Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery & Beyond
Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW, CCTP-II is the Founder of Bodywise, the first binge eating disorder treatment program in the United States, founded in 1995. She is the Director of Pershing Consulting, which offers training to clinicians treating BED around the world. Amy is also the creator of “Hungerwise™,” a 9-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling, offered online. Amy also serves as Vice President of the Board of the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Based on over 35 years of clinical experience, Amy has pioneered a treatment approach for BED that is strengths-based, incorporating Internal Family Systems, somatic trauma techniques, Attuned Eating and Movement (AEM), and a “health at every size” philosophy. She lectures and keynotes internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and
her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. Amy has been featured on numerous radio, podcast, and television programs speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and attuned eating and movement. She is a founding member and Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and is the winner of BEDA’s Pioneer in Clinical Advocacy award. She is the author of the book Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2018) and many articles and chapters about BED treatment and advocacy. Amy maintains her clinical practice treating BED in Ann Arbor, MI.