Established in 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) is today well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.
iaedp offers a highly respected certification process for those who wish to receive specialized credentials in their work with people with eating disorders and publishes The Eating Disorders Review, an online professional journal, which addresses contemporary treatment issues. Read the Eating Disorders Review here. ( Click )
Core Courses for iaedp Certification are now available in a self-paced, home study format through The iaedp Institute.
These contributions have made iaedp an outstanding forum for the exchange of ideas and a major educational and training force in our field. The certification process is an especially important part of the iaedp program. Reflecting both experience and education, certification verifies supervised work experience, academic course work completed, and the satisfactory passing of a written examination.
Healthcare is changing. Membership confirms a practitioner's dedication to the highest ethical standards, rigorous training accomplishments, continuing education, and personal growth.
Clearly iaedp has become more than just an organization. It is representative of leadership in the field.
The value of the overall iaedp program is perhaps best seen in its annual Symposium. The conference draws attendees from all corners of the globe, including especially numerous professionals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. It is geared to the needs and problems of those who work with patients in a therapeutic environment. Interchange among participants is constant and challenging: workshops, professional development Institutes, and plenary sessions focus on "cutting edge" information and techniques. In this conference, the emphasis is on exchange of information, not just listening!
“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.” – Jean Vanier
The IAEDP Mission
To promote a high level of professionalism among practitioners who treat individuals with eating disorders by promoting ethical and professional standards, offering education and training in the field, certifying those who have met prescribed requirements, promoting professional awareness of eating disorders and assisting in prevention efforts.