Groups

Currently offering a virtual professional consultation group!

Professional Consultation Group

Beginning in March 2021, EDCI will host a monthly professional consultation group for providers working with eating disorders. Participants are welcome to bring a case for consultation or join to listen, offer insight, or observe. Therapists, physicians, dietitians, nurses, and students are welcome. The group meets virtually via zoom on  the third Thursday of every month at 8am, beginning 03/18/2021.

 

For more information email k.tallon@edciowa.org

National Support Group Options

Please feel free to check out these options for free or low cost support groups offered nationally. (List is current as of 03/01/2021)

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness:

http://bit.ly/AEDA_Chat_With_Johanna

Check-in for those experiencing/recovering from ED

The Eating Disorder Foundation:

https://eatingdisorderfoundation.org/get-help/support-groups/

Multiple Groups available

 

Eating Disorder Hope:

https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/recovery/support-groups/online

Multiple groups available

 

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 

https://anad.org/get-help/about-our-support-groups/

Multiple groups available

 

National Eating Disorders Association 

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/free-low-cost-support

Compilation of resources and support group offerings

 

Local Support Groups are currently paused due to COVID-19

The Eating Disorder Support Group was started because the amount of support and resources for those struggling with eating disorders is limited.  We, as an organization, desire to be a place for individuals to come to ask questions, share experiences in a recovery focused manner, and be a safe place to connect with others.  This is not intended to be a therapy group, and we strongly encourage you to discuss how attending this group might affect your recovery process with your current treatment team. The group may include some educational topics along the way, and is led by professionals who work with individuals with eating disorders.  

Recovery Focused Group*: Available to those current struggling with disordered eating concerns. 

Meetings are every Tuesday from 6:00 pm until 7:15 pm at Methodist West Hospital, 1660 60th St., West Des Moines, Iowa 50266, in Conference rooms 1 & 2 (lower level).  

 

Coffee Connection Caregiver Support Group*:

Available to parents, caregivers, and supportive individuals that are impacted by an eating disorder. Ask questions, share your experiences, and get support by attending the Coffee Connections support group. 

*Please note this group is not a therapy group or intended to be therapeutic in nature. This group is a place where you may find others who are on a similar journey.

Additional groups may be available in the future. We are exploring options for virtual offerings to reach all Iowans outside of the metro area.

To express interest in joining one of our groups please contact edci@edciowa.com or contact us here!