Welcome to the Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana
The Eating Disorders Task Force of Indiana, founded in 1988, is a nonprofit organization of multidisciplinary treatment professionals in the area of eating disorders. We believe that eating disorders are complex, multidimensional disorders that involve social-cultural, psychological, medical and nutritional factors. They also reflect developmental and family issues. We believe that treatment should be provided by professionals trained and experienced in the area of eating disorders and should address contributory factors in as many dimensions as possible.
We promote a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit and the ability to question societal values as crucial to counter our culture's excessive focus on appearance and weight. We see this as necessary both in treatment and in prevention activities directed at residents of Indiana who may be vulnerable.
Thus, our function as a group is predicated on:
Exchanging treatment information, identifying referral sources, discussing current issues relevant to the field, and promoting multidisciplinary expertise among task force members.
Disseminating education information to the public in forms such as brochures, videos, workshops, and media information.
Providing informational and treatment resources in forms such as conferences, workshops, consultations, and use of print, computer, telecommunications, and other mediums.
Developing and providing primary and secondary prevention resources within the state of Indiana.
Promoting ethical standards of practice.
Advocating for patients and for treatment providers.
Dr. Mindy Wallpe is the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services at the Indiana
Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Humanities. She earned her masters degree from Ball
State University and her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky.
She has experience working in university counseling setting and eating disorder treatment
center working with individuals and groups.
Dr. Michelle Mannia
Dr. Michelle Mannia works in private practice in the South Bend area specializing in the
treatment of eating disorders. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Indianapolis where
she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. She earned her masters and doctorate in
clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She has experience working with
individuals and groups in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings and
enjoys giving outreach programs and educational seminars.
Todd completed his undergraduate degree at Anderson University. He completed his graduate
degree at Grace College with additional graduate work at Ball State University. He has
experience in the mental health field since 1994 and has worked with individuals, groups, and
families in: inpatient treatment, residential treatment, juvenile and adult parole/probation, and in
a university setting as a counselor and a professor. Todd has been a family therapist and PHP
group therapist at Selah House since January 2007.
Click here to view a list of all current EDTFI members
Quarterly meetings are held from 10am to 12noon at the Charis Center for Eating Disorders on the first Fridays of March, June, and December. The September monthly meeting is an annual member conference (date/time TBD).
The Charis Center for Eating Disorders is located at 6640 Intech Blvd. Suite 195, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Please call (317) 295-0608 for directions and confirmation of meeting dates.
*The annual member conference is free of charge for those members who have paid dues and attended at least 2 meetings per year. Members who do not meet this criteria may attend by paying a conference fee.
6640 Intech Blvd. Suite 195 Indianapolis, IN 46278