Today, Kathy concludes her conversation with Dr. Mary Tantillo, Beth O’Sullivan, and Amy O’Sullivan Wilmot, as they continue to discuss multifamily group therapy.
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Mary Tantillo is widely recognized for her clinical work and research related to the treatment of eating disorders. She has devoted more than 30 years to providing care and support to patients and families coping with eating disorders across the spectrum of clinical settings.
She has conducted research to evaluate an innovative relational/motivational approach to understanding and treating adults with anorexia nervosa through the use of multifamily therapy group. She has also implemented prevention approaches that encourage partnerships among parents and school personnel to create home and school environments that foster wellness and reinforce positive body image.
Tantillo directs the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED), one of three comprehensive care centers in New York State, which works to better coordinate care and services for patients and families and improve outcomes.
She is the founder and former CEO and president of a non-profit eating disorders partial hospitalization program for adults and adolescents, The Healing Connection, Inc., an affiliate of the WNYCCCED. She is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and past AED board member. Her special interests include women’s mental health, family-based treatment, and group treatment, especially multifamily therapy group treatment for eating disorders.
Amy O’Sullivan Wilmot:
Beth is a mother of four and grandmother of two. She is a registered nurse on an outpatient surgical unit at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she has worked for 29 years. She enjoys walks in the park with her husband, yoga, spending time with her grandchildren, and good meals with family and friends.