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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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August 22, 2018
12:30 pm EST / 9:30 am 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.

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


September 5, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Brave is the New Beautiful

Lee Blum PhotoGuest – Lee Blum

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. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three teenage boys. www.leewolfeblum Twitter: @blumlee Instagram:lblum


September 18, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – #WakeUpWeightWatchers

Melainie RogersGuest – Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD

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. Melainie is a recognized expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. She works extensively to support the eating disorder community and specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED). Melainie has appeared on television and radio including the Today Show, The Early Show, MSNBC, and others.


September 19, 2018
5:00 pm EST / 2:00 pm PST

Topic – How Stories and Metaphors Facilitate Eating Disorder Recovery

Anita Johnston, Ph.D., Guest – Anita Johnston, Ph.D.

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. She has authored book chapters in Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Treatment Gap and The Psycho-spiritual Clinician’s Handbook, along with numerous articles in professional journals. Dr. Johnston has been treating eating disorders for over 35 years. A pioneer in the field, she founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982, developed Hawaii’s first inpatient eating disorders treatment program at Kahi Mohala Hospital in 1986, and created the very first eating disorders Intensive Outpatient Program in the U.S. on the island of Oahu in 2001. In 2010, she developed Australia’s first Intensive Outpatient Eating disorders program in Sydney.


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

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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