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February Round Table with Guest Expert Lisa Pearl
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Join us for our monthly case consult peer/professional supervision call. We will discuss cases submitted in advance with our Guest Expert Lisa Pearl.
Please submit your case in advance, by Feb. 12th – by emailing a short summary and your question/s to firstname.lastname@example.org. All members are welcome to submit a case and to join us for the discussion hour.
Lisa Pearl Bio:
As an undergraduate, Lisa double majored in biology and nutrition at UMass in Amherst. Her post graduate studies have included clinical nutrition at Boston University, expressive movement therapy at Lesley College, fellowships in adolescent medicine, nutrition support and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and executive coaching at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Lisa began her work as an eating disorder specialist more than 30 years ago at Children’s Hospital in Boston. During her tenure at Children’s Hospital, she worked with a team to seek new and better advances in treatment for eating disorders. With their support, she was able to incorporate many new treatment ideas including behavioral therapy groups, family meals and parent groups, expressive movement therapy and yoga, and a mindful eating program.
While at Children’s Hospital she received national recognition for demonstrating the need for a multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of eating disorders and for her work with the Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation to improve patient care.
Through the years Lisa has continued to push the envelope of innovation with presentations at local and national conferences. She has worked as a consultant for MIT, Harvard University, Boston Ballet, and numerous independent and public schools for prevention, education, and treatment of eating disorders. She has written health curriculums and protocols for numerous public and private organizations. Lisa has directed internships and provided mentoring for dietetic, social work, and medical students. She has served on the Board of Directors for Anorexia, Bulimia Care, Feeding Ourselves, and MEDA.
Lisa has received the ADA’s Recognized Dietitian of the Year Award and the Governor’s Commendation for Excellence in Public Service. In 2012, she was given the “Connect to Recovery” award at the Multiservice Eating Disorder Association’s Annual Gala.
Lisa has volunteered as a community organizer for City Year and Habitat for Humanity as well as working on school boards and various community relief efforts. Most recently, Lisa initiated and helped to organize the largest flash mob demonstration ever held in Hong Kong, China, as a demonstration to Stop Violence Against Women.