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. 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.

EDRS 2018 Conference - January 26 & 27 2018


Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00–9:00 pm : EDRS Hall of Fame Awards 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&2
A. Sand Chang, PhD: Transgender, Gender Affirming Care and Eating Disorder Treatment
B. Maria-Christina Stewart, PhD: Evidence-Based Treatment Integration with Clinical Intuition
12:15–1:15 pm: Lunch
1:15–2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions #3&4
A. DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC: ED, 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 #5&6
A. Ed Hamlin, PhD: Neurofeedback and Eeating Disorder
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 (Click on the green TICKETS button above to purchase)
Awards Reception: $50
Early Bird Conference (deadline December 13, 2017): $170* (includes 6 CEUs)
Conference (after December 13, 2017): $195* (includes 6 CEUs)
Student/Intern/Resident Conference: $50*
*Conference tickets include six CEUs


For funding our events so we can dedicate all funds from the conference registration to the EDRS Treatment and Prevention Scholarship Funds.

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




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Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc. is a Bay Area based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting community awareness of eating disorders, professional education and collaboration, and providing treatment scholarships to individuals that need financial assistance for treatment. If you would like to apply for a treatment scholarship, please see our Treatment Fund page. If you are interested in contributing a tax-deductible donation to support EDRS’ outreach and scholarship efforts, please go to our Donors page.

Dear Friends of EDRS,

As many of you know, over the last 10 years, EDRS has grown by leaps and bounds. Our conferences have evolved from local gatherings to nationally recognized events.

Our goal is to provide ongoing education, as well as opportunities for professional collaboration and outreach, in order to better address the needs of our local and regional communities. We hope to create opportunities to collaborate as a community and welcome your input and participation as we chart this new direction.

We are excited to announce our new Board: [See our new board members]

We are also excited to return to our full-scale annual conference in 2018!

Hope you can join us at our upcoming events,

Marcella M Raimondo, PhD, MPH (PSY#27037)
EDRS President

EDRS, Inc.

911 Lakeville Street, Suite 217
Petaluma, CA 94952
(415) 898-9839