We’re celebrating our 5th Anniversary!
Our Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention”was founded in Ukraine on 6 October 2015, with the purpose to share experience how to provide high quality care to the patients with eating disorders and to prevent these conditions. The Association brought together clinicians, psychologists, psychotherapists, nutritionists and specialists in other fields into one professional team.
The activities of the Association are aimed at cooperation and exchange of experience with international organizations and experts in treatment of eating disorders, as well as at the development and implementation of educational materials and treatment guidelines, for the specialists working with eating disorders.
Another important task of the Association is attracting public attention to the problem of eating disorders among the population of Ukraine. Which includes raising awareness about this issue in families, educational institutions and sports societies, along with promotion of the educational activities among the people who are in high-risk group.
Top Management of the Association:
Tetiana Nazarenko- Chairman of the Board of the Association
Olga Sushko – Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Association
The Ethics Committee of the Association:
Nadiia Volchenska – Head of the Ethics Committee of the Association
The Scientific Committee of the Association:
Juliia Yashchyshyna – Head of the Scientific Committee of the Association
Maryna Fatieieva – Deputy Head of the Scientific Committee of the Association
Partnership and Informational Support Committee:
Olha Lazarenko – Partnership and Informational Support Committee Coordinator
Maryna Bilousova – Partnership and Informational Support Committee Coordinator
On March 1, 2020, the first issue of the journal “Eating Disorders: Modern Experience” was published, edited by the Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention”.
In this first issue of the Journal the scientific and practice materials of The 3rd International Round Table “Specific Features of the team approach in the treatment of eating disorders” are presented, and “Case Studies of Eating Disorders: Techniques that Help Professionals”.
The main idea with which this journal was created was summarizing the best international and Ukrainian practices in the field of eating disorders, giving an opportunity to the specialists in different fields to share their expertise and experience, drawing public attention to the topical issues of eating disorders.
The second issue of the journal is now being prepared for release.
The Journal is recommended to the experts who work with the clients with disordered eating – to the psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners, nutritionists, gastroenterologists and other specialists.
3 Round Table discussions
During these five years, the Association hosted three round-table discussions – the general meetings, during which experts shared their experience, information and innovations in the field of eating disorders, discussed perspectives and challenges of work with eating disorders.
2016 Round Table “Eating Disorders in Ukraine: Challenges and Perspectives”
2018 Round Table “The Pressing Issues of Assistance to the People Suffering from Eating Disorders”
2019 The 3rd International Round Table “Specific Features of the Team Approach in the Treatment of Eating Disorders”
During these 5 years the Association organized the training workshops and professional development seminars, both internal and with participation of the international experts.
The Projects Implemented by the Association
March 25-26, 2017 Seminar “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Eating Disorders and Perceptual Disturbances. Planning of Treatment for Various Eating Disorders According to CBT Protocols” Moderator: Susanne Gössl, Germany
May 27-28, 2017 Seminar “Eating Disorders and Emotional Regulation. Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Practices of Mindfulness in the Treatment for Eating Disorders” Moderator: Olga Sushko, Ukraine
June 3-4, 2017 Seminar “Methods of Treatment of the Body Image Distortion Associated with Eating Disorders” Moderator: Nicole Schnackenberg, Great Britain
September 9-10, 2017 Seminar “Specifics of the therapeutic relationships in eating disorders treatment. Transference, countertransference. Work strategies” Moderator: Julia Lapina, Russia
October 28-29, 2017 Seminar “Treatment of Eating Disorders and Body Image Distortion Caused by Traumatic Events. Psychodynamic Therapy. The Bodily Aspect” Moderator: Tatiana Nazarenko, Ukraine, Germany
February 24-25, 2018 Seminar “Intuitive Eating as an Approach for Treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity” Moderator: Vlad Bukhtoyarov, Russia
October 27-28, 2018 Seminar “Treatment of Disorders and Body Image Distortion in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Practices of Attentiveness for Eating Disorders” Moderator: Susanne Gössl, Germany
November 10-11, 2018 Case Studies of the Treatment Planning for Eating Disorders Moderator: Tatiana Nazarenko, Ukraine, Germany
October 11, 2019 Seminar: “Working with the Eating Disorder Inventory 3 (EDI-3)”. Organized by the Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention” in collaboration with Giunti Psychometrics Ukraine
October 12-13, 2019 Seminar “Theory and methods of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)” Moderator: Susanne Gössl, Germany
April 8-12, 2019 (1st Intensive Course) October 14-18, 2019 (2nd Intensive Course) The Training Project of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), organized by the Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention” and The Training Institute for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) “Dialexis”, Netherlands The Official Trainer and Supervisor of DBT Training Project in Ukraine was Wies van den Bosch, PhD, the affiliate trainer of The Linehan Institute, founded by Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
May 9 – November 3, 2019 Certification course “Intuitive Eating Pro”, led by Evelyn Tribole, the author of the Intuitive Eating method.
January 8 – June 9, 2019 2nd enrollment for the Certification course “Intuitive Eating Pro”, led by Evelyn Tribole, the author of the Intuitive Eating method.
March 2 – April 20, 2019 The Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention” and Institut für Psychosoziale Forschung und Persünlichkeitsförderung e.V in cooperation with Alina Redko – Functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP). Moderator of the course: Paulo Gomes, Brasil
May 19-26, 2019 2nd enrollment. Seminar: Working with the Eating Disorder Inventory 3 (EDI-3). Organized by the Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention” in collaboration with Giunti Psychometrics Ukraine.
July 1 – September 2, 2019 The Basic Course in Nutrition for Psychologists. Moderator: Oleksandra Buts, Ukraine
September 15 – October 6, 2019 Restoring nutrition from eating disorders. Moderator: Dr. Marcia Herrin, USA
The Association consolidates professionals interested in providing of high quality care for eating disorders. The members of our Association are experts in different fields – psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, physicians, dietitians, nutritionists – rendering qualified professional assistance to the people suffering from eating disorders, and to their families.
The Association issued a booklet “What to do if your friend or relative has an eating disorder” containing information on assistance to the people suffering from eating disorder, as well as recommendations of support and self-help for the people whose relatives and friends have disordered eating.
During this time, the Association also carried out the series of webinars “Accessible Education”:
- “Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for the body dismorphic disorder”; Alina Redko
- “Motivation interviewing of a teenager with anorexia”; Alina Redko
- “ The endocrine mechanisms to increase the adipose tissue volume”; Julia Novikova
- “Menopause”; Julia Novikova
- “Meal planning for patients with restrictive ED”; Olga Sushko, Nadiia Volchenska
- “Inclusion of compassion focused therapy (CFT) practices into ED therapy programs”; Tetiana Nazarenko
- “FBT (Family-based treatment) of Eating Disorders for Adolescents”; Olga Sushko
- “«I want to accept my body» – what does it mean for ACT therapist?” Alina Redko