Workshops: Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders and Body Image Dissatisfaction: How are They Related?

ID: 5232

Among women, body image dissatisfaction (BID) is so widespread that it considered a ‘normative discontent’. That is, feeling negative or discontented about one’s appearance is the ‘norm’ rather than the exception. Although widely attributed to cultural standards of thinness and the media’s promotion of idealized images of beauty, these explanations are not relevant for a majority of women who are exposed to prevailing norms, yet, do not develop BID. Of greatest clinical significance is that BID is the most robust risk factor associated with eating pathology. Many of these issues are examined including the surprising the relationship between BID and emotional abuse in childhood (CEA). Take home strategies for modifying BID are explored along with tools for assessing BID and related clinical issues (CEA, self-criticism, anger, etc.). Active participation is encouraged, including discussion of clinical cases that attendees may wish to bring to the workshop.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Eating Disorders and Childhood Abuse: Connecting the Dots!

ID: 5207

Remarkable research findings reveal that a majority of adult women with serious eating problems (EP) have a history of childhood abuse. Perhaps more surprising is that the abuse is primarily emotional, rather than sexual or physical (i.e. behavioral). Despite childhood emotional abuse (CEA) being most clearly associated with eating pathology later in life, professional attention tends to focus mainly on behavioral abuse. This workshop shifts the focus to highlight CEA and its role, along with psychological factors, in the development and maintenance of EP in adulthood. Participants will be able to connect the dots between various forms of childhood abuse and current eating problems. There also is an opportunity to examine innovative approaches for addressing the CEA-EP relationship, including the often neglected role of self-criticism and unresolved anger.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Eating Disorders and Recovery: Highlighting Spiritual Practices

ID: 5233

Women with disordered eating behaviors (DEB) often describe their (mis)use of food as a way of providing comfort, filling a void or a healing “hole in the soul”. Emerging treatment strategies are focusing on spiritual growth. What do we mean by spiritual growth, why is it essential to recovery, and how can we help our clients grow spiritually? This workshop introduces a “healing circle”, a safe and nurturing environment in which we examine (a) the meanings of recovery and (b) the role of spiritual practices�"often neglected, but potentially powerful treatment resources. Sustainable recovery depends on spiritual practices which contribute to healing the “hole in the soul”. Ample opportunity is provided for participants to learn about and experience emerging spiritual practices while deepening an appreciation for how these practices nurture and contribute to on-going recovery.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Eating Disorders: Highlights and Relevant Clinical Issues

ID: 5206

In contrast to traditional treatment that views eating disorders as the problem, an atypical approach is taken in this workshop. Specifically, eating disorder (ED) and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) often begin as (misguided) attempts to handle or in some cases survive overwhelming emotional situations, including childhood abuse and trauma. As you might suspect, this perspective requires not only a shift in understanding, but also innovative and more relevant treatment strategies. Emerging research is presented together with recent findings about the significant roles of self-criticism and unresolved anger. Assessment tools are provided along with untraditional treatment strategies that clinicians may find especially relevant for adult female clients.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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