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AED – Supporting the Advancement of Eating Disorder Treatment

For 30 years, the Center for Counseling and Health Resources has provided clients with treatments for a wide range of traumatic issues, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Founded by Dr. Gregg Jantz, the Center, regarded as “a place of hope,” belongs to the Academy for Eating Disorders.

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is committed to the education, treatment, prevention, and research of eating disorders. Striving to provide professionals and the public with access to the best treatments for eating disorders, the AED provides information by combining expertise from its members on eating disorders. The Academy also promotes the sharing of knowledge through training and publications and supports future eating disorder specialists through scholarships. Each year, the AED hosts an international conference that brings together professionals and researchers from around the world to share information and build connections.

The training opportunities provided by the Academy for Eating Disorders cover a variety of topics. Through its Clinical Teaching Day Workshops, professionals advance their knowledge of treatments while improving their skills. The AED also allows members to access educational programs on early detection and prevention. Through the continued support of its members and the public, the AED supports the advancement of the treatment and prevention of eating disorders around the world.

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Book Offers Hope for People with Eating Disorders

The Center For Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., and its founder, Dr. Gregg Jantz, aim to assist clients at their Seattle-area facility in overcoming anorexia, bulimia, addictive and compulsive behaviors, depression, and a variety of other conditions that affect emotional health. With a focus on the whole person, the Center offers not only a place of hope, but also a variety of therapeutic strategies designed to put each client back in touch with his or her spiritual values and to develop the strength to rebuild a productive and satisfying life.

As a popular author and the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Gregg Jantz has appeared as a speaker in a range of media venues, including CNN Headline News and Dr. Phil. His books include Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders, published by WaterBrook Press in 1995 and available in an updated edition.

The book is based on its author’s work with numerous individuals who sought help for eating disorders. It brings a broader vision to discussion of the topic, positing the term “disordered eating,” defined as an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead of keeping food in proper perspective as a means of nutrition, individuals experiencing disordered eating use it as a substitute for love, affection, or personal success.

Healing involves seeing food as an ally in maintaining good health, and moving forward in coping with the inappropriate patterns of behavior that led to disordered eating in the first place.