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Continuing Education

Eating disorders are mental illnesses with serious consequences. We are committed to providing the most current information about the signs, symptoms, and treatments. Learn more by attending an upcoming event or connecting one-on-one with a member of our Outreach Team.

If you suspect an eating disorder, don’t wait. Talk to one of our professionals today at 1-888-364-5977 or send your patient to our online form to request an eating disorder assessment. We’re here to help.

Upcoming Education Events Hosted by The Emily Program

Craving More: Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating CEU event, Zoom online conference, OH: Friday, June 26th 12-2 pm EST, details and registration



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Continuing Education, Conferences and Community Events


Virtual Journal Club: “The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders.” Wednesday, June 17th, 9:00 am-10:00 am PT, 11:00 am-12:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET, details and registration



Please check back for upcoming events. 



Virtual Consult and Connect, Lacey, WA: 1st Friday, monthly, 1:00-2:00 PM PT. Upcoming dates: July 3rd. To learn more, email

Virtual Consult and Connect, Spokane, WA: 2nd Wednesday, monthly, 1:00-2:00 PM PT. Upcoming dates:   June 10th, July 8th. To learn more, email



Virtual Consult and Connect, Wexford, PA: 2nd Wednesday, monthly, 9:00-10:30 AM ET. Upcoming dates:  June 10th. To learn more, email

CEU event: Craving More: Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating, Zoom online conference, OH: Friday, June 26th 12-2 pm EST, details and registration

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U of M – TEP Dietetic Internship

U of M – TEP Dietetic Internship

The University of Minnesota – The Emily Program (U of M – TEP) Dietetic Internship (DI) provides an internship opportunity for U of M graduate students in Nutrition who plan to become Registered Dietitians. This accredited program offers non-credit, non-degree, supervised practice experiences designed to prepare graduates with a nutrition/dietetics degree to become eligible for the RD board exam. The program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and The Emily Program with administration of the program through the Department of Food Science and Nutrition.

We accept 15 interns for a 35-week (mid-August to mid-April), unpaid, full-time, competency-based program providing more than 1300 hours of supervised learning, with detailed scheduling and hours determined by the Dietetic Internship Director and facilities providing the experiences.

This internship has a concentration area of eating disorders created by integrating a well established dietetic internship with a nationally renowned eating disorder treatment facility to create an innovative, diverse, and well rounded internship experience.

For more information visit the University of MN Dietetic Internship site.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships at
The Emily Program, Twin Cities, MN

Applications for two fellowship openings are welcome. Fellowships begin and end at the turn of each scholastic year (approximately Sept.-Sept.)

Interviews will be on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Position Summary:

The Emily Program, Twin Cities (see, e.g., offers Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowships in adult eating disorder specialty services. The Emily Program provides advanced clinical therapy training with a primary concentration in the treatment of eating disorders. This fellowship will include direct contact with clients with eating disorder diagnoses as well as team involvement with therapy, dietetic, psychiatry, yoga, art therapy and medical professionals. The position responsibilities include individual and group interventions, with much of the group work being intensive program therapy and therapy meals


All applicants must have:

  • Completed all requirements for their PhD/PsyD, including dissertation defense or equivalent and internship (preferably APPIC member) prior to beginning their appointment;
  • Stated desire to work in the field of eating disorders; and
  • Stated desire to work with clients and their families.

Training term, stipend, and benefits

The Emily Program offers a full-time (40 hours per week) fellowship on the 2018-2019 academic calendar. This full-time fellowship involves approximately 24 hours per week of client contact, with one hour of individual supervision and multiple group supervision opportunities per week, and 2-3 training specific didactic experiences per month. Stipend is $47,000 for the year and benefits include health insurance options, education hours and paid time off accrued throughout the year.

How to apply:

Please submit your application no later than January 20th 2020 including contact information for three references, a cover letter and CV. Specifically, in your cover letter, please be sure to address the following: your interest in eating disorders treatment and in the Emily Program specifically; prior experience and interest in co-morbid disorders; any prior experience and interest in working in intensive programs (full and partial day-treatment programs); experience co-facilitating groups; any prior experience and interest in training and development; your working and evolving philosophy on the self as therapist; and, shorter-range and longer-term career goals. Applications can be submitted by sending your cover letter, references information and curriculum vitae as attachments to Dr. Arikian at the email address below. Reference persons can also forward any additional letters of recommendation to the email provided below. Please also direct any questions to the Postdoctoral Training Coordinator at or by phone 651-645-5323 ext. 1294.

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Professional Training

Expand your professional training
with The Emily Program

As leaders in the field of eating disorders, The Emily Program faculty shares in developing the most up-to-date and effective eating disorder treatment through multiple research projects with the University of Minnesota. Our staff also participates in programs of the Academy of Eating Disorders, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium to provide the most effective and comprehensive treatment, care, and training. Talk to one of our professionals today at 1-888-364-5977 to learn more about our advanced training opportunities.

Internships, fellowships, practicums, and dietetic training

The Emily Program provides progressive care that inspires courage and change. Founded in 1993 by psychologist Dirk Miller, we have become the leader in personalized treatment for all individuals struggling with eating disorders.

We’re committed to strong evidence-based practice and excellence in training. All clinical staff members are highly trained in eating disorder interventions and participate in regular supervision and training to enhance skills, maintain excellence, and learn emerging techniques and therapies.

World-renowned University of Minnesota psychologist and researcher Dr. Carol Peterson leads The Emily Program Training Department, which offers clinical training for practicum students, doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and residents.

The Emily Program, in conjunction with The University of Minnesota Department of Food Science and Nutrition, also offers the nation’s only eating disorder specific internship for dietetic interns.

Our professional training program emphasizes evidence-based practice on a multidisciplinary team in the treatment of adolescents and adults with Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), and Compulsive Overeating (COE). The multidisciplinary team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, dietitians, nurses, social workers, and family therapists.

Our treatment training goals

The individualized focus of treatment at The Emily Program also applies to our training approach. Supervision goals are set at the start of the training term, and amended quarterly to address the intern’s specific skill development and acquisition. Training progressively moves the individual toward increased autonomous practice through the succession of each quarter. The individualized training supports the development of future practitioners who:

  1. practice competently and ethically,
  2. are able to provide psychological services in diverse clinical settings,
  3. are motivated to continue their own personal and professional growth,
  4. welcome collaboration with practitioners of other disciplines,
  5. have attained particular skill in working with clients who have eating disorders,
  6. are aware of their own strengths and limitations and the impact of those strengths and limitations on their practice of psychology, and
  7. are sensitive to individual differences and to the possible effects of multicultural issues upon diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative relationships.

Training at The Emily Program maintains a strong focus on the interpersonal development and awareness of the future practitioner. Eating disorders are complex and dynamic; people suffering have often survived aspects of physical or relational trauma. In an effort to train future practitioners to best provide care, we believe it is necessary to provide adequate focus on the practitioner’s sense of self as a developing therapist. This focus on the self as therapist is maintained throughout the training: in supervision, didactics, and the intern group.

Application process

The application process varies depending on each practitioner’s educational requirements for their field of work. Click on the professional training option below to get more information and find out how to apply for that specific opportunity.

Our team is passionate about helping individuals struggling with eating disorders. Together, we can bring your patient hope and healing. Please contact us at 1-888-364-5977 with questions.

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Expert Medical Care

The Emily Program’s medical and psychiatry services team has decades of experience managing the unique medical and psychiatric complications of eating disorders. Outstanding leaders in the field, our medical and psychiatry services team continues to develop and draw upon the most up-to-date and proven methods of treatment, providing The Emily Program clients with the best in eating disorder care. Take the first step. Schedule an eating disorder assessment or call us today at 1-888-364-5977.

Comprehensive care for eating disorders

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, or other eating disorders rarely occur without other physical and mental concerns. Eating disorders take a serious, often dangerous, toll on the body. For recovery to happen, the body’s organs and processes have to recover, too. It’s also not uncommon for individuals to experience accompanying mental health issues, such as chemical dependency, anxiety, depression, and trauma. That’s why The Emily Program’s medical and psychiatry services team provides exceptional comprehensive medical and psychiatric care.

Medical services

The Emily Program’s medical team includes family practice physicians, child, adolescent and adult psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical assistants who provide specialty care for evaluating and treating eating disorders. We have decades of experience managing the medical complications that persist with eating disorders.

As an affiliate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, The Emily Program offers the best evidence-based therapy methodologies as part of our integrative approach to eating disorder care. The Emily Program is proud to have Dr. Jen Gaudiani and colleagues at the Gaudiani Clinic of Denver, Colorado contribute to our medical staff training and collaborate via ongoing consultation with medical staff across The Emily Program’s multi-state treatment centers.

We work closely with other members of the care team to continually monitor and address your physical health complications, as needed. Our focus is to:

  • Medically stabilize individuals in care
  • Monitor weight, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, labs, and EKG
  • Prescribe first-level antidepressants/anti-anxiety medications
  • Refer to psychiatric care at The Emily Program and outside of The Emily Program
  • Prescribe medication for GI issues such as heartburn, gas, bloating, fullness, constipation  
  • Prescribe supplements
  • Assist clients getting off laxatives
  • Recommend appropriate activity level
  • Assist with applying for disability or FMLA
  • Provide referrals for bone density testing
  • Provide referrals for physical therapy
  • Refer to primary care physician, dentist, or specialists in GI, cardiology, endocrinology, women’s health

Psychiatric services

Our highly regarded team of psychiatrists has years of experience treating and researching eating disorders. Psychiatrists are involved in all of our intensive programs and residential care. 

Prescription refills

For clients receiving medication management through The Emily Program, please take note of our Prescription Refill Guidelines.

Education and support

The medical and psychiatric team at The Emily Program is committed to providing as much education and support as you need. Some issues come up more often than others, especially regarding physical health. Ask us about anything. We’re here to help.

Answers to some common health concerns

The following PDF downloads help to answer some common health concerns.

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