An Eating Disorders Training   

For Clinicians & Family Members



Friday, December 2,  2005             

Portland Museum of Art

Portland, Maine






Presented by MAINELY GIRLS










                      EATING DISORDERS



                  PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

      FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005




Portland Museum of Art

Each session has a workshop created specifically for Treatment Providers and a separate one for Family Members. You may attend any  workshop.




Catherine Steiner-Adair, PhD. is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and an associate psychologist at the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, where she conducts her research. She has a private clinical and consulting practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass. She has developed a curriculum to prevent eating disorders and build girls' self-confidence along with Harvard researcher Lisa Sjostrom, who has designed other curricula to help kids thrive. Full of Ourselves: Advancing Girl Power, Health and Leadership contains lessons for adults to use in raising the awareness of girls ages 8 to 13 about "weightism" as a social justice issue, and provides them with tools to take charge of their mental and physical well-being. For five years the curriculum has been tested in a pilot program of more than 1,000 girls in five states and will be published by Teachers College Press of Columbia University this autumn. In September 2005 Dr. Steiner-Adair received a National Eating Disorders Association Award for her work.


Susan Willard, LCSW, BCD is the Clinical Director of The Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans, LA  and the Klarman Eating Disorders Center for adolescent girls and young women at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA is patterned after the program she developed River Oaks. Ms. Willard has worked in the field of eating disorders for 20 years. Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine, Ms. Willard’s pioneering treatment philosophy, prolific lecturing, and clinical research have distinguished her professionally and fostered her national reputation of excellence in the field. She and Deborah Michel, PhD co- authored, When Dieting Becomes Dangerous:

A Guide to Understanding and Treating Anorexia and Bulimia. In September 2005 Ms. Willard received a National Eating Disorders Association Award for her work.  She has a home in Maine.





Dr. Sara Forman, M.D.,  is an attending physician in Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston. For the last 10 years, Dr. Forman has served as Director of the Adolescent Outpatient Eating Disorders Clinic. Dr. Forman has consulted for the National Eating Disorder Screening Project on their high school initiative.  She has presented at  many conferences about teens and eating disorders and recently worked on a research project looking at variability in medical admission criteria for adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD, LD, is the founder and director of Nutrition Education Program, at Dartmouth College and the co-director of the Dartmouth College Eating Disorder Treatment, Education, and Prevention Program.  She is the author of texts on eating disorders and obesity, a lecturer on eating disorders, obesity, childhood feeding, and sports nutrition, and a consultant to college eating disorder and nutrition programs. Currently she is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Dartmouth College Medical School, and has a private practice.

Patrice D. Lockhart, M.D.  is the Medical Director of the New England Eating Disorders Program at Mercy Hospital in Portland,  and a solo practitioner in a private practice specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry in Gorham, Maine.

Ida O’Donnell, LCSW is a psychotherapist and consultant in Southern Maine. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of New England.  She specializes in providing psychotherapy, support and education regarding Eating Disorders, Trauma related disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to clients, family members and health care providers.  Ida has worked in community health centers, has also presented at the EMDR International the EMDR Conference in San Diego, CA on the topic of treating Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Each session has a workshop created specifically for Treatment Providers and a separate one for Family Members. You may attend ANY WORKSHOP you wish.

Continental Breakfast           8:00 – 8:30                                

Keynote                                   8:30 –9:00        

Catherine Steiner-ADAIR:  Culture, Prevention, and Media: The Big Picture 

Session 1                    9:15 – 10:45

A  Dr. Patrice Lockhart:         Eating Disorders Assessment for Practicing Clinicians

B. Marcia Herrin: Medical, Nutritional and Psychiatric Information for Families


Session 2                    11:00 - 12:30                

C.    Dr. Sara Forman: Outpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders               

D. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Partnering with Families in the Treatment Process/ Family Therapy          

Lunch                           12:30 – 1:30                 

Session 3                    1: 30 – 3:00

E.  Susan Willard: Inpatient Treatment OF EATING Disorders

F. Ida O’Donnell: Supporting Your Child’s Recovery and Building a Healthy Home


Session 4                    3:15 – 4:45 -                 

G.Dr. Patrice Lockhart: Medical Complications of the Very Ill Patient.

H.  Marcia Herrin: Successful Interventions on A COLLEGE Campus

4:45 – 5:00                    Q & A; Evaluations