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This Web Conference highlights unique aspects of eating disorder recovery that set its treatment requirements apart from those of generic mental health practice, both in terms of case management and the therapist’s versatile use of self. Though most practitioners have already acquired the skills they need to manage these disorders effectively, the challenge for clinicians is to learn why, how and which of these previously mastered techniques to use when, in response to the unique demands of the eating disordered patient and treatment moment. Reinforcing professional intention and confidence, the discussion will speak to the importance of integrating parents and loved ones into the healing process.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Recognize the unique qualities that set eating disorder recovery apart from generic practice;
2) Discover the unique personal challenges for health professionals treating eating disorders;
3) Use effective nuts-and-bolts practice techniques to manage patient resistance, motivate a complete and sustainable recovery, and integrate parents and families into the healing process;
4) Understand the significance of a quality therapeutic relationship in promoting the healing process.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Abigail Natenshon, MA, LCSW, GCFP
Abigail Natenshon, MA, LCSW, GCFP has been a practicing psychotherapist for 43 years, specializing in treating individuals and families with eating disorders. She founded and currently serves as the director for Eating Disorder Specialists of Illinois: a Clinic without Walls. She authored Doing What Works: an Integrative System for the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery (NASW Press) and When Your Child Has An Eating Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers (Jossey-Bass Publishers). She recently completed an e-book primer about eating disorder recovery which serves health professionals, clients, and parents alike as a guidebook for healing. As a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, she uses body-centered somatic education to promote awareness of body acceptance in individuals with eating disorders.
She has appeared on several television shows such as ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, The John Walsh Show, and the The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has also made appearances on National Public Radio, and has been widely published in professional journals and print media.
As a graduate of the University Of Chicago School Of Social Service Administration, Abigail has a practice in Highland Park, Illinois. She is well known for speaking to professionals and parents for her expertise in eating and mood disorders.
To learn more about Abigail and her work, please visit: www.AbigailNatenshon.com
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). “GoodTherapy.org" is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.