Detroit Metro’s iaedp Chapter

The Detroit Metro international association of eating disorder professionals (iaedp) aims to provide educational opportunities to treating professionals designed to increase awareness of eating disorder treatment and to enhance the skill of treating professionals. Join us for continuing education, networking, and support for professionals of all disciplines, orientation, and levels of experience treating eating disorders throughout


Virtual Events

Starting a new chapter in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic brought us opportunities to reach far and wide, not just within our Mitten state. We continue to hold our events virtually in 2021. Our next VIRTUAL events are scheduled and open for registration. To register click the event link below or email info@detroitmetroiaedp.com for assistance.

Spring 2021 Virtual Event on Friday, March 26th 11 am- 1pm

DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC will be presenting EMDR with Eating Disorders.

This workshop will address the spectrum of eating disordered behaviors from a trauma perspective with EMDR therapy. Individuals are rarely born with distorted eating patterns. An increasing number of studies make the connection between adverse life experiences and the development of inappropriate relationships with food and exercise as coping mechanisms. Inappropriate relationships with food and exercise develop along a full continuum from disordered eating to a full-blown eating disordered behavior. The trainer will present from her 20+ years of experience utilizing the 8-phases and 3-pronged protocol of EMDR therapy with individuals suffering from eating disorders and disordered eating. 1.5 CE will be provided.

Click here to get your ticket!

Upcoming CE Events:

Friday, June 4th 11am -1 pm

Self-Compassion and Positive Embodiment: Resources for Treatment Providers. Presented virtually by Elizabeth Scott LCSW, CEDS-S, the Co-founder and Director of Training for The Body Positive, In this workshop Elizabeth will introduce the exciting research findings of Kristen Neff on the value of cultivating self-compassion, and Piran’s research that led to the establishment of her Developmental Theory of Embodiment. Their research supports powerful practices that can help us to free our clients from suffocating social conditions that lead to perfectionism and disruptions in embodiment like eating disorders. Through guided experiential activities and discussion Elizabeth will introduce participants to validated practices that improve body image and self-care and will discuss applications for clinical work.

CE will be offered for event. Click here for your ticket!

Thursday, September 23rd 6-8pm

Presented virtually by Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS-S, MLSP, From Renfrew Center presenting: Breaking Free: The treatment of eating disorders and trauma. CE offered for event.

Saturday, November 13th 9 am- 11 am

Presented by Ashley Brauer, PhD, from the Victory Program at McCallum Place presenting on What you need to know: A conversation about specialized eating disorder treatment for athletes.

How You Can Join

Become a Member

Joining the Detroit Metro IAEDP Chapter will provide you with growth opportunities from leaders in the eating disorder field!

Go to the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals’ membership page by clicking here.

Become a Virtual Sponsor

Email info@detroitmetroiaedp.com for details of what a $500 virtual sponsorship entails.

Submit a Proposal

Your talent and expertise is a gift! We would love for you to submit a proposal to be considered for our 2021 speaking events. You can make a difference today by submitting your proposal to info@detroitmetroiaedp.com

Thank you to our generous annual Sponsors!