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Whether you are just starting out in the field of eating disorders or a seasoned, wise clinician, everyone needs support, guidance and advice once in awhile. Welcome to dietitian seasonings and therapist reasonings, hosted by therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, eating disorders specialists supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. This podcast is intended to support, educate, and validate clinicians in the eating disorders field; emphasizing the team approach as best practi ...
 
Since 2007 Nutrition Therapist Robyn Goldberg has been on the front lines of helping people heal their relationships with food, movement, medical conditions and their bodies. The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast creates an expansive support and resource system for people struggling with eating disorders. Bringing to the table her experience as an IAEDP certified eating disorder registered dietitian/supervisor and certified intuitive eating counselor, Robyn Goldberg thoughtfully interviews a vari ...
 
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Jill goes on a rant and Meredith goes in more detail about the importance of not crowd sourcing to get support with clients on social media. There are many issues about posting detailed information to seek consultation on difficult cases on social media platforms! What's available instead? Paid consultation with a supervisor (who you get to determi…
 
In this interview I am joined by my colleague and friend Aaron Flores. Aaron started his career working at the VA and migrated to a weight inclusive paradigm. Aaron is the Senior Coordinator for Size-Inclusive Care at Center for Discovery and is a Certified Body Trust provider. We discuss topics including: His shift from the VA to a weight inclusiv…
 
Meredith and Jill review higher level of care recommendations presented by the American Psychiatric Association guidelines. There are basically 5 levels of care ranging from out patient to inpatient. The chart helps reflect on key points to consider. As always, seek supervision or peer consultation when you need more support with the client or unde…
 
Paige Smathers, RDN, CD is the host of the podcast Nutrition Matters. She specializes in chronic dieting, addiction recovery nutrition, eating disorder and family feeding dynamics. Paige incorporates mindfulness, intuitive eating and also works from a Health at Every Size lens. We discuss topics including: How Paige became interested in ACT (Accept…
 
We are reposting a past season episode as we are preparing for several new episodes coming down the pike! Meredith and Jill discuss the challenge of treating clients with eating disorders. How do you hold support and understanding yet also provide accountability during the eating disorder recovery process? If you have not heard this episode, listen…
 
Julie Duffy Dillon is a Fat Positive Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist, and Food Behavior Expert who is the host of the podcast Love Food. who partners with people along their Food Peace journey. She supervises dietitians and other health care providers to move them away from weight normative approaches and instead focus on promoting healing an…
 
Jill takes the wheel this week with the focus of metabolism and how eating disorders effect the metabolism process of the body. Jill goes through very basic concepts of metabolism, function and how eating disorders can lower or "rev up" the body's metabolism (during refeeding). Is metabolism as simple as "calories in vs calories out?" Mmmmm, no. Li…
 
Julie Duffy Dillon is a Fat Positive Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist, and Food Behavior Expert who is the host of the podcast Love Food. who partners with people along their Food Peace journey. She supervises dietitians and other health care providers to move them away from weight normative approaches and instead focus on promoting healing an…
 
This is a bit of a somber episode. Meredith and Jill discuss their personal experiences losing a client or a client in their practice. How do you handle this as a clinician? As Meredith states "we build relationships with clients and we genuinely care about them." It makes sense they we will be affected by their passing or that may be worried that …
 
Amanda LaCount is a hip hop dancer, actress, choreographer, singer, model and influencer. Amanda has danced with Meghan Trainor on The Radio Disney Music Awards, The Ellen Show, The Voice, Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” with Nicki Minaj, performing with Lizzo at Coachella, Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” video and most recently was on Season 15 of America’s …
 
Jill begins this episode with a client's letter to her ED. A letter of "goodbye." How do you know when to discharge a client or decrease frequency of appointments. Do you use your gut feeling? What behaviors are you hoping to see? Often in the ED field, clients are seen for a longer length of time. Now this may be more known from a therapist point …
 
Dana Kiesel is a psychologist that I have had the pleasure of working with over the last two decades. She is passionate about helping clients, and helping them reach their full potential. We discuss topics including: How Dana became interested in adult ADHD People with eating disorders have a higher incidence of ADHD Adult ADHD sufferers have self …
 
In this episode I am joined by my colleague Lauren Anton. Lauren is an IAEDP approved supervisor. Lauren runs a monthly supervision group for those seeking certification through IAEDP. I have worked with Lauren since she worked in all levels of care in eating disorder treatment centers. We discuss topics including: How running and being a personal …
 
This is the second part of our series on Trauma and EDs. Meredith reviews the concept of fight, flight or freeze and gives descriptions of various characteristics of these behaviors. Meredith emphasizes the importance of diagnosing accurately as there are may characteristics of trauma that seem to be other psychiatric diagnosis. For example some cl…
 
In this episode I am joined by my colleague and long time friend Nancy Irwin, Psy.D. Nancy is an expert in the addiction field and we have shared many cases together. What makes Nancy unique is that she is an expert of hypnotherapy and shares it’s benefits and drawbacks. We discuss topics including: Hypnotherapy is not “hypnomagic” Treating eating …
 
This session (and maybe the next) will be some Meredith time! She reviews basic aspects of trauma. What is trauma? How does this occur? When we say someone has trauma, what does this mean? Meredith also discusses various interventions therapists may use. Our title is based off a very good book that we recommend you read: The Body Keeps the Score: B…
 
Glenys Oyston started her career as a clinical dietitian, and has developed a passion for helping women who struggle with binge eating disorder and diabetes mellitus. She is the co-host of the podcast “Dietitians Unplugged”. We discuss topics including: Clients who struggle with binge eating disorder often times struggle with being undernourished D…
 
We are working on some new episodes so please tune in next week! Remember to sign up for our newsletter to receive some extra bonus materials such as role plays. As we are busy behind the scenes, listen to one of our previous episodes where we talk about the importance of obtaining supervision. Meredith and Jill discuss the supervision process for …
 
Joining me for a second week are my colleagues Jill Sechi and Meredith Riddick. Jill and Meredith discuss the benefits of collaboration. This dynamic duo is a living model of a clinician’s ideal teamwork environment. We discuss topics including: Supervision and collaboration with families and supervisees Selfcare How to stay current in the evolving…
 
We are so excited to get requests for topics! Today's podcast is covering compulsive exercise in relationship to eating disorder recovery. Meredith and Jill first review the difference between athletes and compulsive "exercisers." An excellent resource is Dr. Kate Bennett's website: Athlete Insight. Meredith reviews aspects of exercise that a thera…
 
In this two part episode I am joined by my colleagues Jill Sechi and Meredith Riddick. Jill and Meredith are both IAEDP trained supervisors and started their own business partnership, working under the name A Collaborative Approach. They show new clinicians in the field the standards of care, helping them further enhance their skill sets. We discus…
 
Welcome Becky Henry to this weeks podcast. Read more about Becky Henry here. Becky discusses a bit of her own story about how she was first a parent of a child in the throws of an eating disorder. She discusses what was helpful for her as she was supporting her child in the recovery process. Becky also discusses the perspective of the parent and th…
 
In this episode, I am joined by author/speaker/therapist Becca Clegg, LPC, CEDS-S. Becca specializes in the treatment of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues. Her book “Ending The Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Healthy and Balanced Relationship with Food and Body Image” is one of my personal favorites. We discuss topics including: B…
 
This is an episode addressing a requested topic: "How to handle clients whose trauma involves a lot of foods (either specific types of foods or certain settings or preparing foods) as an RD (ie how to do your work while staying in your lane?)" Meredith and Jill discuss their thoughts and opinions on how to address when clients struggle with trauma …
 
I am pleased to welcome Thom Rutledge on yet another episode of The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast. I have always respected Thom’s work and appreciate his work style and dedication to his clients. Thom and I discuss topics including: Self Forgiveness The “should” monster Looking back at the origin of messages in one’s life Self Compassion __________ …
 
Meredith and Jill discuss the difficulties that can occur when working with clients that are 18 or older and their usually very concerned parents. There are of course laws and guidelines with age however with eating disorders, malnutrition can affect an individual's brain. Working with the most "nourished" brain in the room is often needed (the par…
 
Thom Rutledge is an author, specialist in addictions and eating disorders. I have always respected Thom’s work and how he is able to step outside of the box. Thom and I discuss topics including: The addiction field and discovering eating disorders Recovery and perfectionism Irrational means emotional Confronting ED’s beliefs __________ If you have …
 
Meredith and Jill discuss their thoughts and opinions about Episode 25 with Dr. Ralph Carson: What's weight got to do with it? We hope you found his presentation thought provoking, powerful and informative. As Dr. Carson says, he's the messenger and all of what he presented was research as we currently know. Meredith and Jill emphasized the importa…
 
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is on a mission to help clients find eating disorder recovery and to also support professionals to build a business that makes an impact in this world. Jennifer is the creator of Pursuing Private Practice, a business to help other dietitians build a weight-inclusive priva…
 
In this episode Meredith and I have the opportunity of speaking with Dr. Ralph Carson, RDN, CEDRD for a full hour and a half. Dr. Carson provides more of a presentation with question and answers towards the end. The focus of this podcast is bridging the gap between healthcare recommendations and focus of weight loss vs the recommendations by eating…
 
In preparation for our upcoming episode to be released on July 6, 2020, with Dr. Ralph Carson, RD, CEDRD, LD we wanted to share a role play that we published (video version) in our June newsletter. You can sign up here to receive our newsletter and for the special bonuses we will be providing from Dr. Carson's discussion (powerpoint video version o…
 
Hi all! In preparation for our July 6, 2020 podcast, Meredith and I wanted to re-post a previous podcast topic: The Role of the Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment. Listen on and be refreshed. Dietitians play an essential role in the treatment of eating disorders. They also have a deep understanding of health and wellness and can blend this know…
 
Hello everyone, and welcome to The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast. Here you’ll find my effort in providing a resource for anyone seeking out eating disorder recovery knowledge, guidance and support. I aim to administer an informative podcast for families, clinicians, coaches and other providers that will further their knowledge in understanding eatin…
 
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss their personal perspectives about Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S's interview on Episode 23. Meredith reflects on the anxiety of clinicians that are new in the field and seasoned in the field and how this develops through personality types and also training in graduate school. Jill discusses the difficul…
 
In this episode, Meredith and Jill have the opportunity to interview Dr. Bunnell. Through his 30 years of experience in the ED field, he shares his clinical wisdom and generally describes the 14 qualities or characteristics of effective therapists/clinicians. There are more and more clinicians entering the ED field. However, there lacks adequate tr…
 
All of these twos! This was not planned. In this session Jill and Meredith discuss the education component in dietitian sessions. Dietitians have a huge role in eating disorder support by providing education to clients. Often most client "know" a lot however they "know" a lot of misinformation. A dietitian helps dispel these food and nutrition myth…
 
Do you provide education in your sessions? Most clients that struggle with eating disorders need to "unlearn" misinformation that they have heard from youtubers, the internet or Netflix "shockumentaries." Often those newer in the field provide much more nutrition and psychoeducation in sessions than those that are more seasoned. But for those that …
 
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss the "Stay At Home" (due to the Covid 19 Pandemic) challenges that have demanded many clinicians in the eating disorders field to see clients via video or phone. During this pandemic, have clients been able to transition smoothly from in person to "virtual?" Do you you prefer or do you struggle with the virt…
 
In part 2 of our interview with Robyn Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD-S, Robyn discusses some content in her book regarding supporting and helping caregivers in supporting their loved one during eating disorder recovery. She discusses the importance of emphasizing not "envying" their loved one's eating disorder. Robyn encourages the awareness of their loved o…
 
Robyn Goldberg joins Dietitian Seasonings & Therapists Reasonings with the release of her new book The Eating Disorders Trap for a two part series. Part begins with Robyn discussing a case with a clinician who referred a very sick client to her. The clinician has minimal knowledge about eating disorders. Robyn's role became one of educating the cli…
 
Meredith and Jill talk about when and how to incorporate nutrition topics and concerns when a client has heart disease, diabetes, or abnormal lab values, etc. when they are in the throws of eating disorder recovery. They review when a client is in the the "early stages of recovery" as well as when they have had a year or two of recovery "under thei…
 
In this podcast Meredith and Jill provide a role playing scene that is often common in the dietitian's and therapist's sessions. Often times parents want to try to bargain and negotiate their child's weight goal that usually the dietitian sets through a full assessment and review of weight history. We also have this on video as well on A Collaborat…
 
Kari Anderson joins us for another podcast on the subject of desire for weight loss or for clients who call themselves compulsive "overeaters" and "addicted to food." These clients often do not realized they may even be struggling with an eating disorder. How do we allow clients to talk about a strong desire to lose weight. As clinicians in the fie…
 
Welcome Kari Anderson to our podcast! You can learn all about her at www.myeatingdoctor.com. She has also written a book and has a new one coming this year. Kari, Jill and Meredith discuss new interventions that continue to emerge that can be used in the treatment of eating disorders as well as established interventions. What reason do new interven…
 
Have you heard about Dr. Adele LaFrance and her work with Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)? If not, Meredith and Jill encourage you to seek training in this very helpful intervention for those with eating disorders (and other mental health disorders as well). Meredith and Jill attended to 3 day training in Virginia. In this episode we review v…
 
Jill has a story to tell. We'll let you listen to hear. Meredith and Jill discuss the HAES (Health At Every Size) Movement and how our clients can advocate for themselves during physician appointments. Often clients have weight "issues" brought up in a medical appointments without their consent. Their weight is brought up out of context to why they…
 
What are some leading causes that may contribute to clinician burnout in the field of eating disorders? Those that treat eating disorders experience the highest burnout of other clinicians. What we do is hard work! What are helpful interventions to prevent or reduce burnout? Owning burnout and actually attempting to curve burnout can be a difficult…
 
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