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Eating Disorders - The Most Deadly Mental Illness

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Annie Abram PhD

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Dr. Annie Abram and Mr. Jamie Shumake will discuss eating disorders.

"Eating disorders occupy an interesting place at the interface between body and mind, emotions and cognition, childhood and adulthood and most of all between the individual, the family and society at large.
Over the last 30 years a great deal of progress has been made in understanding the genesis, natural history and treatment of eating disorders. Their classification as separate disorders has been helpful and fostered increasing interest in these conditions." (Caparrotta, L., Ghaffari, K., (2006). A Historical Overview of The Psychodynamic Contributions to the Understanding of Eating Disorders., Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 20: 175-196.)

Jamie D. Shumake, LMHC is a Clinical Supervisor at The Renfrew Center in Old Greenwich, CT.
Previously he worked as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester.
Mr. Shumake is an adjunct professor at Long Island University, Westchester and Rockland programs.  He completed the Advanced Intensive Training in DBT with Dr. Linehan and Dr. Manning in 2008 and he is the Consultation Team leader for DBT Associates of Nyack.

Mr. Shumake received his Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University, C.W. Post. Advanced Intensive Training with Marsha Linehan, PhD.