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Sunday, July 31 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Perfectionism and Eating Disorders: Personal and Professional Perspectives

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Perfectionism plays a role in the development, maintenance, and treatment of eating disorders (ED). In this workshop, a recovered patient will share her story entailing the evolution of symptoms and emphasizing the importance of seeking treatment that addresses both perfectionism and disordered eating. The workshop will also review strategies to help distinguish each of these areas and review potential treatment interventions, especially those that target both problems. Particular attention will be paid towards distinguishing helpful and unhelpful perfectionism to offer a sophisticated way of addressing this complex problem. Combining professional and personal perspectives, this unique workshop includes an interactive lecture, audience participation, and even a live musical performance.

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/steven-tsao-perfectionism-and-eating-disorder-personal-and-professional-perspectives 

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Jenni Schaefer

National Recovery Advocate, Family Institute, Eating Recovery Center
Jenni Schaefer is a bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her first two books, Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, launched her as a leader in the field of eating disorders. Her latest, Almost Anorexic, a collaboration with Harvard Medical School, bridges the gap between research, practice, and personal experience. Appearing in The New York Times and on shows like Today, Jenni has presented at venues ranging from... Read More →
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Steven Tsao, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Steven Tsao received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University and completed his predoctoral internship at the Boston VA Medical Center. After postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, he worked in a variety of hospital settings including a residential program for eating disorders and McLean Hospital's OCD Institute. He has held academic appointments at Boston University School of Medicine... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Salon III, 7th Floor

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