There is still time to sign up for the NEDN Winter Continuing Education Workshop being held on November 10, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.  The event is hosted by EDCare, and will be held at the National Security Bank at 1120 S. 101st St – Conference Room, Omaha, NE 68124.  Registration include hree continuing education hours through NBCC and lunch provided by EDCare.

The event will start with a brief introduction about NEDN, and will be followed by a presentation on “Disorders of Connection:  Using a Rational Model to Effect Change in Eating Disorders” by Tamara Pryor, Ph.D. FAED.  Following a break, OMNI Behavioral Health employees, Brandi Stalzer and Crystal Zabka-Belsky will present on a case study of an individual with anorexia nervosa.  Following the networking lunch, Tamara Pryor, Ph.D., FAED will speak again on the topic personality disorders in a presentation titled, “You Can Hurt My Body, But Not Me:  The Interface of Eating Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder.”

Brandi Stalzer and Crystal Zabka-Belsky are members and Executive Committee officers of NEDN.  For more information about their experience, check out the About Us page or the Membership page.

Dr. Tamara Pryor has been privileged to work in the field of eating disorders for the past 30 years. She spent 16 years as an Associate Professor and Director of the Eating Disorder Program at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine, four years as Co-director of the PATH Eating Disorders Clinic, and three years at Wichita Psychiatric Consultants as the Director of eating disorder services before coming to Eating Disorder Center of Denver.

Dr. Pryor conducts research and has published articles examining personality disorders, substance abuse, multi-impulsive behavior, sexual functioning, and cognitive rigidity in the eating disordered individual. She has presented both nationally and internationally, and she co-authored a prevention curriculum and textbook as well as co-authored 3 chapters in a textbook on Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. Dr. Pryor is a founding member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association. She has a MSW from Wayne State University, a MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as a PhD in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. She completed a fellowship in child psychiatry and a fellowship in eating disorders at the University of Kansas – School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

For more information about how you can become involved in NEDN, and join more events like this, check out our Membership page!