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Digital Seminar

Disordered Eating Behaviors: Identify and Treat the Underlying Trauma


Faculty:
Lori Kucharski, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, CEDS-S
Duration:
5 Hours 39 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 12, 2019
Product Code:
POS054935
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

As you perform your typical intake with a new client, you review their eating habits. There are indications of abnormal eating behaviors like yo-yo dieting and restrictive eating. The client guiltily says things like “I know I should eat healthier.”

Your guard is up, but you quickly move along when their problems don’t take the form of a full-blown eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia.

Disordered eating behaviors are frequently hiding something deeper – serving as a coping mechanism for the unresolved trauma that lies beneath. Without addressing the trauma behind the disordered eating your client will fail to find the relief they seek.

In this recording, you'll learn how to assess and treat disordered eating from a trauma-informed, body positive lens, for improved outcomes!

You’ll get the skills and essential treatment techniques you need for every stage of therapy, including:

  • Tools to diagnose and treat non-DSM-5® disordered eating
  • Interventions for reducing trauma symptomology related to disordered eating behaviors
  • Evidence-based strategies to reframe clients’ damaging relationship with food

Experience the satisfaction of helping your clients to resolve their traumas and release the unhealthy disordered eating behaviors with this powerful non-diet paradigm!

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Lori Kucharski, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, CEDS-S, is a licensed therapist practicing since 2004 in residential treatment facilities, crisis and outpatient mental health, and private practice. She owns and operates a training, consulting, supervision, and clinical practice. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, and Training/Credit Provider as well as an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist/Supervisor, and the EMDR regional network coordinator for Colorado Springs, CO. She taught MFT and Counseling courses in graduate programs and specializes in complex trauma, attachment, disordered eating, dissociation, and body image with all ages from a systems perspective. She presents locally and nationally on these topics and advocates for ending social and cultural stigma and discrimination around body size, ability, and appearance.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Lori Kucharski has an employment relationship with the EMDR Center of the Pikes Peak Region, LLC. She receives royalties from EMDRIA for intellectual property rights. She is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Kucharski receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Lori Kucharski is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She serves on the board of directors for EMDRIA.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Express a thorough understanding of childhood trauma, attachment, dissociation, and the researched, causal link to disordered eating.
  2. Utilize evidence-based, assessment tools and interventions for disordered eating, trauma, and dissociation, as well as spouses/partners and families/caregivers.
  3. Examine the history of eating disorder treatment, disordered eating in the United States, and the socio-political/cultural factors involved in disordered eating.
  4. Identify how to diagnose and treat non-DSM-5® disordered eating.
  5. Evaluate personal behaviors or counter-transference that could be impeding treatment efficacy.
  6. Apply case studies and conceptualization for incorporating body-positive terminology, awareness and intervention.

Outline

Prepare Yourself for Every Stage of the Therapy Process
  • Intake Strategies for Successful Therapeutic Intervention
    • Looking beyond anorexia, bulimia and bingeing
    • Conclusive questions for improving your client intake
    • Red flags of disordered eating
    • Address common issues that may not be in DSM-5®: Orthorexia, compulsive overeating, diabulimia
    • Digging for the roots: is the disordered behavior a result of previous trauma?
Implement Comprehensive Clinical Assessments
  • How to choose the right assessment for your client
    • Specific assessments for the spectrum of disordered eating and trauma
    • Additional tools for depression, trauma, or other comorbid conditions
  • How and when to use assessments for tracking progress
  • Frequency considerations – get what you need without client burnout
  • Collaboration within the treatment team
Techniques and Interventions to Transform Your Therapy
  • Non-diet paradigm to transform your client’s relationship with food
    • Health at Every Size (HAES)
    • Intuitive eating
    • Respect, love and nurturance for self
    • Reframing your approach as the clinician
  • Trauma-informed tactics for each stage of counseling
    • Trauma Specific Evaluation of Intake Procedure: what NOT to say/do
    • Process and treat trauma and dissociation
  • Determine the appropriate order of interventions
  • Avoid re-traumatization
  • Therapeutic techniques that assist in stabilization
    • EMDR
    • IFS Mapping: Address the various mindsets of each patient
    • Attachment focused work: Self and others
    • Art and sand tray interventions, journaling/logging
  • Therapeutic approaches for stabilization
    • Evaluate the Window of Tolerance
    • Incorporation of Polyvagal Theory to increase client stability
    • Prevent overwhelming trauma symptoms
Put It All into Action: Considerations for Implementation Into Your Practice
  • Overcome common blocks in therapy
  • Systemic vs. individual: When to include family/partners
  • Self of the therapist exercise: Countertransference, bias
  • Case discussions and video demonstrations
  • Effective documentation for ongoing treatment
  • Risks and limitations

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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