Annual Forum for Professionals
About the Forum for Professionals
The 10th Annual Forum for Professionals is designed for the following disciplines: addiction counselors, dietitians, exercise physiologists, graduate students in applicable fields (master's and doctoral level), licensed professional counselors, mental health providers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, public health officials, school/college counselors and social workers.
The purpose of The Annual Forum for Professionals is twofold: 1) to offer continuing education to professionals in the field and 2) to foster a collaborative networking experience for professionals and/or graduate-level students interested in the treatment of eating disorders and related concerns.
Nearby Lodging in Downtown Nashville
This year's Annual Forum will be held in Nashville's brand new convention center (opened in Spring 2013)!! Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, there are dozens of lodging and dining options within walking distance of the convention center. We have secured a block of hotel rooms at the downtown Hampton Inn (310 4th Avenue South). Sign up by September 9th through our Hampton Inn Group Page to receive a discounted rate on your hotel room. Use group name "Eating Disorders Coalition" and Group Code "EDC" to reserve a room. The convention center is a short walk from the Hampton Inn!
An Award-Winning Event...
The Annual Forum for Professionals was recognized in 2006 as a “Salute to Excellence” Award winner by the Center for Nonprofit Management
for outstanding nonprofit achievement (award pictured at right).
...Produced by a Unique Organization
Founded in 2002, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT) is the Southeast’s first statewide nonprofit to advance eating disorder awareness, education and prevention. Our mission is to offer hope, help and support to all who are impacted by disordered eating.
2013 Annual Forum Schedule
Note that all events take place at the Music City Center.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
5:00 PM - Registration/Welcome Reception
5:30 - 6:30 PM - Group Ethics Session (1 CEU)
Friday, October 25, 2013
7:15 - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
8:15 - 10:15 AM - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ovidio Bermudez
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Breakout Session #1: Margaret Nagib - "Spirituality and Eating Disorders" or Ralph Carson - "Why Do I 'Feel Fat'? The Neuroscientific Explanation and the Therapeutic Solution to a Distorted Body Image"
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30 PM - Breakout Session #2: Stephanie Diamond/Karin Lawson - "Finding Self-Compassion: A Transformative Journey to Recovery" or James Gerber - "Rethinking Family Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment: Strengthening the Self Through Building the Capacity to Relate"
2:45 - 4:15 PM - Breakout Session #3: Mary Bartlett/Nicole Siegfried - "Finding the Strength Within: Building Resilience in Treatment of Eating Disorders and Related Conditions" or Wendy Oliver-Pyatt - "Recipe for Recovery: Healing the Shame/Trauma Binge Eating Cycle Using Principles of Mindful Eating, Self-Psychology, and Acceptance"
4:30 - 5:00 PM - Closing
Many thanks to our sponsors for your generous support. You make the Annual Forum possible!
Oliver-Pyatt Centers - Miami, Florida
Eating Recovery Center - Denver, Colorado
FitRx - Brentwood, Tennessee
Sovereign Health Group - San Clemente, California
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders - Denver, Colorado
Castlewood Treatment Centers - St. Louis, Missouri
Center for Change - Orem, Utah
Center for Discovery - Los Alamitos, California
Integrative Life Center - Nashville, Tennessee
Focus Treatment Centers - Chattanooga, Tennessee
McCallum Place - St. Louis, Missouri
Ridgeview Institute - Smyrna, Georgia
Rogers Memorial Hospital - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Scales Nutrition and Wellness Center - Nashville, Tennessee
The Ranch - Nunnelly, Tennessee
The Renfrew Center - Brentwood, Tennessee
Timberline Knolls - Lemont, Illinois