Mysko is an internationally recognized leader in eating disorders advocacy and education.

She is the author of Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby and You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self, which received an Amelia Bloomer Award for outstanding feminist books for young readers.

Claire has appeared as an expert on 20/20, Good Morning America, CNN, and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and Teen Vogue among others. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the National Eating Disorders Association.


July 11, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Project HEAL’s Next Chapter: Communities of HEALing

Kristina Saffran

Guest – Kristina Saffran

Kristina Saffran is the cofounder and executive director of Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live: the largest grassroots eating disorder non-profit in the US focused on providing access to healing, via a treatment access program and the first comprehensive eating disorder peer support program, Communities of HEALing. Kristina and her cofounder Liana started HEAL at 15 years old in recovery from anorexia; they now have 40 chapters across the globe and have become the premier voice of recovery, with over 40k followers on Facebook and Instagram. Kristina was named a 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur, and has been profiled in The New York Times, Fast Company and People Magazine. She’s spoken across the country –Stanford Medical School, Harvard College, The International Conference of Eating Disorders, The National Conference of Behavioral Health, and more – on eating disorders, recovery, and launching a successful social entrepreneurship as a teen. Kristina graduated from Harvard College with a bachelors degree in psychology in May of 2014.


July 18, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Guest – Greg Jantz, PhD.

Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, voted a top ten facility for the treatment of depression in the United States. Dr. Jantz pioneered Whole Person Care in the 1980’s and is a world-renowned expert on eating disorders, depression, anxiety, technology addiction, and abuse. He is a leading voice and innovator in Mental Health utilizing a variety of therapies including nutrition, sleep therapy, spiritual counseling, and advanced DBT techniques. Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 37 books and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN.


July 25, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Overthrow: Stop Believing Lies and Start Proclaiming Truth

Jennene Eklund

Guest – Jennene Eklund

Jennene Eklund serves on the National Team for Celebrate Recovery as the National Women’s Encourager Coach. She has been an active participant and leader in Celebrate Recovery, which is a Christ-centered 12 Step program available in over 30,000 churches worldwide, since 2010. She has four daughters(!) and is a passionate advocate for women, especially for those who struggle with food and body image issues, in the recovery community. Jennene’s first book, Overthrow, was released in November 2017.


July 31, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Mindfulness and Practical Application in Eating Disorder Recovery

Irene Rovira

Guest – Irene Rovira, Ph.D.

Dr. 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. Dr. Rovira received an M.A. in developmental psychology from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in the combined Clinical/School Psychology program from Hofstra University, New York. Prior to joining the CED staff in 2006, Dr. Rovira specialized in the assessment and treatment of trauma in children and adolescents and provided outpatient and inpatient psychotherapy for people of all ages with a variety of psychiatric disorders including substance use, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Psychotic Disorders, and Bipolar Disorder.


August 1, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Eating Disorders on College Campuses: New Problems, New Solutions

Eric Wood, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Guest – Eric Wood, Ph.D., L.P.C.

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. He is also on the Advisory Board for the National College Depression Partnership, and a peer reviewer for the Journal of American College Health. He often speaks at national conferences on issues related to mental health among college students, including the effectiveness of college counseling centers, depression/suicide ideation, and multi-cultural issues. Dr. Wood completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of North Texas.


August 8, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Long-Term Recovery, Relapse, and Navigating Change

Jena Morrow Margis

Guest – Jena Morrow, CADC

Jena Morrow, CADC is the Alumnae Coordinator at Timberline Knolls. She develops and maintains relationships with former TK residents after they return home. This is accomplished via phone, email, social media, and other avenues of communication. Jena is responsible for producing and facilitating various alumnae events, including monthly on-campus gatherings as well as an annual retreat in the Chicago area. She is constantly striving to grow and evolve the alumnae program, which she helped create, and manages an active Alumnae Board and network across the country and world.


August 15, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders

Jerry Law

Guest – Jerry L. Law, D. Min., MDAAC, CIP

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. Dr. Law is a Board Certified Counselor, a Board Certified Intervention Professional and a Master Certified Drug Alcohol and Addictions Counselor. Jerry brings compassion and a first-hand understanding about how critical it is to break the cycle of addiction in the professional world as well as within the family.


August 22, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Healthy At Every Size? Not Just A Slogan. A Doctor’s Take

Jennifer Guadini

Guest – Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

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. From 2008 to 2016, she was one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health. She left as its Medical Director to found the Gaudiani Clinic, which provides superb in-person and nationwide telemedicine outpatient medical care to patients of all genders with eating disorders and disordered eating and to those in recovery. The Gaudiani Clinic is a HAES-informed provider and embraces treating people of all shapes and sizes. Through a collaborative, communicative, multi-


August 29, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – The Complex Web of Addictions

Guest – Mark S. Gold, M.D.

Mark S. Gold, M.D. is the Chairman of Rivermend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards. He serves as Chairman of the Addiction & Psychiatry Scientific Advisory Board and also as the Chairman of the Eating Disorders and Obesity Scientific Advisory Board. He served as Professor, the Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry from 1990-2014. Dr Gold was the first Faculty from the College of Medicine to be selected as a University-wide Distinguished Alumni Professor and served as the 17th University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumni Professor.


October 24, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Topic – Women and Sexual Addiction

Dr. Stephanie CarnesGuest – Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., CSAT-S

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. Dr. Carnes is the clinical architect for Willow House: Relationship Healing for Women struggling with sex, love and intimacy disorders, and works closely with the staff of Willow House and Gentle Path to bring her unique expertise to the programs and to aid the clients who suffer with intimacy and relationship disorders. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor. Her area of expertise includes working with patients and families struggling with multiple addictions such as sexual addiction, eating disorders and chemical dependency. Dr. Carnes is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families struggling with sexual addiction. She is also the author of numerous publications including her books, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs.


Past Facebook Live Events

“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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