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Continuing Education

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can have devastating consequences. Healthcare professionals play a vital role in identifying and addressing these illnesses early on, reducing symptom severity and improving long-term outcomes for those struggling.

To empower you in this vital work, The Emily Program offers a comprehensive selection of continuing education courses on eating disorders and related topics. Whether you’re a therapist, dietitian, social worker, doctor, or another healthcare professional, these courses will provide the actionable skills you need to confidently screen for eating disorders and support your patients on their recovery journey.

Live Webinars

Connect with leading eating disorder experts, ask questions in real-time, and earn continuing education credits at an upcoming live webinar. Check back soon for dates and registration details!

Recorded Presentations

Learn anytime, anywhere. Explore our on-demand library of recorded presentations covering a wide range of topics, from effective screening and treatment modalities to diverse patient populations. Continuing education credits are available for select sessions.

About the Speakers

Dee Myers

Dee Myers

MS, LMHC

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Dee Myers

MS, LMHC


Dee Myers (she/her) is the Site Director of The Emily Program’s Outpatient & Day Treatment for Adolescents and Adults site in Spokane, Washington. She is a multi-decade leader in the Eastern Washington eating disorders community, with over 25 years of experience, and is proud to be at the helm of the Spokane Emily Program treatment team.

Dee graduated with her master’s in clinical psychology from Eastern Washington University. Her passions have always been increasing access to care and creating a collaborative provider network. Noting extremely limited eating disorder resources in Spokane in the early part of her career, Dee ran eating disorder support groups and worked to meet other eating disorder professionals in the area. She specialized in treating clients in private practice for over 15 years and ran an eating disorder professional coalition to unite the community and help provide resources and education to the area.

Dee has proudly worked at The Emily Program for almost a decade and was part of a small group of providers who encouraged the company to open a location in Spokane to help meet the growing need for eating disorder care throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has had a lifelong passion for this work and has treated clients individually, in groups, and at all outpatient levels of care.

Outside of work, Dee enjoys many outdoor activities around the beautiful city of Spokane and loves spending time with her husband and two young adult daughters.

Hilmar Wagner

Hilmar Wagner

MPH, RDN, LN, CD

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Hilmar Wagner

MPH, RDN, LN, CD


Hilmar Wagner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), Licensed Nutritionist in the State of Minnesota and Certified Dietitian (CD) in the state of Washington. Hilmar joined the Emily Program in 2006, and currently serves as the Training Coordinator for Nutrition Services, Dietetic Internship Coordinator and Clinical Education Specialist. In this role he assists in internal nutrition-related education and training, coordinates dietetic intern experiences across all locations and provides external continuing education on eating disorders and nutrition for community providers professional organizations. He regularly presents on eating disorder and nutrition topics at local, regional and national conferences. Hilmar received his Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 15 years. Hilmar has extensive experience working with clients of all eating disorder diagnoses in both individual and group settings. He has a particular interest in mindfulness and body-centered approaches to eating disorder recovery.

Jillian Lampert

Jillian Lampert

PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED

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Jillian Lampert

PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED


Dr. Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer of Accanto Health, the parent company of The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.

Additionally, Dr. Lampert is Co-Founder and President of the REDC, the national consortium representing eating disorders care focused on treatment standards, best practices, access to care, and collaborative research. She is also a Board Member of the Eating Disorders Coalition, a DC- based national organization for eating disorders policy and advocacy, and a Board Member of WithAll, a Minnesota-based organization that empowers eating disorder prevention and strengthens support for recovery. She holds an adjunct graduate faculty position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Lampert completed her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology and Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She has an expansive range of policy, clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders.

Dr. Lampert has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy for Eating Disorders as the Electronic Media Portfolio Director and co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Nutrition Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) and a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), and BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition) dietetic practice group. Dr. Lampert is the author of numerous book chapters and articles addressing the nutritional treatment of eating disorders, body image, sports participation, adolescent health, and disordered eating and she regularly speaks regionally and nationally on numerous eating disorder-related topics.

One of her primary goals in life is to have the kids in her house (and everywhere!) have confident, loving relationships with their bodies and themselves.

Kelly Pertzsch

Kelly Pertzsch

LPCC

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Kelly Pertzsch

LPCC


Kelly Pertzsch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. She began working at The Emily Program in 2015, and has worked in a variety of clinical positions since then, she is currently a Clinical Education Specialist. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Richmond, the American International University in London and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Eating Disorder Studies from the Lewis and Clark College. She has treated eating disorders her entire career and has worked in community mental health, private practice, and a college counseling center. Kelly has a particular interest in the intersection of eating disorder treatment and social justice, as well as Health at Every Size.

Krista Crotty

Krista Crotty

LMFT, PsyD

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Krista Crotty

LMFT, PsyD


Krista is a Clinical Education Specialist. Clinically she draws from a variety of methods including TBT-S, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, FBT, and acceptance and commitment therapy and often incorporates the use of the creative process in conjunction with the more traditional therapeutic process. She earned her Master’s of Science from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in family and pediatrics from Azusa Pacific University. She trained at Harbor UCLA medical center and Loma Linda Children’s Hospital in neuropsych. Away from work, Krista loves being a mom to her three boys, playing outside, going on adventures with her family, skiing, hiking, biking, and camping 

Shena Washburn

Shena (Sheena) Washburn

MD, FAAP, FSAHM

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Shena (Sheena) Washburn

MD, FAAP, FSAHM


Shena Washburn is the Director of Nutrition and Culinary Services at Accanto Health. She has over 10 years’ experience supporting individuals who are in recovery from an eating disorder, in various levels of care and healthcare settings, and is an IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian. In addition to her experience in the field of eating disorders, Shena holds a special interest in sports nutrition, mindfulness, gut health, Exposure Response Prevention, and building strong collaborative multi-disciplinary teams!

Sydney Brodeur Johnson

Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

PhD, LCP, CEDS

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Sydney Brodeur-Johnson

PhD, LCP, CEDS


Dr. Sydney Brodeur-Johnson’s passion is providing best-practice, research-informed and multiculturally competent treatment to patients and their families suffering with eating disorders. She is committed to increasing access to effective treatment, training professionals to deliver gold-standard care, and empowering them to be the best providers and people they can be.

Dr. Brodeur received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a concentration in the interdisciplinary treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. She assisted with the opening of Carolina House, a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Durham, NC, and was the first Center Director there. From 2008 – 2019 Sydney served as the eating disorder specialist and Associate Director for Training at University Counseling Services at VCU. In that role, she maintained APA accreditation of the psychology internship program and was the administrator for the training program for students in psychology, social work, and counselor education. She also served as a member of the center’s executive team.

In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with her children and partner, being outdoors, listening to music, and traveling.

Taylor Rae Homesley

Taylor Rae Homesley

LPC, CPCS, CEDS-S

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Taylor Rae Homesley

LPC, CPCS, CEDS-S


Taylor Rae Homesley started with Veritas Collaborative when we opened the Atlanta, GA, site in 2017, and is currently the Executive Director at the Child, Adolescent, and Adult Hospital in Atlanta. In her role, she oversees all site operations and works with the on-site leadership team to ensure they are providing safe and effective patient care.

Taylor Rae is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Richmont Graduate University. Prior to attending Richmont, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in childhood and family development from the University of Georgia. She is a Georgia approved supervisor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Approved Supervisor. Taylor Rae has been working with patients with eating disorders since 2012 across multiple levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment settings. She has a particular interest in working with patients with ARFID and assisted in the development of the ARFID specific programming at Veritas.

Taylor Rae finds meaning in working with the Atlanta team to provide the best care possible to patients and families so that they are able to recognize their own strengths and reach a pace of recovery.

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Interested in having an Emily Program expert speak to your healthcare staff?

Contact outreach@emilyprogram.com to learn more.