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2017 Spring Speaker Series: Continuing Education Opportunities

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Binge Eating Disorder: Who Has It and How We Treat It
Kate Craigen, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services, Walden Behavioral Care

  • Wednesday, May 24; 8:30am – 10:00am (229 E. Main St. Suite 201, Milford, MA) (sold out; join the waiting list)
  • Wednesday, May 24; 12:00pm – 1:30pm (229 E. Main St. Suite 201, Milford, MA)
  • Thursday, June 22; 11:30am – 1:00pm (2400 Tamarack Ave, Suite 203, South Windsor, CT) (sold out; join the waiting list)

Family–Based Treatment (FBT): What Providers Need to Know
Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director, Peabody Clinic, Walden Behavioral Care
Kimberly Wick, LMHC, Program Director, Braintree Clinic, Walden Behavioral Care

  • Friday, June 9; 11:30am – 1:00pm (150 Grossman Drive, Suite 404, Braintree, MA)

Specialized Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Trauma Survivors and the LGBTQ Community
Colette Dugas, LICSW, SEP, Adult Clinician, Walden Behavioral Care
Shannon Marone, MAAT, ATR, Adult Clinician, Walden Behavioral Care

  • Thursday, May 18; 11:30am – 1:00pm (100 University Drive, Amherst, MA)

Eating Disorders in Adults and Adolescents: An Introduction to Diagnosis, Assessment and Intervention
Bob Bordonaro, LICSW, Program Director – Peabody Clinic, Walden Behavioral Care
Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director – Peabody Clinic, Walden Behavioral Care

  • Friday, June 2; 8:30am – 10:00am (Portsmouth Country Club; 80 Country Club Ln. Greenland, NH)

Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders Across the Socioeconomic Divide
Laura Roias, LICSW, CEDS, Program Director – Worcester and Milford Clinics

  • Wednesday, June 7; 6:30pm – 8:00pm (335 Chandler St, Worcester MA)

CEs available for Social Workers, LMHCs, LPCs, Psychologists, Nurses and Dietitians!

To register for any of these presentations, or for more information, please email Kristin Brawn.

Recent News

Walden Behavioral Care Garden Dedicated in Memory of Patient

Vernon Patch - May 2017
A new garden was dedicated at Walden Eating Disorders Center at Rockville General Hospital, in memory of Lisa Marie Calabrese of West Springfield. Read More

Is It Overeating or Binge Eating? 6 Questions to Ask

PsychCentral - May 2017
I often hear the question: “Is overeating the same as binge eating?” It’s common to use these terms interchangeably, however, mental health professionals define them differently. Read More

Salute to Nurses 2017 Letters: Hospitals T-W

Boston Globe - May 2017
The Boston Globe's Salutes to Nurses honors one of Walden's own! Read More

Movers & Shakers for April 16, 2017

MetroWest Daily News - April 2017
In the newly created role, Craigen will oversee the clinical direction of Walden’s dedicated binge eating disorder programming, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment programs for adults struggling with binge eating disorder, emotional eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction and related conditions. Read More

People on the Move: Kate Craigen

Boston Business Journal - April 2017
Meet Kate Craigen, Walden's new Binge Eating and Bariatric Support Services! Read More

Local health leaders work on trauma education endeavor

The Recorder - April 2017
Walking out of the Garden Cinema, Fiona LaRosa-Waters thought to herself: How can I bring this back to my work? The community relations specialist for Walden Behavioral Care, a center in Amherst that treats eating disorders, came back to her office and let her colleagues know what she had learned at the movie theater Wednesday morning Read More

A Dangerous Diet is Encouraging Women to Starve Themselves Two Days a Week

The Revelist - April 2017
Beyond these glaring flaws, the most dangerous aspect of the 5:2 Diet is its encouragement of disordered eating. Read More

People want to replace body positivity with something more relatable

Revelist - March 2017
"How do you stay so confident?" It's a question most body-positive activists are asked — and it is a fair one. After all, the movement is bombarded by photos of folks who flaunt their rolls and cellulite without the slightest bit of perceived struggle. Read More

New Point of View: Athletes & Eating Disorders

Training & Conditioning - March 2017
The latest research indicates that athletes with eating disorders should not be treated the same as the general population. In response, a clinic in Massachusetts has developed a unique, athlete-specific program. Read More

How Should Gyms Handle Exercise Addicts?

Pro Talk - March 2017
Compulsive exercise can be tricky to sniff out, given that few people consider exercise a bad thing. In fitness facilities, where more exercise is often assumed to be better, few people are even attuned to the fact that too much physical activity may be dangerous. As a result, they may interpret hallmarks of excessive exercise as signs of prowess or achievement – something to emulate, rather than worry about. Read More