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The 2018 EDRS Annual
& Hall of Fame Welcoming Reception 

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Please join Eating Disorders Recovery Support (EDRS) for our annual conference: 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.

The festivities begin with the 2018 EDRS Hall of Fame Awards Welcoming Reception on Friday, January 26 to honor and celebrate those who have made an impact in the eating disorder field (see below), featuring our honorees, heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine, live music, and dancing. The conference will follow on Saturday, January 27 with six CEUs. Both events will be hosted at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael.

2018 EDRS Hall of Fame Honorees 

~ Advocacy: Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED ~

~ Research: Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrick, PhD  ~


~ Medicine: Pamela Carlton, MD ~

~ Psychotherapy: Jackie Holmes, M.Ed., LMFT ~


~ Nutrition: Stephanie Brooks, MPH, RD, CEDRD  ~

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: Hosted Luncheon with Love Warriors Award*
1:15–2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions #2
A. DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC: The Treatment of Eating Disorders with 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,
CEDRDBlending Nutrition with Therapy: The Coached Family Meal and Individual Meal Support
4:30–5:00 pm: Closing Remarks
5:00 pm: Conference Adjourns

* This year's Love Warriors: 

Amy K Waddle 

Kara Miller

Conference Pricing - Register here.
Awards Reception: $50
Before January 5, 2018: $170*
After January 5, 2018: $195*
Student/Intern/Resident Conference: $50*
*Conference pricing includes six CEU hours and the luncheon 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:




Psychologist CEU sponsor:


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 registration proceeds 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 there!
- The EDRS Board

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