JUDITH MATZ, MSW, LCSW
Judith Matz, L.C.S.W., the director of the Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating, specializes in the treatment of eating and weight issues. She's the coauthor of Beyond a Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating and The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care.
Financial: Judith Matz is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Judith Matz is a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).
ELLEN FRANKEL, LCSW
Ellen Frankel, LCSW, worked in the field of eating disorder treatment and prevention for over fifteen years. She has been interviewed on topics related to eating issues, body image, and spirituality by national newspapers, traditional and online magazines, as well as national radio programs across the country, and has appeared on local and national television including NBC's Today Show, CBS's Early Show, CNN's Paula Zahn Show, Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto and The Dr. Phil Show. Ellen is a dynamic presenter focusing on topics related to eating issues, body image, and spirituality, with a particular focus on ways in which the East and West intersect.
In addition to co-authoring Revolution of Jewish Spirit: How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Live, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community (Jewish Lights Publishing 2012), Ellen is the author of the novel Syd Arthur (Pearlsong Press 2011), and Beyond Measure: A Memoir About Short Stature and Inner Growth (Pearlsong Press 2006) as well as the co-author of The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care (Sourcebooks 2006) and Beyond A Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist's Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating (Brunner-Routledge 2004). She has also published in professional journals and has been featured in local newspapers including The Boston Globe, The Jewish Journal North of Boston and The Jewish Advocate.