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.
Kate Fisch, LCSW is the founder of Northside Mental Health, a private practice in Indianapolis, where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Kate received her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her post-graduate clinical work at a residential eating disorder treatment center. In addition to experience in both the inpatient and outpatient treatment setting, she also has experience facilitating recovery groups and has recently completed her training to become a Body Project Facilitator.
Ashley Hemrich is the Senior Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships for Selah House Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Anderson, IN. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Ashley has 10 years of experience in the field of Eating Disorders as a former Director of Admissions, Utilization Review, and Continuing Care/Discharge Coordination, Direct Care, and most recently, Business Development and Professional Relations. In addition to the EDTFI Secretary, Ashley also serves as the Marketing Chair for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Heartland Chapter.
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