Nutrition and wellness professional with a focus in the field of eating disorder treatment and prevention for the past 16 years. Work with children, adolescent, and adults either individually or as a family to lead the recovery process. Treatment provided with emphasis on treatment team approach including a therapist, doctor, and psychiatrist, if needed.
Have lectured on the topic of eating disorders to Ground Rounds at Cook Children's Hospital; medical students for the University of Health Science Center, North Texas; the Iowa Medical Society conference in Hawaii; the ballet department , nutrition department, sororities, dorms meeting, and athletes at TCU
Have been featured on Channel 33 with a client who recovered from her eating disorder.
Held position as eating disorder dietitian at Sundance Behavior Center.
Created eating disorder program for patient's attending the IOP program
Received Outstanding Clinician Award from Sierra Tuscon Treatment Center for prevention and awareness of eating disorders in 2012
Co-coordinator of the National Eating Disorder Walk held at TCU in the fall of 2012
Collaborated extensively with eating disorder therapist to facility client's recovery
Met weekly for consultation on individual cases with therapist
Created programs with therapist to present to local schools and civic groups regarding prevention, awareness and treatment of eating disorders
Met with clients weekly to assess nutrtional needs, educate clients about their nutritional needs, help plan meals, and met with their families when possible
Assess client nutritional needs, educate, and motivate client toward recovery process.
Collaborate and keep team members informed of client's progress.
Work with families when available
Market services to therapist, physicians and schools
Develop program for awareness and prevention of eating disorders for young parents
Graduated from TCU in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics
Completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics in 1997
PassedTexas State Registration test for license in 1997
Completed a mentoring program in the field of eating disorders at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in 1998. Served as PRN dietitian for 2 years
For 16 years have attended yearly conferences featuring the top researchers in the field of eating disorders
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