Get Involved with iaedp™ Committees


Dedicated to identifying, attracting, and engaging African-American Eating Disorders Professionals. AAEDP-BIPOC is committed to providing training and conducting research focused on the unique societal challenges impacting eating behavior and African-Americans, and the barriers to the professional advancement of African-Americans in the field. Since African Americans are representative in various groups including People of Color, the AAEDP Committee is proud to model inclusivity with the establishment of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color Subcommittee of the AAEDP. In so doing, we recognize the complex cumulative challenges of racism, sexism and classism and how they combine, overlap and/or intersect. They faciltate monthly Culturally Competent Conversations (CCC) every third Tuesday. The Committee was established in 2016 by Founding Chairs Dr. Charlynn Small, CEDS-C and Dr. Mazella Fuller, CEDS-C.

Certification Committee

The Certification Committee reviews current requirements and considers changes as necessary for recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Communication Committee

The Communication Committee strives to increase a feeling of community while sharing collective professional knowledge among iaedp™ members through its biweekly Peer-Led Confidential Case Consultations. The Committee was established by Jonna Fries, Psy.D.

Connection, Outreach and Mentoring Committee

The COMC Mission is: Building all types of connections within iaedp™, including mentoring relationships. The purpose of iaedp™ mentorship is to provide a resource to clinicians who are new the field of eating disorders, new to iaedp™, or looking for guidance. Each relationship is tailored to meet the needs of the mentee and the mentoring connection. It is lead by Chair, Brooke C. E. Farrington MSW, LCSW, CEDS-C. 

Eating Disorders Treatment Facilitators Project / Task Force

EDTF Project is comprised of task force members from several organizations. The committee is involved in the Excellence in Practice Committee. Eating Disorders Treatment Facilitators are either iaedp Certified in good standing or could qualify for certification based on experience, publishing, etc. They serve as resource contacts for primary care physicians in designated geographical areas who need help with a patient presenting with eating disorders. The focus is on the underserved areas of the country with 29 million residents whom the government has declared underserved because they do not have a psychiatrist for every 30,000 residents. Current co-chairs of the task force are iaedp-certified members.

International Board Advisory Committee

The International Committee, led by Dr Bishop, is very active. They have the Eating Disorder Review to be translated into Spanish as well as offer a full schedule of Spanish language sessions at the annual global symposium. Keynote addresses and core courses at the symposium are filmed and then sent to an interpretation company, and the Spanish audio is dubbed in. Our Director of Language Services recreates all the slide presentation files for the 7.5 hours of keynotes and the 12 hours of slide presentations for the core courses in Spanish. Those sessions, as well as the symposium Spanish Track from the live symposium, are included as a full Spanish Track on the virtual version of the symposium, which runs roughly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The platform used for the virtual is ON24. 

Program Committee

Program Committee is an ad-hoc group each year to review abstracts submitted for the symposium. In 2024, we had 100 members who volunteered and reviewed abstracts. Our psychometrician created a rubric for evaluating abstracts that they use. Each abstract was reviewed by no less than five members.