Thursday, May 20, 2021
Focusing on Emotions: Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Complex Eating Disorders
Mental Health Professionals, join KYC’s Clinical Training Committee in a training opportunity about treating complex eating disorders.
This workshop will highlight ways to identify underlying disordered eating concerns that may surface in clients with other presenting diagnoses. We will examine the psychological complexity of eating disorders and explore the benefits of a cutting edge, evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment which focuses on emotional awareness and exposure.
There is now growing evidence that emotional avoidance is a maintaining factor for eating disorders as well as co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma response. Treatment which specifically focuses on targeting emotional avoidance, while developing emotional awareness, tolerance and acceptance, can provide an integrated, unified approach to resolve the myriad of symptoms which are often associated with the complex eating disorder client.
The workshop will apply concepts from David Barlow’s Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders to the treatment of complex eating disorder patients. Discussion will focus on appropriate assessment strategy, and when a higher level of referral may be necessary.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify underlying disordered eating concerns in complex patients.
- List at least two key concepts to incorporate into eating disorder assessment strategy for all patients.
- Describe at least two factors that contribute to difficulties in treating complex eating disorders.
- Identify three benefits of using a transdiagnostic approach to treat eating disorders.
- Describe three components of an emotional tolerance.
About the Speaker
Ashley Moser, LMFT, is a Regional Assistant Vice President at The Renfrew Centers. Ms. Moser oversees the clinical and administrative operations of the Chicago, IL; Mount Laurel, NJ; and the Charlotte, NC location, where she also serves as Site Director. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. Ms. Moser has extensive experience in providing family therapy and clinical supervision, with a focus in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring mood disorders. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of body image, evidence-based treatment of eating disorders, and engaging families in the treatment process.
2 CEU’s available for LCPC/LPC, LCSW/LSW, LMFT/LFT, & CADC
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual, hosted by Kenneth Young Center. Meeting information will be sent to registered participants.
RSVP: Mental Health Professionals and KYC staff are welcome to join. There is no cost to attend this training event. Please contact Luke to RSVP or with questions. Please include your licensure in your RSVP email for efficient processing of your CEU credits, as well as your preferred email address to receive the link to the training session.
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