CASSETTES TH1A, TH1B, TH1C (3-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS TH1A-CD, TH1B-CD, TH1C-CD (3 Audio CD Program) The Wisdom of the Heart: Social Connectedness, Love and Health Joan Borysenko, PhD From the role of oxytocin and bonding in women’s response to stress, to the healing power of pets, to the importance of community, to the data from the field of psychoneuroimmunology, this training workshop traces the effects of love, connection and compassion on peace of mind and well-being. In our fast paced technological and data based world, it’s easy to forget the non-linear wisdom of the heart. Dr. Borysenko emphasizes that relationship to self, others and a larger whole is the crucible from which healing emerges. If we take time to cultivate compassion and presence to the moment, unexpected flowers of peace, joy and creativity will bloom. All Levels/Interactive, Experiential CASSETTES TH2A, TH2B, TH2C, TH2D (4-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS TH2A-CD, TH2B-CD, TH2C-CD, TH2D-CD (4 Audio CD Program) Trauma, Eating Disorders and Comorbidity: Research Foundations and Integrative Treatment Approaches Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED The relationship between eating disorders, prior victimization, PTSD and other comorbid psychiatric disorders has been a focus of increasing clinical research interest. In this training workshop Dr. Brewerton reviews evidence pertinent to this issue and discusses the etiological role of trauma in the development of eating disorders. He describes an integrated treatment approach for the eating disorders patient with comorbidity, using published practice guidelines. General principles and specific recommendations are explained, with reference to modern concepts of psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and psychobiology. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES TH3A, TH3B, TH3C (3-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS TH3A-CD, TH3B-CD, TH3C-CD (3-Audio CD Program) Grace Under Pressure: The Dietitian’s Use of Self in Treatment Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, LD & Molly Kellogg, RD, LCSW Dietitians with (and without) an eating disorders history face a variety of stereotypes and expectations during the course of nutrition counseling. In this experiential training workshop, Jessica Setnick and Molly Kellogg offer dietitians support to let down their guard, and explore how their own relationship with food influences their sense of self and their work with clients. The presenters suggest strategies for coping with the assumptions that others make and offer specific guidelines for making decisions about self-disclosure. The training ends with an exploration of how to accept imperfect eating and feed emotional hungers without using food. All Levels of Nutrition. Professionals/Interactive CASSETTES TH4A, TH4B, TH4C, TH4D (4-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS TH4A-CD, TH4B-CD, TH4C-CD, TH4D-CD (4 Audio CD Program) Psychotherapy for 21st Century Teens: Relational-Behavioral Therapy for the New Adolescence Ron Taffel, PhD Almost all of our assumptions about teens today are outdated and therapists must revise treatment to match the challenges of the 21 st century. Dr. Taffel presents a new therapeutic framework, Relational-Behavioral Therapy, that focuses on how to build a relationship strong enough to promote authentic behavioral and emotional change in high-risk adolescents. New clinical guidelines are outlined, including implications for eating disorders and acting out patients. Relational-Behavioral Therapy helps to establish a powerful, protective connection with adult resistant teens, assists parents to reestablish their authority, provides strategies to handle dilemmas about confidentiality and offers a way to stay “real” during sessions. Special attention is devoted to the intense emotional demands that are placed on therapists who work with difficult adolescents. All Levels/Didactic CASSETTES TH5A, TH5B, TH5C, TH5D (4-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS TH5A-CD, TH5B-CD, TH5C-CD, TH5D-CD (4 Audio CD Program) Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder G. Terence Wilson, PhD This training workshop emphasizes the clinical application of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) in the treatment of bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder and EDNOS. Following a review of Fairburn’s manual-based CBT, Dr. Wilson describes recent enhancements of treatment for BN and innovative methods for dealing with dysfunctional body shape and weight concerns. Clinical case vignettes are used to illustrate how traditional CBT can be expanded to provide greater individualization of treatment, including specific treatment modules for negative affect and interpersonal problems. In addition, the presentation addresses common problems in using CBT, the role of therapist-patient relationship in manual-based treatment and strategies for increasing motivation in treatment resistant patients. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES FR1A, FR1B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR1A-CD, FR1B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Understanding and Managing Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Ovidio Bermudez, MD Obesity and its effects on physical and emotional health is a significant public health challenge. Obese children grow up to be obese adults. This workshop evaluates our current understanding of the increase in childhood and adolescent obesity, and reviews available treatments. Several cases are presented for discussion. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES FR2A, FR2B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR2A-CD, FR2B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Different Voices…Similar Longings Gayle Brooks, PhD & Jill Hranicka, PsyD Eating disorders have been considered a middle class, heterosexual, white woman’s disease, but current research casts doubt on this profile. This workshop explores clinical presentation, underlying dynamics and healing among African American women and Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals who suffer from eating disorders. Identity development, assimilation pressures and the “coming out process” are emphasized. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES FR3A, FR3B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR3A-CD, FR3B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Running on Empty: Refueling and Redirecting Ourselves Mindy Jacobsen, MCAT,ATR-BC, LPC; Colleen Baratka, MA, TEP; & Maureen Foy-Tornay, MA,ATR-BC, LPC Our clients suffer from many hungers unrelated to food, and want us to feed them. Sometimes we leave ourselves more hungry than intended. This experiential workshop is aimed at refeeding and refueling. Journaling, art and psychodrama are used to explore the effects of countertransference, burnout and vicarious traumatization, while providing an opportunity for self-CDare and renewal. All Levels/Experiential, Didactic CASSETTES FR4A, FR4B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR4A-CD, FR4B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) THE BARBARA M. GREENSPAN MEMORIAL LECTURE Truth and Daring: The Quest for Authenticity Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED Therapists are in the business of truth seeking and telling. Feminist-oriented therapists are continuously challenged to know their own truths to be a real and vital presence for clients. This highly experiential workshop addresses concepts of truth and authenticity, and provides therapists with tools designed to integrate the wisdom of mind, body and spirit. All Levels/Didactic, Experiential CASSETTES FR5A, FR5B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR5A-CD, FR5B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) How to Help Families Stop Walking on Eggshells: Using the Imago Dialogue to Make Talking Safe Again Deborah Mulhern, PhD When clients present with eating disorders, their families are usually entrenched in patterns of disconnection and emotional reactivity. This workshop describes the Imago Intentional Dialogue, which teaches families to reconnect safely, and integrates Daniel Siegel’s concept of “mindsight,” to help family members understand eating disorder symptoms at the same time clients learn to create a new narrative. All Levels/Didactic, Experiential CASSETTE FR8 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD FR8-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Meet the Selves Who Eat: An Introduction to the Voice Dialogue Approach to Eating Disorders Hadassah Hoffman, PhD, ADTR This workshop presents the Voice Dialogue system and its relevance to eating disorders treatment, including a theoretical overview, the Psychology of the Selves, the Aware Ego Process, the theory of energetics and the function of Awareness. Participants will learn how to facilitate a Voice Dialogue session to be of most benefit to eating disorders patients. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive, Experiential CASSETTES FR9A, FR9B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR9A-CD, FR9B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Some Psychodynamic Factors in Obesity: Findings and Lessons E. Gardner Jacobs, MD In-depth clinical reports of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis of patients who are overweight or obese are rare. In this workshop, findings and lessons from the intensive treatment of an obese young woman will be presented. Sustained normal weight during and after treatment was achieved without attention to weight or dieting. Some reasons for this outcome will be discussed. Advanced/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES FR10A, FR10B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR10A-CD, FR10B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) The Body Myth: Eating Disorders and Body Image Despair in Adult Women Margo Maine, PhD & Joe Kelly, BS Increasing numbers of adult women suffer from clinical and subclinical eating disorders, despite prevailing beliefs that these conditions affect only the young. This workshop summarizes the available data regarding incidence, highlights unique clinical issues and needs, and points out specific implications for professional training, outreach, prevention and public policy. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTE FR11 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD FR11-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Do I Look Fat? Gay Men, Body Image and Eating Disorders Travis Mathews Discussant: Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED There is a suspicious absence of resources for gay men and eating disorders. Using the case studies of seven diverse gay men, all suffering with eating disorders, this workshop examines why the silence remains. Issues such as fat phobia, body obsession, childhood bullying, internalized homophobia, substance abuse and the effects of AIDS on body image are discussed with a candid sensitivity. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES FR12A, FR12B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS FR12A-CD, FR12B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) When Theoretical Models Collide: Attachment Theory and CBT Judy Scheel, PhD, LCSW & Michal Seligman, PhD This workshop examines eating disorders treatment based on attachment and feminist psychoanalytic theory versus cognitive behavioral theory. What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of each approach? Is one model of treatment more suitable than the other for particular patients? Clinical case material is presented to illuminate these questions. All Levels/Didactic CASSETTES SA1A, SA1B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA1A-CD, SA1B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Recovery from Eating Disorders: What’s Temperament and Character Got to Do with It? Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., MD, CEDS & Ellen Boeder, MA Temperament and character are important in the treatment of eating disorders. High harm avoidance and low self-directedness are associated with poor outcomes. This workshop describes “third generation” therapies such as Cloninger's coherence therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and DBT, which offer experiential methods to ameliorate the effects of inhibitory emotions and enhance self-directedness. All Levels/Didactic, Experiential CASSETTE SA3 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD SA3-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Working Together: Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses in Treating Medical Complications of Eating Disorders Rosalind Kaplan, MD & Cathy Knox-Fisher, RN This workshop reviews common medical complications of anorexia and bulimia and uses case examples to illustrate the importance of positive collaboration between physicians and nurses. Issues of patient resistance and barriers to obtaining accurate patient histories are stressed and techniques for working with the resistance are suggested. All Levels/Interactive, Didactic CASSETTE SA4 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD SA4-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Connecting to Recovery Online: Using the Internet as a Treatment Tool Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, LMHC Learn how you can use the internet in the recovery process. In a focus group format, participants explore the use of email, internet based programs, websites and chat rooms in the context of therapy. The advantages, disadvantages and clinical considerations of using innovative technology in treatment are reviewed. All Levels/Interactive CASSETTES SA5A, SA5B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA5A-CD, SA5B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) How Good is Good Enough? Grieving the Loss of Perfection in the Family Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders Brad Sachs, PhD & Karen Meckler, MD This workshop examines the etiology and treatment of adolescent eating disorders in the context of the unreasonable expectations that burden contemporary adolescents and their parents. Clinical strategies are presented that enable teens and their families to navigate more effectively the transformation between childhood and functional young adulthood. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES SA6A, SA6B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA6A-CD, SA6B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Bodies in Interaction: The Impact and Presence of the Female Therapist’s Body on and with Female Eating Disordered Patients Janet Tintner, PsyD & Jean Petrucelli, PhD The therapist’s body can participate in the therapeutic process as an experiential or verbalized presence. Using case material, an overweight therapist describes how she and overweight patients interact verbally and experientially around bariatric surgery, while another therapist discusses how human processes interact as she and patients deal with envy, idealization and devaluation of her body. Advanced/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES SA7A, SA7B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA7A-CD, SA7B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Ritual and Revisioning Food Dawn Copeland, MFA & Joanna Lindenbaum, MA Women throughout the ages have used ritual to be present to themselves and their lives. Because disordered eating disconnects women from their spirit, ritual can be a highly effective therapeutic tool. In this workshop, participants learn how to employ ritual as a reinforcement to traditional counseling techniques, to work tangibly with intangible emotions and thoughts. All Levels/Experiential CASSETTES SA8A, SA8B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA8A-CD, SA8B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Problems and Issues in the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder: An Interactive Workshop Michael J. Devlin, MD, FAED, Juli A. Goldfein, PhD & Pamela Raizman, PhD This workshop uses clinical examples to illustrate a treatment protocol for binge eating disorder that utilizes elements of both a dieting and non-dieting approach, and also addresses ways to resolve barriers to successful outcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clinical material for discussion. All Levels/Interactive CASSETTES SA9A, SA9B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA9A-CD, SA9B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Dissociative Processes in Eating Disorders Judy Lightstone, MA, MS, LMFT During the course of treatment, patients with intractable eating problems often discover previously dissociated memories of trauma. At this time there are no systematic approaches to assessment and/or intervention for those who initially present no traumatic history. This workshop presents such an approach based on feminist object relations theory and hunger-based symptom assessment and treatment. Intermediate/Advanced Didactic, Experiential CASSETTE SA10 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD SA10-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Eating Disorders and the Superwoman Ideal: A Deeper Look into a Fading Feminist Construct Janell Lynn Mensinger, PhD & Deanne Zotter Bonifazi, PhD This workshop considers ways in which the Superwoman theory of eating disorders has evolved over the past several decades. The fact that the Superwoman is rarely mentioned in current eating disorders literature is discussed in light of new data suggesting the central significance of one aspect of the Superwoman: her pathological independence. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES SA11A, SA11B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA11A-CD, SA11B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Cultivating Creativity, Innovation and Connection Through Improv Robert Schwarz, PsyD Do you want to be more creative and present with clients? Is stress preventing you from being the best therapist you can be? Rejuvenate your ability to find the humor and imaginative spark in all types of situations. In this totally FUN and experiential workshop, participants learn a variety of exercises from improvisational comedy to stimulate their own inventiveness. All Levels/Experiential CASSETTES SA12A, SA12B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SA12A-CD, SA12B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) The New International Olympic Committee Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad: Implications for Identification, Management and Treatment of Athletes at all Levels of Competition Roberta Sherman, PhD & Ron A. Thompson, PhD This workshop describes the International Olympic Committee’s new position stand on the female athlete triad, emphasizing how disordered eating among elite athletes is to be identified, managed and treated. Using case examples, recommendations are provided for the use of the position stand with athletes at all levels of competition. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES SU1A, SU1B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SU1A-CD, SU1B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Through a Relationship Darkly: The Impact of Eating Disorders on Mothers Cheryl Dellasega, GNP, PhD This workshop presents an in-depth interview study that explored how the eating disorders of daughters impact care providing mothers. Throughout the course of the eating disorder the ability to receive food and nurturing was experienced as symbolic of the success or failure of the maternal-Child relationship. A case study is discussed in detail. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive, Experiential CASSETTE SU2 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD SU2-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Poetry Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Theory and Practice Noni Eden, LCSW, PhD & Dana Michie, LMFT, MS Ed This workshop examines the use of metaphor and poetry through discussion, clinical illustrations and experiential exercises. The tools of poetry therapy can help both group and individual therapists assist eating disorders patients to access and express thoughts and feelings, reveal hidden voices and open up their world of despair and emptiness. All Levels/Interactive, Experiential CASSETTES SU3A, SU3B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SU3A-CD, SU3B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Managing Negative Transference and Countertransference: Using Modern Analytic Technique to Resolve the Feelings that Drive Patients from Treatment Bill Grey, PsyD How can eating disorders therapists help their patients, and themselves, tolerate the many uncomfortable feelings that arise during the course of treatment? This workshop emphasizes how to use a patient’s negative transference to form the therapeutic alliance that is essential to successful treatment. Participants also learn new tools to tolerate difficult countertransferential feelings. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES SU4A, SU4B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SU4A-CD, SU4B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) An Eating Disorder as an Invitation to Soulful Living Martha Ireland, PhD, RN, CS, CEDS & Leslie Morrison Faerstein, EdD, CSW Is an eating disorder an invitation to examine the truth and light of the soul? A disconnection between the heart/soul and the mind supports illusions that manifest in the physical as a disconnection from the body, or an eating disorder. This workshop addresses the role of the soul, spirit, light and energy in the healing and recovery process. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive, Experiential CASSETTES SU5A, SU5B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SU5A-CD, SU5B-CDr> (2-Audio CD Program) Healing Eating Disorders Across the Life Span Karyn L. Scher, PhD This workshop explores similarities and differences in the etiology and treatment of eating disorders across the life span. Clinical examples are used to compare and contrast psychosocial dynamics, physical risks and treatment challenges manifested by patients with eating disorders during adolescence, the childbearing years, middle age and at menopause and beyond. Advanced/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTES SU6A, SU6B (2-Tape Program) AUDIO CDS SU6A-CD, SU6B-CD (2-Audio CD Program) Holocaust Survivors, Transmission of Trauma and the Development of Eating Disorders Dovid Schwartz, MSW, LCSW,ACSW The etiology of eating disorders is complex and can follow several different pathways. Trauma is often associated with its development. This workshop explores how the effects of a major trauma, such as the holocaust, can be passed down from one generation to another and converges with the development of eating disorders. All Levels/Didactic, Interactive CASSETTE SU7 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD SU7-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Meeting on the Bridge: Merging Shamanism with Traditional Psychology Marilyn Omifunke Torres, MS & Patricia J. Dauser, EdD During this workshop the facilitators, a shaman and a counseling psychologist, introduce an innovative, interactive treatment model called “spirit of the shields.” The model uses shamanistic traditions from West African and South American Native paradigms to achieve dramatic breakthroughs with eating disorders clients who are “stuck” in their recovery process. Advanced/Interactive, Experiential CASSETTE K1 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD K1 (1-Audio CD Program) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION In a Different Voice: Current Perspectives Carol Gilligan, PhD In a Different Voice had a revolutionary impact on psychology. Carol Gilligan’s groundbreaking book showed how women’s voices, when heard in their own right and on their own terms, reframe the entire discussion of human development. During her keynote address, Dr. Gilligan weaves together a review of her original ideas with her recent research on girls and boys, and clinical work with couples to examine our current situation. She presents a theory to explain girls’ resilience in the years prior to adolescence, and a way to understand why healthy resistance can subsequently falter, leading to open conflict, inner struggle and psychological distress. Dr. Gilligan offers strategies for parents and therapists to promote psychological health and counter cultural pressures that put children at risk. She addresses the contemporary conversation about values and considers how the return to traditional roles of masculinity and femininity affect the development of eating disorders. CASSETTE K2 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD K2-CD (1-Audio CD Program) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Fasting Girls: Then and Now Joan Jacobs Brumberg, PhD In the 1980’s most Americans “discovered” anorexia nervosa. Today, it is an all too familiar part of female psychiatric disorders. In her keynote presentation, historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg takes a much longer look at the disorder, assessing what has happened to anorexia nervosa from its emergence as a modern disease entity in the 19 th century, through the explosion in its incidence during the last two decades to its current status as a major mental health concern. She uses clinical and visual materials from historic archives, and draws upon the internet and the nature of “psychic epidemics” to explore these basic but critical questions: Is anorexia nervosa a new disease? Has the disease itself changed over time? Why and how does a disease become more prominent in one time period than another? CASSETTE K3 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD K3-CD (1-Audio CD Program) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Binge Eating Disorder 2005: What Clinicians Need to Know Michael J. Devlin, MD, FAED Binge eating disorder (BED), the most recently defined eating disorder diagnosis, represents a unique challenge to clinicians and researchers. People with BED are usually overweight or obese, and many suffer from co-morbid psychological disorders, including significant distress over body image. Consequently, the evaluation and treatment of BED requires an understanding of the somatic, behavioral and psychological aspects of the illness, as well as an appreciation of diverse potential treatment goals. This keynote presentation reviews recent research findings on BED and a treatment approach that spans both dieting and non-dieting perspectives, in order to advance the dual goals of healthy lifestyle and enhanced self-acceptance. CASSETTE K4 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD K4-CD (1-Audio CD Program) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Something New…Something Old: Five of the Most Useful Strategies for the Successful Treatment of Eating Disorders Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED In his keynote presentation Dr. Johnson draws upon 26 years of clinical experience to describe five of the most effective strategies in the treatment of eating disorders. The strategies include: 1) emphasizing that eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, not fad disorders; 2) creating a user-friendly version of the current outcome and course of illness literature; 3) integrating specific treatment interventions for traits (perfectionism, low self-esteem), temperament (harm avoidance, impulsivity) and co-morbid illness (anxiety, depression) into existing cognitive-behavioral treatments; 4) promoting an understanding of how genetic factors make a contribution to the development and maintenance of eating disorders; 5) using clinical concepts such as phobia and addiction to further an understanding of these illnesses. CASSETTE CR1 (1-Tape Program) AUDIO CD CR1-CD (1-Audio CD Program) Closing Ritua1: Voices From Within: Towards Recovery and Wholeness Adrienne Ressler, MA, CSW & Anita Johnston, PhD Every woman hears a cacophony of inner voices, vying to shape who she is. We can choose which voices to listen to, which ones to select as our authentic selves.