The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast

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September 19, 2018  

Dr Adele LaFrance: Emotion Focused Family Therapy

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In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Dr Adele LaFrance about Emotion Focused Family Therapy in eating disorder treatment. 

Links to resources:

www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/resources

August 2, 2018  

Recovery Stories: Blue Milk

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In this podcast, Tabitha talks to a guy in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder

July 17, 2018  

Recovery Stories: Connection and Advocacy

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This weeks podcast is a conversation with Aimee Becker on recovery, connection, and advocacy

 

Aimee Becker is the Chief Operating Officer of the Gaudiani Clinic. She spent 10 years dedicating herself to developing the infrastructure for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Inspired to join the field through her own recovery, Aimee joined Carolyn Costin when Monte Nido was only a six bed residential facility, as the Program Coordinator. Progressing to Director of Operations and then Chief Compliance Officer, Aimee oversaw Monte Nido & Affiliates’ expansion into six states. In addition to her strong commitment to superb programmatic and operational functioning, Aimee developed a deep engagement with the therapeutic values and processes inherent to the world of eating disorder treatment. Through years of leading groups on gender and sexuality at Monte Nido, Aimee further developed her fundamental belief in client-centered goals, a narrative approach to therapy, and the idea that the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem. She is developing training on queer competency for eating disorder professionals, highlighting non-binary constructs of gender and sexuality and non-assumptive models of therapeutic engagement. 

 

Links and resources: 

 
Elizabeth Cooper - Queer Body Love Series
 
Gender Wisdom Self-Test for Therapists : (S. Baker & W. Basil, 2017) 
June 20, 2018  

June Alexander: Recovery as an adult, and writing.

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This week I talk to June Alexander, who was in her fifties when she fully recovered from long-term anorexia. 

June's personal bio:

I  love sharing my writing passion by helping people with eating disorder experience to tell their stories.  I believe everyone has a story to tell and the way it is told makes all the difference. When you have had, or have an illness, the story creation process can help you to see that your life counts because it involves being an observer as well as participant of your experiences. I offer guidance and mentoring in achieving these outcomes. Following a long newspaper career as reporter, sub-editor and editor, I wrote my memoir, which explores the effect of developing restrictive anorexia nervosa at age 11, and how this severe illness shaped my life. This led to a further nine books on eating disorders and a PhD in Creative Writing, focusing on the therapeutic value of non-fiction writing in recovery. I run group workshops and work privately with individuals to record their narratives. I aim to and inspire hope at every age through story-telling. My website, The Diary Healer , which includes a weekly blog, delves more deeply into this aspect of my work. I offer a wealth of insight and wisdom and know what it means to experience and heal from an eating disorder and other traumas. My story-telling work has achieved global recognition, winning the Academy for Eating Disorders’ 2016 Meehan-Hartley Advocacy Award for public service and advocacy in the eating disorder field. I serve on national and international organisations in the mental health field and my mantra is ”there is hope at every age”. I live in Australia and am the proud mother of four children and grandmother to five children, and share my home with Norah Cat.

June 2, 2018  

Family support: is it appropriate for adults too?

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In this podcast I talk about my personal highlights from the ICED conference presentation that I was part this year with Rebecka Peeples, Rachel Millner and Therese Waterhaus. 

 

Rebecka Peebles

Rebecka Peebles, MD, is an Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Co-director of the Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Peebles is an assistant professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Prior to joining CHOP, she was an instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine's Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and was primarily involved with the Eating Disorders Program and the Center for Healthy Weight at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Peebles’ research interests focus on the health outcomes of disordered eating in adolescents of diverse weight ranges, and how the Internet can be used as a vector to both help and harm young people as they try to approach a healthy weight. Her most recent work has been funded by the American Heart Association.

 

Rachel Milner

Dr. Millner is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania.  She graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology (now Alliant International University) in San Diego and completed an APA (American Psychological Association) approved internship at the University of Buffalo.
Dr. Millner completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.  

Dr. Millner is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists and the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.  

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Millner has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently teaching at Gwynedd Mercy College. 

Dr. Millner's website: http://www.rachelmillner.com/aboutus.php

 

Therese Waterhaus

Therese has been a Registered Dietitian for nearly 30 years, she completed her doctoral degree in nutrition biochemistry, studying vitamin D and bone metabolism. She has been in private practice for over 9 years and has been involved in the eating disorder community for over 15 years. Her goal is to bring to the local community the most recent information about eating disorders. 

Therese's website: http://www.willamettenutritionsource.com/

March 23, 2018  

Podcast: Study shows diet talk and behaviour passes down through generations

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In this podcast Tabitha Farrar talks to Jerica Berge about a new study illistrating how diet talk and encouragement to diet can be passed down through generations

Parent Encouragement to Diet From Adolescence Into Adulthood May Cause Intergenerational Harm

Study: http://www.practiceupdate.com/content/parent-encouragement-to-diet-from-adolescence-into-adulthood-may-cause-intergenerational-harm/65474

  • In this longitudinal study 556 adolescents were surveyed when in school and again after 15 years in adulthood and/or parenthood to evaluate the association between parental encouragement to diet in adolescence and health outcomes in adult life. Significant association was observed between parent encouragement to diet in adolescence and an increased risk of overweight or obesity, dieting, binge eating, unhealthy weight control behaviors, and lower body satisfaction in adulthood. In addition, the authors noted an intergenerational transmission of encouragement to diet in the home environment.

  • Clinicians should inform parents about the potentially harmful and enduring outcomes associated with encouraging their children to diet.

 

 

Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Berge is both a behavioral medicine clinician and researcher. Dr. Berge is a licensed mental health therapist and supervisor who specializes in integrated care and community-based partnerships to address family health issues. She has developed and evaluated several family-focused models of care within family medicine clinics including, group prenatal care for high risk pregnant mothers, integrated care clinic, and childhood obesity prevention and treatment interventions via well-child visits. Dr. Berge is one of the most cited authors on family dynamics and childhood health with over 100 publications and book chapters and 300 presentations. She has an impressive funding trajectory including K12, R21, R03, R56, and R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health.

March 2, 2018  

Recovery Stories: Recovery with kids

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In this podcast, Tabitha Farrar talks to an adult in recovery from anorexia who has young children. We talk about things children pick up on, dealing with children when you are going through recovery stress, and ways of talking to young children about eating disorders. 

February 1, 2018  

Recovery Stories: How allowing my parents to refeed me saved my life

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In this episode, I talk to "Simon's Cat" a woman in recovery from anorexia. She shares her story about going back home to live with her parents for 3 months in order to start her recovery and get though the thoughest parts of the refeeding process. 

 

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January 26, 2018  

Rachel Millner: School Dinner Policing, BMI Report Cards, and the importance of a HAES approach for kids

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In this episode, Tabitha talks to the wonderful Rachel Millner about fat-phobia in schools:

  • BMI report cards
  • School dinner policing
  • Health at Every Size
  • Body Diversity
  • Fat-phobia 
  • How to trust kids to eat

Here is a list of useful books from Rachel

Ellyn Satter- Any of her books

Amanda’s Big Dream by Judith Matz

Body Respect by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor (this is a more general book-not specific to kids, but gives a really good foundation of Health at Every Size®

Shapesville by Andy Mills

Your Body is Awesome by Sigrun Danielsdottir

Kathy Kater’s “health bodies” curriculum

Born to Eat by Wendy Jo Peterson

How to Be Comfortable in Your own Feathers by Julia Cook

Todd Parr- has several books

https://www.amightygirl.com/

December 8, 2017  

Event Restriction

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In this podcast Tabitha talks about what she refers to as "event restriction." 

Event restriction is when you anticipate eating more or resting at an event or time in the future, and therefore try to create a "buffer" by restricting more or compensating more via exercise in preparation. 

Event restriction never works. Most people find that is actually makes eating and resting harder, so ironically you struggle even more when you actually get to the big day. Most commonly people event restriction in preparation for Christmas and the festive season. 

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November 7, 2017  

Dear Doctor …

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People with eating disorders, parents, and doctors share what they think doctors should know about eating disorders. 

 

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August 18, 2017  

Anorexia recovery while managing a young family.

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Recovery from Anorexia is often a time of heightened anxiety and stress. Managing recovery while looking after a young family is a reality for many adult sufferers. In this podcast Tabitha talks to an adult in recovery, Erin, about managing recovery with young children. 

About Erin:

I am 36, and have lived in Colorado my entire life. I currently live in Highlands Ranch and have two children, 11 and 6. I have been married for 15 years. I studied sociology, philosophy and women's studies in college. I have struggled with issues around food and body image since I was a preteen. My eating disorder became severe at the age of 33. I want to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and weights understand that they can indeed develop this illness and that it is a life threatening disorder that needs to be taken seriously. I hope my experience can help others know they are not alone if they are struggling to recover while also being a parent. 

 

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