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Join us for the Next #AEDchat 

 The Use of Telemedicine in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Wednesday, October 26th @ 4pm EDT

Kristen Anderson, LCSW

Kristen Anderson is co-founder of the Chicago Center for Evidence Based Treatment and a former therapist and Clinical Director of the University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program.  She earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the Honors College at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and obtained her masters degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago. Kristen has provided family-based treatment in her clinical practice as well as her role as a study therapist on four NIMH-funded multisite trials at the University of Chicago. She has published multiple scholarly articles and book chapters on the delivery of family based treatment, and the use of telemedicine.  Kristen was most recently funded by NEDA’s Feeding Hope grant to investigate the use of telemedicine in delivering Family Based Treatment.  Kristen’s primary interests including family based treatment for adolescents and young adults as well as assessment and pre/post operative guidance for bariatric surgery patients. Kristen is the Managing Director and a Faculty member consultant of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders. 


It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat


Save the date for these upcoming chats:

Octoberber 2016

Date: Wednesday, Octoberber 26th @ 4pm EDT
Topic: The Use of Telemedicine in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
 Guest: Kristen Anderson, LCSW

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What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

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