Current/Upcoming Events:

Please join us for a complementary 1 CE dinner!!!

Limited seating so RSVP soon!

Thursday, December 6th 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Same night as MAND Holiday Party)

Overcoming Obstacles in the Treatment of Loss of Control Eating

presented by

Dr. Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD with opening remarks by

Kara Richardson Whitely, National Binge Eating Recovery Advocate


Event Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30 Networking

6:30 Dinner seating

6:45 Kara Richardson Whitely

7:30 Dr. Ralph Carson



  • List 5 eating disorders that are associated with loss of control eating besides Binge Eating Disorder
  • Explain how bariatric surgery can evolve into an eating disorder several years’ post-surgery
  • Discuss at least 3 major therapeutic interventions that have been scientifically approved to effectively treat Binge Eating Disorder
  • Review the various techniques in designing an activity program for the Binge Eating Disorder and Loss of Control population
  • Identify 5 reasons that indicate when a patient needs to considered for a higher level of care in the treatment of binge eating disorder
  • Describe the differences in experiencing fullness and satisfaction

If interested in attending, contact


Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) for Eating Disorders: A one-day training designed for all professionals who work with eating disorders Friday, November 30, 2018, 9 AM – 4:30 PM


Integrating IFS for Dietitians: Expanding the Toolkit of Behavior Change An Additional Day for Dietitians Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Fairhaven Residential Treatment Center 890 N. Houston Levee Rd. Cordova, TN 38018

Workshop Presenters:

  • Jeanne Catanzaro, PhD
  • Diana Dugan Richards, RDN, LDN, RYT
  • Molly Kellogg, LCSW, CEDRD

Day One: Early bird Registration for $198 ($215 after Nov 2) (Therapist CEUs applied for) Both days: Early bird Registration: $385 ($404 after Nov 2) (12 CEUs for RDs)

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Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention used by a wide range of professionals. It is particularly effective in treating trauma. Employing the IFS model helps the client 1) identify the self-protective function of polarized cognitions regarding eating and resultant eating disorder behaviors; 2) identify and address the emotional and physical triggers driving this internal dialogue particularly the anticipation of loss of control, negative self-evaluations, and self-blaming, self-shaming thoughts; 3) identify the ambivalence behind healthy vs. inappropriate eating patterns, and 4) identify fears and other feelings that arise in response to shifting to healthier choices. There is more information about IFS at

Day One Educational Objectives:

  • Learn the basic concepts of Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model
  • Explain how the IFS model approaches the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating.
  • Recognize the importance of the therapist’s own work to support the process.


The second day is designed specifically for Registered Dietitians. It is a continuation of the first day and does not stand on its own. The concepts and processes of IFS will be examined from a dietitian’s perspective. We will explore the role of the nutrition professional in IFS-oriented treatment. There will be opportunity for practice.

Day Two Educational Objectives:

  • Employ the IFS model in conceptualizing work with clients with disordered eating.
  • Describe the role of the Dietitian in an IFS treatment team.
  • Explore the issues that arise for dietitians who adopt the IFS model.


Required pre-workshop reading: Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, by Richard C. Schwartz.

Both days will be interactive with a mix of presentation, group discussion, demonstration and short videos. *Seating is limited to 30 applicants. Applications received after seating is full will be admitted pending availability.



October 2018 CEU Event Flyer

Directions to UT Methodist Hospital Medical Staff Auditorium

Fall Breakfast and CEU

When: Tuesday, September 11th at 8:00 am

Where: Crosstown Concourse

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Morris


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Gala Flyer 2018


The mission of the Mid-South Food Bank is “to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.” Founded in 1981, the Mid-South Food Bank has been working diligently to provide nutritious food for families, children, and seniors. One of the programs developed by the Mid-South Food Bank is the Healthy School Pantry Program. Food insecurity is a major issue in Shelby County. Over 23% of Shelby County children are considered food insecure. For many students, the meals they receive while at school are their main source of food. This program which began in 2009 gives low-income students as well as their families a box of food for the month which is conveniently located at that child’s school. Also included in the box are recipe suggestions and printed nutrition education material. We hope to see you all there!