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Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

June 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sponsored by the Emily Program

Dirk Miller, PhD, LP

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss various etiological factors in the development of substance abuse disorders (SUD) and eating disorders (ED)
  • Identify sub-populations of people with co-occurring ED and SUD
  • Discuss modalities in the treatment of ED/SUD
  • Identify unique treatment needs for people with co-occurring ED and SUD
  • Discuss limitations of the current system of treatment for co-occurring disorders

About Dirk Miller, PhD, LP

Dirk Miller, PhD, LP

Executive Chairman and Founder

Dirk has been dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders since the early 1980s. In 1993, he founded The Emily Program, a comprehensive treatment program for eating disorders and related problems, where he serves as Executive Chairman. The Emily Program continues to see tremendous growth under his leadership with locations in Minnesota (Twin Cities, Duluth), Ohio (Cleveland), Washington (Seattle, South Sound, and Spokane) and most recently Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh). Dirk oversees all clinical activities in addition to working directly with clients. A native of Western Pennsylvania, he completed his Master’s in Public Health and PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation examined predictions of treatment response among individuals with bulimia nervosa. In 1985, he developed Indiana’s first inpatient/outpatient eating disorders program at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. In addition to working with women and men with eating disorders, Dirk also has experience in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. Dirk has served on the board of The Retreat for four years and supports the mission of providing affordable, effective treatment grounded in the Twelve Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Location: Ousie’s Table at 3939 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77027




June 5, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm