Why Become a Student Member?

■Opportunities to increase your knowledge about eating disorders!

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Foundation is well recognized for its excellence in providing first quality education and high-level training standards for professionals who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems. Our programs are designed by treatment professionals for treatment professionals working in therapeutic settings.  The Heartland iaedp Chapter offers educational events at least four times per year, dedicated to current topics in the treatment of eating disorders.  Students are encouraged to attend all events!

■Networking opportunities!

Heartland iaedp Chapter members include a dynamic, knowledgeable, multidisciplinary group of eating disorder professionals who practice in the Chicagoland area and greater Midwest.  Students are encouraged to develop mentoring relationships with experienced professionals who can help increase their knowledge about eating disorders, identify clinical training opportunities related to eating disorders, and guide students’ professional development as they enter into their professional careers.

■Learn more about training opportunities related to the treatment of eating disorders

The Heartland iaedp Chapter website will soon include a listing of clinical training opportunities in the Midwest for graduate students interested in the treatment of eating disorders.  Check back soon for more information!

■Learn about job opportunities in the Midwest related to the treatment of eating disorders

Becoming involved in iaedp will help you identify job opportunities in the treatment of eating disorders as job opportunities become available.

How Do I Become a Student Member?

■Students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or working at an unpaid internship are eligible for student membership.

■Student membership costs $75 per year.  iaedp membership applications can be completed online at  Make sure you indicate that you would like to join the Heartland Chapter of iaedp on your membership form!


Please contact Dr. Desiree Hawley, Student Liaison Chairperson of the Heartland iaedp Chapter, at for additional information.