Author (#5)August 2004 Archives
'A Look in the Mirror: Freeing Yourself from the Body Image Blues' by Valerie Rainon McManus has just been published by the Child and Family Press. Its aim is to help young women to develop a healthy body image despite the pressures from media and other sources.
The Eating Disorders Institute at Methodist Hospital is seeking a Board Eligible/Board Certified Psychiatrist. This position is an exceptional opportunity for a Psychiatrist interested in eating disorders. Experience in treating children and adolescents valuable. This position is primarily clinical with research and administrative opportunities available and encouraged by the department. This is a rapidly expanding treatment center with a growing staff of over 100 individuals.
The Eating Disorders Institute includes a full continuum of care with In-Patient, Residential, Partial Hospital, Intensive Out-Patient, and Out-Patient programs, dealing with over 15,000 patient visits each year. Our programs are widely recognized for the care of adolescent and young adults. Minneapolis is famous for its cultural attractions, healthcare and educational systems, natural beauty and overall quality of life.
For immediate consideration, send/mail your CV to:
Becky Gilles, Clinician Recruitment
Park Nicollet Health Services
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone (952) 993-2826
The Psychological Broadcasting Corporation (PsyBC), the long-running Psychology resource website, runs a range of online courses and seminars
Upcoming courses include:
Introduction to Depth Oriented Brief Therapy
Domestic Violence: Attachment, Assessment, and Treatment
Advanced Ethics and Risk Management
I Shop Therefore I Am: Understanding and Treating Compulsive Buying
Continuous Seminars (available at all times) include:
Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Conflict Resolution in Couples Treatment
Legal and Ethical Issues
How to Build a Private Practice
For more details, visit the PsyBC site.
I get many questions from readers about how to get the best help for an eating disorder. This post is an attempt to summarise some useful pointers.
Of course, the process for getting help varies in different countries, but in most parts of the world, the best place to start is with your general practitioner (GP) or family doctor. You may get a varying response, depending on the doctor's knowledge and skill in dealing with EDs. He or she may have good ideas about treatment, may offer treatment him or herself, or make a referral to another service.
EDR is run by Lucy Serpell, a clinical and research psychologist based in London, UK.
Since 1994 I've run some kind of website of eating disorder resources on the web. EDR is the latest incarnation of this, and aims to be a clearing house for the latest ED info and research.
Thanks to Andreas Karawautz for letting me know about the new Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (ASED or OEGES in German). Apparently, it is the only German speaking research society on eating disorders. The site also contains information in English, which is useful for English-speaking professionals looking for treatment resources.
I've also added these details to my post on National and International Eating Disorders Organisations for Professionals.
The National Eating Disorders Association(NEDA) annual conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia USA on October 15 and 16, 2004. Families, patients, and professionals are invited to attend.
This year's conference is entitled: Getting Real About Eating Disorders and will be held at the Emory Conference Center - Atlanta, GA, USA on October 15th and 16th 2004.
Here's a list of national organisations I know about for professionals working with eating disorders. There are also a couple of international organisations. They offer a range of facilities and resources, including training, conferences, networking, email mailing lists and so on. I'd be interested to hear about other organisations in the many parts of the world which aren't currently covered. You can email me or leave a comment below.
Organisations aimed at people suffering from EDs and their carers are listed in a separate post.
Academy of Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Research Society
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
Chris Fairburn and Riccardo dalle Grave are running a pre-conference workshop at the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) Annual Conference in Manchester, UK. The workshop covers CBT for anorexia nervosa and will be held on 8th Sept 2004. For more information about the conference, see the BABCP website.
Due to a clash with another conference date, the EDNet Steering Committee has elected to postpone the EDNet conference, entitled 'Can't Eat, Won't Eat - So how can we help?'. The conference will now take place on Tuesday 23rd November 2004 at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change of date.
STOP PRESS: CONFERENCE DATE HAS CHANGED TO 23RD NOVEMBER 2004
The Eating Disorders Network (EDNet) are planning to host their second national conference, entitled 'Can't Eat, Won't Eat