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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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October 17, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Spirituality in Eating Disorder Recovery

Guest – Michael Berrett, Ph.D., CEDS, Licensed Psychologist

Dr BerrettDr. Michael E. Berrett is CEO, Executive Director and co-founder of Center for Change. He has spent more than three decades working 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. Dr. Berrett has also co-authored articles in peer review professional clinical journals. A nationally recognized presenter and clinical trainer, he has presented at many national conferences including NEDA, IAEDP, Renfrew, BEDA, IECA, NATSAP, BFI Summit and others.

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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.

October 31, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Childhood Experiences with Food Part 1: Do They Last a Lifetime?

Jessica SetnickGuest – Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

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, which she also does in her training workshops, phone coaching, and onsite trainings at hospitals and treatment programs.

November 7, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Childhood Experiences with Food Part 2: How to Talk to Kids about Food and Health

Jessica SetnickGuest – Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

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, which she also does in her training workshops, phone coaching, and onsite trainings at hospitals and treatment programs.

November 14, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Reel Stories, Real People

Guest – Kaitlyn Chana

Kaitlyn ChanaKaitlyn Chana is a dynamic reporter, philanthropist, entrepreneur, speaker, and is known to many as a servant leader. She believes that storytellers are the bloodlines that bring awareness to the issues, and allow viewers to start conversations and make informed decisions that could impact their family, communities, and nation. Kaitlyn is a media maven who has covered a wide array of stories from barricaded police standoffs, to medical technology used inside the operating room, to covering the Can-Am Sled Dog Race in Fort Kent, Maine. Reporting is a passion that came to Kaitlyn early in life – she started her career in high school, working at a government access channel in Orlando. Her love for storytelling was fostered after spending time with children in the pediatric oncology unit through her previous nonprofit, Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, Inc. Their mission was to create positive and inspirational homemade cards for children with life-threatening illnesses. This organization began as an eighth-grade project in 2005 and through it, she was able to help more than 120,000 children going through treatments and surgeries. Those stories inside the sterile white wall hospital rooms lead her to the journalism industry.

November 19, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Navigative Pregnancy & Motherhood in Eating Disorder Recovery

Guest – Jena Morrow

Jena MorrowJena 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. 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. In 2010, Jena authored Hollow: An Unpolished Tale (Moody), which chronicles her battle with an eating disorder since her teenage years. In her second book, Hope for the Hollow (Lighthouse Publishing), she offers a practical and relevant devotional guide/journal to gently encourage and inspire women who struggle with themselves and their bodies. As a national eating disorders awareness advocate and professional speaker, Jena has traveled throughout the country sharing her recovery story and delivering a message of hope and freedom from disordered eating and distorted self-image.

November 28, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

Topic – Peace with Food, The App: Intuitive Eating Made Simple

Guests – Megan Osbourne, PhD & Amy Carlson, MS, RD, LD

Dr. Megan OsborneMegan 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. Prior to her clinical practice, Dr. Osborne worked at Stanford University in the Behavioral Sciences Department focusing on the research, identification, and prevention of eating disorders within the public school settings. More recently Dr. Osborne combined her research background, clinical experience, and utmost passion for the prevention of eating disorders by publishing a number of children’s books as equipping tools for parent/child and currently speaks to Mom’s Groups and MOPS (Mothers-of-Preschooler) across the country.

Amy CarlsonAmy 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. She holds her Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, where she grew up, and received her Master’s of Science in Nutrition from TWU in the Texas Medical Center. Passionate about truth and the equipping of women to find freedom, Amy is a highly sought-after speaker, spending her time traveling both across the state of Texas, and the country speaking to groups of women for retreats and women’s conferences.

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

Topic – Taste of Rainbow: Social Impact and the Global Aspect of Eating Disorder Recovery

Guest – Wai Jia Tam

December 12, 2018
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST

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

Guest – Christie Dondero Bettwy

Christie Dondero BettwyChristie 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. Having overcome an eating disorder herself, Christie understands the ups and downs of the recovery journey and the depth of emotional, clinical, and spiritual support needed to heal. She is passionate about spreading the message that complete freedom from disordered eating is possible and loves helping others experience the joys of life beyond an eating disorder. Christie enjoys going on adventures near and far with her husband Ryan, visiting her family (especially her nieces and nephews!), taking in all of the wonderful food and culture that DC has to offer, and spending time with her church family at Restoration Anglican Church.

Past Facebook Live Events

“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.


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

“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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