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Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

About SIGs

Choosing to join a Special Interest Group may be one of the most important decisions of your career.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together AED members with personal and professional interests in distinct areas of eating disorders – body image, family therapy, medical care and psychodynamic psychotherapy, just to name a few. Each SIG organizes itself around those specific activities that best serve its practitioner and research-based constituencies.

View SIG Policies & Procedures

To join a SIG, simply update the SIG tab in your member profile under the My AED section at the top of the AED website, and check the SIG(s) of interest to you, and you will be automatically added to the SIG private online community. 

SIG Oversight Committee

The Special Interest Group Oversight Committee (SOC) is responsible for coordinating the Special Interest Groups (SIGS) and ensuring that the SIGs engage in activities that are compatible with the aims, purposes, and practices of the Academy. Members of the SOC are:

  • Joanna Wiese, PhD, Co-Chair
  • Abby Sarrett-Cooper, LPC, Co-Chair
  • Melissa Atkinson, PhD
  • Jennifer Campbell, LCSW
  • Kimberly Claudat, PhD
  • Mimi Cole
  • Anita Federici, PhD, FAED
  • Erin Harrop, MSW, PhD
  • Heather Hower, MSW, LICSW, ACSW, OCSW
  • Andrea LaMarre, PhD
  • Alison Locklear
  • Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD
  • Megan Parker
  • Erika Salisbury, Staff Liaison
  • Leslie K. Anderson, PhD, FAED