iaedp™ Announces Keynote Presentations and Program Schedule for the 2019 Symposium

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The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) Foundation's 2019 Symposium will once again feature ground-breaking research and the latest learning in eating disorders treatment when keynote and other program presentations are delivered during the four days of the annual conference.

PEKIN, Ill., Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™)

Foundation's 2019 Symposium will once again feature ground-breaking research and the latest learning in eating disorders treatment when keynote and other program presentations are delivered during the four days of the annual conference. The 2019 iaedp™ Symposium is slated for February 7 – 10 in Palm Desert, California at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. Go to early registration at iaedp.com.

"To be able to engage with these accomplished professionals in the field at one time and in one place is an extraordinary opportunity," said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp™ Foundation. "Their collective mission is not only to discuss their latest research, but also to share their wealth of experiences."

The five keynote presentations will feature seven speakers covering newly addressed topics in the eating disorders field. The keynote presentations are:

Keynote: "Managing Patients with Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa: When is Enough, Enough?" -- Presenter: Joel Yager, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine at the University of Colorado -- Date and time: Friday, February 8, 2019 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. -- The keynote session will focus on managing patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa. Dr. Yager will invite participants to present cases of patients they're seeing or have seen and to struggle with their management complexities faced by the presenters in the context of their different settings and available resources.

Keynote: "Anorexia Nervosa as a Passion" -- Presenter: Louis Charland, PhD, International Partner Investigator at Western University, Ontario, Canada -- Date and time: Friday, February 8, 2019 from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m. -- More than 100 years ago people spoke of anorexia as a passion - a term that has since fallen into disuse. Passions are more complex and stable than feelings, and they could last for years and become the organizing principle of a life. They were neither feelings nor beliefs, but something else. They resisted reason or rational analysis. They could overwhelm a life. An individual was powerless. The anorexic person who develops serious anorexia has been engulfed in their passion.

Keynote: "Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders" -- Presenter: Adele Lafrance, PhD -- Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. -- Based on the science of emotion and interpersonal neurobiology, EFFT offers a structure to support caregivers to increase their role in their loved one's recovery from an eating disorder in specific ways. Throughout treatment, the clinician also seeks to transform any caregiver "emotion blocks" that could lead to problematic patterns of support such as criticism or accommodating and enabling of symptoms. This presentation will begin with an overview of the model with a focus on research and practical skills for take-away.

Keynote: "The Amuse System: How to prevent hardening of the attitude and utilize laughter in therapy to counter stress induced dysfunctional eating behaviors" -- Presenters: Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD; Cassy Taverna, MSW, LCSW-A; Brian Kohatsu -- Date and time: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. -- The use of humor and laughter in psychotherapy has great potential in a treatment setting for eating disorders. Laughter provides levity in broaching sensitive topics, stimulating insights, diffusing anger, and relating to patients in a more intimate way. The intension of this presentation is to communicate the value of bringing humor into the therapy session, to provide an assortment of skills and tools to implement humor and to promote humor as a technique for achieving recovery in the eating disorder population.

Keynote: Still Crazy After All These Years – Presenter: Carolyn Costin – Date and time: Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. Eating disorders are known for being difficult to treat; recovery can be long and exhausting, resulting in frustration and a high level of dropout and burnout. Costin discusses what ignites, fuels and sustains motivation and passion, for both client and clinician, even after many years. Crazy about her work, she shares critical philosophical concepts, treatment techniques and insights on resistance, collaboration and the therapeutic relationship, that instill enthusiasm, increase satisfaction and enhance success for both patient and provider throughout the years and the recovery process. Audience members get hands on tools and a re-charge for continuing their eating disorder career.

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; KellerLife Center for Eating Disorders; 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.                                                                                 More information about all aspects iaedp™ and its 2019 Symposium can be found at http://iaedp.com.


SOURCE The iaedp Foundation

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