iaedp Heartland Chapter


“The Heartland iaedp Chapter aims to provide educational opportunities to practicing professionals designed to increase awareness of eating disorder treatment and to enhance the skills of practicing professionals.”


“The Heartland iaedp Chapter offers continuing education, networking, and support for professionals of all disciplines, orientation, and levels of experience treating eating disorders throughout Illinois.”



Heartland iaedp was created in 2011 with the vision of being first and foremost a collaborative organization to bring professionals together with regard to supporting and educating our multidisciplinary teams that work with the eating disorder population. We are a group of psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, dietitians, students, psychiatrists, medical physicians, and marketing personnel who support this very important work.


We believe each professional has an important function with creating significant quality patient and client care, and are excited about bringing opportunities for professionals to collaborate and network with one another.


Meaningful, up to date, in-depth education is our goal. We want to provide opportunities for both experienced clinicians and new career clinicians to learn about quality treatment philosophies and modalities.

We are proud to have connections with multiple organizations that treat eating disorders within a variety of patient settings: residential, inpatient, and outpatient. We believe ongoing education helps connect these different treatment levels together in order to maintain effective change for our clients. We appreciate being able to connect in person to be able to learn more from each other about opportunities to better care for our patients and clients.

We welcome feedback, participation, and engagement in this very important field of study. We love inviting new people and seeing familiar faces at multiple events to deepen relationships and to learn from one another.

Please browse our website to learn more about our Officeholders as well as past and future events we will be hosting. We would love to have your involvement in what we do.

We are excited to meet you at our next event!