Successful 1st Event in Ireland by our International Chapter Chair of Ireland Zuzanna Gajowiec and Dr. Kari Anderson!
Dr. Kari Anderson visited Ireland from June 23-24, 2023 to help launch the first local event hosted by International Chapter Chair of Ireland, Zuzanna Gajowiec, CEDS-C.
The first event titled “Food, Body & Love: Overcoming Binge Eating Disorder” was open to the public. Dr. Kari Anderson shared her personal recovery story, answered questions from the audience and read excerpts from her book. It was a wonderfully engaging event that was inspiring and hope inducing for people in recovery from an eating disorder and their families.
The second keynote speaking event “It’s Complicated! Navigating Biopsychosocial Considerations when Treating Binge Eating Disorder” was a wonderful training session for Irish eating disorder professionals. Attendees ranged from psychologists, dietitians, psychiatrists, nurses and peer support workers. It was an amazing opportunity to learn from Kari’s extensive expertise and experience, ask questions and meet other eating disorder professionals.
We also spoke about wonderful opportunities that come from joining IAEDP and pursuing further education by either working towards certification or the Associate Designee.
A regular Peer Support and Special Interest Group was established for all Irish Professionals and the first online meeting will be held on the 14th of August 2023 at 6.30pm.
Dr. Kari Anderson
Lois Bridges Eating Disorder Treatment Centre