EDRS Hall of Fame Call for Nominations ends this Week:
This is the last week to submit your nominations for honorees in the 2018 EDRS Hall of Fame. The EDRS Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and honor the commitment and dedication of those key California professionals whose efforts reflect an outstanding contribution to the eating disorder field or those who have gone “above and beyond’  to make a difference through their substantial support of the goals and ideals in eating disorder recovery. The EDRS Board of Trustees will select recipients in the following categories based on your nominations:

~ Medical
~ Psychotherapy
~ Nutrition 
~ Research
~ Advocacy

Nominations will close December 8, 2017. Please click here to make your nomination.


Please join Eating Disorders Recovery Support (EDRS) for our annual conference weekend: Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone: Integrating Creativity, Research and Technology to Cultivate Connection. This year's conference will focus on treatment access for marginalized folks, blending evidence-based treatment with creativity and clinical intuition, emerging technologies in eating disorder treatment, and more.

Purchase tickets here.

The festivities begin with an EDRS Hall of Fame Awards Reception on Friday, January 26 featuring our honorees, heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine, live music, and dancing. All events will be hosted at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael. The all-day conference will follow on Saturday, January 27 with six CEUs.

Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00–9:00 pm
: EDRS Hall of Fame Awards & Welcoming  Reception

Saturday, January 27, 2018
8:00–9:00 am
: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:30 am: EDRS Welcoming Remarks
9:30–10:30 am: Keynote by Gloria Lucas: Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders?
10:30–10:45 am: Morning Break
10:45 am–12:15 pm: Breakout Sessions #1
A. Sand Chang, PhD: Transgender, Gender Affirming Care and Eating Disorder Treatment
B. Maria Chrisina, PhD: Evidence-Based Treatment Integration with Clinical Intuition
12:15–1:15 pm: Lunch
1:15–2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions #2
A. DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC: Eating Disorders, Trauma and EMDR
B. Jenna Tregarthen: Tech Panel - Ethical and Evidence-Based Implications of Emerging Technology in Eating Disorder Treatment 
2:45–3:00 pm: Afternoon Break
3:00–4:30 pm: Breakout Session #3
A. Ed Hamlin, PhD: Neurofeedback for Self-Regulation in Eating Disorder Treatment
B. Rachel Liger, MS, RD: Blending Nutrition with Therapy: The
Coached Family Meal and Individual Meal Support
4:30–5:00 pm: Closing Remarks
5:00 pm: Conference Adjourns

Event Pricing - Purchase tickets here.
Awards Reception: $50
Before December 13, 2017: $170* (includes six CEUs)
After December 13, 2017:
$195* (includes six CEUs)
Student/Intern/Resident Conference:
$50* (includes six CEUs)
*Conference ticket includes six CEU hours
More information (including refunds) is found online

Online registration is open
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:




~ Psychologist CEUs Pending ~


Center For Discovery is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for  Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone: Integrating Creativity, Research and Technology to Cultivate Connections. Center For Discovery maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for six (6) hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Christina Weiss, LMFT at 310-938-9729 or

EDRS has a limited number of hotel rooms reserved at a special rate for conference attendees at Embassy Suites San Rafael. Booking deadline December 28, 2017. To purchase your discounted room in the group block, please call 415-479-8800 or visit:

All proceeds from registrations for the 2018 EDRS Reception & Conference will go towards EDRS Treatment scholarship funds which help those in need of financial assistance for outpatient treatment.

We hope to see you in January!
- The EDRS Board


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