10th Anniversary Celebration

Published on August 26, 2013

Save the date for the 10th anniversary celebration
of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders!
Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus: Biomolecular Building Room G202
Registration and CE details to follow

Featuring an Invited Address by Mr. Brian Cuban

Lawyer and author of “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder”, a memoir of recovery from eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and drug, alcohol and steriod addiction. Brian is the host for “Brian Cuban’s Legal Briefs” on EyeOpenerTV and the new Cuban Revolution segment of NightcapTV in Dallas, Texas. Brian speaks publicly on bullying and its effect on self image, addiction and his recovery.

Plenary addresses:

Eating disorders in boys and men, Family Based Therapy (FBT) for adolescent eating disorders and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Lucene Wisniewski, PhD, FAED

Clinical Director and co-founder of the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Wisniewski is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Her research and clinical interests include using empirically founded treatments to inform clinical programs. She provides workshops on the CBT and DBT treatment of eating disorders internationally and publishes in peer reviewed journals as well as invited book chapters. Dr. Wisniewski has been elected fellow and has served on the board of directors and as the co-chair of the Borderline Personality Disorder special interest group of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). In 2013 the AED awarded Dr. Wisniewski the Outstanding Clinician Award to acknowledge her contribution to the field of eating disorder treatment.

Kelly Bhatnagar, PhD

Dr. Bhatnagar is the Assistant Clinical Director and Director of Research for the Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Bhatnagar’s training in empirically founded treatments for eating disorders has been extensive, including specialized training in CBT, DBT and FBT. Dr. Bhatnagar is in the process of being certified in FBT by the Maudsley Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders and is actively involved in the Academy of Eating Disorders. Her research and clinical interests include examining the marriage of DBT and FBT principles to treat complex, multi-diagnostic children and adolescents with eating disorders. Dr. Bhatnagar has published in peer reviewed journals and invited book chapters, and has presented her work at multiple national and international conferences.