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Connecting the Dots: Making Sense of Eating Disorders
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Connecting the Dots: Making Sense of Eating Disorders

This event is for carers, people with a lived experience and professionals

19/05/2017 to 20/05/2017
When: 19 - 20 May 2017
Presenter: Dr. Roxanne Rockwell and Professor Janet Treasure

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Dr. Roxanne Rockwell is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the UC San Diego Adolescent Eang Disorders Service. She has experience in the treatment, evaluation and research of eating disorders and obesity since 1999. She was one of the founding members of the UCSD Eating Disorders Program in 2005, and has been integrally involved in its development and
expansion. Dr. Rockwell played a primary role in devising and building the innovative individual and multi-family Intensive Family Therapy (IFT) programs and the adolescent and young adult day treatment and intensive outpatient programs. As a certified Family Based Therapist, she served as the IFT program director for several years, and currently provides training and supervision in this modality for staff and faculty. She founded the UC San Diego Parent Advisory Council (PAC) in 2012 and continues to develop this important service. Her clinical and research work focuses primarily on eang disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder) and weight management issues. She serves as a LEAD Fellow and Diversity Champion for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego.


Professor Janet Treasure is a psychiatrist who has specialised in the treatment of eating disorders for more than 25 years. She is currently director of the Eating Disorders Service, a leading centre in the clinical management of eating disorders and training. Professor Treasure is the Chief medical advisor for Beat, the UK’s primary eating disorder charity, patron of the Sheffield Eating Disorders Association and Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders. She chaired the physical treatment sec- on of the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Commi8ee. During her career, she has edited seven academic texts on eating disorders and authored three self-help books, including “Ge2ng be8er bite by bite” and “Caring for a loved one with an eating disorder: a skills-based manual of the new Maudsley method” for families and parents of people with an eating disorder. She delivers information and training via DVD, face-to-face workshops and seminars, for professional and nonprofessional carers. She has also developed an e-learning module on motivational interviewing. Professor Treasure has been acve in research and has over 150 peer reviewed papers.


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