Sunday, November 12, 2017

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SU1 – Tools for Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish population

Rachel Bachner-Melman, PhD
Didactic, Interactive • All Levels

Eating disorders occur across all levels of observance in the Jewish community. This workshop presents therapeutic tools and approaches for working with all Jewish clients, highlighting issues unique to the Orthodox community, and including ways to address doubt and rebellion and use Jewish traditions, blessing and prayers to support recovery.

SU2 – Maudsley Myths and Collaborating with Families

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, MS &
Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS-S, FAED
Interactive • All Levels

Misconceptions abound about how, why, and when parents are involved during eating disorder treatment. This workshop describes and distinguishes between current treatment approaches that involve parents, and uses clinical material to address myths, misunderstandings, common critiques, risk factors and benefits, and contraindications about the several approaches.

SU3 – Do You “Like” Me:  Social Media Use, Body Image and Eating Disorders

Nicole Hawkins PhD, CEDS
Didactic, Interactive • Beginner/Intermediate

Given the constantly increasing use of social media among girls and women, it is critical to determine if this trend impacts the incidence of eating disorders. This presentation examines how Facebook, Instagram, healthy living blogs, pro-anorexia and other social media sites contribute to negative body image and the development of eating disorders.

SU4 – Living in This Queer Body: Treating Gender Nonconforming Patients

Asher Pandjiris, LMSW, MA &
Jessica Kosciewicz MS, RD
Didactic, Interactive • Beginner/Intermediate

This workshop addresses the complexity of treating transgender patients who use disordered eating practices to manage body dissatisfaction. Clinical material is used to highlight the clinical challenge of working with the trans community, and to raise an awareness of a thus far unnoticed, but steadily growing, public health crisis.

SU5 – Interpersonal Psychotherapy, the Best Kept Secret in Psychology

Cindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych & Ronald Frey, Phd, CPsych
Didactic, Experiential, Interactive • All Levels

A number of researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, an evidence based practice, for the treatment of bulimia and binge eating disorder. Using a clinical and supervisory case example, this workshop demonstrates how new and seasoned clinicians from diverse disciplines can learn to successfully incorporate IPT into an ongoing practice.

SU6 – Evolving Field, Evolving Clinician:  Effectively Integrating the New with the Old

Sandra Wartski, PsyD, CEDS
Didactic, Interactive • Advanced

While eating disorder clinicians rely on finely-tuned skills, accumulated wisdom, and practiced clinical intuition, they must also grapple with how to integrate the growing body of new research findings and treatment approaches. This workshop uses clinical examples to explore the if, when, and how to incorporate new interventions to enhance ongoing treatment.

Sunday Morning Closing Keynote Panel Presentation:
Research Gaps & Promising Practices: A Feminist, Social Justice Inquiry

Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, CEDS (Moderator); Gayle Brooks, PhD; Rachel Calogero, PhD, FAED; Melissa-Irene Jackson, BS, BA and Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH
All Levels

Strides have been made to bridge the gap between research and and clinical practice in eating disorder treatment, with at least a dozen evidence-based therapies practiced worldwide. Still, no one therapeutic approach has proven unequivocally effective, and certain high-risk communities have yet to be adequately studied. This keynote panel presentation, enriched by personal experience and professional expertise, borrows from feminist and social justice perspectives to discuss types and roles of recent research in the treatment of eating disorders, implications for communities that have been overlooked in current research and ways to expand the field so as to study and deliver effective practice to everyone in need of care.