This is a big episode for us, because this week marks three years that we've been producing the podcast! To celebrate this milestone, Christy talks with her colleague and mentor Melainie Rogers, founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. Melainie shares how growing up in a farming family influenced her relationship to food, how she developed and eventually recovered from an eating disorder, why she later began sharing her recovery story with clients, and lots more. Plus hear how Melainie and BALANCE influenced Christy's decision to specialize in eating disorders, and what it's like to be a recovered clinician working in this field.
Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CEDRD is a registered dietitian and Founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. BALANCE offers a variety of outpatient programs including a day treatment program, an evening intensive outpatient program, an adolescent program, nutritional counseling, and a men’s group. Melainie is a nationally recognized expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. She works extensively to support the eating disorder community and specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED).
Melainie is the co-creator of the Reframing Recovery treatment model, uniquely designed to treat clients suffering from BED. Among her many affiliations, Melainie Rogers is the founder and recent past president of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and an Executive Board Member of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB). She is also an IAEDP Approved Supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. Melainie has appeared on television and radio including the Today Show, The Early Show, MSNBC, and others. Find her on Twitter @MelainieRogers and online at Balancedtx.com.
- Episode 13, recorded in 2013, when Christy publicly revealed her eating disorder history for the first time (get it exclusively on Food Psych Premium)
- The work of Carolyn Costin, one of the first eating disorder treatment professionals to publicly acknowledge being recovered from her own ED