April 2013

iaedp Symposium 2013 held in Lake Las Vegas was a huge success. For the first time iaedp sponsored pre certification classes at the conference. These courses had previously been available as self study, online courses prior to this conference. Over 120 professionals attended these classes.

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iaedp Institute Offers On Demand Video Training

iaedp Institute Training On Demand:  How to Document Evidence Based Treatment to Maximize Insurance Reimbursement

Lisa Kantor Esq.

Lisa Kantor, Esq.

As a service we are streaming, on demand, Attorney Lisa’s Symposium 2011 presentation on How to Document Evidence Based Treatment to Maximize Insurance Reimbursement. This encore presentation will be followed by a live teleconference call with Lisa on Tuesday, Sept 26 at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT for an update and to answer your additional questions.  You may watch the 90 minute presentation anytime (at your convenience) starting September 21st.

  1. If you wish to attend the teleconference call, you must register and we ask only those who can attend “live” register for the conference call.  Attendance on the call will be limited.
  2. To view the video you must have Windows Media Player.  If the version on your computer is not up to date, you may be asked to update it or download the program but the links to do so are provided on the video page.  After watching the video, if you want to submit a question to be answered by Lisa on the live teleconference, please submit those questions to iaedpmembers@earthlink.net.
  3. Download Lisa’s handouts and materials for this course.

LINKS: 

  1. Video:  http://player.netromedia.com/?ID=5a57395a-560a-4073-9562-13acf1b7f32c&path=/IAEDPKantor in wmv.wmv
  2. Teleconference Registration:  http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/XVQ38AL38L6GVOVQ
  3. Handouts: 
    http://www.kantorlaw.net/Areas_of_Practice/Eating_Disorders/2011_IAEDP_Materials.aspx

Course Description:

When seeking insurance benefits for eating disorder treatment, a provider’s treatment records will be the foundation for establishing medically necessity for admission and continued treatment.  Evidence-based treatment records must show plans of care, symptoms, and objective evidence that satisfy an insurance company’s criteria for admission and continued care.  The presentation will review the criteria from insurance companies for treatment of eating disorders and explain how evidence-based treatment records can be documented to best maximize the client’s available insurance benefits.

At the end of this presentation, participants should have an understanding of

  1. The criteria used by insurance companies to determine whether benefits are payable for eating disorder treatment;
  2. How insurance companies apply their criteria to determine whether benefits are payable for eating disorder treatment; and
  3. How providers can document their evidence-based treatment to satisfy the criteria of insurance companies and maximize the client’s insurance benefits.

This is an excellent opportunity for staff training!  Hook up an LCD projector, go to the streaming site, and voila! 

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International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Unveil Winner of Newly Launched Body Image Mannequin Art Competition at Annual Symposium in Phoenix

 

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Mannequin Winner Wows at Eating Disorders Symposium!

Rebecca Tishman

Author Jenni Schaeffer and Rebecca Tishman with "Erosion"

Rebecca Tishman Wins “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Art Competition with “Erosion” Mannequin

Phoenix, Arizona (March 5, 2011) – The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp) announced its first Annual finalists and winner of the “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Mannequin Art, an awareness contest encouraging treatment centers and private facilities with art therapists, as well as students and the general public, to work with patients to design mannequins in a way that reflects their perception of beauty.

Rebecca Tishman who created the winning mannequin, entitled “Erosion” is an interdisciplinary sculpture major at the Maryland Institute College of Art, was on hand to receive her award in person.  In her entry she stated, “It was not until I started focusing on the link between my recovery from an eating disorder and my artwork that I started to flourish in both fields.” Along with receiving a financial award and her artwork will be used in all upcoming 2012 “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” promotional materials, her mannequin was auctioned off with proceeds to benefit the iaedp Foundation. 

The first runner up was the residents and art therapist Lisa Talucci of Eating Recovery Center for their mannequin “I Am A Soul With A Body.” Their award was accepted by ERC Medical Director Emmitt R Bishop Jr, MD. Honorable Mention and iaedp Professionals Choice was awarded to Sara Burchfiel for her mannequin entitled, “Hear Me Please.” Her award was accepted, on her behalf, by therapist Rachel Levi of Shoreline Center.  

Imagine Me Beyond What You See” is an annual Body Image Mannequin Art Competition and Awareness Campaign designed to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images. While mixed mediums are allowed, photographs of all entries had to be submitted to qualify for the contest and werel judged on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition and design, along with the overall impression and presentation of the piece. This year’s judges include a distinguished panel of eating disorder professionals, art therapists, and renowned artist, Fritz Liedtke, who premiered his exhibit and photographic documentary “Skeleton in the Closet.

 

About iaedp:

Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions.

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This is the time to register for iaedp Symposium 2011!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                     
Media Contacts:  Danielle Bickelmann  Susie Lomelino
 Michael Burns & Associates

                                                                                                                                          214-521-8596       dbickelmann@mbapr.com

                                                                                                                                      slomelino@mbapr.com

Sign-up for the 2011 iaedp Symposium the week of Valentine’s Day
and sweeten your chances to win a book by artist Fritz Liedtke

PHOENIX (Feburary 11, 2011) – Early registration has ended for the 2011 International Association of Eating Disorder Professional’s (iaedp’s) Annual Symposium, but that doesn’t mean it’s closed! Eating disorder professionals are encouraged to sign-up for the Symposium between February 12 and February 19 to be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a gorgeous coffee-table book by acclaimed artist and 2011 iaedp Symposium guest, Fritz Liedtke.
Two names will be randomly selected from two separate pools – one name from those who registered early and one name from those who register between February 12-19 – to win Fritz’s book about photography and the human form. All participants of the Symposium will have the opportunity to meet Fritz on Saturday, March 5 at the Red Carpet premiere of “America the Beautiful: Health for Sale,” where he will also be showing his photography exhibit, “Skeleton in the Closet.”
A recovering anorexic himself, Fritz is a Portland-based artist specializing in photography and portraiture. Many of his pieces focus on themes such as adolescence, eating disorders, surrealism, tourists, street photography, and mixed media.  Fritz’s latest exhibit, “Skeleton in the Closet,” takes a look at the secrets of anorexia and bulimia through a series of intimate portraits.  The clearest theme of the series also is the simplest, he says, the desire to be known and loved for who we are. “Many of the women and men in this series have looked this way before; some still do. They have, as it were, a skeleton in the closet,” he said.

More information about iaedp Symposium 2011  here:  http://www.iaedp.com/coming%20soon.htm

About iaedp:

Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions.

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iaedp Foundation Introduces New President at 2011 Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –                                                                                                                                                   
iaedp Foundation Introduces New President at 2011 Symposium
Mary Bellofatto Leads Board of Directors into 2011 after 20 Years of Service

PEKIN, ILL. (Jan. 31, 2011) – The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (or iaedp) announced today they appointed Mary Bellofatto to president of the association’s board of directors. Bellofatto, an iaedp member for over 20 years, will take over for immediate past president, Adrienne Ressler, who held the position for two years and will continue serving as a board member. Bellofatto will answer questions for members at the 2011 iaedp Symposium, which will take place March 3-6 at the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak in Phoenix, Arizona. 

“Having been a member of iaedp for over 20 years, I think I can safely say I like this organization,” said Bellofatto. “I am happy to begin leading an association that is first and foremost a wealth of training, information, friends, colleagues, and mentors, as well as opens up the possibilities for new relationships and continued growth in the field of eating disorders.” 

“iaedp has grown and flourished in the last two years,” former president Ressler added. “We have experienced wonderful Symposiums in Long Beach and Orlando, set-up a list serve that provides information and resources as well as lively discussions, expanded the range and growth of our International Committee, and increased our membership. I’m excited to see what new energy and fresh ideas Mary will bring to the table.”

Mary Bellofatto, MA LMHC, CEDS, NCC, TEP served as clinical director for one of the first residential treatment centers for eating disorders in Naples, Florida. Presently, she owns and directs Mary Bellofatto Consulting, a training and consulting company that has worked with many of the national treatment centers on eating disorders and addictions. An award-winning speaker, a Toastmasters Bronze, a Who’s Who in U.S Executives, and a Lexington Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals, Bellofatto has been in the mental health field for over thirty five years, leading retreats, seminars, trainings, and program development in the eating disorder field nationally, and internationally.

 iaedp  members will have access to Bellofatto during the 2011 iaedp Symposium, where she’ll be leading a special lunch program March 5 on “Psychodrama for Adolescents.” Joining Mary to demonstrate the use of drama, music and dance programming for adolescents is “The Atomik 12” under the creative direction of Heather Lloyd. Mary will also be available at the many networking events throughout the symposium, from the red carpet premiere of America the Beautiful: Health for Sale to the art exhibit with Fritz Liedtke and his Skeleton in the Closet photography series.

About iaedp:

Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions.   www.iaedp.com

 

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iaedp Mannequin Contest makes the news!

CNBC.com Story on iaedp Mannequin Imagine Me Contest Mannequins Make a Statement in Phoenix! Eating Disorders Professionals Unveil Winner of Newly Launched Body Image Art Competition ‘Imagine Me Beyond What You See’ ‘Imagine Me Beyond What You See’ will auction off winning entry and showcase all submissions. The winner will be announced on Saturday evening, March 5, at the Red Carpet Premiere and Art Exhibit.

The Judges We want to thank the volunteers who were the judging panel for the IMagine Me Beyond What You See contest. Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration.

The judges for 2011 were:    (Pictured above left to right)  Fritz Liedtke, artist Skeletoninthecloset.net (Fritz’ “Talia” is our featured artwork for Symposium 2011) Johanna Kane, MA, ATR-BC, LPC Board Certified Art Psychotherapist & Licensed Professional Counselor Lindsey Cohn, CEDS, author, fiber artist, publisher, Gurze Books Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., CEDS, author, artist, publisher, Gurze Books Susan Kleinman, MA, ADTR, NCC Preconference Faculty iaedp Symposium 2011, The Renfrew Center Mary Bellofatto, MA LMHC, CEDS, NCC, TEP President, iaedp Board of Directors Mary Bellofatto Consulting

The Prizes and Entries The entries were all that we had hoped they would be: Imaginative, Creative, and Meaningful! Awards will be for First Place, 1st Runner Up, and Honorable Mention. All the entries will be represented at the conference in poster format. The Grand Prize winning piece will be announced and auctioned off on Saturday evening, March 5th. In addition, Symposium registrants can be part of choosing an award recipient too! The posters will be on exhibit throughout the conference. Registrants will vote for their favorite and the winner of that polling will receive the The Professionals Choice Award.
BE PART OF THE EXCITMENT!  READ ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:  http://www.iaedp.com/coming%20soon.htm
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IAEDP to Unveil Winner of Newly Launched Body Image Art Competition “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” on Mar 5 in Phoenix AZ

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Media Contacts:  
Danielle Bickelmann
Susie Lomelino
Michael Burns & Associates 
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Mannequins Make a Statement in Phoenix!

Eating Disorders Professionals Unveil Winner of Newly Launched Body Image Art Competition “Imagine Me Beyond What You See

 

“Imagine Me Beyond What You See” will auction off winning entry and showcase all submissions

 

Phoenix, Arizona (January 24, 2011) –The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) invites attendees to behold the beauty as seen through the eyes of those affected by eating disorders. “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” is an awareness contest encouraging treatment centers and private facilities with art therapists, as well as students and the general public, to work with patients to design mannequins in a way that reflects their perception of beauty. Paint, paper-mâché, glitter, clay and fabric are all acceptable and usable mediums to alter, illustrate and create a uniquely beautiful body.

The winner will be spotlighted at the 2011 iaedp Symposium, March 3-6, receive a financial award, and have their artwork used, with the hope of educating the public on the misconception of body image, in 2012 iaedp symposium promotional mailings. The winning mannequin will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the iaedp Foundation.

The auction will take place at the red-carpet film premiere of Darryl Robert’s “America the Beautiful: Body Mass Index.” Darryl is an expert on body image in America since directing two movies – “America the Beautiful: Body Mass Index” and “America the Beautiful” – which took a deep look into how Americans link beauty with health, and obsess over outward appearances.

Imagine Me Beyond What You See” is an annual Body Image Mannequin Art Competition and Awareness Campaign designed to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images. While mixed mediums are allowed, photographs of all entries had to be submitted to qualify for the contest and will judged on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition and design, along with the overall impression and presentation of the piece. This year’s judges include a distinguished panel of eating disorder professionals, art therapists, and renowned artist, Fritz Liedtke, who will be premiering an exhibit of “Skeleton in the Closet,” his photographic documentary, at this year’s Symposium. 

The winning entry will be announced on Saturday, March 5.  While only one mannequin will be auctioned off, all of the submissions will be made into posters and displayed as works of art throughout the Symposium.

 

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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