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Binge Eating Disorders and Health at Every Size

April 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April’s meeting will be HEDS Annual Meeting. We conduct important business items prior to the presentation so we ask that as many HEDS members attend the meeting if at all possible.
If you’ve not yet renewed your membership for this year, please click here to renew: http://www.houstoneds.org/houston-eating-disorders-specialists-membership-renewal/

Binge Eating Disorders and Health at Every Size

Sponsored by Carolina House at Ouisie’s Table (3939 San Felipe)


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the HAES model
  2. Begin Assessing Weight Bias
  3. Recognize different aspects of BED- not just about the binge

Carolina House offers a home-like setting in a beautiful, nurturing environment located in the heart of North Carolina. At Carolina House, we seek to treat the whole person and promote the development of strong, life-long emotional and behavioral skills that honor a person’s unique situation. We offer multiple levels of care to meet eating disorder treatment needs: Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient for adults 17 years and older. Our experienced clinical staff are trained in modalities most effective for treating eating disorders: DBT, ACT and sensorimotor psychotherapy. In addition, ourunique culinary program offers hands-on food experience in the kitchen, culinary group led by professional chef, educational food shopping experience, mindfulness snacks, restaurant outings, meal preparation groups, nutrition education groups and individual sessions with registered dietitians. There is also onsite medical and 24-hour nursing staff. Please visit our website atwww.CarolinaEatingDisorders.com or call us anytime (919) 594-6690 or (866) 690-7240.

Speaker: Rachel Porter PsyD, Clinical Director at Carolina House

Rachel joined the staff of Carolina House in 2008, after completing her doctoral degree in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rachel became interested in aiding persons struggling with eating disorders midway through her coursework at NSU when she began working as a Counselor at The Renfrew Center. As she approached the end of her scholastic career, Rachel helped to develop a pre-doctoral psychology internship program at The Renfrew Center and was one of the Center’s first interns.

Rachel has experience in facilitating and forming different psycho-educational and process groups and enjoys group therapy as a primary modality for change. While at Renfrew, she developed Cinematherapy 1 and 2, a therapeutic group which incorporates film as a vehicle to explore inter- and intra-personal issues. She also developed a beginner’s Power of Now group utilizing mindfulness as a primary building block to change.

Along with eating disorders, Rachel has experience with neuropsychological testing and has worked with children classified as Severely Emotionally Disturbed. She utilizes a variety of different psychotherapeutic modalities and techniques, including family and group therapy, insight-oriented psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existential therapy. She is interested in incorporating Dialectical Behavior Therapy into her individual therapy as an adjunct to the mindfulness skills she teaches and practices.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys hiking through the change of seasons, movie-going, reading, cooking, playing with her cat, and listening to music.



April 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm