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July 24, 2018  

Recovery stories: Cannabis and eating disorder recovery

In this week's podcast, Tabitha talks Sophia — a person currrently in recovery — about medical use of cannabis in recovery from anorexia. 

July 17, 2018  

Recovery Stories: Connection and Advocacy

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) 
July 9, 2018  

Fiona Willer: Weight stigma, lifestyle assumptions, and how to spot a true HAES practitioner

Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, is the author of 'The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Dietitians', and co-author of 'The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors'. Her business, Health, Not Diets, provides online and face-to-face training and workshops for health professionals in the non-diet approach. Fiona's background includes clinical dietetics, private practice and university lecturing in nutrition and dietetics. She is currently conducting PhD research into HAES ® use in dietetics. As an advocacy leader in this field, she represented Australia in contributing to the HAES graduate curriculum for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), and has been an invited speaker at DAA, SDA, ANZAED, DC events and presented at a variety of academic conferences Fiona is a proud member of the DAA, current Vice-President International of ASDAH, and executive member of HAES Australia. Find her online at FionaWiller.comUnpackingWeightScience.com, and HealthNotDiets.com.

 
Relevant links: 
Unpacking Weight Science: www.UnpackingWeightScience.com 
Health Not Diets (resources for health professionals in the Non-Diet Approach): www.healthnotdiets.com
Twitter and Instagram: @FionaWiller
Facebook: HealthNotDiets
July 2, 2018  

HAES Series: Going deep with Deb Burgard

Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED* is a psychologist and activist from the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in concerns about body image, eating, weight stigma, and relationships. She is also one of the founders of the Health at Every Size(r) model, the original BodyPositive.com website, and the Show Me the Data listserv, building communities where people can find each other and the resources to resist weight stigma, especially in medical and psychological treatment.  Her activism includes working with healthcare providers to integrate an understanding of the social determinants of health and creating interventions that address structural oppression and support stigma resistance.  She can be found at conferences sparking impromptu dance parties in the pool. 
 
Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders
 
Links: 
 
Poodle Science video                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H89QQfXtc-k
Review of HAES lit paper:          https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2014/983495/
 
 www.sizediversityandhealth.org The Association for Size Diversity and Health.
 
"What Is Wrong with the War on Obesity?"   http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244018772888