About the Webinar:
The holidays (meaning all celebrations toward a year's end) are full of meaning and symbolism for many people. In today's world, holidays are often stressful for many reasons. The stress can come from the encouragement to buy lots of things, to perform and carry on traditions, to the social gatherings and then, to the messaging around food. The messaging around food can be terrifying to a person diagnosed with an eating disorder. In this webinar you will learn skills and strategies for working with holiday stress, look at that messaging, and discuss ways to reduce its harmful effects.
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Therese S. Waterhous PhD, RDN, CEDS-S, FAED is an eating disorder specialist in private practice in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. She has worked with families and their children for over 30 years, having completed a pediatric fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham during graduate school. Therese was one of the founding board members for the international non-profit advocacy group FEAST-ED (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders) she has worked with the Eating Disorders Coalition during two of its the Washington DC lobbying days and she delivers many local talks to various groups, educating them about eating disorders. Therese co authored the ADA Practice Paper on nutrition interventions in eating disorders and she served as Director of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition practice group’s subunit on disordered eating and eating disorders. She has served on the Oregon IAEDP (International Assn. for Eating Disorders Professionals) chapter board and currently serves on the national IAEDP Excellence in Practice Committee.
Therese served on the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) special interest group on Family Based Treatment, the AED Medical Care Standards Committee and the AED Experts by Experience Committee. In 2016-2017, she received and has executed work on a grant from the local Coordinated Care Organization to train other health care professionals about eating disorder evaluation and treatment and extend eating disorder treatment to underserved Oregonians.