Monday, September 12, 2011

Leading Experts on Trauma, Eating Disorders and Addiction Host Innovative Half-Day Conference in Philadelphia

TIMBERLINE KNOLLS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER LOGO    Timberline Knolls.  (PRNewsFoto/Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center)  CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES
CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls and Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment are hosting a complimentary half-day conference on trauma, eating disorders and addiction, 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in Philadelphia.  Nationally renowned experts include Kim Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, and Susan Merle Gordon, Ph.D., clinical program manager of the Mood & Eating Disorders Unit at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment.

"The conference will raise awareness of the common and deadly combinations of eating disorders that co-occur with substance abuse and trauma," said Dr. Dennis of Timberline Knolls.  "Women with eating disorders or substance abuse don't fully recover unless the underlying trauma is identified and healed. "
Dr. Dennis, a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in treating women and girls with eating disorders, addictions and co-occurring disorders, will discuss "Treating Trauma Beneath Eating Disorders."  Dr. Gordon, a licensed psychologist and published author in academic and clinical journals, will present on the topic of "Hidden Population: Co-Occurrence of Substance Use and Eating Disorders."

"The conference also will give therapists and other health care providers basic tools on how to identify and address these hidden issues with their clients and patients," said Dr. Gordon of Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment. "Our hospital offers a full range of services for males and females from adolescence through adulthood who suffer from eating disorders, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs." ...finish reading press release 

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