January 2012

Event: EDCT-Northeast Lunch-and-Learn on Emotional Eating
Date/Time: Monday, Jan. 23
@ 11:40 a.m. -- 1 p.m.
Location: Health Resource Center in the Mall at Johnson City (Johnson City, TN)
More Info: Join EDCT-NE for a free open forum and lunch on the topic of Emotional Eating. Four area specialists will lead a panel discussion and be open for questions. Please call (800) 888-5551 to register. For additional information, contact Misty Bays at (423) 764-1113.

February 2012

Event: The Great Jeans Giveaway
Date/Time: Feb. 13-27

Location: Various drop-off spots around Knoxville
More Info: Be comfortable in your genes -- wear jeans that fit the real you. Between Feb. 13-27, EDCT-Knoxville volunteers are collecting gently used pairs of blue jeans. We're proud to donate all the jeans we collect to Hope Haven Ministries, an outreach program of Knox Area Rescue Ministries.

Event: EDCT-Knoxville Professional Symposium
Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 17

Location: Knoxville, TN
More Info: "Stop the Stalemate: How to engage your hard-to-treat clients with eating disorders"
Clients with eating disorders can be as complex as their disorders. Treating them requires strategy, tact and skill. Whether you're a veteran or beginning practitioner, you may have clients that put you in a hard-to-treat stalemate. This conference gives you perspectives on increasing client engagement and strategies for exiting gracefully. CEUs: 6 APA, 6 NASW-TN, 8 TDA. Access presenters, abstracts, sponsors and online registration here.

Event: EDCT-Chattanooga Welcomes Anita Johnston, PhD
Date/Time: Monday, Feb. 27 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: University Center at UT-Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)
More Info: Dr. Johnston's presentation on body image will be titled "Feel Good Naked." Sponsored by Focus Healthcare of Tennessee, this event is free and open to the public.

April 2012

Event: An Evening of Song & Story
Date/Time: Thursday, April 12

Location: Belle Meade Country Club (Nashville, TN)
More Info: Co-chaired by Elena Graves and Ellen Tanner, this year's event will feature entertainment from  singer-songwriter Natalie Hemby and compelling stories of hope and recovery from those who have struggled with an eating disorder. Keep checking the website for new details.

August 2012

Event: Lunch & Learn for Professionals
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 24

Location: Sunset Grill (Nashville, TN)
More Info: This professional development event is sponsored by Timberline Knolls. CEUs will be available.

October 2012

Event: Screening and Discussion of "Killing Us Softly 4"
Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 25
@ 6-7:30 -p.m.
Location: UT-Knoxville University Center, Shiloh Room (#235)  (Knoxville, TN)
More Info: Join us on Thursday, Oct. 25 at UT-Knoxville for a screening and discussion of the film "Killing Us Softly 4." Produced by Jean Kilbourne, EdD, who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising, this film takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. A post-screening discussion will be led by Courtney Cuden, MSSW, LMSW.

November 2012

Event: 9th Annual Forum for Professionals
Date/Time: Nov. 2-3

Location: Nashville, TN
More Info: This year's theme is “The Perfect Storm: Body, Brain and Cultural Influences on Eating Disorders.”