2020 ACT SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

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Symposium starts April 6, 2020
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Fiona Sutherland, APD

Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director of both The Mindful Dietitian, & Body Positive Australia. She has been practising for over 15 years primarily in the areas of eating behaviour, eating disorders, body image, sports nutrition & education/training. Fiona is a committed Non Diet Dietitian, and is passionate about supporting & educating Health Professionals to develop skills and insight into working with clients from a weight-inclusive, heart centered lens.

She is also host of the Podcast “The Mindful Dietitian” and a Sports Dietitian, working with emerging professional dancers at The Australian Ballet School.

Fiona is a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher, bringing a particular emphasis on mindful eating and the intersection of food environment, eating psychology and body image into her work and training. She has trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) and MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training). Fiona is guest lecturer within the Melbourne-based Dietetics courses across four Universities within the areas of eating behaviour, Body Image, counselling skills and the Non Diet Approach. She is currently also sits on the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Executive and co-convened the 2018 ANZAED Eating Disorders Conference.

Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S

Janean Anderson, Ph.D., CEDS-S, author of the book Recover Your Perspective: A Guide to Understanding Your Eating Disorder and Creating Your Recovery Using CBT, DBT, and ACT is a licensed psychologist and author. She is the host of The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast, an internationally renowned podcast and leading podcast in the eating disorder treatment field. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and is an iaedp Approved Supervisor.

She is the Founder and Director of Colorado Therapy & Assessment Center, an insurance-based, outpatient treatment center in Denver, CO specializing in eating disorders. Recovered herself from an eating disorder, Dr. Anderson wholeheartedly believes recovery is possible!

Margit I. Berman, Ph.D., LP

Margit I. Berman, Ph.D., LP, author of A Clinician’s Guide to Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself! Framework (Routledge, 2018) and A Workbook of Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself! Framework (Routledge, 2018).

Margit has a Ph.D. in counseling and social psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently associate professor and program director of the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Augsburg University, and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is a feminist cognitive-behavioral therapist who has published research and worked clinically using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for eating disorders for more than a decade. She was a recipient of the 2015 Hitchcock Foundation Scholars Career Development award for her research and development of the Accept Yourself! intervention for larger bodied women with depression. She trains clinicians in ACT and self-acceptance based interventions for eating disorders and body image concerns throughout the US.