2020 iaedp™ Symposium to Present Workshop: Binge Eating Disorder Vs. Emotional Eating: When Do We Treat Overeating?

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At the 2020 iaedp Symposium interactive workshop, Binge Eating Disorder Vs. Emotional Eating: When Do We Treat Overeating, participants will learn how to effectively treat binge eating disorder while supporting clients to have a healthy relationship with food, which may include emotional eating as an appropriate response to life circumstances.

Many people use the terms "binge eating" and "emotional eating” interchangeably, not knowing there are distinct differences. Even though binge eating and emotional eating can be similar, knowing when to treat clients for overeating is a crucial counseling skill. At the 2020 iaedp Symposium interactive workshop, Binge Eating Disorder Vs. Emotional Eating: When Do We Treat Overeating, participants will learn how to effectively treat binge eating disorder while supporting clients to have a healthy relationship with food, which may include emotional eating as an appropriate response to life circumstances.

Slated for March 26 – 29 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, the 2020 iaedp™ Symposium will offer this workshop on opening day from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. as well as over 70 other presentations and networking events. More than 1,000 eating disorder treatment professionals are expected to attend the annual conference. For more information, visit iaedp.com.

According to primary presenter, Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S, Binge Eating Disorder is under-diagnosed and under-treated. Many people often interchange binge eating with the term emotional eating, not realizing or accepting an eating disorder diagnosis.

Binge Eating Disorder is on the rise, estimated to affect about five percent of the total population. This statistic dramatically increases to 30 percent of individuals seeking weight management interventions.

McGurk’s session will focus on behavioral health interventions and medical nutrition therapy for the treatment of binge eating disorder, while redefining emotional eating as being a positive outlet in a client’s life. The session also will focus on the many subjective definitions of emotional eating, including when emotional eating is truly Binge Eating Disorder that deserves eating disorder treatment. True emotional eating will be presented as a coping skill for healthcare professionals to use with their clients to enhance a client’s life.

The workshop presentation team of McGurk and Elyssa Toomey RDN, RYT will help healthcare professionals better understand best care practices for Binge Eating Disorder that may include some appropriate emotional eating to a client’s life circumstances.

McGurk is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from eating disorders and to support other dietitians to build a business specializing in eating disorders and intuitive eating. She is the owner of the group private practice Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY and is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Clinical Supervisor. McGurk created the business, Pursuing Private Practice, to help other dietitians build an intuitive eating private practice. She is the podcast host of Pursuing Private Practice.

Toomey is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She specializes in eating disorder recovery and intuitive eating and is an Associate Dietitian at Eat With Knowledge.

About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.

The Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; Focus Treatment Centers; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; Silver Hill Hospital and Walden Behavioral Care.

The 2020 iaedp™ Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsors: ViaMar Health, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, Simple Practice and Transcend ED.

More information about all aspects regarding iaedp™ and its 2020 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

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