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Director

Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital

Clinical Director

Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Tulane University Medical School

Director, Eating Disorders Treatment Program

River Oaks Hospital

Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Program

River Oaks Hospital

Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Centre

River Oaks Hospital

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Education

BCD , MSW

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LCSW BCD MSW

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Boston Globe Online / Health | Science / Wasting away

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Logistical and financial difficulties continue after a patient leaves the hospital, said Susan Willard, clinical director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans who treated the Klarmans' daughter in 2000 and is serving as a consultant to McLean's new center.

Patients need a team of caretakers -- an individual therapist, a family therapist, a nutritionist, a physician and, often, a psychiatrist, Willard said.But no clinician is reimbursed by insurance for the mammoth task of coordinating such a battery of care for an outpatient.


ABCNEWS.com : Young Girls Start Eating Disorders Early

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"The majority of the young children we see or hear about who are over concerned about their weight, interested in dieting, or who have already developed a distorted body image, have mothers who are preoccupied with their own bodies," said Susan Willard, director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Center at River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans, and a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

The mothers, she said, "devote a great deal of time and energy to dieting, exercising, counting calories and fat grams, and expressing their own displeasure with their bodies."
Is Barbie to Blame?
Any child watching prime time TV is also exposed to ultra-thin women."How many adults talk about dieting, looking greater as they become thinner and thinner?"


River Oaks Hospital - Eating Disorders

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Susan G. Willard, LCSW, BCD, has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 20 years.Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine, she first developed her specialized program in 1982.Since that time, Ms. Willard has become known for her patient advocacy, her commitment to patients, and her career in teaching.Her pioneering treatment philosophy, prolific lecturing, and clinical research, along with her wealth of experience, have distinguished her professionally and given her a national reputation of excellence in the field of eating disorders.In 2001, The Eating Disorders Treatment Center opened at River Oaks Hospital representing the panicle of her work.


River Oaks Hospital

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Susan G. Willard, LCSW, BCD, has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 20 years. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine and Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry, she first developed her specialized program in 1982. Since that time, Ms. Willard has become known for her patient advocacy and her commitment to quality care. Her pioneering treatment philosophy, prolific lecturing, and clinical research have distinguished her professionally and fostered her national reputation of excellence in the field. In 2001, The Eating Disorders Treatment Center opened at River Oaks Hospital, representing the pinnacle of her work.


Susan Willard, LCSW, ...

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Susan Willard, LCSW, FAEDDirector, Eating Disorders Treatment Program at River Oaks HospitalProfessor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Neurology and Dept. of PediatricsTulane University School of Medicine

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