Understanding Eating Disorders
Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Noon to 1pm on Wednesday February 19, 2014
UAB Hospital West Pavilion 2nd Floor Conference Center Room E
In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They are not a fad, phase or lifestyle choice. Increase your awareness of eating disorders, their symptoms and their treatments, and learn to recognize the warning signs in yourself or a loved one.
This presentation will cover:
- the classifications of common eating disorders,
- the functions of eating disorders and related behaviors,
- the origins of eating disorders,
- the “warning signs” of eating disorders,
- the family’s role in a loved one’s recovery from an eating disorder.
Speaker Hope Gresham, MFTA, received her BA in psychology from Auburn University and, subsequently, earned her Master of Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Health Association, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Alabama Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a therapist with Magnolia Creek Center for Eating Disorders in Columbiana, Alabama. Magnolia Creek offers two levels of care, residential treatment and partial hospitalization treatment, for women with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder.
This program is offered by the UAB EACC and is open to all UAB, UAB Medicine and VIVA employees.
Space is Limited—Please go to www.uab.edu/learningsystem to register or call 934-2281 for more information.