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January 14, 2016

Join us for Bridging Research and Reality in St. Paul, MN on February 10

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Join us for a research topic discussion on Psychiatric Disorders that Co-occur with Eating Disorders on Wednesday, February 10.

Dr. Carol Peterson will provide an overview of psychiatric disorders that frequently co-occur with eating disorders including mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders.

Dr. Peterson will discuss prevalence rates, diagnostic descriptions, and strategies for differentiating these disorders from eating disorder symptoms will be reviewed. Strategies for treating comorbid psychiatric conditions in the context of eating disorder treatment will also be discussed.

The Emily Program clients, family members, friends, treatment providers, and staff are invited and encouraged to participate. We look forward to a great discussion!

When: Wednesday, February 10 from 6-7 PM

Where: The Emily Program, 2265 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

You can download a printable flyer about this event here.

About the University of Minnesota Research Team:

Carol Peterson, PhD, LP

Carol received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where her investigations have focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of eating and weight disorders. As part of her University of Minnesota position, she also serves as the Training Director at The Emily Program. Dr. Peterson has authored over 90 articles and book chapters. She is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the Uof M and has a part-time private practice in which she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

Kelly Berg, PhD

Kelly is an licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of MN. She is also the Director of Assessment for the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research. Prior to her faculty appointment, she completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota after completing her predoctoral internship at The University of Chicago Medical School. She has published extensively on the assessment and diagnosis of eating disorders. Her recent research has focused on the identification of mechanisms that maintain eating disorder behaviors over time. The goal of this research is to inform the development of novel interventions for eating disorders.

Emily Pisetsky, PhD

Emily is a T32 Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of 
Minnesota. She received her B.A. in psychology with high honors from Wesleyan University in 2007. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Charleston and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Her primary research interests include investigating novel treatment modalities and mediums, behavior genetics, and factors associated with suicide risk in individuals with 
eating disorders.

Scott Crow, MD

Scott is the Chief Research Officer at The Emily Program. Scott oversees research that The Emily Program conducts in partnership with the University of Minnesota. He also provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a small caseload of individual clients. Scott earned his medical degree and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota, where he is now a professor. Scott has been active in national and international eating disorders groups and is Past President of the Academy of Eating Disorders.

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