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Eating Disorders: State-of-the-Art Treatment

Fall 2017 Professional Symposium


Saturday, October 7, 2017



Follow the links for more information about this year's event:

2017 Symposium Details & Registration 

NEW this year! Half-Day Ethics Workshop

Keynote Speaker Bios 

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What is the CED Symposium?

The Center for Eating Disorders’ symposium was designed to bring cutting edge, innovative treatment knowledge and options to the health and mental health professionals caring for people with eating disorders.

Every 12-18 months, The Center for Eating Disorders invites professionals from across the country and the world, to join us in Baltimore, Maryland for a unique educational program that features international experts on the forefront of eating disorder treatment. This one-day, intensive training is designed to help attendees enhance treatment and improve outcomes for individuals with eating disorders. Continuing education credits are offered.

If you’d like to receive announcements or reminders about upcoming professional events, please join our mailing list and indicate that you are a treatment provider.

Visit our events page for current community events and additional professional education opportunities.

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CED’s most recent past symposia topics and featured presenters.  Click on the links to explore guest blog posts by the experts.

September 20, 2014
Eating Disorders: State of the Art Treatment

  • The Role of Shame and Compassion in the Development and Treatment of Eating Disorders
    KEN GOSS, Ph.D.
  • Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse: Practical Guidelines for Managing the Co-morbidity
  • Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders: New Applications
  • The Intersection of Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Helping our patients to get well and to stay well GLENN WALLER, DPhil, FAED


  • Compassion-Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders (CFT-E)
    Ken Goss, PhD
  • Eating Disorders & Borderline Personality Disorder: Clinical Tools for Addressing Global Dysregulation
    Amy Baker Dennis, PhD, FAED
  • Advanced Topics & Consultation in Family-Based Treatment
    Katharine Loeb, Ph.D.
  • Counseling Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients on Eating, Body Image and Weight
    James Mitchell, M.D., FAED
  • The Therapeutic Relationship: Our Most Important Therapeutic Tool or Our Most Overvalued Belief?
    Glenn Waller, DPhil, FAED


April 6, 2013
Eating Disorders: State of the Art Treatment

  • Nature & Nurture in Eating Disorders: The Science Every Clinician Needs to Know, Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D.
  • Making a Difference in Body Image, Carolyn B. Becker, Ph.D.
  • Adapting Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Binge Eating & Bulimia, Debra Safer, M.D.
  • Children & Adolescents with Eating Disorders are Not Mini-Adults: Challenges in Diagnosis and TreatmentBryan Lask, M.D.
  • More Similar Than Strange: The Power of “Normal” Explanations in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Kelly Vitousek, Ph.D.

April 21, 2012
Eating Disorders: State of the Art Treatment 

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Patients with Eating Disorders and Body Image, Kelly G. Wilson, PhD
  • Trauma and Eating Disorders: Updates & Advances in Managing the Complex Comorbidity, Timothy Brewerton, MD
  • Fat is a feeling: Emotion-focused therapy in the treatment of body image disparagement, Joanne Dolhanty, PhD
  • Eating Disorders in the Upcoming DSM-V: Why The Criteria Have Changed and What it Means for You and Your Patients, B. Timothy Walsh, MD
  • Accentuating the Positive and Enhancing Motivation to Change: Essential tools to help patients with eating disorders engage in treatment, Janet Treasure, PhD

September 25, 2010
Eating Disorders: State of the Art Treatment

April 18, 2009
Eating Disorders: State of the Art Treatment









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