Personas explores the many factors contributing to Eating Disorders.
A stellar cast of international leading clinical and research experts, model and TV personality, EMME, eating disorder sufferers, and people on the street, share their knowledge and perspectives regarding cause, recovery and living in a culture with a narrowly defined standard of beauty.
Documentaries tend to sensationalize eating disorders and focus on symptoms through graphic depictions, sometimes exploitive portrayals of sufferers or contain false or misleading information regarding what causes eating disorders.
Personas offers an alternative by weaving together how eating disorders emerge and the many reasons why they are difficult to give up by the sufferer and difficult for the practitioner to treat.
The creation of Personas was fueled by the dissatisfaction with current documentaries and the media portrayal of eating disorders and those who suffer with them. There are very few, if any, documentaries that weave together answers from the experts in response to questions raised by people interviewed in the US and abroad who have been impacted in a variety of ways by eating disorders Personas offers these perspectives.
Production Year: 2017
Length of film: 1 hour
Presented By: Cedar Associates Foundation, Inc.
Executive Producer: Judy Scheel, Ph.D., LCSW, CEDS
Kathryn Zerbe, MD
Clinical Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
Author: The Body Betrayed and Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders Training Psychoanalyst, American Psychoanalytic Association
Michael Strober, PhD
Renick Endowed Chair in Eating Disorders
Professor of Psychiatry & Bio behavioral Sciences
Director, Eating Disorders Program
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Affective Disorders Program
Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Douglas W. Bunnell Ph.D., FAED, CEDS
National Clinical Development Officer
Monte Nido & Affiliates
EMME: Mom, supermodel & social shape shifter @EmmeNation
PERSONAS: Identifies of an Eating Disorder is being produced through Cedar Associates Foundation, Inc., (CAF) a not-for-profit (501c3) organization created in 1998 for education, research and prevention of eating disorders.
A few of the programs that Cedar Associates Foundation, Inc. produced include:
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY - WINSTON-SALEM, NC
July 22, 2016 full-day conference with internationally known speakers and researchers for mental health professionals in the south
Title of Conference: Disordered Attachment and Disordered Behavior: Eating Disorders and Addictions - Sex. Self-harm and Substance Use
CONTRIBUTIONS: If you would like to make a tax free donation to Cedar Associates Foundation for future programs or if you have an eating disorder program in mind that you would like to fund through CAF, please contact Dr. Scheel by using the form below.