Melissa Taylor, MS, LMFT, CEDS-S
“What to Expect When Your Client is Expecting: Eating Disorder Concerns in Pregnancy”
This workshop highlights the research on pregnancy and eating disorders. It will discuss the risks to mother and baby if a mother engaged in her eating disorder while pregnant and implications post-delivery for the child. It will also review research about nutritional concerns and attachment between mother and baby post pregnancy (Kimmel, 2016; Watson, 2014). Finally, it will review interventions that can help patients remain focused on recovery while pregnant. These interventions will focus on the areas of body image, dietary, and attachment (Brown, 2015: Easter, 2015; Silveira, 2015).
- Attendees will be able to identify emotional and physical risks clients face while pregnant while struggling with an eating disorder.
- Attendees will be able to identify risks to the baby both in utero and after delivery when the mother has an eating disorder.
- Attendees will be able to identify clinical interventions to assist patient with body image concerns, dieting, and attachment during and after pregnancy.
Melissa Taylor graduated from the University of Kentucky with a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. Melissa learned early on in her career that she loved working with eating disorder recovery. Melissa has her won case load, while speaking across the country to professionals about eating disorder treatment and recovery. Melissa is a CEDS-S. Melissa is the Director of Outpatient Services at Center for Change, a specialized eating disorder facility. Melissa began and oversees the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs as well as the Outpatient Clinics at Center for Change’s Orem, Utah, Cottonwood Heights, Utah and Boise, Idaho locations.