Episode 194: Dr. Nicholas Farrell & Maxine Cimperman: Open Weighing

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Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Nicholas Farrell and Maxine Cimperman, MS, RD, CD, and they have a conversation on open weighing of patients in the treatment of eating disorders.

Nicholas R. Farrell, PhD, is the campus clinical director at Rogers in Oconomowoc, where he provides clinical leadership and direction for psychotherapy services, including ongoing development, implementation, and refining of clinical protocols and pathways. In this role, he works closely with medical and clinical leaders across Rogers programs with the aim of maximizing treatment effectiveness and improving patient experience.

Dr. Farrell also supervises Eating Disorder Recovery care in Oconomowoc. In this role, he provides training and guidance to clinical team members in Rogers’ Eating Disorder Recovery Residential Care as well as in the inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY). He served as a graduate research assistant in the Anxiety Disorders Research Laboratory at the University of Wyoming from 2010 to 2015, and completed his predoctoral internship training as a psychology resident at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (Ontario, Canada).

Dr. Farrell specializes in the use of empirically supported treatments that have been developed based on psychological science. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and has given presentations on topics related to the cognitive behavioral treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders. Dr. Farrell embraces an integrated care model that promotes collaboration between patients and the health professionals involved in their care. He is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Maxine Cimperman, MS, RD, CD, is a registered dietitian and certified dietitian in the state of Wisconsin. She earned her undergraduate degree in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her graduate degree in dietetics from Mount Mary University. Maxine is also a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, as well as the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.

Maxine previously practiced at Rogers as a primary dietitian for residential eating disorder center for over three years, serving children, adolescents, and adults. For almost two years Maxine has held a leadership role at Rogers where she has the privilege of providing support and guidance to the entire dietitian team.

Maxine fosters an intuitive eating style of nutrition counseling and endorses the Health At Every Size approach. She strongly believes that weight does not define health. She is passionate about helping others develop a healthy relationship with food. Maxine views herself as more of a coach than an educator, as most clients know the information but struggle with bridging it into their own lives. Her mission is to help build the bridge!

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