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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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
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 to Unveil Winner of Newly Launched Body Image Art Competition “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” on Mar 5 in Phoenix AZ
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.
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.