CASSETTES TH1A, TH1B, TH1C, TH1DNutrition Therapy Advancements in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (4 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LD; Molly Kellogg, LSW, RD; Page Love, MS, RD, ACSM and Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, LD This full-day workshop, specifically for dietitians, is designed to improve counseling skills and increase knowledge regarding nutrition issues in the treatment of eating disorders. Topics include effective ways to enhance communication with clients, the use of supplements by athletes, information regarding diet pills and fad diets, and treatment strategies for working with eating disordered pregnant women. CASSETTES TH2A, TH2B, TH2C, TH2D (4 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Trauma Recovery and Eating Disorders: Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit Dusty Miller, EdD This presentation addresses the co-occurrence of trauma and addiction, with a specific emphasis on eating disorders. Experiential exercises guide participants through ATRIUM, a 12-session treatment model, blending psychoeducational, process and expressive activities. Exercises include resilience-centered practices that focus on spiritual healing for trauma survivors. CASSETTES TH3A, TH3B, TH3C, TH3D (4 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Changing the Face of Eating Disorders at The Renfrew Center Sandy Arioli, BSN, LMHC; Rachel Calogero Wah, MA; Amy Lipton, CSW; Michael Lowe, PhD; Kelly Pedrotty, BA; Judith R. Rabinor, PhD; and Alisa Singer-Schwartz, PhD; Moderated by William N. Davis, PhD During this workshop, Renfrew staff and consultants discuss ideas and interventions aimed at moving the field of eating disorders in new directions. Presentations include treatment for problems following bariatric surgery, the impasse at the interface between treatment and research, an exercise program for residential patients, the use of DBT principles in intensive programs and individual therapy as a psycho-spiritual journey. CASSETTES TH4A, TH4B, TH4C, TH4D (4 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Eating Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder: An Integrative Approach to Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Amy Baker Dennis, PhD This didactic and interactive workshop focuses on the treatment of eating disorder patients with borderline personality disorder. An integrative approach including pharmacological interventions, psychodynamic concepts and cognitive behavioral strategies will be presented. Issues include managing countertransference, working through trauma, confronting impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, treatment planning, and promoting self-regulation. CASSETTES TH5A, TH5B, TH5C, TH5D (4 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Overcoming Overeating: Going the Distance Carol Munter & Jane Hirschmann, MSW As women work to overcome compulsive eating and body hatred, they encounter a myriad of internal and external obstacles. Many make great progress, but then stop short of truly going the distance. In this all-day workshop, the presenters review their understanding of compulsive eating and demonstrate how demand feeding promotes self-soothing, helps to decode bad body thoughts and allows women to overcome internalized misogyny. CASSETTES FR3A and FR3B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Larger Than Size: An Exploration of Body Image, Treatment Issues and the Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among African American Women Pamela Freeman, LCSW, & Cynthia Whitehead-LaBoo, PhD This presentation describes multiple cultural factors that inform African-American female body image and protect against the development of eating problems. At the same time, this session explores how imposed standards of beauty lead to an increase in eating disorders. Group psychotherapy for binge eating is used to illustrate strategies for providing culturally sensitive treatment with African-American women. CASSETTES FR4A and FR4B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Treating Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents: Lessons from the Trenches Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD The prevalence of overweight children and adolescents has increased by epidemic proportions over the last 20 years. The health and psychological problems associated with these groups make the development of effective treatment techniques the highest priority. Explore how to help both boys and girls manage their weight problems successfully and avoid eating disordered behaviors. CASSETTES FR6A and FR6B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Introduction to Manualized Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa James Lock, MD, PhD This training workshop provides a detailed introduction to a manualized family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. First, the empirical data that support this approach are reviewed. Then, the main components of the approach are illustrated and explored, using case examples and role play. CASSETTES FR7A and FR7B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) An Unbiased Examination of Weight Loss Surgery Kimberly Daniels, PsyD; Christine C. Frick, MS, RD; & Frederic M. Barr, MD, FACS Currently, bariatric surgery is the subject of both uncritical praise and automatic rejection. This workshop makes an effort to explore the definitions, procedures, and effects of weight loss surgery, including secondary cosmetic procedures, from a neutral, informational perspective. In particular, physiological and psychological candidacy requirements are examined. Throughout, participants are encouraged to explore cultural constructions of fatness and weight that lead to intense opinions about weight loss surgery. CASSETTES FR8A and FR8B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Glad You Brought That Up: Symbolic Meaning in Bulimic Purging Julie Dupell, PhD The act of purging through vomiting is a mysterious, complicated aspect of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, Using theory and technique from art and play therapy, learn how to help clients shift from a literal interpretation of purging to an understanding of how it serves to regulate powerful feelings an experiences. CASSETTES FR9A and FR9B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Parenting Styles in Family Treatment of Disordered Eating Chris Haltom, PhD; & Sue Travis, MS, RD, CDN Parenting styles play an important role in the family treatment of eating disorders in adolescents and youth. This workshop presents an effective, progressive-phase treatment model for working with families with different parenting styles. Case material and experiential exercises demonstrate the role of the psychotherapist and nutritionist in carrying out treatment strategies. CASSETTES FR10A and FR10B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) The Zen of Eating Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN Eating disorder behaviors are often a way to distract, anesthetize or dissociate. As patients disconnect from their bodies and hungers, they may end up being driven by negative, destructive thoughts. Mindfulness techniques are effective and powerful tools for managing eating disorders. This workshop provides a philosophical basis for the use of mindfulness and offers participants specific and practical experiential techniques. CASSETTE FR11 (1 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Let’s Talk: Exploring the Therapist’s Experience of Body Size and Its Impact on Clinical Work Judith Matz, MSW, LCSW; Ellen Frankel, MSW, LCSW; & Sally Strosahl, MA, LCPC, FAMI How do you experience your own size as you work with clients? How do clients respond to you? Join us for a lively conversation about the experience and meaning of our own size in the treatment of clients with eating problems. This workshop consists of a brief presentation, experiential exercise and discussion among participants. CASSETTES SA1A AND SA1B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Keeping the Faith: Revisiting Issues of Therapeutic Futility and Failure Judith Brisman, PhD; Beth McGilley, PhD; & Steven Emmett, PhD Treatment failures, recalcitrant clients and clinical errors are an inevitability for practicing therapists. This workshop, especially beneficial to more experienced clinicians, provides a forum for exploring the sometimes exacting toll of our work. It allows a means for revisioning concepts of “recovery” and “treatment failure” from a clinical, spiritual and relational context. CASSETTES SA2A and SA2B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Working With Highly Resistant Patients and Families S. Roy Erlichman, PhD Working with highly resistant patients and families can tax even the most skilled therapist. This advanced presentation, experiential in its entirety, will focus on highly resistant behavior patterns, and how the therapist can use personal experiences and feelings to treat such cases effectively. CASSETTES SA4A and SA4B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Aging Without Botox: Resolving Aging Issues in Eating Disorder Therapy Joanne Gerr, MSW, CSW; & Susan Solomon, MA Aging can be a powerful and conflictual theme for eating disordered patients and for eating disorder therapists. Therapists who are struggling with the physical and emotional realities of aging may find it challenging to empathize and empower patients. By examining formerly hidden emotions, this workshop helps us to free ourselves, and our patients, to embrace meaningful aging. CASSETTES SA5A and SA5B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Assessing and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Aspects of Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective Jonathan Hoffman, PhD Learn about the assessment and treatment of obsessive compulsive conditions as they occur in those with eating disorders. Possibilities for using specific, targeted cognitive therapy and exposure-based behavior therapy are explored. Case examples are offered and participants are invited to share experiences. CASSETTES SA6A and SA6B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Opportunity for Further Discussion and Exploration Daniel J. Siegel, MD This workshop offers an opportunity for questions and further discussion regarding Dr. Siegel’s keynote presentation. Particular emphasis is placed upon practical and clinical applications. Participants are encouraged to share their own personal experiences as well as their therapeutic work. CASSETTES SA7A and SA7B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) The Therapist’s Use of Self in Treatment Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT; Shari Botwin, LCSW; & Stacey Nye, PhD, FAED In recent years the benefits of therapist self-disclosure have often been described. However, there are few specific guidelines available for the therapist’s use of self during treatment. This panel discusses how our “selves” are always in evidence, questions whether or not we verbally self-disclose, and explores indications and contraindications of various disclosures. Topics include how therapists use, or do not use, their own value system, beliefs, feelings and personal histories during the course of treatment. CASSETTES SA10A and SA10B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa: Implications for Treatment Walter Kaye, MD Recent research is providing an understanding that behavioral traits may create vulnerability for the development of eating disorders. Such traits may be transmitted by genes and involve brain neurotransmitter function. The implications of these studies offer new insights into more effective treatments for both anorexia and bulimia. CASSETTES SA11A and SA11B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Beyond Feminism: A Post-Modern Approach to the Psychology of Women and the Treatment of Eating Disorders Susan Coppage Peterson, MA; Kenneth L. Weiner, MD; & Kristen Wheeler, MA, DTR Utilizing the framework of the postmodern era, this workshop illustrates how internal locus of control becomes more than something to claim or hold onto, but also becomes a source of power that is inherent and life-giving. This presentation includes a review of theory, experiential learning opportunities and examples of multi-disciplinary treatment interventions that build on the empowerment model. CASSETTES SA12A and SA12B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Health At Every Size: Moving From Philosophy to Practice Jon Robison, PhD, MS; & Harin Feibish, CSW Learn more about the practical implications of Health At Every Size (HAES). Dr. Robison and Harin Feibish, the Director of Body Balance at The Renfrew Center, join together to answer questions and help participants process the changes that are most critical for successfully implementing HAES principles into psychotherapeutic work. CASSETTES SU1A and SU1B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) The Spiritual Dimensions of Eating and Body Image Conflicts in the Clinical Setting Cissy Brady-Rogers, MA, MFT; & Michelle Lelwica, THD This workshop examines the role of spirituality in food and body-image disorders by presenting a cultural critique of societal messages comprising a secular “Religion of Thinness,” to which many are unknowingly devoted. Learn how to help clients develop beliefs and practices that address unmet spiritual needs and contribute to eating disorders recovery. CASSETTES SU2A and SU2B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Healing Re-Percussions Karri Clohosey, BS, CTRS Music and rhythm are languages that transcend culture, gender and diagnosis. This workshop provides experiential insight into unique treatment interventions using percussion and rhythm. Participants learn the benefits of rhythmic activities for restoring individual and healing communities. Case examples illustrate practical and relevant treatment goals and outcomes. CASSETTES SU4A and SU4B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Cognitive Strategies for Authentic Engagement: The Bridge to Patient Participation in Eating Disorders Treatment David G. Hall, PhD The emphasis of this workshop is on the patient engagement process as a crucial first step toward recovery. The principles of cognitive therapy, solution focused therapy and video clips of treatment sessions are used to explain and demonstrate strategies that help patients participate authentically in treatment. CASSETTES SU5A and SU5B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Prevention of Negative Body Image and Eating Problems: What Can We Learn From Recent Theory and Research? Michael Levine, PhD, FAED This workshop presents basic concepts and models in eating disorders prevention, synthesizes findings from relevant outcome studies and discusses specific, practical implications of this work. Topics include programs involving boys, targeted prevention versus universal approaches, the ecological-empowerment model, and the relationship between health promotion, preventing eating disorders and preventing obesity. CASSETTES SU7A AND SU7B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) Specialized Approaches to the Management and Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, & Ron A. Thompson, PhD Athletes with eating disorders constitute a special population requiring special approaches to management and treatment. However, the “world” of sports personnel and athletes is quite different from that of the eating disorder treatment professional. Given these different worlds, this workshop addresses the unique challenges of treating the eating disordered athlete. CASSETTES K1A and K1B (2 CASSETTE PROGRAM) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION The Changing Face of Feminism: Empowering Future Generations Gloria Steinem In her keynote presentation, Gloria Steinem offers an inspiring look at the past, present and future of feminism. She discusses the evolution of her feminist principles over the past 30 years and examines how the current political and social climate present a new challenge for today’s feminist. As Ms. Steinem shares the greatest influences in her life and the circumstances that led to her own passion for the well-being of women, she offers a rich agenda to empower the present generation of girls and women and help them in securing a firm foundation of self-confidence and self-esteem. Throughout her remarks Ms. Steinem touches on ideas and issues that have important implications for the reality, and especially the treatment, of women who are struggling with eating disorders. CASSETTE K2 (1 CASSETTE PROGRAM) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION The Developing Mind: Parenting with the Brain in Mind This keynote provides an overview of psychic and emotional development, where mental processes are understood to emerge from the activity of the brain as it is shaped by interpersonal experiences. “Interpersonal neurobiology” is a revolutionary new field, with wide application for successful parenting, education and psychotherapy. Practical suggestions are offered which enable therapists to increase self-understanding, enhance interpersonal relationships and promote healing of past trauma, loss, and eating disorders. Daniel J. Siegel, MD CASSETTE K3 (1 CASSETTE PROGRAM) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Health At Every Size: Antidote for “The Obesity Epidemic” Jon Robison, PhD, MS Health organizations have declared “war” on the “epidemic” of obesity. Currently, 60% of the population is considered overweight and in need of treatment. Yet, there is no evidence that any weight-loss treatment has permanent success, while there is growing concern about the negative consequences of continually pressuring women and children, in particular, to lose weight. Health At Every Size (HAES) offers practitioners an effective alternative for compassionate, health-enhancing care. This presentation provides an overview of the history, rationale and basic components of this new philosophy. The roots of our cultural obsession with thinness are exposed, myths about the relationship between weight and health are debunked and the underlying assumptions and practical implications of HAES are explored. CASSETTE K4 (1 CASSETTE PROGRAM) KEYNOTE PRESENTATION When Being Different Makes a BIG Difference Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP Women of color, lesbians and large size women are often under-represented in clinical discourse about mental health issues such as eating disorders. The social meanings and stereotypes associated with marginalized ethnic, class, body size and sexual orientation groups place group members at risk for low self-esteem, body image distortions, shame, powerlessness and a continual sense of oppression. When therapists overlook these issues in treatment, clients’ feelings of psychic disconnection, isolation and invisibility are further exacerbated. This keynote presentation examines the emotional impact of perceived differences in the therapeutic process from the perspective of The Stone Center’s Relational/Cultural Model. The importance of therapists’ exploring their own counter-transference toward difference is particularly emphasized.