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Monday, March 31, 2008

Eating disorder expert to speak on prevention

An expert on eating disorders and how they can be prevented will give an important presentation this week at Pittsburg State University.

Laura Eickman, a psychologist at Renew, an eating disorder recovery clinic in Olathe, Kan. will present “The Changing Face of Eating Disorders – Implications for Education and Prevention,” from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at the Balkans Room in the Overman Student Center.

Dr. Eickman, who received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Baylor University, provides individual and group therapy for those with eating and body image issues. She has had a special interest in the field of eating disorders since her undergraduate years, and has coordinated campus-wide eating disorders education and prevention efforts. She has also developed peer education program for college students and has spoken to a wide variety of audiences on health and wellness topics.

Sponsored by Student Prevention and Wellness and Gorillas in Your Midst, the free event is open to the PSU community and general public. For more information, contact J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or at

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