Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders:

The Patient Perspective, Treatment Considerations and Ideas, and Directions for the Future

Saturday December 4th, 2021

Virtual (on Zoom)

Severe and Enduring

Eating Disorders:

The Patient Perspective, Treatment Considerations and Ideas, and Directions for the Future

Presented by: Laura Machado, PsyD

Saturday, December 4th
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Hosted LIVE via Zoom

2 CEU credits will be offered for all therapists and dietitians attending this event

About the presentation…

The objective of this presentation is to shine light on the population with Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders (SE-EDs). The presentation will begin with a summary of the research on SE-EDs. It will answer the question who are these patients, what is their treatment experience, and what do they want providers to know. By weaving case studies with professional experience and developing theories, Dr. Laura Machado will share emerging ideas on how to best help this population pursue full recovery and a satisfying life and illuminate unanswered questions and directions for future research.

Ticket Fee: $30*

*If resources are limited and the fee is not within your budget, please email us at info@edrecoverysupport.org. We will not turn you away for lack of funds.

Please note:

  • There will be no refunds. All ticket proceeds go directly to treatment assistance.
  • The event will NOT be recorded.
  • In order to obtain CEUs, you must attend the event live.
  • If you need closed captioning for the seminar, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing info@edrecoverysupport.org.
  • You will be emailed the zoom link for the seminar the week of the event.

About the speaker…

Laura Machado, PsyD

Laura Machado, PsyD, is currently an outpatient psychologist in private practice. She has experience working in general hospital settings as well as eating disorder treatment centers. Her doctoral research sought to identify criteria for “sustainable recovery” from eating disorders, defined as a level of recovery in which the patient has a high quality of life and minimal chance of relapse. In addition, she has had a longstanding passion in understanding and helping the portion of the population with eating disorders labeled “chronic” and whose eating disorder is called “severe and enduring.”

A portion of her current practice is dedicated to helping these individuals. As a result of her work with these patients, she seeks to be their voice to other providers and to shed light on their complex condition. She has developed working theories of how their diagnosis and therefore treatment needs differ from other people with eating disorders who are more widely studied and hopes to widen the conversation within the field about the needs of these patients.

When & Where

Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Time: 9:00 -11:00 AM PST
Location: Virtual (via Zoom)*

*An email with the zoom link will be sent the week of the event. Please contact us with any questions.

Please note:

  • There will be no refunds. All ticket proceeds go directly to treatment assistance.
  • The event will NOT be recorded.
  • In order to obtain CEUs, you must attend the event live.
  • If you need closed captioning for the seminar, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing info@edrecoverysupport.org.
  • You will be emailed the zoom link for the seminar the week of the event.

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