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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016: I'm worth the fight - Whig Standard coverage

No discrimination when it comes to eating disorders: Hotel Dieu Hospital marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 1-5

Dr. Brad Mac Neil, C. Psych wins 2016 Bank of Montreal (BMO) Award for Health Care Excellence, Awarded by the Kingston University Hospitals Foundation (UHKF) to present work from the clinic at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) in San Francisco, CA.

The Program Evaluation research lab in the AEDP had two research articles recently published in peer reviewed journals. Mac Neil, B. A., Nadkarni, P., Leung, P., Stubbs, L., O’Brien, C., Singh, M., & Leduc, S. (2016). Cognitive remediation therapy, eh! An exploratory study at a Canadian Adult Eating Disorders Clinic. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(2), 180-191.

Mac Neil, B. A., Leung, P., Nadkarni, P., Stubbs, L., & Singh, M. (2016). A pilot evaluation of group-based programming offered at a Canadian outpatient adult eating disorders clinic. Evaluation and Program Planning, 58, 35-41. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.05.003

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015:  Open House coverage CKWS TV

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015:  Open House coverage Station 14

Ask the Expert: What is vital in the treatment of eating disorders? hdhEnews Feb 2014

Silently Starving for More Support - Queen's Journal, 2014

Lindsay’s story. University Hospitals Kingston Foundation

Eating disorders on the rise (2013). The Kingston Whig Standard

HDH hopes to make students aware of eating disorders (2009). The Kingston This Week

Presentations

Kathleen Dempsey, nurse practitioner, Pauline Leung and Vanessa Montemarrano, Former lab RA’s attended the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Bi-Annual Conference in Winnipeg, MB. Poster presentations were given from the Program Evaluation lab at the AEDP including:

Leung, P., Mac Neil, B. A., Nadkarni, P., & Leduc, S. (2016, October). Hurry up and wait: A case example of a novel treatment approach to managing patients with anorexia nervosa awaiting inpatient care. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Leung, P., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). Targeting body dissatisfaction in the later stages of evidence-based care: Preliminary outcomes. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Montemarrano, V., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). Preliminary study examining self-evaluation of body image scale (SEBI): Patient areas of self-evaluation, validity, and reliability. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

The AEDP team attended the Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders (OCOPED) Annual Provincial Network meeting in Toronto, ON in December 2016. Team members received a two-day workshop on dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) for eating disorders.  Special interest groups and invited presentations took place on the final day of training.  Dr. Mac Neil provided an invited clinical educational presentation on cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for adult eating disorders for members of the Provincial Network.

The Program Evaluation research lab in the AEDP had two articles recently published in peer reviewed journals.

Mac Neil, B. A., Leung, P., & Montemarano, V. (2016). Exposure with response prevention (ERP) for body dissatisfaction in a group therapy format: An exploratory study. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40519-016-0340-2

Mac Neil, B. A., Leduc, S., Nadkarni, P., & Leung, P. (2016). Hurry up and “weight”: Innovative inter-professional outpatient care for a service user with severe anorexia nervosa awaiting admission to (specialized elective) inpatient care in Canada. Advance online publication. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 35(3). doi:10.7870/cjcmh-2016-040

Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). #ERP: Treatment implications across the lifespan to target body dissatisfaction in the later phases of recovery from an eating disorder. Workshop accepted for presentation at the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Mac Neil, B. A., & Nadkarni, P. (2016, September). Addressing body dissatisfaction in eating disorders:
The role of exposure with response prevention (ERP). Paper accepted to the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) 66th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A., & Nadkarni, P. (2016, September). Tackling the ego syntonic nature of eating disorders: Engagement and recovery outcomes. Paper accepted to the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) 66th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

Nadkarni, P., Dhaliwal, S., Mazhar, N., MacNeil, B., Carmona, N. & Groll, D. (2016, May) Eating disorders: Journey from DSM-IV to DSM-5. Paper presented at the Department of Psychiatry Annual Research Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

Nadkarni, P., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016, May). Eating disorders: Journey from DSM-IV to DSM- 5. Paper accepted to the Department of Psychiatry Annual Research Conference, Queens University, Kingston, ON.


Leung, P., Mac Neil, B. A., Nadkarni, P., & Leduc, S. (2016, October). Hurry up and wait: A case example of a novel treatment approach to managing patients with anorexia nervosa awaiting inpatient care. Poster accepted for presentation at the Bi-Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Leung, P., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). Targeting body dissatisfaction in the later stages of evidence-based care: Preliminary outcomes. Poster accepted for presentation at the Bi-Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Montemarrano, V., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). Preliminary study examining self-evaluation of body image scale (SEBI): Patient areas of self-evaluation, validity, and reliability. Poster accepted for presentation at the Bi-Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) Conference, Winnipeg, MB.

Montemarrano, V., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). Preliminary study examining self-evaluation of body image scale (SEBI); Areas of self-evaluation, validity, and reliability.  Poster presented at the Department of Psychiatry Annual Research Conference, Queens University, Kingston, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2016, May). Pilot evaluation of a group based approach for body dissatisfaction: Patient areas of self-evaluation, preliminary outcomes, and overall satisfaction. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), San Francisco, CA.

Leung, P., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). A pilot program evaluation of a group-based Canadian outpatient Adult Eating Disorders Program: Patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Brad Mac Neil, Registered Psychologist was awarded the 2015 Dr. Kevin Parker Award for Graduate Clinical Supervisor of the Year by the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology at Queens University.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). Pilot evaluation of a group based approach for body dissatisfaction: Patient areas of self-evaluation, preliminary outcomes, and overall satisfaction. Poster accepted to be presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, San Francisco, CA.

Leung, P., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). A pilot program evaluation of a group-based Canadian outpatient Adult Eating Disorders Program: Patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Poster accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, San Francisco, CA.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2016). On your mark, get set, go: Examing self-reported readiness versus actual engagement in outpatient treatment for an eating disorder.  Poster submitted for presentation at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, San Francisco, CA.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2015, Sept.). An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A skills based overview of the six core components and application in clinical settings. Workshop presented to the staff at the Student Wellness Center of Queens University, Kingston, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2015, April). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An overview ofthe six core components. Workshop presented at the Building Behavioural Solutions Conference, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2015, Jan.). An introduction to evidenced based treatment for adult eating disorders and services offered through the Adult Eating Disorders Clinic of Hotel Dieu Hospital. Workshop presented to staff at Health Counseling and Disability Services (HCDS), Queens University, Kingston, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A. (2015). An innovative group therapy for body dissatisfaction: Exposure with response prevention as an adjunct treatment for eating disorders. Workshop presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Nadkarni, P., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2015). Eating disorders: An evading enigma. Paper presented at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Mac Neil, B. A., Nadkarni, P., Stubbs, L., & Montemarano, V. (2015). Program evaluation data from the Adult Outpatient Eating Disorders Clinic of Hotel Dieu Hospital: Patient satisfaction and preliminary patient outcomes. Paper presented at the Department of Psychiatry Annual Research Conference, Queens University, Kingston, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A., Nadkarni, P., O’Brien, C., Stubbs, L., & Montemarano, V. (2015). Cognitive Remediation Therapy for adult eating disorders: Patient engagement and satisfaction with a novel flexible approach. Paper presented at the Department of Psychiatry Annual Research Conference, Queens University, Kingston, ON.

Mac Neil, B. A., & Montemarano, V. (2015, June). Acceptance and commitment therapy for adult eating disorders: Preliminary outcomes and patient satisfaction for a values based approach to treatment and recovery. Electronic poster presented at the Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Haghiri, B., & Mac Neil, B. A. (2014, Nov.). A brief review of PTSD diagnosis and management. Workshop presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders Research and Treatment Service Providence Care, Mental Health Services and the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queens University, Kingston, ON.

The following peer reviewed abstracts were accepted for presentation at the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 6-8, 2014.

The Adult Eating Disorders Clinic Team (2014). Program evaluation and patient
satisfaction data for an adult outpatient eating disorders program in South Eastern Ontario: What are the patients and measures telling us? Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC.

MacNeil, B. A. (2014). An innovative group therapy approach for body dissatisfaction:
Integrating exposure with response prevention (ERP) as an adjunct to evidenced based treatment for eating disorders. Workshop accepted for presentation at the Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC.

MacNeil, B. A., & Stubbs, L. (2014). Acceptance and commitment therapy group for
adult eating disorders: A novel outpatient approach to patient engagement and treatment. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC.

MacNeil, B. A., & Stubbs, L. (2014). Cognitive remediation therapy as an innovative
group treatment for adult eating disorders: Patient satisfaction and preliminary outcomes from a Canadian tertiary care center. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Stubbs, L., & MacNeil, B. A. (2014). Addressing body image using a group therapy
approach for treatment of adult eating disorders: Patient areas of self-evaluation and outcomes. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Eating Disorders Association of Canada Conference, Vancouver, BC.