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CE Opportunity October 4, 2019

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Friday, October 4, 2019 



Training Day Fee: $50.00

Student Fee: $25.00

Earn 7.5 Continuing Education Credits in ONE PLACE!

Obtain 7.5 CE credits* at the one day Austin EDucational Training Day this September in Austin, Texas!

This training brings together experts from diverse fields in the treatment of eating disorders to take a look at the Collaborative Model, incorporating siblings into treatment, managing nutritional needs, the effects of weight stigma, and how to be an affirming therapist. The training is complete with five plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and breakfast/lunch. Join therapists, nutritionists, students and recent graduates, and medical practitioners at this prestigious event featuring inspiring speakers from several nationally renowned treatment centers.

A sincere thank you to our sponsors : Alsana,  Center for Discovery, Eating Recovery Center,  Monte Nido & Affiliates, and Veritas Collaborative!

Friday, October 4, 2019

8:15 – 9:45 AM
It Takes a Village: The Necessity of the Collaborative Model in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS-S & Kristin Miselis, MD, MPH, Eating Recovery Center

10:00 – 11:30 AM
Living in the Shadows of an Eating Disorder: Incorporating Siblings into Treatment
Emily Dumas, LMFT, CEDS, Monte Nido & Affiliates

11:30 – 12:00 PM

12:00 – 1:30 PM
The Cultural Culinary Challenge:  Managing Varying Nutritional Needs in Eating Disorders Car
Leah Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED, Veritas Collaborative

1:45 – 3:15 PM
A Heavy Price: The Effects of Weight Stigma and What to Do About It
Jennifer Henretty, PhD (CA PSY #25651, VA #0810005845), CEDS, Center for Discovery and Jamie Atkins, RDN, CEDRD-S, Center for Discovery

3:30 – 5:00 PM
More than a Rainbow Sticker: How to be an Affirming Therapist
Allison Burnett, LICSW, CEDS, Alsana


Continuing Education Information

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider #21987. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 7.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of these activities/materials. (Activity Level: II)

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness  is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Alliance maintains responsibility for all programs and their content. (Instructional Level: Intermediate)

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6958.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is a national non-profit dedicated to providing free, life-saving resources. Over the past 19 years, The Alliance has offered comprehensive services including but not limited to:

  • Free, clinician-led support groups nationwide for those struggling and for their loved ones
  • Referrals for treatment through their comprehensive website www.findEDhelp.com and through a national, toll-free help line
  • Presentations to more than 320,000 individuals nationwide


Jamie Atkins RDN, CEDRD-S is a non-diet approach and weight inclusive dietitian specializing in HAES and working with clients with eating disorders. Jamie is the Director of Dietary Services for the Adult RTC at Center for Discovery and has a small private practice.  She has been in the field for over a decade and has passion for helping people find their own path to inner peace with food, mind, and body. Jamie is a Licensed Body Positive Facilitator and is an advocate for putting an end to weight stigma while spreading the message of size acceptance through speaking publicly on the topic across the country.  She has spoken on other various topics related to eating disorders at the national and international level.

Allison Burnett, LICSW, CEDS Allison is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is currently the Director of Regional Outreach for Alsana. Prior to transitioning to this role, Allison was a primary therapist, and has treated eating disorders in various settings, including residential, PHP, and IOP. Allison graduated summa cum laude with her master’s in social work from the University of Alabama. Allison is also a Certified LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy Provider, and volunteers at a nonprofit LGBTQ resource center in Birmingham.

Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS, has been working in the field of eating disorder treatment for over 20 years. Prior to joining Eating Recovery Center, Austin, Dr. Chase was the Principal and Founder of AK Chase & Associates, which she established in Austin in 2003. Dr. Chase’s areas of specialization include child and adolescent mental health issues, the treatment of eating disorders, parental training and education, and family- or team-based therapy. Dr. Chase earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California at San Diego. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and completed residency training in Chicago at Rush University Medical Center, in both the departments of psychology and pediatrics. Dr. Chase completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Austin Child Guidance Center as well.

Emily Fuentes Dumas, MA, LMFT, CEDS is the Clinical Director of Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia. Ms. Dumas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Joseph’s University and her master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from LaSalle University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy board approved supervisor. Ms. Dumas is a certified eating disorder specialist, has dedicated the majority of her career to working with those impacted by eating disorders, and has worked in various levels of care and treatment settings. Ms. Dumas uses a relational perspective where her clinical focus revolves around strengthening a client’s relationships with self, romantic partners, friends, family, and others.

Leah Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED is the Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. A founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Graves has served on the Academy’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the Fellowship Selection Committee. She is credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian by iaedp and has also been honored as a Fellow of AED. Graves received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics with highest distinction from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985. Prior to joining Veritas, Leah was the Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jennifer Henretty, PhD, CEDS earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis, where she received the S. Howard Bartley Scholar Award and the Enrico E. Jones Memorial Award. She has authored multiple research publications, spoken at conferences all over the world, and functioned as an eating disorder expert for CBS radio, the Dr. Phil show, and the LA Times.  She also co-created the Discovery In Recovery app. Passionate about Health At Every Size®, Dr. Henretty is VP of the Board of Directors for the Association of Size Diversity and Health, and also serves on their Inclusiveness Committee.  She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Past President of the LA Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals; a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders; and is currently the Executive Director of Quality Management & Clinical Outcomes for Discovery Behavioral Health.

Kristin Miselis, MD, MPH first became interested in medicine when she was studying abroad in Ecuador and Colombia.  Prior to attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, she was a behavioral health counselor for children and also worked with children diagnosed with autism. During medical school, she took a year off to pursue her Master of Public Health. After medical school, Dr. Miselis completed her adult psychiatry residency at New York University and her child/adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. After her fellowship, she worked for a community mental health clinic, specializing in both substance use disorders and eating disorders.  Dr. Miselis moved to Texas where she continued her work in outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry.  She joined Eating Recovery Center, Austin in July 2017 as the Medical Director.


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1649 Forum Place
West Palm BeachFL 33401

Get in touch!  info@allianceforeatingdisorders.com or 866.662.1235



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