Become A Member!
We want to welcome you to a community of professionals, students, and associate members who are dedicated to working for the advancement of the field of eating disorder treatment. CTEDS endeavors to create a community of active members who are dedicated to continually learning about eating disorders and how they impact our clients and community.
We hope you will join us in helping to reach our mission: CTEDS mission is to serve as an open forum for interdisciplinary professionals to gain and disseminate knowledge of eating disorders in an effort to provide exemplary treatment and to act as a cohesive resource within the community.
Criteria for Individual Membership
CTEDS exists to promote safe, competent clinical care for clients with eating disorders in the community. Therefore, members are competent, ethical, professional specialists in the field of eating disorders.
Members participate in professional development focused on treatment of eating disorders through formal continuing education, consultation, and/or supervision.
Members adhere to the ethical principle of providing only treatment they are competent to provide. If a member is subject to a complaint, reprimand or legal action affecting their practice, they will immediately advise the CTEDS Board of this action and agree to comply with recommendations of the Board regarding membership status in CTEDS.
Membership in an organization for professionals treating eating disorders is desirable, but not required.
Clinical staff members with direct client contact of treatment centers are eligible for membership as individuals, not as representatives of their employer.
Dues: All members pay an annual membership fee due by the last day in January of each calendar year. The Treasurer is responsible for collection the dues, maintaining records of dues payment for each calendar year, and notifying the Chair of the Membership Committee and Board if dues are not paid.
Status Updates: Members are responsible for reporting to the Membership Committee Chair any changes in information submitted on the application form or on the website within 30 days of the change occurring. It is the responsibility of the student member to inform the CTEDS membership committee chair when student status changes. If this occurs during the middle of a calendar year for which student dues have been paid, no additional dues will be owed until the beginning of the following calendar year. However, other level related benefits of membership, e.g. inclusion on the web site, will change immediately.
Grounds for Revocation of Membership
- Any actions leading to grounds for denial of membership during application process (e.g. loss of license, charged with a felony, reprimand for misconduct with a client).
- Failure to pay annual membership dues.
Applications are submitted online through the CTEDS website and routed directly to the Membership Committee Chair, who then forwards the application for evaluation to members of the Membership Committee. A copy of the application is also sent to Board Members for their review and over site. Board Members do not vote on applications.
Committee members review the application and determine whether the applicant meets criteria for membership based on information submitted. Any concerns are discussed by the membership committee. The Chair contacts the applicant for clarifications if necessary and communicates the information to members. Members of the Committee then vote using majority rule.
The Chair notifies the applicant and Board members of the Committee’s decision. The Chair also requests the applicant to pay dues to the Treasurer. Dues are not pro-rated; however, dues paid in October, November and December of the current year will be applied to the following year.
Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialist’s Directory lists clinical and medical professionals in central Texas that specialize in working with clients with eating disorders.
The integrity of CTEDS’s Directory relies upon its professional membership. Professionals pay a fixed yearly membership to participate. Everyone pays the same. We do all we can to maintain accurate information while allowing professionals themselves to control their own content and to display it without fear or favor.
CTEDS’s Directory is run here by CTEDS. There are real people working here and we’re always eager to help. We know that the Internet can sometimes be frustrating and impersonal and so we do everything we can to help demystify it and make it more approachable.