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This support group is for ADULTS (18+) who are the parents, partners, siblings, friends, loved ones, and supporters of someone with an eating disorder.

For groups for people with eating disorders, please refer to our Full Programming Calendar.

Because no one should have to face supporting someone with an eating disorder alone, this professionally facilitated support group promotes self discovery in a safe space, and offers participants the opportunity to ask questions of the healthcare professionals at the University of Alberta Eating Disorder Unit (4F4).

Participants will:

  • Learn how each member of the treatment team (dietitian, nurse, psychiatrist, recreation therapist) supports recovery
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions of these professionals who assist in the treatment process.

EDSNA support groups are always:

  • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
  • Intended to support to those wishing to support someone through their path to recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
  • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.

We welcome parents, partners, siblings, extended family, friends.. anyone over the age of 18 who is supporting someone with an eating disorder.

Support Group Details

Date of session:  Group will take place on THURSDAYS including the following dates..

  • February  28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 11, 18

(Can’t make this session? Check our full programming calendar for other options)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (18:30 – 20:30 MST)

Cost: $80 for 2 people (online via Paypal)

EDSNA wants to make sure our support groups are accessible for everyone. As such, if you are experiencing financial difficulty, please email to discuss your circumstances – we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

Location: ACCESS Open Minds, 10211 105 Street NW, Edmonton AB

About your facilitator:

Renata Logan, R.Psych

Renata Logan is a registered psychologist with a special interest in interpersonal issues, chronic disease management, grief, personal growth and eating disorders. Basing her work in a holistic frame, Renata believes that the source for all healing and lasting, positive change is rooted in the mind-body-spirit triad, as well as the family-community connection. While her formal training has been in family systems with components of cognitive-based therapies, her work is expanding to include more body-centered therapies, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Hakomi, Integrative Body Psychotherapy and Yoga Therapy. Renata particularly enjoys working with parents, helping to remind them of what unique wisdom they hold. Outside the therapy room, Renata enjoys outdoor adventures, cultural/artistic events, and treasured time with her loved ones.


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