Binge Eating Disorder: Helping to Heal in a Diet Focused, Weight Phobic World

Oliver-Pyatt Centers Director of Nutrition Services Mary Dye, MPH, RD, CEDRD, LD/N alongside Lead Facilitator of OPC’s Binge Eating Disorder Programming Leslee Gillette, LMHC will be presenting “Binge Eating Disorder: Helping to Heal in a Diet Focused, Weight Phobic World” on June 9th. Together, these dynamic presenters will provide information and insight for effectively treating BED across levels of care. Proper assessment, diagnosis and treatment of this increasingly prevalent disorder will be explained through current research and case studies. Special focus will be given to nutritional complexities, the cycle of shame and special considerations facing this population across the weight spectrum. Mary and Leslee will share innovative therapeutic interventions and exposure therapies for both group and individual settings. This presentation will be primarily didactic and will include opportunities for audience participation and self-reflection with the goal of each participant gaining new tips, tools, ideas and insights to put into practice when treating clients struggling with BED.

Through this presentation, participants will be able to accurately define weight cycling and the cycle of shame in binge eating disorder and recall and explain at least two techniques on how to provide feedback to clients with BED during exposure therapy. Participants will also learn to identify an instance of weight bias in their own practice and describe the impact this has on clients with BED seeking and obtaining proper treatment and explain the impact that messaging from treatment providers has on clients with BED. Last, participants will learn to identify one method to better align their own messages with their intended outcome in their practice.

“Binge Eating Disorder: Helping to Heal in a Diet Focused, Weight Phobic World” will be held at the Radnor Hotel in Wayne, PA on Friday, June 9th from 8:30-12:00pm. Breakfast and 3 CE hours will be provided. Please contact Regional Outreach Manager Tamie Gangloff ( for questions and to RSVP!


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