Amy Pershing

Amy Pershing

Director at Bodywise

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Location:
111 North First #2, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Company:
Bodywise
HQ Phone:
(734) 668-8585

General Information

Experience

Clinical Director  - iTriage LLC

Clinical Director  - Rochelle Rice

Education

MSW  - 

Affiliations

Founder  - Hungerwise

Clinical Director  - Center for Eating Disorders

Founder  - Mindful Movement

Member  - AED Health

Member  - Academy for Eating Disorders

Board Member  - Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

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Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW Founding Director, Bodywise Amy Pershing Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW began her career treating the spectrum of eating and body image disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders (CED) in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1991. In 1993, she developed "Bodywise™," a comprehensive treatment program to serve a growing population of clients coming to the center with binge eating disorder (BED). Pershing became CED's clinical director in 1998. In 2008, Pershing and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), joined forces to found Pershing Turner Consulting LLC which offers training to clinicians treating BED nationwide. Pershing has pioneered an integrated approach based on almost 30 years of clinical experience. Her approach is strengths-based, incorporating a number of clinical paradigms including Internal Family Systems, mindfulness strategies, Self Compassion interventions, and a range of somatic trauma techniques. Her approach also integrates mindful eating and movement and a "health at every size" philosophy. Pershing offers training and supervision to clinicians treating BED nationwide, and has developed two- and three-day Intensives for those in recovery, as well as "Hungerwise™," a 10-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling. Pershing lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and mindful eating and movement. Pershing has also served on a variety of professional boards and is the Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association. She maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor.

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Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW
Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW Founding Director Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW is the Founder and creator of Hungerwise. She developed the program from more than 25 years of clinical experience working with binge eating and yo-yo dieting, and from her own personal experience with a lifelong struggle with food, weight and body image. Amy is an internationally recognized speaker on ending yo-yo dieting, body image, and binge eating disorder. She has been featured on numerous radio, television and webinar programs, and has written extensively on weight maintenance, body image and health. Amy is the founder of "Bodywise™," a comprehensive outpatient treatment program for binge eating disorder (BED). Amy is also a former Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) Board of Directors. She is currently the Clinical Director of The Center for Eating Disorders, and maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor.

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AMY PERSHING, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Director, Program Director, Bodywise
Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW began her career treating the spectrum of eating and body image disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders (CED) in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1991. In 1993, she developed "Bodywise™," a comprehensive treatment program to serve a growing population of clients coming to the center with binge eating disorder (BED). Pershing became CED's clinical director in 1998. In 2008, Pershing and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), joined forces to found Pershing Turner Consulting LLC which offers training to clinicians treating BED nationwide. Pershing has pioneered an integrated approach based on almost 30 years of clinical experience. Her approach is strengths-based, incorporating a number of clinical paradigms including Internal Family Systems, mindfulness strategies, Self Compassion interventions, and a range of somatic trauma techniques. Her approach also integrates mindful eating and movement and a "health at every size" philosophy. Pershing offers training and supervision to clinicians treating BED nationwide, and has developed two- and three-day Intensives for those in recovery, as well as "Hungerwise™," a 10-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling. Pershing lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and mindful eating and movement. Pershing has also served on a variety of professional boards and is the Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association. She maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor.

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