Friday, November 10, 2017

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FR1 – The Practice of Resting and Digesting – Therapeutic Restorative Yoga in Recovery

Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSW, E-RYT-500
Didactic, Experiential, Interactive • All Levels

Eating disorders take a toll on both bodies and minds. Restorative yoga calms the nervous system, leading to released muscular tension, stabilized digestive organs, and reduced anxiety. Using yoga poses, case examples, and a verbal guide, this workshop demonstrates the benefits of restorative yoga in the treatment of eating disorders.

FR2 – Therapy and Activism: From Individual to Collective Healing

Carmen Cool, MA, LPC & Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC
Didactic, Experiential, Interactive • All Levels

The problems that lead to disordered relationships with food and bodies are not only located within the individual but also within the larger culture. This workshop examines the benefits and challenges of moving between the role of treatment provider and social activist, exploring what it means to be a citizen-therapist.

FR3 – The Third Party: The Effect of Eating Disorders on Attachment in Couples

Fran Gerstein, MSW, LCSW, BCD & Frani Pollack, MS, LSW, PhD
Didactic, Experiential • Intermediate/Advanced

Often, an eating disorder has a profound impact on a woman’s significant relationships; and a woman’s relationships can have a powerful effect on her eating disorder. This workshop discusses assessment tools and treatment techniques emphasizing attachment and communication to help couples grapple with the “third party” in their midst.

FR4 – Beyond the Acronym: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Needs in Clinical Practice

Rebecca Newman, MSW, LCSW
Didactic • All Levels

The LGBTQIA+ population continues to increase in visibility, in society as well as clinical practice; psychotherapists need a comprehensive understanding of best practices when working with LGBTQIA+ individuals. This presentation offers an overview of concepts relevant to clinical work with LGBTQIA+, including issues related to body image and eating disorders.

FR5 – Embodied Recovery: A Trauma-Informed, Relationally-Oriented, and Somatically-Integrative

Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP & Rachel Lewis-Marlow, MS, EdS, LPC, LMBT
Interactive • Advanced

Embodied Recovery is a treatment model that emphasizes the body’s unique and essential role in fostering self-regulation, co-regulation and resiliency. This interactive workshop explores the somatic and psychological structures that govern attachment and defense systems in the development, maintenance, and treatment of eating disorders.

FR6 – “I Can Do Hard Things.” Building Emotional Tolerance in Eating Disorder Treatment – Part 1

Melanie Smith, MS, LMHC & Dee Franklin, MA
Didactic • All Levels

There is growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a crucial maintaining factor for eating disorders, as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma. This workshop describes the conceptual framework for a transdiagnostic treatment of eating disorders, which emphasizes building emotional tolerance through emotional exposure.

FR7 – Targeting the Internal Tyrant in Eating Disorder Treatment

Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW
Didactic, Interactive • All Levels

Eating disorders are an outgrowth of an unhealthy defense mechanism – the “Internal Tyrant” – a hyper-vigilant response to outside criticism, best expressed as “I’ll get me before you get me.” This workshop presents a comprehensive explanation of the Internal Tyrant as a core element in the etiology and treatment of eating disorders.

FR9 – The Intuitive Therapist – Integrating Evidence-Based Practices with Transpersonal Psychology Principles

Dorie McCubbrey, PhD, MSEd, LPC, CEDS
Interactive • Intermediate/Advanced

Is the current emphasis on evidence based practices interfering with, and undermining intuitive insight? The inherent wisdom of both clinician and client can be enhanced with Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy, which combines evidence based practices with transpersonal psychology principles. Case studies highlight this method for achieving lasting holistic recovery.

FR10 – Clinical Supervision: Guidelines When Working with Eating Disordered Patients and Their Families

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD & Judith Brisman, PhD
Didactic, Interactive • Intermediate/Advanced

Both evidence based data and clinical wisdom suggest eating disorders recovery is enhanced when family members are included in treatment. However, clinicians often are challenged about how to proceed. In this presentation two seasoned supervisors provide principles of engagement and strategic interventions to guide the treatment of complex family cases.

FR11 – “I Can Do Hard Things.” Building Emotional Tolerance in Eating Disorder Treatment – Part II

Melanie Smith, MS, LMHC & Dee Franklin, MA
Experiential, Interactive • All Levels

This workshop provides experiential demonstrations of food, body image and social exposures from The Renfrew Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders™, an adaptation of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders.

FR12 – What Motivates Change? Translating Theory into Practice

Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD
Experiential, Interactive • All Levels

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based, person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling, which relies on an empathic, collaborative and accepting interpersonal style to elicit and strengthen intrinsic motivation for positive change. This experiential workshop offers a combination of principles, skills and strategies to help clients strengthen their commitment to change.