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iaedp Symposium 2011 Program Announcements

Symposium 2011 will feature the following:



kathy steeleKathy Steele, MN, CS, co-author of

The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization  


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Peter Levine, PhD, author of Waking the Tiger and his latest work to be released in September, In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Dr. Levine explores the interconnections between evolutionary neurophysiology, animal behavior, and Trauma.  Read More About Peter Levine PhD 

darryl roberts
Special Event:  New Film by Darryl Roberts to be premiered at iaedp Symposium 2011!
On Saturday, March 5th, symposium registrants will be special guests at the premiere of Darryl’s latest film currently in production.  It will focus on health in America.  Darryl’s film AmericatheBeautiful was screened at Symposium 2008 in Orlando.  We are so pleased that Darryl chose Symposium 2011 for a red carpet premiere of his new film! 
Ralph CarsonOpening Night Keynote features Ralph Carson PhD speaking on Eat, Drink and Be Merry, for Healthy Eating May be Detrimental to Your Health
Dr Carson, always a compelling and entertaining speaker, will address the issues we face as we are inundated with conflicting nutritional information, food recalls and media messages of good and bad foods. This can create problematic relationships with foods that can lead to both psychological and physical health challenges. The treatment options of this condition, recently coined orthorexia, include a heaping dose of common sense, moderation, balance and a sense of humor. 


The Opening Gala begins with a lively networking reception, followed by dinner and dancing!  Remuda Ranch will host the dinner/dance featuring music by The Beatles.  Don’t miss this fun night on Thursday, March 3rd. 
All these events are free for registrants of Symposium 2011!  This year we are including lunches in the cost of registration and there will be special programming at each lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!




There is nothing more important in troubled economic times than bringing people together to reaffirm the path forward!  Join us in March!



The Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak
Phoenix, Arizona
March 3-6, 2011

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Eating Disorders in the News September 10, 2010

scale and womans feetStudy Shows How Appetite Hormones Leptin and Ghrelin May Predict Weight Regain After Dieting – Medical News Today – 09Sep2010
Many people have experienced the frustration that comes with regaining weight that was lost from dieting. According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), the levels of appetite hormones in the body prior to dieting may serve as a predictor of weight regain after dieting. Read More
childhood obesity journal coverNew Childhood Obesity Journal Launched By Mary Ann Liebert Inc., Publishers – Medical News Today – 09Sep2010 – Publisher Mary Ann Liebert announced the launch of Childhood Obesity to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, nutritionists, psychologists, educators and school nurses, community organizers, and policymakers with effective prevention and treatment strategies that promote environmental and policy changes, patient education and motivation tools, and clinical advances in the field. The Journal, which is an outgrowth of Obesity and Weight Management, has a very broad mission to be the premier journal and central forum on childhood and adolescent obesity. 
brainscan2Brain Mechanism Linked To Relapse After Cocaine Withdrawal – Medical News Today 09Sep2010
Addictive drugs are known to induce changes in the brain’s reward circuits that may underlie drug craving and relapse after long periods of abstinence. Now, new research, published by Cell Press in the September 9 issue of the journal Neuron, uncovers a specific neural mechanism that may be linked to persistent drug-seeking behavior and could help to guide strategies for development of new therapies for cocaine addiction. Read More
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month by Presidential ProclamationRead the Proclamation
One of the greatest responsibilities we have as a Nation is to safeguard the health and well-being of our children.  We now face a national childhood obesity crisis, with nearly one in every three of America’s children being overweight or obese.  There are concrete steps we can take right away as concerned parents, caregivers, educators, loved ones, and a Nation to ensure that our children are able to live full and active lives.  During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, I urge all Americans to take action to meet our national goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. 
Past Issues of iaedp E Newsletters are available on our archive page. 
Editorial Note:  iaedp does not endorse the content of any news story; we only report it.  It is not our goal to approve or condemn any news printed in our newsletter; our purpose is to inform our expert membership with the hope that they will comment on the various written articles (when available on the site of origination). We believe that current events and news/publicity regarding eating disorders are pertinent in many ways to influence patient care, create awareness, understand how media information (or mis-information) may influence our clients and their families, and be knowledgeable about new research.

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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News September 2, 2010

Girls’ Early Puberty Linked to Unstable Environment via Insecure Attachment in Infancy  Psychological – August 31, 2010 
Girls are hitting puberty earlier and earlier. One recent study found that more than 10 percent of American girls have some breast development by age 7. This news has upset many people, but it may make evolutionary sense in some cases for girls to develop faster, according to the authors of a new paper published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. 
barroom geneticsBarroom genetics: Triggering heavy drinking
Psychological – July 15, 2010 
Recovering alcoholics are generally counseled to stay away from “people, places and things”-anything, that is, that might be a cue for drinking. Bars are an especially potent trigger for the cravings that can lead to relapse.
Yet sober alcoholics vary greatly in their susceptibility to such social cues. Many appear to have no problem hanging around taverns and parties sipping club soda, and some even work as bartenders. But others-even alcoholics with years of sobriety-get a yearning every time they see even a stranger hoist a glass.  Why do some find these cues so vexing, while others appear free of temptation? Some new research points to genetics-but with a surprising twist.  Read More
I’m sorry, I’ve changed, I promise

A new study offers some insight into the psychology of trust-both violation and repair. University of Pennsylvania psychological scientist Maurice Schweitzer, an expert on organizations and decision making, decided to explore the idea of trust recovery in the lab. He and his colleagues-Michael Haselhuhn and Alison Wood-wanted to see if basic beliefs about moral “character” influence trust violations and forgiveness. They also wanted to see if they could modify those beliefs-and in doing so make people more or less forgiving.  Read More
insanityanxietyGender and Bipolar Depressive Symptoms – 
Bipolar patients spend a substantial proportion of their time ill. Significant gender differences exist, with women spendinga greater proportion of their visits in the depressive pole.This finding appears to be related to the corresponding differences in rates of rapid cycling and anxiety disorders.  Read Abstract
 If you are a professional interested in presenting at Symposium 2011, please review the Call for Proposals here!  Submittal site will close on September 15, 2010.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your expertise with other professionals!

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