PEKIN, Ill., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 30th annual iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) Symposium continues its excellence in presenting the latest in new treatments and research in the broad field of eating disorders. The action-packed conference will take place March 19 – 22, 2015 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix and will feature keynote speakers, workshops, preconference trainings, and pre-certification courses.
In addition to the many workshops and educational courses, the winners of iaedp's "Imagine Me Beyond What You See" Body Image Mannequin Art Competition also will be revealed and spotlighted at the Symposium. This unique competition, which is an awareness-through-art campaign, has a deadline for submission on December 15.
"The field of eating disorders is always changing, whether it be treatment methods, new research or the impact of the new healthcare laws," said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director of the iaedp Foundation. "At the iaedp interchange among participants is constant and challenging. All sessions focus on 'cutting edge' information and techniques. In this conference, the emphasis is on exchange of information, not just listening!"
The 2015 Symposium offers four days of training sessions and instructive presentations. Highlights of the scores of sessions offered include: bridging therapeutic training with financial wisdom, techniques to conduct difficult conversations that further recovery, new models for treatment, maintaining integrity in care, family involvement in eating disorders, aftercare for bariatric patients and insights into Binge Eating Disorder, among so many other. Check iaedp.com for more information and registration details.
Due to its extreme popularity, iaedp will again offer its pre-certification courses onsite at Symposium 2015. With these courses, professionals who are new to the field or do not specialize in eating disorders can receive a first-hand, comprehensive introduction to eating disorder treatment.
About iaedp: 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.
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