Episode 117: Cris Haltom & Mary Tantillo: Teens, Courage, and Recovery

Today, Kathy is joined by Cris E. Haltom, PhD, CEDS, and Mary Tantillo, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAED, CGP, and their topic is understanding teens and their stories of courage in eating disorder recovery. They take time to discuss the uniqueness of teens and provide some real-life recovery stories from their practices.

Dr. Cris Haltom is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist who has treated eating disorders in her private practice in Ithaca, NY, for over thirty years. She has presented eating disorder training workshops at national and local conferences. She is past Education and Prevention Liaison of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders and she authored A Stranger at the Table: Dealing with Your Child’s Eating Disorder (2001, Ronjon Publishing). She published research on her co-authored eating disorder education program, the Parent Partner Program TM. In addition to her clinical psychology practice, she is a Lecturer at Ithaca College in the Department of Psychology.  Together with Drs. Simpson and Tantillo, Dr. Haltom was the lead author on a new book Understanding Teen Eating Disorders: Warning Signs, Treatment Options and Stories of Courage.  Their book was published by Routledge in March, 2018.

Mary Tantillo PhD PMHCNS-BC FAED, is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has directed the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders since 2005 and founded The Healing Connection Inc. in 2010. Dr. Tantillo has treated eating disorders across all levels of care for over thirty years. She has presented and published research and clinical work on a relational/motivational approach to eating disorder treatment with a special focus on the use of Multifamily Therapy Group.


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