Coming to the 2019 iaedp™ Symposium: Working Through Weight Restoration During Eating Disorders Recovery

Friday, December 21, 2018 Weight Loss
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During the 2019 iaedp™ Symposium, Jessica Ward, MS, RD, CD, CEDRD, will present "Navigating the Complexities of Significant Weight Restoration," addressing the physical changes and symptoms that create discomfort and can be difficult to tolerate and even reinforce some eating disorder beliefs.

PEKIN, Ill., Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Weight restoration can be a challenging proposition for the patient

recovering from eating disorders. The potential for physical complications of weight restoration is significant and needs careful monitoring and management. Understanding which abnormalities to watch for as well as becoming more comfortable with how and when to respond is crucial throughout the long eating disorders recovery process for the treatment professional.

During the 2019 iaedp™ Symposium, Jessica Ward, MS, RD, CD, CEDRD, will present "Navigating the Complexities of Significant Weight Restoration," addressing the physical changes and symptoms that create discomfort and can be difficult to tolerate and even reinforce some eating disorder beliefs. According to Ward, weight restoration also directly confronts many disordered eating patterns and behaviors, creating a minefield which treatment professionals must navigate to keep the patient engaged.

The Ward presentation – and more than 60 other presentations and workshops – will take place during the 2019 iaedp™ Symposium scheduled for February 7 – 10 in Palm Desert, California at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. Registration information can be found at iaedp.com.

Participants who attend the Ward presentation will walk through the progression from managing the initial step into treatment, overcoming potential ambivalence and then managing all the things that happen during the process, including medical complications, physical symptoms, emotional changes and family issues. Ward also will address ideas and strategies to prepare for the next phase of recovery once weight restoration is complete.

Ward received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Gannon University and Master of Science in Wellness Management from Ball State University. She is the Director of Therapeutic Services for Selah House, developing Selah House's program and leading the team of dietitians, therapists, chaplain, equine staff and education staff. Ward serves as faculty for the eating disorders course at Anderson University and has authored the eating disorder section of the Indiana Diet Manual in two revisions.

About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE. The iaedp™ Foundation's Presidents Council, which provides organization support, includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center For Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; and Veritas Collaborative.                                                                

The iaedp™ Foundation proudly announces the supporting sponsors for the 2019 iaedp™ Symposium: Bronze Sponsor: Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Centers More information about all aspects of iaedp and the 2019 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

 

SOURCE The iaedp Foundation



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