April 21, 2017

Episode 13: The At Home With Eating Disorders conference for parents and carers in Sydney is coming up soon! Meet Nicki Wilson, going for her third time!

In a quick mini-episode, meet Nicki Wilson, a parent advocate in New Zealand, to chat with Laura about the upcoming At Home With Eating Disorder conference in Sydney. Hear about the friendly, accessible, helpful, and empowering bi-annual event co-sponsored by F.E.A.S.T., the Butterfly Foundation, and ANZAED. Full show notes at http://www.circummensam.com

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April 16, 2017

Episode 12: Eating Disorders Coalition Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Laura joins fellow advocates on Capitol Hill for the Eating Disorders Coalition for Advocacy Day in April 2017. Full show notes at http://www.circummensam.com

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April 2, 2017

Episode 11: Meet the Mother/Son Team behind Gurze-Salucore


Laura is back from IAEDP in Las Vegas and introduces you to Kathryn and Michael Cortese, the team behind G├╝rze/Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue (www.edcatalogue.com) and the ED Matters. Also, news from the world of eating disorder research.

Full show notes at: http://www.circummensam.com/new-plates-podcast.html

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March 19, 2017

Episode 10: Meet Dr. Tarah Martos, a  Licensed Psychologist on the cutting edge of evidence-based eating disorder treatment


Dr. Tarah Martos, Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow and Licensed Psychologist
Laura will be at the IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation) Symposium in Las Vegas this week. If you are attending please reach out!
Visit F.E.A.S.T., an organization of parents supporting parents around the world as they help sons and daughters recover from eating disorders. Laura is the new Outreach Director.
Dr. Sarah Ravin (Clinician Faces Old Ideas As She Pursues New Career, March 1, 2009)
Invisibilia Podcast (episode “How To Become Batman” from January 2015)

Full show notes at: http://www.circummensam.com/new-plates-podcast.html

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March 9, 2017

Joining F.E.A.S.T. as Outreach Director

So delighted to share that I have accepted a position at F.E.A.S.T. as Outreach Director. I am enjoying the challenge of refamiliarizing myself with the community, with the volunteers, and the possibilities for parent advocacy. I look forward to the ideas, feedback, and collaboration!!

F.E.A.S.T. continues to be a unique beacon: focused on the needs, talents, and perspective of parents supporting their sons and daughters during eating disorder treatment. It is international, it is focused on good science, and it is all about collaboration within the eating disorders community and outreach to the public.

I want to thank the F.E.A.S.T. board of directors, in particular the Chair, Erica Husain, for this opportunity. Also special gratitude to Leah Dean, who has been our Executive Director for several years and continues to serve the parent community in her capacity at the Academy for Eating Disorders. I look forward to working with Belinda Caldwell, current Executive Director, and the lovely volunteers around the world. So much to do: and a stellar track record of getting things done!

In my advocacy I am always impressed by the quality and passion of advocates. I've been around the world and involved in many industries and causes but frankly, the eating disorder community is unique and dear, dear, dear to my heart!

February 26, 2017

Episode 9: Is Eating Disorder Prevention Possible? A conversation with Michael P. Levine, Ph.D.

Episode 9: Is Eating Disorder Prevention Possible? A conversation with Michael P. Levine, Ph.D. Full show notes at http://circummensam.com

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February 19, 2017

Episode 8: Sock It To ED!

Episode 8: A special mini-episode about Sock-It Guest: Joan Riederer, from the Erin Riederer Foundation Mentioned: Sockit Erin Riederer F.E.A.S.T. / Eating Disorders Coalition Congressional Briefing Academy for Eating Disorders Kitty Westin Susan Ringwood

Full show notes at: http://www.circummensam.com/new-plates-podcast.html

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February 12, 2017

Episode 7: Meet Eric van Furth on Eating Disorder treatment in The Netherlands

Meet Eric van Furth, Ph.D., FAED, @evanfurth, Clinical Director of Rivierduinen in The Netherlands and past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Full show notes: http://www.circummensam.com/episode-7.html

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February 6, 2017

Where are you going in 2017?

When I decided to create Circum Mensam to help families and treatment providers work together one of the first things I looked at was the calendar: where and when are the most interesting eating disorder events going to be in 2017?

I created a calendar to organize myself and share with others:

International Eating Disorder Awareness and Education Events

Sessions and panels are important, but much of the value of events is the opportunity to really meet and discuss issues. More gets done in hallways, in terms of relationships, than in meetings. Nothing replaces actually being there.

So far, I'm committed to the upcoming IAEDP meeting in Las Vegas. I'm hoping to attend the AED ICED meeting in Prague, and the NEDA/BEDA event in New York and Renfrew Conference in November are also on my wish list.

Where are you going in 2017?

January 29, 2017

Episode 6: Charlotte's Helix featuring Erica Husain - New Plates Podcast

A conversation between host, Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, and the Chair of Charlotte's Helix, remembering fellow advocate, Charlotte Bevan, and sharing the story of how a housewife and farmer in the UK got her country added to a cutting edge international

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January 15, 2017

January 1, 2017

Episode 4: Treat To The Trait -- New Treatment for Adult Eating Disorders - New Plates Podcast

In the 4th episode of New Plates podcast, host Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh interviews the developers and researchers of NEW FED TR, a new approach to treating adult eating disorders.  Details and show notes at: http://www.circummensam.com/new-plates-podcast.html

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