Treatment Model for Eating Disorders

Therese Waterhous on Creating a Complete Treatment Model for Eating Disorders


In this Podcast, Tabitha Farrar Speaks to Therese Waterhous on Creating a Complete Treatment Model for Eating Disorders

In this podcast we discuss:

  • Myths and limitations of inpatient treatment for eating disorders
  • Problems with short-sighted treatments
  • How to work together to incorporate a long-term plan
  • Training practitioners in up-to-date treatments for eating disorders
  • Recognizing exercise as a symptom of an eating disorder and setting expectations around levels of exercise for a person in recovery with parents
  • Problems arising from lack of good communication between practitioners and parents/patients.

waterhous-2117About Therese S. Waterhous

Therese S. Waterhous is a PhD/RDN, CEDRD and IAEDP (International Assn. of eating Disorders Professionals) approved supervisor, is owner of Willamette Nutrition Source, LLC, a private outpatient practice devoted to eating disorders care. Therese has formal training in basic research, clinical nutrition and multidisciplinary team treatment of severe pediatric disorders.

Therese co-authored the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) Practice Paper on nutrition intervention in treatment of eating disorders, authored the online chapter for the AND on pediatric eating disorders and she is immediate past Director of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition practice group’s eating disorder subunit as well as being a professional advisor for FEAST-ED.org. She is the credentialing chair for the Oregon IAEDP chapter, served as co-chair of the Family Based Treatment SIG, within the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and she currently serves on the Medical Care Standards Committee for the AED and also the Health and

Nutrition Committee for IAEDP. Therese enjoys conducing trainings for health care professionals on eating disorder research and treatment and educating the general public about eating disorders.

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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