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3 Webinars for Health Professionals and Interested Patients and Families

…who seek a better understanding about their child’s  treatment and recovery experience

Presented by
Abigail Natenshon LCSW, Psychotherapist, Eating Disorder Expert, and Author


 

This online mini-course for therapists and interested patients and parents offers a system to better understand and approach the treatment of eating disorders, the patients and families who suffer with them, and the need for a skilled, knowledgeable and versatile use of the practitioner's self in treating them. The focus of these webinars is on early stage eating disorder treatment management.

Eating disordered patients comprise one of the most recovery resistant patient populations; rendering patients physically at-risk and emotionally hard-to-reach treat, eating disorders are often linked with professional "burn-out." In actual fact, the challenging nature of these treatment problems and frequently less-than-successful outcomes are more a function of the clinically untrained practitioner not fully comprehending the unique demands of these patients, their disease, its treatment, and recovery. Otherwise well trained and highly skilled health professionals typically remain uneducated and uncertain about which skill sets to use when and how, in approaching the challenges of eating disorder treatment. 

When treated early and effectively, eating disorders are fully curable in approximately 80% of cases. Eating disordered cases are highly gratifying to treat, as full recovery results in effective, mature, and grateful patients who claim to “have their lives back," and families grateful to "have their loved one back."

 

Suggested reading:

Doing What Works: An Integrative System for the Treatment of Eating Disorders from Diagnosis to Recovery (NASW Press 2009) by Abigail Natenshon

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers (Jossey Bass Publishers 1999) by Abigail Natenshon


 

Abigail Natenshon presents

A Three-Part 90 minute Webinars Series for Eating Disorder Professionals and Interested Parents

 

 

Workshop 1       

 

Eating Disorders; a Treatment Apart

Early Stage Treatment: Knowledge is Power


In getting started, become knowledgeable in preparation to treat these complex, integrative and lethal disorders. Understand what sets eating disorders apart from the generic practice of other mental health problems, what kinds of challenges and specific requirements these disorders present, professionally and personally, for practitioner, patient, and family alike.

 

Sunday evenings; Dates to be determined and posted

·         8:00 EST

·         7:00CST

·         6:00 MST

·         5:00 PST

 

Click here to sign up.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop 2   

 

The Uniqueness of the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Process

In deconstructing an integrative diagnostic process as well as the pivotal initial assessment interview, this discussion will illustrate the diversity of personal agendas and clinical, physiological, emotional and social issues that need to be recognized and addressed in the first pivotal sessions.  Therapists need to “hit the ground running,” using honed skills and proactive direction and intention; they must be prepared to assess and address relevant clinical, physiological, emotional, behavioral, cognitive and social issues, as well as to meet potential requirements for emergency care.  Through the initial diagnostic assessment, an action plan and healing therapeutic connection emerges, capable of insuring continuity of care.  Highlighting the need for the practitioner’s knowledgeable, integrative, and facile use of self in motivating trust and facilitating healing, the workshop also offers assessment techniques specific to the needs of this distinctive population.

 

 

 

Sunday evenings; Dates to be determined and posted

·         8:00 EST

·         7:00CST

·         6:00 MST

·         5:00 PST

 

 

Click here to sign up.

 

 

 

Workshop 3 

 

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Treatment Management

This workshop presents an overview of treatment approaches and techniques required to crack the complex maze of intra- and inter-personal dysfunction that characterizes these disorders and their recovery. For the psychotherapist, skill sets need to be diverse and motivational; the personal use of self within professional practice needs to be facile, innovative, and always educative, with patience and compassion. This workshop offers solutions to managing a uniquely resistant patient population, an elusive and prolonged diagnostic process, and an all too frequently stagnating process of change and recovery.

 

Sunday evenings; Dates to be determined and posted

·         8:00 EST

·         7:00CST

·         6:00 MST

·         5:00 PST

 

 

 

Click here to sign up.

 

The cost per 90 minute webinar is $50;

These are payable by personal check or money order in advance of the session.

Subscribers will be contacted prior to the webinar with instructions for logging in.

 

 
       
 
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