Jill S. Z. Rutledge, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who has worked with adolescents and adults for over 30 years. She has lectured nationally on the topics of eating disorders and women’s body image.
Jill has had a long association with ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), an international self help organization. She is also on the clinical advisory board for HeyUgly, an organization dedicated to improving the self esteem of youth. Jill is the advice expert on newmoon.com, a website for preadolescent and adolescent girls, and has contributed to Stop-Bullies.com, a website for bullying prevention. Jill has lectured at The University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Northwestern University, and has presented at numerous professional conferences.
Jill is the author of several articles on women, the media and body image, as well an article on breast cancer survival. She has published 2 award-winning self help books for adolescent girls, Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The 10 Things that Stress Girls Out and How to Cope with Them (McGraw-Hill, 2004) and Picture Perfect: What You Need to Feel Better About Your Body(HCI, 2007).
ANAD Support Group, Vail, Colorado
This ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) support group is open to people who suffer from anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia. Group members will be able to give and recieve support, encouragement, and motivation for recovery in a safe and confidential setting. There is no charge to attend.