Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
International Eating Disorder Referral Organization
Announcements/Events/Training for Treatment Professionals
Upcoming Eating Disorder Events are announced on this page. Members feel free to submit all events that will benefit professionals in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Scan the page or select from the list of topics below:
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Conferences/Professional Trainings (scan down): May 2013, Year Long Events
May 2013 (scan down)
What if you had a “Decoding Tool?
24 CE Hours. New Format for Professional Webinar Training: The Behavior Decoding Method for Disordered Eating and Weight-Related Behaviors Advancing Transformation and Recovery with Barbara Birsinger, ThD, MPH, CEDRD, M-NLP and Ellyn Herb, PhD, CEDS, Guests Anita Johnston, PhD, CEDS, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, and others. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, in your own place, on-line and on-going. This Webinar Training is for clinicians, therapists, nutritionists and others who want to learn an innovative, clinically practical, client-friendly, effective and research-based set of tools to help clients recover from disordered eating and weight-related behaviors. Clinicians will receive a system that provides concrete steps and structure over the course of treatment for clients, across the ED continuum, to build deeper rapport and offer techniques to sustainably transform client beliefs, behaviors, and identity. Clients will learn to discover the deeply rooted symbolic language, the intended positive outcome, and the purpose being served in their beliefs and behaviors. Clients will also be able to access and accept their feelings more easily, restore intuitive eating abilities over time, and activate Self-care practices uniquely their own. By learning to satisfy unmet needs, ED behaviors naturally diminish and clients can build meaning, trust, motivation, compassion and stability in their recovery. Decoding Processes include: Food Restriction/Eating Anxieties; Symbolic Food Cravings (Compulsive/Emotional Overeating/Bingeing); Weight/Size Obsessions; Body Judgments; Exercise Resistance; Compulsive Over-Exercise; and Compensatory Behaviors/Bulimia. Course includes: 24/7 Interactive Membership Site with client video demonstrations, content presentations, confidential case consults, downloadable Clinician Manual and client handouts with MP3 audio meditations; live Q+A/Coaching/Consultation Sessions recorded for later listening, and author interviews and Bonus Modules. Instant access at Registration. Details: CLICK HERE or paste this link into your browser: https://wbc92910.infusionsoft.com/app/form/2-13-edr. Barbaraâ€™s direct contact: 707-799-2982; research@BarbaraBirsinger.com.
Year-long events (scan down)
Thousand Oaks, CA - Professional Roundtable: La Ventana Treatment Programs hosts quarterly CEU events to welcome your thoughts and insight as you collaborate with colleagues on various issues. Support your practice with clinical and peer review while forming a cohesive team approach. No RSVP necessary and feel free to bring your lunch. Location: La Ventana Treatment Programs, 275 East Hillcrest Drive Suite 120, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm. For more information please visit www.laventanaED.com.
Southern California - Professional Study Group: Carolyn Costin, MFT invites all treating professionals to her study group. This group takes place the first Tuesday of every month from 12:00-1:00pm at her day treatment center, Eating Disorder Center of CA, www.edcca.com. You are welcome to bring a lunch. The group covers case reviews, treatment strategies, new literature and research, and other areas related to treatment of eating disorders. CEU's are given to MFT's and LCSW's. Call for more information at 310-457-9958.
Columbus, OH - Eating Disorder Professional Training Series: Medical Complications and Medications for AN, BN, BED and Co-Morbid Conditions, Terry Bravender, MD, Friday, December 14, 2012, 1 pm-3 pm, $70. Nutrition and Eating Disorders: Guidelines for Treatment, Sonja Stotz, RD, LD, Friday, January 11, 2013, 1 pm-3 pm, $70. Mindful Movement: The Role of Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment, Jennifer Carter, PhD, Friday, February 8, 2013, 1 pm-3 pm, $70. Families: The Best Assets and Strongest Allies in Eating Disorder Treatment, Laura Hill, PhD; David Dagg, PCC-S, LICDC-S; and Heather Guthrie, PhD, Friday, March 8, 2013, 1 pm-3 pm, $70. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Medical Complications and Treatment, James Mitchell, MD, Friday, April 12, 2013, 1 pm-4 pm, $90. Treating the Resistant Eating Disorder Client, Laura Hill, PhD and David Dagg, PCC-S, LICDC-S, Friday, May 17, 2013, 1 pm-3 pm, $70. All presentations will be held at The Fawcett Center, in Franklin/Hamilton Room, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH. CEUs for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. CMEs for physicians. Professionals attending 5 or more sessions will be part of the eating disorder Preferred Provider Network. For further information or to register call Lori at 614.293.7755. Space is limited!
Other Professional Trainings and Courses (scan down)
Eating Disorders Case Consultation Group: Monthly free meeting for consultation, sharing of knowledge, and support for clinicians working (or interested) in the field of eating disorders treatment. When: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 12:30- 2:00pm, Where: Suite N-B at New Beginnings Counseling Center. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. It’s a bring your lunch, drop in group no prior consult or reservation required. Call Susan at 805-987-3162 ext. 5 for more information. Now offering CEUs.
Training programs and consultations for therapists and interns.
Online Course: Healing Intractable Eating Problems: Course designed by Judy Lightstone
• Become proficient in offering clear step-by-step guidelines to teach intuitive eating and body image acceptance and empowerment
• Directly experience exercises and techniques you can immediately apply to your practice
• Determine how to powerfully and effectively intervene in the overlap between trauma, dissociation, and eating problems
• Gain knowledge about traumatic memory, attachment deficits, and the continuum of complex trauma and dissociation as they relate to eating issues
Eating problems usually involve varying degrees of dissociation - most especially somatoform dissociation of sensations of hunger, fullness, and proprioceptive awareness of body size. At present there are no highly effective systematic approaches for assessing or intervening with the many clients with intractable compulsive eating, restricting, or purging symptoms. Instead we are told that eating disorders are hard to impossible to treat and we should lower our expectations for outcomes. Yet the correlation between compulsive eating patterns and dissociation has been noted by many, however as yet there are no explanations for the reasons for this correlation, nor structured interventions with clients who may initially present with no trauma history. Through a synthesis of anecdotal data, experiential exercises, theoretical formulations, and a review of the research on traumatic memory and attachment deficits, this course will cover the continuum of complex trauma and dissociation, including training in offering psycho-education to your clients about how to identify and intervene into the binge/starve and/or binge/diet or purge cycles.
The method taught is symptom-focused, yet psychodynamic in orientation, allowing the therapist to understand and use the symptoms as metaphors for other psychological issues, while still respecting the deep pain of eating and body image obsessions.
To obtain the online course, click here: http://www.psychotherapist.org/Continuing_EducationDistanceLearning.htm#HealingIntract
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Professionals Wanted (scan down)
Online Courses for Professionals: The Aliveness Training in Somatic Process™.
Trains you to teach your clients how to. . .
* Live in alignment with the heart;
* Infuse life with vitality, creativity, and synchronicity;
* Leverage out-of-control experiences into joy;
* Turn fears into blessings;
* Transform the underlying forces that drive dysfunction;
* Live beyond struggle;
* Create a new powerful self-image.
The Aliveness Training in Somatic Process evolved from the deep spiritual growth work of psychotherapist Jane E. Latimer. Uniquely focused on simple methods of aligning the body with heart, mind and the natural world Latimer’s processes lead to a unifying reconnection with nature and self experienced as an opening of the heart, an enlivenment of the senses and the alleviation of inner states of stress and unrest. The resulting sense of belonging, cooperation and connection facilitates the accelerated abatement of addictions, eating disorders, intimacy problems and other dysfunctional survival mechanisms. For information visit www.emotionaleating.com.
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