iaedp™ Symposium Reveals Critical Differences Between Binge Eating Disorder and Emotional Eating

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In the 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. Now in its 35th year, the 2020 iaedp™ Symposium will be held in Orlando at the Omni at ChampionsGate, from March 26-29. Nearly 70 presentations and events will occur over four days and will be attended by over 1,000 eating disorders professionals from around the world.

According to presenter, Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S, true emotional eating will be presented as a coping skill for healthcare professionals to use during treatment.

Often with addressing eating disorders, the terms "binge eating" and "emotional eating” are used interchangeably, yet 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. In the 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.

Now in its 35th year, the 2020 iaedp™ Symposium will be held in Orlando at the Omni at ChampionsGate, from March 26-29. Nearly 70 presentations and events will occur over four days and will be attended by over 1,000 eating disorders professionals from around the world.

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.

This presentation 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 the life of someone who suffers with the disease. 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.

According to presenter, Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S, true emotional eating will be presented as a coping skill for healthcare professionals to use during treatment.

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.

The presentation also will feature presenter, Elyssa Toomey, 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, a private practice in Nyack, NY.

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; Veritas Collaborative; 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, Transcend ED, Fairwinds Treatment Center and Monecatini.

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