Online Drop-In Group for Caregivers: What to Know About Eating Disorders (A)

This online drop-in group is suitable for parents, partners, friends, siblings, loved ones, and supporters of anyone with eating disorders.

About This Group

About this support group session

This group is a gateway to learn more about eating disorders. The session will also touch on aspects of communication and self-reflection.

Topics covered will include:

  • “What is an eating disorder?”
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Language- the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of eating disorders
  • Evaluating your own beliefs & biases – how they might affect your ability to support someone in recovery

This group will also leave time and space for participants to bring their own questions and topics for discussion.

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
  • Focused on fostering a sense of empowerment and hope
  • Focused on promoting self-discovery in a safe space
  • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.

Questions about this group? Email for more information.

Series Details

Dates for this session includes:

  • September 13, 2022

Please register for each session individually– available dates will be listed on the ticketing page.


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


Online, via Zoom

Cost for this session:

$10 – payable on Jane


Karen Wadson, Registered Psychologist

Additional Information:

– You will receive the link to attend the Zoom meeting no later than an hour before the meeting is set to start

– A computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone and internet access are required to participate.

– EDSNA strives to ensure that financial considerations are not barriers to ones ability to seek support for themselves or a loved one. Please email if pricing of this group is a concern, as we may be able to reduce or waive your fees.

– If you do not receive a confirmation email within one (1) business day of registering, please email

About Your Facilitators

Karen Wadson

Registered Psychologist

Karen is a registered psychologist in Calgary with over 10 years of counselling experience. She practices from a client centered approach, which views the client as the expert on their own life, and she draws interventions from psycho-dynamic, CBT, solution focused and narrative therapies to assist clients in making the changes they would like to have in their lives. Her particular area of specialization is in the area of disordered eating and body image. She holds advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders through the International Association of Eating Disorder Prevention (IAEDP).