Eating Disorder Hope Online Conference Event

 Eating Disorder Hope’s Inaugural Online Conference!

“Virtual Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery”

Thursday, December 7, 2017 / 12noon-6pm ET
Compelling Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Information

Special Thanks to our Honorary Conference Sponsors

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The Center - A Place of Hope
Remuda Ranch At The Medows Logo
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Conference Attendees Rave About the Conference:

“Outstanding and extremely informative presentation”. ~ Elizabeth

“Superb presentation to illustrate an abstract issue that is so important for recovery and for living life fully for any of us”. ~ Kathleen

“This was one of the most productive and informative hours I have spent in a long time. Dr. Parks gave a great deal of complicated information in a way that someone who isn’t a neurobiologist can understand. I wish I could read and learn more from her and can’t wait to use what I’ve learned moving forward”. ~Lisa

Conference Presentations

Margaret Nagib

Margaret Nagib, Psy.D. – Timberline Knolls
Title: Not Beyond Hope: Harnessing the Psychological Power of Hope for Recovery and BeyondACEP NBCC Banner
Track: Professional Session – Continuing Education Event (CE)
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Ekern Enterprises, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6890. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ekern Enterprises, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Margaret Nagib, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For over 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Formerly as Spirituality Clinical Director at Timberline Knolls, Margaret created and launched the Christian Treatment path and oversaw the general spirituality program with the goal to restore each resident to wholeness through a deeper relationship with God. VIEW This Presentation


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Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC
Title: Pregnancy, Postpartum & Eating Disorder Recovery
Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 12:00 PM EST

Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC is a Masters-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a specialty focus in eating disorders, maternal/child health and wellness, and intuitive eating. Combining clinical experience with a love of social media and writing. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Crystal has dedicated her career to helping others establish a healthy relationship with food and body through her work with EDH and nutrition private practice. VIEW This Presentation


Dr Erin Parks

Dr. Erin Parks, Ph.D. – UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research
Title: “The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders: New Discoveries and Treatments”ACEP NBCC Banner
Track: Professional Session – Continuing Education Event (CE)
Time: 1:30 PM EST
Ekern Enterprises, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6890. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Ekern Enterprises, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Dr. Erin Parks, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and neuroimaging researcher who is passionate about making scientific research accessible to everyone. Dr. Parks spent a decade using neuroimaging tools to study brain plasticity and development before she began specialized clinical training in eating disorder treatment. Dr. Parks graduated from Northwestern University and UCSD/SDSU’s Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology before completing her internship at UC San Francisco and then taking a post-doctoral fellowship at the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center. Dr. Parks has served as a psychologist in their Adolescent Clinic and inpatient medical behavioral unit, as a manager in their Adult Clinic and Pediatric Clinic, and as a co-lead in their world-renowned one-week intensive programs. Currently serving as the Director of Outreach and Admission, Dr. Parks combines her clinical experience and research knowledge to help the public be better informed consumers of mental health services. VIEW This Presentation


McNeill Wester

McNeill Wester – Coker Capital Advisors
Title: 2018 Behavioral Health Business Forecast & Climate Overview: Eating Disorder & Addiction Treatment
Track: Professional Session – Open to All
Time: 2:30 PM EST

McNeill Wester is a Managing Director with Coker Capital Advisors. He brings nearly two decades of investment banking and legal experience to the firm. Prior to joining Coker Capital Advisors, McNeil worked in investment banking with a focus on executing mergers and acquisitions for middle market companies at McColl Partners and Fennebresque & Co. where he served as a Managing Director, General Counsel, and Founding Partner. He also practiced law at Moore & Van Allen, where he advised clients on corporate and securities matters. VIEW This Presentation


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Dr. Nicholas R. Farrell, Ph.D. – Rogers Memorial Hospital
Title: Unique Features and Effective Strategies in Treating Males with Eating Disorders
Track: Professional Session
Time: 3:00 PM EST

Dr. Nicholas R. Farrell, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who directs and supervises the treatment of patients in eating disorder programs at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Dr. Farrell specializes in the use of empirically-supported cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment strategies that are used to help patients in our eating disorders programs. Additionally, Dr. Farrell is a regular contributor to scientific research on the effectiveness and dissemination of CBT for eating, anxiety, and mood disorders and has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Farrell has been the gracious recipient of federal grant funding to study the role of social stigma in the context of eating disorders. VIEW This Presentation


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Brian Cuban – Author, Attorney & Speaker
Title: Males, Eating Disorders & Addiction: My Recovery Story
Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 3:00 PM EST

Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author, and addiction recovery advocate. He has been in recovery from alcohol, cocaine, and bulimia since April of 2007. His first book, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder, chronicles his experiences living with and recovering from, twenty-seven years of eating disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Brian’s most recent book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption, is a look at how addiction and mental health issues destroyed his career as a lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption. VIEW This Presentation


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Nikki DuBose – Author & Television Personality
Title:  My Eating Disorder & Addiction Recovery Story & Insights into My Soon to be Released Memoir!

Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 4:00 PM EST

Nikki DuBose is a model, author, and advocate. She is the Co-Founder of The Artists League for Change, a national nonprofit dedicated to preventing mental health issues and abuse through the creative arts, and is an Ambassador for the Shaw Mind Foundation. Her debut memoir, “Washed Away: From Darkness to Light” was released September 30, 2016, in the U.S. and will be released in French in 2018 with Editions du Rocher. VIEW This Presentation


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Charlotte Sandy – Remuda Ranch Alumni
Title: My Eating Disorder Recovery & How I Reclaimed My Life
Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 4:30 PM EST

Charlotte Sandy is a social worker, Christian, blogger, wife, and dog mom. She struggled with an eating disorder starting at age 13 but has been in recovery for years. In her professional life, she works in a managed care setting. In her personal time, she enjoys her native state of Michigan, friends, family, writing, serving, church, and reading. By writing about eating disorders/ mental health and participating in eating disorder advocacy, she hopes to show others recovery and healing are possible. VIEW This Presentation


Jerry Law

Jerry L. Law, D. Min., MDAAC, CIP
Title: Breaking The Ties That Bind ….Intervening on a loved one in the grips of ED
Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 4:45 PM EST

Jerry L. Law, D. Min., MDAAC, CIP is a veteran of 25 years in the corporate world, and his strong leadership and organizational skills lend themselves naturally to the intervention process. Dr. Law is a Board Certified Professional Christian 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. VIEW This Presentation


Jena Morrow

Jena Morrow, CADC  – Timberline Knolls
Title: My Eating Disorder Recovery Story & Creating A Life of Substance
Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 5:00 PM EST

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. VIEW This Presentation


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Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD
Title: Beyond DSM-5: A New Model of Dysfunctional Eating Behaviors.
Track: Professional Session
Time: 5:30 PM EST

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CEDRD is the owner of Congruence Consulting and EatingDisorderJobs.com. A Certified Eating Disorder Dietitian and CEDRD Supervisor, Jessica is the author of The Eating Disorder Clinical Pocket Guide and Eating Disorders Boot Camp. She is a co-founder of IFEDD, the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. VIEW This Presentation


Kirsten Haglund

Kirsten Haglund
Title: My Eating Disorder Recovery & Founding the Kirsten Haglund Foundation
Track: General Session – Open to All
Time: 6:00 PM EST

Kirsten Haglund served as Miss America in 2008 and now is proud to be the Community Relations Specialist for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and an “Ambassador” for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).  As a television personality and commentator, Kirsten appears frequently on Fox News Channel, HLN, Fox Business Network, and Huff Post Live to comment on women’s health issues, celebrity culture, social issues, women’s empowerment and the millennial generation. VIEW This Presentation


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