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Binge Eating Disorder

The Journey to Recovery and Beyond

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II |  Chevese Turner
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Aug 14, 2018
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Binge Eating Disorder, written by a clinician and an advocate who have personally struggled with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), illuminates the experience of BED from the patient perspective while also exploring the disorder’s etiological roots and addressing the components of treatment that are necessary for long-term recovery.

Accessible for both treatment providers and patients alike, this unique volume aims to explore BED treatment and recovery from both sides of the process while also providing a resource for structuring treatment and building effective interventions.

This practical roadmap to understanding, resilience, and lasting change will be useful for anyone working clinically with or close to individuals suffering from BED, as well as those on the recovery journey.



Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II's Profile

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II Related seminars and products

Center for Eating Disorders

Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II, is the Founder of Bodywise, the first binge eating disorder (BED)-specific treatment program in the United States, founded in 1995. She is the Director of Pershing Consulting, which offers training to clinicians treating BED around the world. Amy is also the creator of "Hungerwise™," a 9-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling using the Attuned Eating and Movement approach, offered nationally online. Based on over 30 years of clinical experience, Amy has pioneered a treatment approach for BED that is strengths-based, incorporating Internal Family Systems, somatic trauma techniques, Attuned Eating and Movement, and a Health at Every Size philosophy. Amy lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on radio, podcast, and television speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and attuned eating and movement. She is a founding member and Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and is the winner of BEDA's Pioneer in Clinical Advocacy award. She is the author of the book Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond as well as many articles and chapters about BED treatment and advocacy.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amy Pershing is the founding director of Bodywise and the Vice President of The Center for Eating Disorders. She receives royalties as a published author. Amy Pershing receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Pershing is a member of the National Register of Eating Disorders Professionals and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She is a founding board member of the Eating Disorders Action Network and The Body Freedom Project. She is the membership chair for the Eating Disorders Professional League of Michigan.

Chevese Turner's Profile

Chevese Turner Related seminars and products

Chevese Turner, (she/her), is an award-winning activist and speaks regularly about her journey with BED, weight stigma, and the need for recognition of and access to care for those with eating disorders. As an internationally recognized activist and advocate, speaker, policy influencer and movement-builder for over 25 years, she dedicates her ability to make significant social changes on issues concerning eating disorders, weight stigma and discrimination, and intersectional social justice.

Turner founded the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) in 2008 and successfully managed its merger with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) in 2018 after 10 years that significantly changed the eating disorders community in both scope and focus. Prior to BEDA and Turner’s work advocating for the inclusion of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual’s 5th Edition DSM-5, published in 2013, those struggling with the most common and underdiagnosed eating disorder had little hope of being recognized much less accessing treatment and insurance coverage.

Under Turner’s leadership, BEDA began the important work of creating education, advocacy and support for the BED community. One of the most forward-thinking and pivotal programs created by Turner and the board of directors was BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week. This powerful event held every September is critical to working toward the elimination of the weight stigma and discrimination that impedes treatment, access-to-care and recovery for those with eating disorders.

Turner is the co-author of Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery & Beyond (Routledge, 2018) and contributes regularly to podcasts and the media. She is a past board member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) and is currently an advisor for Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.) and a board director for the Haystack Project.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Chevese Turner is an author with Taylor & Francis and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Chevese Turner serves as a board member for The Haystack Project and is a member of Families Empowering and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders (FEAST) and the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC).


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