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Working with Eating Disorders in Traumatized Clients

General Information

Title: Food For Thought: Understanding, De-coding, and Working with Eating Disorders in Traumatized Clients

Presenter: Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 10:00am-1:00pm ET

Fee: $85. Includes full technical support, handouts, 3 CE credits, and 2 months access to recordings.

Venue: Online Webinar

Working with Eating Disorders in Traumatized Clients

Description

Many clinicians treat eating-disordered clients with varying degrees of success.  It is a difficult, persistent problem that is particularly challenging because of its chronicity and high relapse rate.   In-patient settings barter discharge for “goal weight” yet patients often return, with no greater insight into the behavior.  This workshop, for both beginner and advanced practitioners, offers a paradigm shift, re-framing eating disorders as clients’ attempts to enact, re-story, and resolve traumatic experiences that they can’t verbally articulate.  Using case studies, clients’ journal entries and artwork, we will process the “meta-communication” of eating disorders within the context of “trauma re-enactment syndrome.”  We will identify the specific ways in which anorexia, bulimia, bingeing, and other eating disordered behaviors serve as a re-enactment, perpetuation of, and response to prior traumatization including physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect. 

 

In addition, we will shift the focus away from traditional treatment strategies and interventions that typically emphasize dieting, calorie counting, food documentation, or weigh-ins.  Instead, we will process the treatment strategies that incorporate simple nutritional psychoeducation, deeper journaling, assessments for abuse and untreated co-morbidity, addressing the role of dissociation and introducing strategies for re-rounding, and helping clients to reclaim a healthy sense of body image and empowerment. These strategies will help clinicians address both symptoms and long-term healing in an outpatient setting.

Instructor

Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 39 years.  She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Italy and Israel.  She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its seventeenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating several thousand clinicians from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.  In 2009 she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work.  Lisa is the author of “Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide,” now in its second edition, “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing,” and “Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch.”   Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on trauma, attachment, self-destructive behaviors, and self-care, teaches on many webinars, and is a contributor to Psychologytoday.com.  You can follow Lisa’s work on her website, theferentzinstitute.com, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Working with Eating Disorders in Traumatized Clients

Objectives

 1) Identify at least five behavioral and psychosocial triggers that promote eating- disordered behaviors

 

2) Define the manifestations of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating behaviors, as well as exercise bulimia, orthorexia, and diabulimia as additional manifestations of eating disordered behaviors.

 

3) Describe the “meta-communication” of eating-disordered behavior and its relationship to the re-enactment and perpetuation of prior trauma, abuse, neglect, or unresolved pain.

 

4) Identify at least three nutritional facts that are beneficial for clients with eating disorders to  understand.

 

5) Implement at least three strategies designed to address sexual abuse triggering in clients with eating disordered behaviors.

 

6) Explain the role of dissociation in eating disorders and implement at least three strategies to help dissociative clients re-ground and stay present.

Application Deadline

March 12, 2024 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable (minus $10) until February 15, 2024.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

The Grievance Policy for trainings provided by NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

CE Information

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

Three Continuing Education Credits are granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Neuhoff Psychological Consulting . NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

References

Brown,Zoe and Tiggemann, Marika (2020)  Celebrity Influence on Body Image and Eating Disorders: A Review. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320988312

Groth, T, Hilsenroth, M, Boccio, D and Gold, J. (2019) Relationship between Trauma History and Eating Disorders in Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. Volume 13, 443-453

Gry Kjaersdam Telleus, Marlene Briciet Lauritsen et al, (2021) Prevalence of Various Traumatic Events Including Sexual Trauma in a Clinical Sample of Patients with an Eating Disorder. Frontiers in Pscyhology

 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.687452

Regev, D and Cohen-Yatziv, L. (2018) Effectiveness of art therapy with adult clients in 2018- what progress has been made? Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01531


Solarska, D. (2020) The Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy. Journal of Applied Arts and Health. 11(3) 354-357

Working with Eating Disorders in Traumatized Clients

Schedule

March 14, 2024

10 AM-11:30 AM 

 

Basic Workshop Principles and a Paradigm Shift in Eating Disordered Treatment

Understanding Trauma Re-enactment and Meta-Communication

Triggering the Onset of an Eating Disorder

Binge Eating: Manifestations, Re-enactments, and Response to Abuse-Client’s Journal

Bulimia: Manifestations, Re-enactments, and Response to Abuse-Client’s Journal

Anorexia: Manifestations, Re-enactments, and Response to Abuse-Client’s Journal

 

11:30 AM-11:40 AM Break

 

11:40 AM-1:00 PM 

 

Exploring Treatment Interventions

Nutritional Education

The challenges of “healthy at any size”

Addressing sexual trauma

Addressing dissociation and re-grounding strategies

Understanding Co-morbidity

Reclaiming body control

Outpatient and inpatient treatment

Working with Eating Disorders in Traumatized Clients

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