Eating Disorders: From Risk Factors to Recovery
August 2, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods
Steven Crawford, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and the Associate Director of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. Dr. Crawford has served in a leadership role with The Center for over twenty years, during which the program has grown into a 26-bed facility and become one of the leading eating disorder treatment centers in the country. Dr. Crawford completed his medical training at The University of Maryland School of Medicine and continues to serve on the faculty there, where he teaches medical students about the identification and treatment of eating disorders. He also serves as a lead investigator in federally funded research grants, is a recent past president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and currently serves as Chair of Med Chi’s Committee on Scientific Activity. Over the past several years, Dr. Crawford has been named by Baltimore Magazine as one of the city’s “Top Doctors” and was recently recognized by The Daily Record as one of Baltimore’s “2010 Health Care Heroes.”
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.