Houston, TX, January 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Second Eating Disorders Conference to Follow Success of First
Houston Eating Disorders Specialists (HEDS) is pleased to announce its second conference entitled, Realizing Recovery, on February 28, 2015, from 8:00-5:00 at the Hilton University of Houston. The event coincides with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and will focus on individuals and families’ inspiring examples of realizing recovery from an eating disorder.
Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, FAED, and Anita Johnston, PhD, distinguished clinicians and authors in the field, are the keynote speakers. Costin and Johnston will speak on, “Healing Our Clients, Healing Ourselves,” in which the importance of nourishing the self for both clients and clinicians is discussed.
Additional conference highlights include talks by other internationally known experts as well as local specialists who will present on a variety of topics such as body image, physical signs of an eating disorder, the impact of social media, binge eating treatment, and healing shame. A panel with professionals and recovered individuals will discuss the meaning of “realizing recovery.”
The first HEDS conference in 2013 attracted close to 150 participants and hundreds are expected to attend this conference. Anyone wishing to learn more about eating disorders and effective treatment is encouraged to register including students, professionals, and those affected by these illnesses. Seating is limited and registration is required. Up to seven continuing education units (CEUs) are available for professionals. Journalists are also encouraged to attend this highly informative meeting.
HEDS is a multidisciplinary group of professionals from the greater Houston area who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and are committed to quality care of those affected by these disorders. The HEDS mission is to promote effective treatment of eating disorders, provide community and professional education, and to raise awareness and understanding of these illnesses. For additional information and/or to register for the conference, see www.houstoneds.org.