EDRS’ 2nd Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week Conference: 2008
EDRS, Center for Discovery and The Petaluma Health Care District kicked off national Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW) 2008 by sponsoring a free presentation for the families at the ANAD support group in Petaluma California.
Later that evening Buck described the Center for Discoverys’ programs, and presented on the topic of self injurious behaviors and the eating disordered client. One of the goals of EDRS Is to increase training in the field of eating disorders. Therapists, nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists, and medical personnel in attendance gained knowledge and awareness through the information Buck graciously provided pro-bono in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Photo above – left to right: Shawna Kelly, Marketing Director for CFD, Michelle Minero, Executive Director of EDRS, Buck Runyan, Chief Operations Officer for CFD, Barbara Murphy, PsychA, and ANAD group facilitator, and Joan Thompson, Eating Disorders Outreach Coordinator, and ANAD family group facilitator.
EDAW 2008 Event recaps:
Buck Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDA, Chief Operations Officer for the Center for Discovery will be presenting:
Healthy, Helpful Communication
A Developmental Approach to Treating Eating Disorder & Self Injurious Behaviors
An Evening of Empowerment with Michelle Minero and Imagine!, Center for Creativity and Healing – storytelling and enactment explore the core component of empowerment to recovery.
Sylvia Israel, MFT (MFC 31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, is the founder and director of IMAGINE! Center for Creativity and Healing and Bay Area Playback Theatre. She teaches at CIIS and maintains a private practice in San Francisco and Marin County. Michelle Minero, MFT is the Executive Director of Eating Disorders Resource Services. Michelle is responsible for the annual eating disorders awareness week events, and has a private practice specializing in eating disorders in Petaluma.
A Panel presentation: “Is Healing Possible?”
With: Pam Carlton MD Author of “Take Charge of Your Child’s Eating Disorder”
Michelle E. Minero MFT, Executive Director of Eating Disorders Recovery Services
Ronnie Benjamin RD Eating Disorder Specialist
Roberta Vink MFT Substance Abuse Specialist
A woman describes the past 7 years of freedom from bulimia
Cat Meehan recounts the journey of family and parental recovery
Darcy Meehan tells her story of healing from anorexia
“Soul Collage™” Journey to Recovery
Experience the “soul collage™” process. Art materials provided.