The Real Face of Men with Eating Disorders: Profiles from Anorexics to Binge Eaters
Presented at Eating Disorders Resource Services 7th annual conference. Topic included speaking about his personal journey as a male with an eating disorder, as well as new information on etiology and treatment of men with an eating disorder, including case examples from The Body Image Therapy Center.
Pre- and Post-Operative concerns for the bariatric patient with BED
Presented at the Binge Eating Disorder Association national conference. Topic covered description of bariatric surgery, psych eval tools and common findings for bariatric patients, post-operative outcomes, and potential areas of concern for patients with BED.
Psychology of Obesity
Trends in Nursing Practice Conference – University of Maryland Medical Center: presented a look at how obesity stigma leads to poorer medical care, other negative effects of weightism, the concept of Health at Every Size, diagnosing BED, and how to talk to patients about health behavior change.
Binge Eating Disorder: an overview of treatment
National Association of Social Workers – Maryland annual conference: Discussed BED diagnosis, its correlations to obesity and other co-morbidities, risks beyond obesity, causes, variety and types of BED, purpose of binge eating, concept of Health at Every Size, role of pharmaceuticals and weight loss surgery, and current efforts by the Binge Eating Disorder Association to affect legislation on Capitol Hill for greater awareness and treatment
Eating Disorders and the graduate student
Presented an introduction to eating disorders and how stress in the academic world can contribute to their development to graduate students at the University of Maryland at Baltimore
The Psychology of Weight Control
Discussed cognitive therapy skills training in developing normal eating skills, as well as the dangers of dieting and the development of eating disorders
Eating Disorders: a brief overview
Presented a basic overview of eating disorders and discussed the possible emergence of binge eating disorder into the DSM-V.
What the !*%!*?: treating impulse control disorders
Discussed the etiology of the five basic impulse control disorders and discussed the possible inclusion of binge eating disorder on the disorder spectrum
Continuing Clinical Education for Mental Health Practitioners, Clergy and Chaplains (Baltimore, MD)
Presented “When Nutrition and the Natural Act of Eating Become the Enemy,” a workshop on eating disorders, precipitating factors, treatment options and the role of spirituality in recovery.
Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare 93rd Anniversary Annual Training Conference(Nashville, TN)
Presented “A Treatment Model for Body Image Disorder,” a workshop on the etiology, ramifications and cognitive behavioral treatment model on body image and body dysmorphic disorders