One of the benefits of membership in the Academy for Eating Disorders is access to our Online Virtual Library of educational webinars, which allows you to learn about current practices and research within the Eating Disorder Community at your convenience, 24/7. Current AED members can browse and view webinars in the Library here.

Follow this link if you are not a current AED member, or you wish to learn more about membership in order to gain access to the Library.

Upcoming Webinars

Recovery in Eating Disorders
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:30am EDT
Speaker: Kamryn T. Eddy, PhD, FAED

About Dr. Kamryn Eddy

Dr. Kamryn Eddy is the co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Eddy is a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent eating disorders. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University, completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She practices empirically-supported therapies including cognitive behavioral and family-based treatments for eating disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Along with her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Dr. Eddy developed a novel cognitive-behavioral therapy for avoidant/restrictive eating disorder (CBT-AR), which will be published by Cambridge University Press.

The author of over 100 published research papers and book chapters, Dr. Eddy focuses her program of research on diagnostic classification, neurobiological bases of eating disorders, and longitudinal outcomes. She is the Principal Investigator of the 22-year MGH Longitudinal Study of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa, mapping the long-term course and outcomes of these illnesses. The overarching objective of her work is to carefully describe the clinical presentations of individuals with eating disorders in order to address questions about why, and in whom these illnesses are most likely to develop, and to inform the development of novel treatments for these serious conditions. Dr. Eddy is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society and her research is supported through the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.

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Therapeutic Restorative Yoga As An Adjunct Treatment in Recovery
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00am EDT
Speaker: Ann Saffi Biasetti, LCSW-R

Webinar Presentation:

There is increasing awareness of the potential of somatically oriented interventions to contribute to the recovery process in treatment of eating disorders.The practice of restorative yoga is also known as the practice of resting and digesting, due to its direct effects on the parasympathetic nervous system. In this webinar, restorative yoga will be described and explored with the focus on its use for engaging clients in interoceptive and embodied awareness and its use along the stages of recovery.

About Ann Saffi Biasetti

Ann has been a practicing Psychotherapist for 25 years. She holds a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and is licensed as a Clinical Social worker. Her doctoral work explored the role of self-compassion in eating disorder recovery. She maintains a private practice in Saratoga Springs, New York where she specializes in embodied psychotherapy and eating disorder recovery. She is also a certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist, embodiment teacher, mindfulness and self-compassion teacher/trainer and author. Her first book, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating, will be released through Shambhala publications in spring, 2018.

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Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Including Use of Involuntary Treatment)
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Speaker: Jacinta Tan, PhD

How to Publish in IJED if English is Not Your First Language
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00pm EDT
Speaker: Ruth Striegel Weissman, PhD, FAED

Toward Evidence-Based Level of Care Decisions for Patients with Eating Disorders
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10:00am ET
Speaker: Michael Strober, PhD, ABPP, FAED

Webinar Presentation

Anorexia nervosa emerges rapidly; once weight declines, the patient suddenly insists, inexplicably, their body is larger than how it is perceived by others. Anxious worry, intolerance of novelty and ambiguity coupled with an unusual capacity for discipline and persistence plus an insistence on exactness, influence how the condition advances, and with what speed. Accordingly, such questions as: What level of care is optimal for a particular patient, taking into account what specific characteristics? How long do you attempt outpatient care before the level of care is escalated? What clinical considerations enter into the decision making?

About Dr. Strober

Dr. Michael Strober is the Resnick Endowed Chair in Eating Disorders, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Eating Disorders Program, and Senior Consultant to the Youth Mood Disorders Research and Treatment Program at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Strober joined the faculty of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1975, and has served as Director of the Eating Disorders and inpatient attending psychologist without interruption for the past 42 years. In addition to his extensive clinical expertise, he has authored 250 scientific papers, articles, and book chapters, and his accomplishments in research, service, and teaching have been recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association (he is the 2005 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Research), and the Academy for Eating Disorders (he is the 2005 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching and Education, and recipient of the 2012 Award for Distinguished Service). In addition, Dr. Strober has 11 Visiting Professorships, serves as ad hoc reviewer for 27 peer-review journals, and is one of the awardees of the 2012 Klingenstein Third Generation Award for Best Paper on Depression and Suicide, published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His research activities have been funded continuously by the National Institute of Mental Health for over 25 years and focus on the role of temperamental, cross disorder genetic and neural influences in eating disorders, the pharmacotherapy of pediatric affective disorders, and predictors of long term outcomes in eating and affective disorders.

Dr. Strober is a founding member and past President of the Eating Disorders Research Society, a Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and one of only two psychologists invited to join the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology as a Founding Fellow. He has also served as consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health on research priorities in eating disorders and pediatric bipolar illness, and is Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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