In this episode, Rob interviews Liz Lees, Registered Dietitian, on how to recognize signs of an eating disorder, how to seek treatment, and how parents can support their child while in eating disorder treatment. Rob and Liz discuss how eating disorders impact physical and mental health, as well as the important role parents play through encouraging treatment, meal planning, and modeling healthy relationships with food and body image.
Eating Disorder Treatment at Doorways:
4747 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Resources for Parents:
- Ask a Therapist: How Do You Identify Eating Disorders in Adolescence?
- Eating Disorders in Teens
- Talking to Teens About Nutrition as Self-Care
- How Nutrition Affects Teen Mental Health
- Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
- How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food
- Life Without Ed
- Eating Disorders: Tips for Supporting Teens and Young Adults
- How to Eat for Mental Health
- Taming the Shame Within
Liz Lees is Registered Dietitian at Doorways with a masters of science in clinical nutrition from Rush University. Liz has over 10 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings offering evidenced based nutrition counseling. She has specialized in treating client’s with digestive related conditions and eating disorder and is passionate in listening to and supporting her client’s unique needs towards recovery and overall wellbeing. Liz and her family love to spend time outdoors connecting with nature and camping in their RV.
Contact Liz: [email protected]
Rob Gent, M.A. LPC, is the Chief Clinical Officer and one of the founding members of Embark Behavioral Health. Rob has been with the company for 15 years and has led the Embark organization in clinical development and growth of numerous programs. He is the lead developer of the proprietary CASA Developmental Framework, which is pervasive throughout Embark’s programs.
Through his dedication to advancing clinical development, practice, and research, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field. His specialization in clinical development is enhanced by his therapeutic expertise and has yielded such accomplishments as the development of; The CASA Developmental Framework, Vive Family Intensive Program, Calo Preteens, Canine Attachment Therapy-Transferable Attachment Program, and other specialized programs.
Rob’s dedication has led him to pursue his Ph.D in Psychology with an emphasis on development and attachment. He remains passionate about neurological, psychological, and physiological development and continues to focus on advancing research and the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
He resides in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife and two boys.
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