Most people are familiar with the term “Eating Disorder,” although many do not realize there is a difference between an actual Eating Disorder, which is a medical diagnosis (illness), and Disordered Eating, which encompasses a much wider range of behavior. These illnesses and behavior do not discriminate between gender, race, ethnicity, or age, but they continue to be greatly misunderstood, and the people who suffer with them greatly stigmatized.
Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Eating Disorder Treatment Team is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals charged with following students suffering from Disordered Eating. A multi-disciplinary, or “Team Approach” is generally accepted as the best manner in which to treat Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. The HEAL Team is comprised of the following KSU professionals:
- Amy L. Johnson, LCSW, Coordinator of Eating Disorder Programming and HEAL Team Chair
- Theresa Welles, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Clinical Services
- Marcy Stidum, LCSW, Assistant Director, Case Management and Preventative Services
- Nisha Chande, MD, Psychiatrist
- Jane Frederick, APRN, Ph.D.
- Bethany Constien, RD, LD, Dietitian