Resources For Professionals and Families


10-15-15  ” HOPE: Shift Your Perspective on Supporting Those with Eating Disorders and Their Families” St. Louis Co. HHS Conference, Duluth, MN ​See hhs_presentation_2015.


Alliance for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

NIMH 9 Myths and Truths about Eating Disorders – UNC – Cynthia Bulik, PhD – See on my YOUTUBE page


Family Feeding Dynamics, Katja Rowell, M.D.- The Feeding Dr.

Becky Henry— Coaching, Online Group Support, Speaking to organizations, Retreats for Treatment Centers

            Hope Network, LLC Facebook Page

            Becky’s YouTube Page

            Becky’s Twitter

            Becky’s Linked In

MEDA-Multiservice Eating Disorders Association – Resources/Educational Information-click “Guidelines for Helping a Loved One

Tofte Lake Center – A creative retreat center for artists, scholars and thinkers in Ely, MN.


Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating—Anne Katherine, M.A.

Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia: Her Story and Her Mother’s Journey through Grief toward Understanding—Doris Smeltzer

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous: The Fellowship Details Its Program of Recovery for Anorexia and Bulimia

Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder, Take Your Life Back—Shannon Cutts

Beyond the Looking Glass: Daily Devotions for Over coming Anorexia and Bulimia—Remuda Ranch

Distorted: How a Mother and Daughter Unravel the Truth, the Lies, and the Realities of an Eating Disorder—Lorri Antosz and Taryn Leigh Benson

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food through Myths, Metaphors, and Story telling— AnitaJ. Johnston, Ph.D.

Eating with Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatment and Yours Can Too—Laura Collins

Enrich Your Caregiving Journey—Margery Pabst and Rita Goldhammer

Full Lives: A Woman’s Guide to Freedom from Obsession with Good and Weight—Lindsay Hall

Good bye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and fall in Love with Your Life—Jenni Schaefer

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder (2005)—Daniel le Grange,PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the eating disorders program at the University of Chicago, and James Lock, MD, PhD, professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics at Stanford University.

How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food––Casey Crosbie, RD, CSSD & Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD

Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders – Becky Henry

Life Without ED: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too—Jenni Schaefer

Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-Imagining the “Perfect” Body—Leslie Goldman

Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Brunner-Routledge,2002) Marcia Herrin, Ed.D., M.R.H., R.D., L.S.

Off The C.U.F.F.: A Parent Skills Book for the Management of Disordered Eating—Nancy Zucker, Ph.D. (Duke University Medical Center)

The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, & Positive Body Image at Home—Marcia Herrin, Ed.D., M.P.H.,R.D., Nancy Matsumoto

Potatoes Not Prozac:Simple Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity—KathleenDes Maisons www.radiantrecovery.com

Secrets Girls Keep: What Girls Hide (& Why) and How to Break the Stress of Silence—Carrie Silver-Stock

SICK ENOUGH: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders––Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED

Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method—Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith, Anna Crane

The Starving Family:Caregiving Mothers and Fathers Share Their Eating Disorder Wisdom—Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D.

Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, or Body Image Issues—Jeanne Albronda Heaton, Ph.D. and Claudia J. Strauss

Treating Bulimia in Adolescents (2007)—Daniel le Grange, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the eating disorders program at the University ofChicago, and James Lock, M.D., Ph.D.,professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics at Stanford University.

Your Dieting Daughter: Is She Dying for Attention?—CarolynCostin, M.F.T.


Academy for Eating Disorders

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH)

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA)

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

The Butterfly Foundation

Council on Size and Weight Discrimination

Domestic Abuse Intervention Program

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)

Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC)To advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority.

Eating Disorder Hope – promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery.

Emma Wright –  NZ Body Confidence Consultant; Raising kids with healthy minds & happy bodies

Health At Every Size

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Overeaters Anonymous Honesty, Openness, Willingness (OA HOW) of Minnesota

The Rudd Center at Yale

The charge of the Rudd Center is “to reverse the global spread of obesity; to reduce weight bias; and to galvanize community members, public officials, and advocacy groups to achieve positive, lasting change.”

Understanding Nutrition – Jessica Setnick, MS, RD/LD, CSSD – Speaker and Eating Disorders Dietician – Texas

Willamette Nutrition Source – Providing Education, Treatment and Support for those Diagnosed with Eating Disorders.  – Oregon Therese Waterhouse, PhD, RD, LD


Andrea’s Voice Foundation: Disordered Eating and Related Issues

Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders (F.R.E.E.D.) Act


Mentor Connect: Relationships Replace Eating Disorders


Mindfulness via: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training: Marsha

Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP

Moonshadow’s Spirit  – Honors the memory of Jennifer Mathiason by offering need-based financial assistance to individuals with an eating disorder diagnosis who are seeking treatment at residential facilities or intensive partial hospitalization program facilities.

www.Treatment4Addiction.com – Online Recovery Resource Directory

Two Wolves – Recovery Support: Harry Cunliffe, Program Director



ADD: Attention deficit disorder

ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

AN: Anorexia nervosa

ARFID: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

BDD: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

BED: Binge eating disorder

BMI: Body Mass Index

BMR: Metabolic Rate

BN: Bulimia nervosa

B/P: Binge Purge as well as Blood Pressure

BPD: Borderline personality disorder

BSFT: Behavioral Systems Family Therapy

CBT:  Cognitive behavioral therapy

CBT-E: Enhanced Cognitive behavioral therapy

CRT:  Cognitive remediation therapy

CFT:  Conjoint family therapy

CFS:  Chronic fatigue syndrome

COE:  Compulsive Over-eating disorder

CW: Current weight

DBT:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DSM: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

ED:  Eating disorder

EDNOS:  Eating disorder not otherwise specified – Now OSFED in DSM-5

FBT: Family Based Therapy (Based on Maudsley Family Based Therapy Model)

FGW: Final goal weight

GW: Goal Weight

HW: Highest weight

IBW: ideal body weight

IP:  Inpatient hospital treatment

IOP: Hospital based outpatient treatment

IT: Interpersonal Therapy

LTGW: Long term goal weight

LW: Lowest weight

MET: Motivational enhancement therapy

MFDT: Multiple-Family Day Treatment

MFG: Muti-Family Group

MFT:  Multifamily therapy

NES:  Night eating syndrome

NG : Nasogastric feeding

OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder

OSFED: Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder- Replaced EDNOS in DSM-5.

PHP: Partial hospitalization program

RC: Residential Care

RAN: Restricting Anorexia Nervosa

RBN: Restricting Bulimia Nervosa

SI: Self injury

SIB: Self Injurious Behavior

SFT: Separated Family Therapy

SSRI: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

STGW: Short term goal weight.

TB: see Targeted Behavior

TW: Target weight

UFED: Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder (New in DSM-5)