Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

About SIGs

Choosing to join a Special Interest Group may be one of the most important decisions of your career.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together AED members with personal and professional interests in distinct areas of eating disorders – body image, family therapy, medical care and psychodynamic psychotherapy, just to name a few. Each SIG organizes itself around those specific activities that best serve its practitioner and research-based constituencies. 

SIG Policies & Procedures

Learn more about policies or how you can start a special interest group:

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For further information about SIGs, contact SIG Oversight Committee co-chairs:

Co-Chair Contacts

Click on the name of the SIG to learn more or click a Co-Chair’s name to email them a question:

SIG Name


Assessment & Diagnosis

Bariatric Surgery

Body Image & Prevention

Child & Adolescent Eating Disorders

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Suicide

Early Career 

Epidemiology & Public Health Practice

Family Based Treatment (FBT)

Genes & Environment

Males & Eating Disorders 

Medical Care 





Professionals & Recovery

Psychodynamic & Integrated Psychotherapies

Residential & Inpatient Treatment


Somatic & Somatically Oriented Therapies

Sport & Exercise

Substance-Related & Addictive Disorders 

Technology & Innovations


Trauma & Eating Disorders


Weight Stigma & Social Justice