Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, author of Questions and Answers about Binge Eating Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians presented at the National Binge Eating Disorder Conference in Brooklyn, NY November 2-4. Dr. Oliver-Pyatt and Chevese Turner, founder, president and CEO of Binge Eating Disorder Assocation, co-presented on policy and advocacy.
The BEDA National Conference, co-organized and in partnership with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) includes two days of general and panel sessions, practical workshops and round-table discussions. All general/panel sessions will feature a community that is typically marginalized and affected by eating disorders. The conference is organized to recognize the intersection of these communities amongst one another and the eating disorders community.
Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt received her specialty training at New York University-Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where she served as Chief Resident. She has held faculty positions at New York University, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Oliver-Pyatt has developed innovative eating disorder treatment programs known for integrating compassion with science. She is a clinician, educator, and advocate, having served as the AED Advocacy Committee Chairman, and Co-author of AED Guidelines for Obesity Prevention. She served as the Medical Director for the State of Nevada Division of Mental Health and Disability Services, Medical Director and Chief of Staff of Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health, and has received Senatorial Recognition for her work as a psychiatrist, and her commitment to the mental health community.
She founded Center for Hope of the Sierras, and co-founded the Oliver-Pyatt Centers, including: The Comprehensive Eating Disorder Treatment Centers for Women, Clementine Adolescent Treatment Program, and Embrace, the Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Program.
Dr. Oliver-Pyatt is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a Fellow of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and is a Certified Eating Disorder Professional. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Binge Eating Disorder Association for several years where she was integral in leading their weight stigma awareness campaign.
Written in a question and answer format, Questions and Answers about Binge Eating Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians provides answers to the questions most commonly asked by practitioners treating patients with binge eating disorders (BED). What criteria should I use to diagnose Binge Eating Disorder? What are the most common misconceptions about eating disorders in adults? Is it possible for my patient to fully recover from BED or any other eating disorder?
This authoritative resource also addresses crucial topics ranging from risk factors and causes of BED, to treatment protocols and recovery from BED, to advice for families and caregivers of people suffering from BED. Written by an expert in the field, Questions and Answers about Binge Eating Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians is an essential resource for all practitioners managing the treatment of patients with BED.