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Experience & Professional Training

Barbara White’s clinical experience, professional training workshops & previous hospital eating disorder treatment program experience  

Barbara White’s Curriculum Vitae outlines much of her professional experience.

Medical Nutrition Therapy Positions

1989 – to date – Nutrition Therapist  Barbara White Private Practitioner Denver and Boulder, Colorado
Specializing in prevention and treatment of all eating problems and eating disorders.
Serving Boulder and Denver, Colorado and Online communities.

1992 – 1995  Nutrition Therapist Barbara White
Adolescent Eating Disorders Program
The Children’s Hospital of Denver
Denver, Colorado

1989 – 1991 Nutrition Therapist
Lutheran Community Health Services
Affiliate of Lutheran Medical Center
Facilitate five weekly weight management groups in 6 – 12 month program based in nutrition, meal planing, physical activity, and cognitive behavioral treatment.

1986 – 1989 Nutrition Therapist
Eating Disorders Program, Outpatient
Porter Memorial Hospital
Denver, Colorado

Professional Development

1980 University of Rochester Medical Center – Clinical Nutrition Internship
Year of clinically supervised experience rotating through medical nutrition specialtiesat 750 bed teaching hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York. Registered Dietitian with American Dietetic Association

1985 Eating Disorders Study – Prevention in Early Years
The American Dietetic Association, Chicago, Illinois. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment and Prevention

1986 Diagnosis and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia
Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota. Self Study Program with: Alexander R. Lucas, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Diane M. Huse, M.S., R.D., Assistant Professor in Nutrition

1986 Training with Dan Reiff, M.P.H., R.D.
Introduction to role of Nutrition Therapist and eating treatment concepts in Eating Disorders Treatment in private one-on-one training with Dan Reiff, M.P.H., R.D in Bellevue, Washington. (Coauthor of Eating Disorders – Nutrition Therapy in the Recovery Process and nutrition therapy position paper for The American Dietetic Association)

1986 Eating Disorders Symposium
Porter Memorial Hospital/Boulder Memorial Hospital. Attended conference which addressed developmental considerations of Anorexia Nervosa, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Model and Nutritional Guidelines. Guest speaker: Craig Johnson, Northwestern University, Chicago

1987 Eating Disorders Update 1987: Intensive Workshop on Therapeutic Skills
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry. Attended a series of intensive workshops in three day training in therapeutic skills in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Eating Disorders. Course Faculty: Elke D. Eckert, M.D.; James E. Mitchell, M.D.: Richard Pyle, M.D.; Mary Zollman, M.S., R.D.; and others affiliated with Eating Disorders Clinical Treatment and Research Program

1988 Group Therapy Workshop – Eating Disorders Program – Staff Development
Participated in group to further develop understanding group knowledge, identify group dynamics and process though theoretical and experiential learning, and to incorporate group therapy techniques into the treatment of eating disorders. Facilitator/Trainer: John E. Biddinger, M.D., Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado

1989 Cognitive-Behavioral Training Workshop
The Dannis Group, San Diego, California. Attended comprehensive six day training workshop in Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling Theory and Technique.
Course Faculty: R. Gregory Nunn, PhD; Karen S. Newton, M.P.H., R.D.; Pat Faucher, M.P.H.; Jeffrey Bodwin, M.D.; and affiliates

1993 Breaking Free from Over Eating and Compulsive Eating – Geneen Roth
Attended two day intensive workshop with Geneen Roth, author of Breaking FreeFrom compulsive Eating, Feeding the Hungry Heart, Why Weight? and When Food is Love. Breaking Free is based on the premise that diets don’t work and ultimately can lead to eating disorders. Facilitator: Geneen Roth

1993  The Role of Energy Metabolism in Obesity – James Hill, PhD., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; University of Colorado

1993 Mood, Mind & Appetite
Laura Pawlak, PhD., R.D. discussed how various brain substances affect hunger and appetite – outlining nutritional and psychological treatment approaches for food cravings and compulsive overeating, as well as describing nutrient interaction associated with appetite-suppressing drugs in a comprehensive workshop.

1994 SCANS Sorts Nutrition Workshop
P/SL Aurora Presbyterian Hospital. Course Faculty: Ellen Coleman, M.A., M.P.H., R.D., author of Eating for Endurance; Kathy Engelbert-Fenton, M.P.H., R.D., coordinator of Sports Nutrition, University of Utah; DeAnn Whitmire, M.S., R.D., lecturer and consultant to professional competitive and recreational athletes.

1994 Summit on Compulsive Eating: Treatment at the Crossroads
Attended two day conference designed to present a variety of treatment philosophies when working with individuals and groups struggling with compulsive eating. Keynote Speakers: Albert Stunkard, M.D.; John Foreyt, PhD.: Susan Kano and Patricia Schwarz; Dan Reiff, M.P.H., R.D., and others

1994 Freeing the Mind from Compulsive Activity – Shirley Billingmeier, M.D.
Attended one day comprehensive workshop on treating compulsive eating.

1994 Treating The Dieting Casualty – Ellyn Satter, M.S., R.D., L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
Participated in three day professional training in the How to Eat method refined by Ellyn Satter; Treating The Dieting Casualty focused on facilitating experiential eating exercises designed to promote normal eating in response to internal signals of hunger and satiety. Facilitator: Ellyn Satter, M.S., R.D., L.C.S.W., B.C.D. Feeding and eating specialist, author, and educator of registered dietitians and other professionals.

1994 Sixth International Conference on Eating Disorders
Department of Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center & The International Journal of Eating Disorders; conference accredited by Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1995 Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc.,

Annual meeting, training and research update presentations on the prevention.
Trainers/Presenters: Michael Levine, Ph.D., Eating Disorders Research, Kenyon College, Ohio; Margo Maine, Ph.D., Author: Father Hunger: Father, Daughters & Food; Paula Levine, Ph.D., Working with Adolescents in the prevention of eating disorders. Craig Johnson, Ph.D., Eating Disorders Expert and others.

1995 Renfrew Conference (Philadelphia): Feminist Approach to Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders.

Keynote speaker: Joan Jacob Brumberg, Historian, Women’s Studies and Eating Disorders Researcher presented The Body Project – research on the changing relationship between mothers and daughters from the turn of the century in the context of the development of eating disorders from a feminist perspective and others addressing the “new psychology of women” from The Harvard Project and body image therapies. Attended conference and workshops offered. Also spent a day at Renfrew shadowing Renfrew’s Nutrition Therapist, Amy Tuttle, R.D.; as well as observed treatment groups.

1996 Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc., Annual Meeting, Training, and Research presentations by national experts in the field.

1997 Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc., Annual Meeting, Training, and Research presentations by national experts in the field.

1997 Eating Disorders Professional of Colorado Seminar. Jennifer Hagman, M.D., Kenneth Weiner, M.D., presenting on current research in the field of psychiatry in eating disorders.

2005  Renfrew Center conference, “Feminist Perspectives and Beyond: Enduring Wisdom, New Frontiers
November 10-13, 2005 – The 2005 conference addressed what is known and what is currently being discovered about eating disorders, aiming ‘to re-examine our common wisdom, explore what is fresh and exciting and create a stimulating, collaborative context for the old and the new to nourish one another’.

Keynote Presenters included: Carol Gilligan, PhD; Mike Devlin, MD; Joan Jacobs Brumberg, PhD and Craig Johnson, PhD. Featured Speakers will include Ovidio Bermudez, MD; Joan Borysenko, PhD; Tim Brewerton, MD and Pamela Peeke, MD.

2005 The Imago Dialogue to Make Talking Safe Again: Deborah Mulhern, Ph.D
This workshop described the Intentional Dialogue, which teaches families to reconnect safely, and integrates Daniel Siegel’s concept of “mindsight,” to help family members understand eating disorder symptoms at the same time clients learn to create a new narrative. Didactic and experiential workshop.