Kelly Klump, PhD: Plenary Speaker

Kelly Klump is an MSU Foundation Endowed Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU). In 1998, she received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She completed her pre-doctoral, clinical internship at McLean Hospi- tal, Harvard School of Medicine (1997-1998), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric…

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Kimberly Dennis, MD

Conference Session: Food Addiction: New Research Fuels the Debate Bio: Dr. Kim Dennis is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorder treatment, addiction recovery, trauma / PTSD and co-occurring disorders. As CEO/Medical Director Emeritus, she provides consultation to the clinical director and participates in clinical development institute and other outreach initiatives. Dr. Dennis maintains…

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Seda Ebrahimi-Keshishian, PhD

Conference Session: The Decision Tree: Understanding the Complexities of Treating Patients with Eating Disorders Bio: Seda Ebrahimi, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC). CEDC is a nationally renowned specialty center providing a full continuum of care to individuals who struggle with eating disorders. Dr. Ebrahimi has been in the field of…

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James M. Greenblatt, MD

Conference Session: Advancements in the Treatment and Prevention of Anorexia Nervosa: An Integrative Approach Bio: A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt MD has treated patients with complex behavioral and mood disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Greenblatt completed his psychiatry…

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Norman H. Kim, PhD

Conference Session: Exposure and Response Prevention in Eating Disorder Treatment: Using In Vivo and Imaginal Techniques to Cultivate Safety in the Midst of Fear Bio: Norman completed his B.A. at Yale University where he studied music and psychology, and was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship for Research. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology…

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Valerie Martin, LMSW

Conference Session: Creating a Values-Driven Life in Recovery Bio: Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a therapist, coach, and blogger at Waking Up in Wonder. As a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, Valerie works daily with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. With a personal history of eating disorder recovery, she…

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Jenn Burnell, MS, RD/LDN CEDRD

Conference Session: Body Language: The Roles of Exercise and Movement in Eating Disorder Development and Treatment Bio: Jenn is the Director of Clinical Outreach for Carolina House. She has specialized in eating disorders since 2003, and has worked at all levels of care, most recently as the residential nutrition therapist for Carolina House. Her passion…

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Melissa McLain Coffin, PhD, CEDS

Conference Session: The Power of Connection: Social Media and Its Impact on Neurobiology in the Adolescent Brain Bio: Dr. Melissa McLain Coffin is a licensed psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. She is the Senior Director of East Coast Clinical Programming for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Prior to this role, she gained extensive experience in…

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Howard S. Farkas, PhD

Conference Session: Intrapersonal Conflict Resolution: A New Approach in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder Bio:  Dr. Howard Farkas is the founder and president of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working and teaching in the field for over 25 years. Dr. Farkas is on the faculty of Northwestern…

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Anne Kubal, PhD

Conference Session: Navigating the Road to Recovery: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Bio: Dr. Kubal is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training at ERC/Insight Behavioral Health Centers. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State…

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Steven Prinz, MD

Conference Session: Navigating the Road to Recovery: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Bio: As a Medical Director of Eating Disorders Services, Dr. Prinz works with Insight’s multidisciplinary treatment team to deliver direct psychiatric care and medication management. “Dr. Prinz brings extensive expertise in the treatment of serious behavioral health conditions including eating disorders,…

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Brad E.R. Smith, MD

Conference Session: Targeting Avoidance in Eating Disorders: The Use of Exposure and Behavioral Activation Interventions in a Residential Treatment Program Bio: Brad E. R. Smith, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist in adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and other complex or multiple mental health diagnoses. Dr.…

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Nicholas Farrell, PhD

Conference Session: Targeting Avoidance in Eating Disorders: The Use of Exposure and Behavioral Activation Interventions in a Residential Treatment Program Bio: Dr. Farrell is a Program Psychologist for Eating disorders services at Rogers Memorial Hospital. He has published over 15 articles/book chapters that all center on the topic of improving the efficacy and dissemination of cognitive-behavioral…

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Jamie Atkins, RD

Conference Session: A Heavy Price: The Effect of Subtle Weight Stigma on Our ED Field, Our ED Clients, and ourselves AND What to Do About It. Bio: Jamie is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for food, and is currently the Supervisor of Adult Dietary Programs at Center for Discovery. Since becoming a dietitian, she…

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Jen Henretty, PhD, CEDS

Conference Session: A Heavy Price: The Effect of Subtle Weight Stigma on Our ED Field, Our ED Clients, and ourselves AND What to Do About It. Bio: Dr. Jen Henretty graduated summa cum laude with her BA from Ohio Wesleyan University before going on to earn her MS and PhD from the University of Memphis.…

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Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, CEDS

Conference Session: Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT): New Applications for the Treatment of Eating Disorders Bio:  Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher has a wealth and breadth of experience treating patients with eating, mood and anxiety disorders. She is Lecturer at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of…

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Michelle Gebhardt, PsyD

Conference Session: Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT): New Applications for the Treatment of Eating Disorders Bio:  Michelle Gebhardt, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Program Director of Eating Disorder Services at Insight.  She has extensive knowledge and training in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, non-suicidal self-injury and…

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John Levitt, PhD

Conference Session: Absolutely Essential: Developing an Evidence-Based Therapeutic Alliance with the Complex Eating Disordered Client Bio: Dr. Levitt has more that 35 years working with eating disorders, trauma and complex patients. He has been an active participant in the field of eating disorders treatment as a clinician, program developer, supervisor/trainer, and presenter. He served as…

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Samantha Mishne, MSW

  Conference Session: What Comes After Blending Family Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy? Bio: Samantha Mishne received her Masters in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. She has been focusing on blending Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Family Based Treatment at The Emily Program in Cleveland, OH formerly The…

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Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS

Conference Session: African-American Women on Predominantly White College Campuses: In the Shadows of Eating Disorders   Bio: Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS is a native of Washington, DC and is a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at the University of Richmond’s department of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Virginia, where she serves as Chair of…

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Mazella B. Fuller, PhD, MSW, LCSW, CEDS

Conference Session: African-American Women on Predominantly White College Campuses: In the Shadows of Eating Disorders   Bio: Dr. Mazella B. Fuller is a Clinical Associate at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Duke  University. Dr. Fuller provides clinical services, consultation and intern training for Duke students, faculty, staff and CAPS’ training program. Dr. Fuller has…

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Lindy West: Luncheon Speaker

Lindy West will be ANAD’s Conference Luncheon Speaker. Bio: Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It’s Not Your…

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