Leah Graves

Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services, Veritas Collaborative

Leah Graves is the Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. She is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research.

A founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Graves has served on the Academy’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and the Fellowship Selection Committee. She is credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and has also been honored as a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

She has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders and has been invited to present at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — in addition to numerous regional and local conferences. She has also been active with the National Eating Disorders Association as a member of the 2013 and 2014 Conference Planning Committees.

Graves received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics with the highest distinction from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985. Prior to joining Veritas, Leah was the Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Presentation Tough-talk: Having Difficult Treatment Conversations with Patients and their Support System

There are many challenging conversations that arise during the treatment of eating disorders. Clinicians of all disciplines must develop the ability to manage these difficult conversations in an honest, transparent, and nuanced manner. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary panel of experts to work through typical questions encountered during eating disorders care. Disciplines include psychotherapy, psychiatry, primary medicine, and nutrition. In addition, participants will work through material from case studies and their own practices to enhance this important skill set.