The 2015 Eating Disorders Conference
Eating Disorders: The Mind/Body Connection
Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
At The Best Western Plus, 503 Washington Avenue in Kingston, NY
FREE Conference & Complimentary Lunch funded by the Ulster County Legislature
The Conference Agenda Includes:
- Welcome Address from Ulster County Legislature and Department of Health & Mental Health
- Matching Intervention With Motivation, presented by Dr. Julie Morison, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Director of LiveWell, Albany Psychological Associates
- Keynote Speaker Dr. Sharon Alger-Mayer, MD, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, Associate Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical College presenting Eating Disorders: The Food-Mood Connection
- Advocates Diana Denza & Lauren Smolar from NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association
- Complimentary Lunch
- If My Body Could Talk, Monologue Readings led by Ilyse Simon, RD, CDN
- Drawing From Within: Creative Arts Therapy and Eating Disorders, presented by Bonnie Hirschhorn, LCSW, LCAT, LP, NCPsyA, ATR-BC, MPS
- Theory Versus Practice, A Panel Presentation Representing the Continuum of Care - Resource Sharing, Networking, and More
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The Ulster County Eating Disorders Coalition
Making a Difference: Providing Education, Resources and Support
Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 people will struggle with one. There are three main types of eating disorders that are diagnosed, but the array of problematic behaviors related to these disorders can exist without all of the criteria for diagnosis. If you are unsure of how to recognize such behaviors, which are called disordered eating behaviors, consider the following:
Does this sound familiar?
- I am terrified about being overweight.
- I exercise more than 2 hours per day every day.
- I feel guilty when I eat.
- I vomit after eating.
- I would rather eat by myself than with family and friends.
- I weigh myself daily, and obsess about the number on the scale.
- I have a secret stash of food.
- I worry that I might lose control over how much I eat.
- I get anxious when people urge me to eat.
- Sometimes I think food dominates my life.
(Source: Integrated Health Solutions, Inc.)
If you answered “yes” to any of theses questions, you could be dealing with disordered eating and an unhealthy pre-occupation with your body weight and shape. By not sharing your thoughts with a health care provider, teacher or family member, the emotional and physical toll can be tremendous. Seeking help from a professional with experience in treating eating disorders can provide you with honest feedback and advice about what to do next.
If you or someone you know is affected by an eating disorder, we can help. We've created the Ulster County Eating Disorders Resource Guide, which lists local providers. Look through our website or call us so we can direct you to a psychotherapist and one of our support groups.