Monday, January 31, 2011

Eating Disorder Hope Launches Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder Hope, a respected independent resource for individuals suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders, has committed to supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping eating disorder sufferers find recovery. This is why the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory was launched.

Organizations included in the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory offer resources providing information, direction and hope to those seeking to overcome anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. They educate the public and promote eating disorder awareness, prevention and treatment. Eating Disorder Hope gratefully acknowledges the work of these outstanding organizations.

"As the 2011 National Eating Disorders Awareness week approaches (February 20-26th), Eating Disorder Hope believes it is vitally important to draw attention to the Non Profit organizations that serve eating disorder sufferers and their families, all year long," said Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, founder of Eating Disorder Hope. "As our website is rapidly becoming a leader in the online pro-recovery world, we hope to inspire many to utilize and support these nonprofit groups."

"The EDC is proud to be included in the Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory. As a coalition representing a great deal of the organizations involved in the recovery of eating disorders on Capitol Hill, we value partnerships with organizations, like Eating Disorder Hope, that promote eating disorder recovery, awareness and prevention," said David Jaffe, Executive Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition.

Eating Disorder Hope is dedicated to increasing awareness of body image and eating disorders, and to improving access to treatment and recovery information. Since 2005 it has operated one of the leading websites dedicated to eating disorders, offering comprehensive information and tools that are utilized both by individuals and healthcare professionals. Key resources include an eating disorders specialist library, treatment directory, and recovery tools.

The work of Eating Disorder Hope is supported by sponsorship commitments from Timberline Knolls, Remuda Ranch and Rogers Memorial.

About Eating Disorder Hope

Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC is the founder and director of Eating Disorder Hope, a one-stop resource for support, eating disorder treatment referrals and education about eating disorders. The site promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Eating Disorder Hope fosters appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause. For more information, visit

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Enter Drawing to win a free copy of New CD released by Jenni Schaefer

New CD released by Jenni Schaefer, author, singer & songwriter--- When I was lost in my eating disorder, I didn't want to sing. I didn't even want to listen to music. I remember going for a few years without ever turning on the radio in my car. And I love listening to music on the radio in my car. My eating disorder stole my passions --- like music. Throughout the recovery process, I gained my passions back. Today, I am finally able to sing and enjoy music again!

Check out Jenni's new CD

Enter Drawing to Win a Free Copy of Jenni Schaefer's New CD

Directions: Please complete the contact form, enter Jenni Schaefer in message, and you will automatically be entered into our February 26, 2011 drawing!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eating Recovery Center Opens New Behavioral Hospital to Address Growing Trend of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

Center's Experts Offer Five Eating Disorder Facts Every Family Should Know

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that hospitalizations for children with eating disorders are on the rise, that approximately 0.5 percent of adolescent girls in the United States have anorexia, and that 1 to 2 percent meet diagnostic criteria for bulimia. To address this growing trend, Eating Recovery Center (, a national center for eating disorders recovery, has opened Eating Recovery Center, a Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, a hospital specifically dedicated to providing comprehensive eating disorders treatment for children and adolescents - both girls and boys - ages 10 to 17. The hospital opened today in Denver's Lowry neighborhood, and is now accepting patients.

"It's important for families to be aware that disordered eating behaviors can start at any age," explains Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, CEDS, founding partner and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center. "Early intervention, expert treatment and ongoing family support are vital to lasting recovery."

To help parents recognize eating disorders triggers and warning signs, appropriately intervene and seek help, Eating Recovery Center offers these five facts every family should know:

1. Children and adolescents with eating disorders can recover with the appropriate treatment. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, most teenagers can fully recover from eating disorders with appropriate, comprehensive treatment.

2. Weight-focused sports could be potentially harmful. Sports such as track and field, gymnastics and wrestling involve a healthy weight component to be competitive. It is important that parents emphasize the importance of practicing and training in a healthy manner.

3. Adolescents with anorexia or bulimia will likely display warning signs. Adolescents with anorexia are often very driven and high achievers. Warning signs that can be displayed include weight loss, avoidance of activities and friends, and anxiety about gaining weight or feeling "fat."

Individuals with bulimia may not be as recognizable by weight loss, but often experience dramatic weight fluctuations. They may also try to hide purging behaviors by running water while in the restroom or brushing teeth several times a day. They may also display cuts or scrapes on their knuckles and dental problems.

4. Families play an important role in recovery.
Studies show that by intervening when they see a problem and integrating recovery-focused behaviors into family life, families can become agents of change for their children in eating disorders recovery.

5. Eating disorders will often go hand-in-hand with other diseases. Anorexia and bulimia can occur alongside mood disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse, as well as a number of other behavioral conditions. Recovery is possible with early intervention and proper treatment.

Eating Recovery Center's newest behavioral hospital is led by a nationally recognized expert in child and adolescent eating disorders, Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAED, CEDS. Dr. Bermudez serves as the hospital's new medical director of child and adolescent services. The hospital operates under the direction of Dr. Weiner, and Eating Recovery Center's chief clinical officer, Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS.

Eating Recovery Center, a Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, is located at 8140 E. 5th Ave., Denver, Colo., and is now accepting patients from across the country.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is a national center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia and bulimia. Denver-based facilities include a licensed behavioral hospital treating adults, an outpatient office and a facility treating children and adolescents. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner and Emmett Bishop, and the newest additions to our leadership team - Drs. Craig Johnson and Ovidio Bermudez, our collaborative programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults. Our integrated program offers patients from across the country a continuum of care that includes inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

Friday, January 21, 2011

Timberline Knolls Partners with Screening for Mental Health

Timberline Knolls Partners With National Organization Screening for Mental Health to Provide Eating Disorder Screenings on College Campuses

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an initiative to increase student understanding about eating disorders and help absorb the extra demand placed on college counselors, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has teamed with Screening for Mental Health (SMH) and founder Doug Jacobs, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical and also president and CEO of SMH, to become a major national supporter of the organization's on-campus screening program, CollegeResponse.

The Timberline Knolls/CollegeResponse partnership plans to increase the number of college students obtaining screenings for eating disorders, either in person or online through the CollegeResponse website. This partnership coincides with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week taking place February 20-26. The National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP), developed by SMH, is typically utilized by colleges and universities around this time. The NEDSP educates and screens students for eating disorders and connects those at-risk with local resources.

Eating disorders among college students are a serious health concern. With consequences ranging from chronic health problems to death, many who suffer from eating disorders will often do their best to conceal them. "College is a time when eating disorders present themselves," said Dr. Dennis. "While the start of college is usually a memorable event for many young people, for others, it can be a stressful period that triggers a dangerous battle with an eating disorder, making this work, spearheaded by SMH, all the more critical and necessary to educate and ultimately save lives."

Screening for Mental Health (SMH) programs—provided both in-person and online—educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol use disorders, and suicide. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, located near Chicago, is a leading private residential treatment center for eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and mood disorders, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder.

SOURCE Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jenni Schaefer, author, songwriter, singer and recovered ED Sufferer, Releases New CD

Jenni Schaefer's long-awaited CD is finally here! Capturing her healing journey in Nashville, Tennessee, this alternative country/pop CD includes 7 songs that were written and produced by Jenni and hit songwriters in Nashville. The CD includes the popular singles from her books, "Life Without Ed" (from Life Without Ed) and "It's Okay to be Happy" (from Goodbye Ed, Hello Me). Jenni's music has helped many people to stay on the path of recovery and is often used by professionals in groups.

To purchase CD, click here. (Scroll toward bottom of page.)

CD Song list:

1 I Miss Me
2 I Didn't Even Have to Pray
3 She Blames Herself
4 Life Without Ed
5 Dancin' in the Light
6 It's Okay to be Happy
7 Forever For Awhile

What people are saying about Jenni's music:

I can't tell you how many years I have waited for a CD of this nature. I have used Jenni's music in my therapy groups and can definitively say that it has touched many lives and has been a catalyst for change.
-Lynette Taylor, MT-BC, Music Therapist, Center for Change in Orem, UT

I love to listen to "Its Okay To Be Happy" when I'm feeling down, because it always lifts me up!
-Lanie from Sheboygan, WI

Jenni's songs cut to the heart of what really matters when living a soul-filled life. Through them she offers up an invitation to actually feel the sensations of authentic, embodied joy that come with freedom, recovery, and wholeness!
- Anita Johnston, Ph.D., Author of Eating in the Light of the Moon

After I played Jenni's music for the support group, I got this message: "I just wanted to thank you so much for playing that song. Music moves me like nothing else, and Jenni has a great voice. I have been dancing to 'It's Okay to be Happy!'"
-Kris Shock, Facilitator, ANAD Support Group and Executive Director/Founder, SOAR

Jenni's music keeps me motivated when all seems to be hopeless.
-Robert from Washington, D.C.

Jenni's song ("Life Without Ed") is full of hope, peace, and truth. It gave me the inspiration I needed to push through another day. I often listen to the song when I feel trapped in Ed's lies and am comforted knowing that life without Ed can be a reality.
-Kelly from Houston, TX

I've been playing "Life Without ED" for my patients during sessions. I can see it touch their souls.
-Marcia Herrin, Ed.D, MPH, RD, LD, nutritionist and co-author of the Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders

To listen to several songs, click here.


Check out more Creative Artistic Expression regarding Eating Disorders on the Eating Disorder Hope website!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eating Disorders Coalition Announces New President - Lisa Linfield, Ph.D.

Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) announces Board Leadership for 2011

For Immediate Release

David Jaffe
Executive Director, EDC

(Washington, DC – January 14, 2011) The Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) announced today that it has chosen Lisa Lilenfeld, Ph.D., a Fellow at the Academy for Eating Disorders, as President of the EDC, effective January 1, 2011 for a two year term. Lilenfeld had served on the EDC Board of Directors for two years.

On her election to Chair of the Board Lilenfeld commented, “After dedicating my career to the treatment and research of eating disorders for the past 20 years, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make a much greater impact than I ever thought possible as an individual clinician, researcher or educator. I am fortunate to have come on board with the EDC after many years of their hard work creating the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders (FREED) Act, which is now steadily gaining support in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.”

Also elected as Officers of the 2011-2012 Board were Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., M.P.H. R.D. of The Emily Program as Vice Chair & Secretary and Gail R. Schoenbach of The Gail R. Schoenbach/F.R.E.E.D. Foundation as Treasurer.

The EDC Board additionally welcomes two new Board Members, Seham El-Diwany, M.D. who also serves on the Board of the Eating Disorders Resources Center and is a Pediatrician in California as well as Johanna Kandel, Executive Director and Founder of the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder and a former EDC Junior Board for the past two years. Commenting on their appointments, Lilenfeld said, “ Dr. Seham El-Diwany and Ms. Johanna Kandel both offer tremendous dedication and enthusiasm, each with unique experience to further our mission. Dr. El-Diwany, a pediatrician, has educated practitioners on the west coast on the front-lines about eating disorders. Ms. Kandel is a successful author and grass roots leader in educating the public about eating disorders, having conducted successful state-level lobbying efforts to improve education, prevention and treatment of those with eating disorders.”

Re-elected to the Board were Sam Menaged, J.D., of the Renfrew Center, Kitty Westin, M.A. from The Emily Program Foundation, and Ted Weltzin, M.D. from Rogers Memorial Hospital.

Anticipating a successful upcoming year as Chair of the EDC, Lilenfeld has hope for the FREED Act, “With sustained effort, I believe that we will be successful in passing this legislation, which will have enormous impact in improving access to appropriate care, training professionals in our field, and funding research that is so badly needed. It has been too far too long that patients and their families needlessly suffer due to treatment denial, inadequate treatment or inability to find treatment, and researchers are allocated a tiny fraction of the funding designated for the study of diseases that are no more prevalent and no more devastating than eating disorders. I am honored to serve in a role where I can work side-by-side with tireless board members who have long been committed to making FREED a reality.

About the EDC

The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action is working in Washington, D.C., to increase awareness, educate policymakers, and promote understanding about the disabling and life-threatening effects of eating disorders. Our mission is to advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) National Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2011

Firesky Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, AZ

For more information including the agenda, CEU information, and to register on-line visit:

**NEW THIS YEAR** Separate tracks for treatment providers and individuals/families.

In the spirit of continuing BEDA’s mission to build a community of those struggling and seeking mutual support, education, and encouragement, the 2011 conference will dedicate an entire track to individuals with BED, compulsive/emotional overeating, food addiction, and weight concerns. All, including spouses, family members, and friends are welcome.

The BEDA conference is appropriate for academics, clinicians, providers of health care and support services, health profession students, school and university counselors, advocates, and affected individuals and their family/friends.

More women and men struggle with binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, food addiction and obesity concerns than with anorexia and bulimia combined. The need to share knowledge and build a community of support is critical to better understanding and supporting those who are struggling. DO NOT MISS this important and groundbreaking conference.


Read about additional 2011 eating disorder awareness/prevention and
training events at :

Monday, January 17, 2011

Remuda Ranch Offers Eating Disorder Treatment Professionals Training in 2011

January 28
Remuda Ranch presents: Mind, Mood and Food: Integrating Neurochemistry and Nutrition with Eating Disorders,by Dr. Ralph Carson

4.5 CEs; Time 10 a.m. ­ 3 p.m.
Austin, TX; Maggiano¹s Little Italy (Amerone Room)
10910 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758 Register

February 11- Remuda Ranch presents Mind, Mood and Food: Integrating Neurochemistry and Nutrition with Eating Disorders by Dr. Ralph Carson.
Memphis, TN; 4.5 CEs; Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton (formally Park Place Hotel)
5877 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TX 38119 Register

February 18
Remuda Ranch presents: Moving from Theory to Practice in Eating Disorder Treatment: An Integrative Approach

Presented by Dr. Dena Cabrera and Dr. Kevin Wandler
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.@ The Comfort Inn, Banquet & Conference Center; 622 Allegan Highway,Plainwell, Michigan 49080 Register

March 10 ­ 12, 2011
Remuda Ranch Marquee Host @ Summit for Clinical Excellence
Treating the iGeneration: Advanced Counseling Techniques for Helping Adolescents and Families

Chicago, IL Register
Top Remuda Speakers: Dr. Dena Cabrera and Dr. Kevin Wandler
The conference location is at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza Hotel

Sunday, January 16, 2011

PSA Contest Deadline Extended Entries Accepted through Midnight February 9th, 2011

Visit for more information!

What better way to educate college students about eating disorders than getting their help to deliver the message? The CollegeResponse® Team believes peer to peer messages can have a greater impact within the campus community. We are sponsoring a contest to get college students to produce an original 30 second public service announcement (PSA) about the risks and dangers of eating disorders.

Winning entries will be used as part of this year's National Eating Disorders Screening Program® campaign, and students will compete to win a prize of up to $500. It's creative, fun and students can learn through the process, while developing a tool that has a positive impact on their peers.

Please share this website with students, faculty and staff. On the website you will find a flyer and press release to print and post in the counseling office, around campus, and forward to others.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact Leigh Quirk at


Jason Marshall and Leigh Quirk

CollegeResponse Team

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eating Disorder Professional Quarterly Networking Event - Hosted by Rader Programs

Our next event will be held on January 20th, 2011 from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at the Residence Inn in Oxnard (Torrey Pines Room). Join us for networking, coffee, bagels and to meet our new Clinical Director, Daniel. Tours of the hospital are available immediately following the event. Please include your desire to tour in rsvp.
Please RSVP by January 15th to Bridget Loves: or 310.883.4135
Rader Programs is proud to announce it's NEW Clinical Director, Daniel Rozdial, L.M.F.T.

Daniel Rozdial holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Mr. Rozdial has treated patients in both residential and intensive outpatient eating disorder programs and has run a successful private practice in working with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

Daniel has worked in the Eating Disorder field for several years and is an active member of the National Eating Disorder Association, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Please join us in welcoming Daniel to our team!

For more information about our team members, please visit our website:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Don't miss this excellent free teleconference tonight!

Free Teleconference - "Family Healing & Communication"…An educational program for families with Dr. Kim Dennis & Dr. Stan Selinger of Timberline Knolls
Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Time: 8:00PM to 9:15PM CST (9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific)
Location: Teleconference - Register at

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP WITH THOM RUTLEDGE - “What you can really do about your eating disorder."

One Day workshop with Thom Rutledge Time: January 22, 2011 from 9am to 5pm
The Hilton Hotel Arlington
Organized By:

Event Description:
A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP WITH THOM RUTLEDGE“What you can really do about your eating disorder.”Saturday • January 22, 20119:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.The Hilton ArlingtonFee: $225EARLY RESGISTRATION PRICE: $195(if paid by Friday, January 14th)To register, email thomrutledge@earthlink.netwith “Arlington” in the subject line.Payment is required when you register. All but $50 of the fee is refundable until one week before the workshop.
Thom will teach us how to put his INTRApersonal approach into practice in our day-to-day recovery. The day will be a blend of Thom’s explanations about his work, demonstrations with participants and some therapeutic group exercises. No one attending will be required to do anything she does not want to do. The top priority in all of Thom’s workshops is establishing a safe environment for his participants. Second priority: offer you a model of eating disorder recovery that will really make a difference in your life.
Click here for the flier with all the details: DallasFlier_2010.pdf
See more details and RSVP on MentorCONNECT:
About MentorCONNECT
MentorCONNECT is a place where those in recovery from eating disorders can connect with mentors and peers for support.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Attention: Los Angeles Eating Disorder Treatment Professionals

Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program invites medical and health professionals to attend our special four month series of lunch workshops.

First Monday of every month, 12noon to 1pm @ 9911 West Pico Blvd., Suite 720, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Call 310-277-2682 for reservations or more information. View flyer at

~More About the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program~

Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program for Adults & Adolescents

9911 West Pico Blvd, Suite 720,
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Adults: 310-277-2682
Adolescents: 310-402-5427

We offer hope to you and your loved ones. Nonprofit, low-fee and comprehensive.

  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Adolescent Outpatient Treatment
  • Saturday Support Group
  • Weight Loss Support Group

Program Overview: The Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program is a nonprofit that offers low fee, comprehensive, outpatient services with an emphasis on working with the entire person. Individualized treatment plans may include individual, group and family therapy, psychodynamic and cognitive behavorial groups, nutritional counseling, art therapy, weight loss support and yoga. We also provide a Saturday support group for those who require less intensive treatment. Our professional staff consists of licensed psychologists and psychotherapists, pre- and post-doctoral interns, certified art therapists, registered dietitians and certified yoga teachers. We coordinate patient care with outside professionals including psychotherapists, psychiatrists and medical doctors and insurance companies. Our goal is to help you discover the hidden meaning behind your eating disorder, differentiate between physical and psychological hunger, heal the past, and develop skills that will help you create a happy and healthy future. We treat all forms of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating and exercise addiction. Susan B. Krevoy, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice since 1980. The Eating Disorders Program at the Wright Institute Los Angeles has been serving the community since 2000. Payment Options: cash/check, sliding scale, credit card, insurance (Most insurance plans may cover some of the treatment costs. The Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program will work with clients and their insurance companies to determine eligibility and treatment payment options.)

View Susan B. Krevoy Program @ Eating Disorder Specialist Library

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Free Teleconference - "Family Healing & Communication"…An educational program for families by Timberline Knolls

Date: Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Time: 8:00PM to 9:15PM CST (9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific)

Location: Teleconference - Register at

Who Can This Help?

  • Families or friends who desire to support a loved one seeking recovery
  • Anyone battling an addiction or eating disorder who seeks better communication with their loved ones
  • Physicians, therapists and other professionals who work with patients or families suffering with an eating disorder, substance abuse, depression or co-occurring disorders

What Will The Program Discuss?

An eating disorder or substance abuse can leave family members and friends hesitant or fearful about communicating with a loved one who is seeking recovery at a treatment center or rehab facility.

This free program will discuss the importance of concurrent healing and recovery for friends and family. Family healing allows parents, spouses, siblings and others to be a supportive and appropriate source of strength for their loved one throughout the recovery process. The best way families can support their loved ones is by learning how to take care of themselves and engaging in their own process of recovery.

Dr. Dennis and Dr. Selinger are the Medical Director and Family Therapy Coordinator, respectively, at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. They are nationally recognized experts in treatment for eating disorders, alcoholism and drug addiction, and vocal advocates for inclusion of family members in the recovery process.

Sponsors: MentorConnect, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

About Dr. Kim Dennis

Dr. Dennis, the Medical Director of Timberline Knolls, is a nationally known board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in treating addictions, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. She believes in a holistic perspective in the practice of psychiatry, incorporating biological, psycho-social and spiritual approaches for individually treatment programs for residents. Dr. Dennis completed her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and her psychiatry residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, serving as chief resident. During her training, she was part of the multi-disciplinary eating disorders team specializing in treating adolescents with eating disorders and their families. She is a member of the American Medical Association, Academy for Eating Disorders, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American Society for Addiction Medicine. As a guest expert and medical consultant, Dr. Dennis has provided expertise on many numerous national TV and radio shows, in print media and at industry-related professional conferences.

About Dr. Stan Selinger

Dr. Selinger became Family Therapy Coordinator in November 2010, which represented a natural progression for him after nearly five years of continuous contribution to the residents at Timberline Knolls and more than 30 years of experience within the field. In addition to family therapy sessions at TK, he co-developed and co-facilitates the Multi-Family Group program where families learn from each other and discuss significant issues, and are supported by hearing how other families go through the recovery process. He also oversees the Family Dynamic Group where residents learn about issues related to families and how to better relate to their own. Prior to his start at Timberline Knolls, he served as Clinical Director at a cancer support center and also co-directed the successful effort for a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant on the Quality of Working Life. As a result of this work, he was asked to serve as a consultant to the 1981 presidential inauguration and to review national health care issues with members of Congress. A New York City native, Dr. Selinger received his doctorate in psychology and master’s degree from Ohio State University. He has presented at many professional conferences around the country and has been published repeatedly in professional journals.

About MentorConnect

MentorConnect is a global online eating disorders mentoring community.

About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is one of the leading private residential treatment centers for eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma, with or without a dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorder or addiction. Expert treatment staff offers a nurturing environment of recovery for women and girls (ages 12 and older) on a 43-acre campus in suburban Chicago. Women and families seeking Christian treatment have the option of working with a dedicated Christian therapist.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: February 20-26, 2011

National Eating Disorders Association Awareness Week

“It’s Time to Talk about It” during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 20-26, 2011. Join the nation’s largest eating disorders outreach effort by committing to do just one thing to start the conversation in your community. NEDA provides tons of free and discount resources, fun activity ideas and much more! Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference.

Volunteers Needed for Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Study

Researchers at the Center for Overcoming Problem Eating at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are conducting a placebo-controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of a research medication in the outpatient treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa. Eligible participants will be offered 16 weeks of medication (active or inactive) and medical monitoring by a psychiatrist. All treatment will be provided at no cost to you. If you are 18-55 years of age, have anorexia nervosa, and are able to attend treatment in Pittsburgh, you may be eligible to participate. Please call 412-246-5930 for more information.


Learn more about research being conducted to better understand and treat eating disorders at:

Mentor Connect, Rice University and Center for Change offer eating disorder recovery conference

For Immediate Release

“Reaching out on the Road to Recovery”

MentorCONNECT, Center For Change and Rice University team together to provide an evening of information and discussion about eating disorders mentoring and treatment for full recovery.

(Houston, TX, January 4, 2011) - On Thursday, February 3, 2011, MentorCONNECT in partnership with the Center for Change will be hosting an afternoon/evening conference for all those interested in learning about the wide variety of eating disorder support services available both locally and nationally

This free event will be held in Keck Hall 100 at Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX on Thursday, February 3 from 4:00-9:00pm with featured speakers, a Q&A panel discussion and a book signing. Light refreshments will be served and parking is available. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will be provided for attendees courtesy of Our Lady of the Lake University-Houston.

The first portion of the conference will be conducted by Dr. Michael Berrett, who will speak about the clinical importance of setting up a support structure for patients throughout the recovery lifecycle. As President, CEO and Co-Founder of Center for Change, Dr. Berrett has served on several professional boards, co-authored several books and speaks all over the country in support of eating disorder treatment and recovery. Dr. Berrett received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Brigham Young University in 1996 and dedicates his professional life to helping others navigate with wisdom and peace.

Shannon Cutts, Executive Director for MentorCONNECT, author (“Beating ANA: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back”) and survivor of a fifteen-year battle with anorexia and bulimia will speak to the general community about the benefits of mentoring and how supportive peer-to-peer relationships can serve as a critical recovery maintenance tool.

The evening’s keynote speaker, Jenni Schaefer, is an internationally known author (“Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” and “Life Without Ed”) and speaker whose work has helped to change the face of recovery from eating disorders. Her message before live audiences, on television and in print has brought a world of hope to men and women seeking real solutions. “I want people who struggle with eating disorders to know it is possible to move from being ‘in recovery’ to being ‘fully recovered’.”

Following the presentations, featured speakers will be available for book signing.

For more information and featured speaker interviews, please contact: Alison Smela (

More about MentorCONNECT: This event is hosted by Houston’s own MentorCONNECT, the first global eating disorders mentoring organization. Based in Houston since its inception in September 2007, MentorCONNECT now has a presence in all 50 USA states as well as 15 countries, and has sponsored free events featuring such notable authors and speakers as Thom Rutledge, Kirsten Haglund, Dr. Carolyn Becker, Dr. Kenneth Weiner, June Alexander, Michelle Lelwica, Drs. Kimberly Dennis and Stan Selinger, Cheryl Kerrigan, Andrea Roe, Dena Cabrera, PsyD, Dr. Michael Berrett, Jeanette Henriques, Doris Smeltzer, and others.

More about The Center for Change: This event is sponsored by the Center for Change, which has been a specialized eating disorder treatment center since 1994. Our specialty is the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating, and we have developed and refined a complete program over these nine years that addresses every aspect of recovery for an adolescent or an adult woman suffering with an eating disorder. At Center for Change we provide comprehensive treatment for every contributing factor in a woman's illness, so that when she leaves the Center, she can look forward to a happy life without an eating disorder and without the underlying contributors to the illness.

More About Rice University: Based in Houston, TX, Rice University's small size allows personal interaction between students and professors, while our eminent faculty foster the intellectual excitement of a major research university. At Rice, undergraduates at all levels participate in cutting-edge research with world-class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. Premier architecture and music professors enhance classroom experiences with their exceptional talent and artistry. A Rice education offers personal involvement and excellence in programs that prepare graduates for a changing world.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Attention: Eating Disorder Treatment Professionals - Join Rader Programs for Networking Event

Our next event will be held on January 20th, 2011 from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at the Residence Inn in Oxnard (Torrey Pines Room). Join us for networking, coffee, bagels and to meet our new Clinical Director, Daniel. Tours of the hospital are available immediately following the event. Please include your desire to tour in rsvp.
Please RSVP by January 15th to Bridget Loves: or 310.883.4135
Rader Programs is proud to announce it's NEW Clinical Director, Daniel Rozdial, L.M.F.T.

Daniel Rozdial holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Mr. Rozdial has treated patients in both residential and intensive outpatient eating disorder programs and has run a successful private practice in working with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups.

Daniel has worked in the Eating Disorder field for several years and is an active member of the National Eating Disorder Association, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Please join us in welcoming Daniel to our team!

For more information about our team members, please visit our website: