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Letter from the President

Also in this issue: [catlist name=fall-2013 numberposts=-1] Hello Colleagues, HEDS turned 4 years old in June! What a perfect time to reflect on our fantastic year full of growth and new experiences. Our 2012 professional meetings provided a wonderful venue for training while catching up with friends and enjoying delicious food. Thanks to our Vice … Read more

The Maudsley Approach and Other Family Therapies

By: Theresa Fassihi, Ph.D. Director, Houston Eating Disorders Center Also in this issue: [catlist name=fall-2013 numberposts=-1] It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, which usually first strike young women between the ages of fourteen and 20.  That means 10 million American families are affected by eating disorders. 1 So many parents … Read more

Houston Eating Disorders Specialists 2013 Conference: The Journey of Hope – Highlights from the Room Moderators

Also in this issue: [catlist name=fall-2013 numberposts=-1] Room A – Andrea Gaspard, MEd, LPCI Meredith Cook, LPC, presented tips for families and friends on how to support their loved one struggling with an eating disorder. Debbie Grammas, PhD, and Chris Webb, CPRP, MT-BC, provided great information on the role of body image in the development … Read more

New Member Spotlight

Andrea Gaspard, MEd, LPC-Intern Andrea Gaspard is a licensed professional counselor intern supervised by Rebecca Compton, MEd, LPC, CGP and Deborah M. Michel, PhD, CEDS.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University and completed her Master of Education degree in Counseling at the University of Houston.Andrea’s professional experience … Read more

Welcome New Members

Also in this issue: [catlist name=fall-2013 numberposts=-1] Guy Bender, MS Elisabeth Crabtree, MSc Candace Dixon, BS Jean Dixon, MS, LPC, CGP Nicole Garber, MD Elisabeth Garrison Andrea Gaspard, MS, LPCI Sindhu Idicula, MD Nicole Leitner, MA, LPCI Erika Loehmke, PsyD Jennifer Nagel, RD, PA-C Laila Narsi, LCSW Hannah Szlyk, LMSW Tessa Pack, RD, LD Kallan … Read more