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Welcoming New Member To F.E.A.S.T. Advisory Panel: James Lock MD, PhD

This week the F.E.A.S.T. community is welcoming a new member to our Advisory Panel: James Lock MD, PhD

Dr. Lock is well-known to the parent community as one of the developers of Family-Based Treatment and the author of books and research on effective treatment for child and adolescent eating disorders. A popular speaker and educator, Lock was one of the presenters at F.E.A.S.T.’s first conference.

His bio statement from the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders:

James Lock MD, PhD is a child psychiatrist and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. He is the director of the Eating Disorders Program in the Division of Child Psychiatry and psychiatric director of an inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The author of over 350 scientific publications on eating disorders, Dr. Lock is a also a recipient of the 2014 Leadership in Research Award from the Academy of Eating Disorders, the Price Family Foundation Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorder Association, an NIMH Early Career Development Award, and an NIMH Mid-Career Development Award. His research has been continuously supported by NIH since 1998. He lectures widely including Canada, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

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  1. Katherine Wilson

    Outstanding addition to the Advisory Panel. Dr. Lock’s book Help Your Teenage Beat an Eating Disorder kicked our intervention into our daughter’s unmanageable life into gear. It served as a guide for what we needed to do; it gave us the information we were desperate for and could not find from our community. Thank you FEAST for adding his voice to his support network.

  2. S Chen

    Thank goodness Dr. Lock’s book, Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, was available when we were desperate to find a way out of the nightmare of our 14 yo daughter’s anorexia in 2009. Dr. Lock’s book, together with Laura Collins’ Eating with Your Anorexic, was literally our lifeline. Having Dr. Lock’s experience, knowledge, and insight on FEAST’s Advisory Panel will be invaluable. Thank you, Dr. Lock!

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