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Experiential Strategies for Working With Adolescents With Eating Disorders: The Importance of Connecting Experiential and Spiritual Interventions In the Treatment of Adolescents With Eating Disorders

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Webinar from the 2009 International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium.
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Adolescents struggle with the maturity and developmental wisdom necessary to battle eating disorders with vigor and to approach treatment in collaborative engagement with the clinician. Two ways to approach this difficulty is with experiential interventions, helping move patients towards recovery by circumventing resistance, and spiritual interventions, bringing the adolescent back to deeper beliefs, desires, and motives to engage the hard work of treatment. Participants will learn how to better understand the importance of experiential intervention, spiritual intervention, and a blending of these for the client’s benefit. This workshop will be didactic, practical, and experiential. Active participation will be invited.

Content Outline:
I Experiential Intervention in the Treatment of Adolescents with Eating Disorders A. Adolescent developmental needs B. Designing treatment according to basic needs C. Experiential Interventions for Adolescents · Group · Individual . Family D. Activity / Experiential Exercise with Participants
II Spirituality in the Treatment of Adolescents with Eating Disorders A. The importance of spirituality B. The importance of spiritual purpose: · Glenn writings on needs of adolescents · Berrett research on social support and reciprocity / connection to spirituality C. Spiritual Interventions · Assessment as intervention · Didactic intervention · Experiential Intervention D. Activity / Experiential Exercise with Participants
III Experiential and Spiritual Intervention: The Powerful Point where They Meet A. Willing to learn B. Willing to Risk C. Willing to Look Inside D. Willing to Share E. Willing to be F. Willing to act G. Activity / Experiential Exercise with Participants

This course is based on the , Experiential Strategies for Working With Adolescents With Eating Disorders: The Importance of Connecting Experiential and Spiritual Interventions In the Treatment of Adolescents With Eating Disorders created by Michael Berrett, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

Michael Berrett, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael E. Berrett is a licensed psychologist and CEO, Co-Founder, and Director of Center for Change in Orem Utah, a specialized treatment program for eating disorders. He has 23 years clinical experience treating eating disorders. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP ) and has dedicated his life to helping young people. He is Co-Author of numerous professional articles and book chapters and co-author of the APA bestseller “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders”. He is a nationally known speaker, presenter, and clinical trainer.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, therapists, and counselors who seek to update their research knowledge and competency in treating patients with eating disorders, increase and acquire new skills, learn new intervention strategies, and obtain continuing education credits. It is appropriate for professionals at all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the importance of experiential interventions in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders.

  2. Participants will learn the importance of spiritual interventions in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders.

  3. Participants will gain increased self awareness about their own spirituality and gain first hand understanding of use of such intervention through experiential participation.

  4. Participants will learn how to connect and blend spiritual and experiential interventions in treatment with adolescents with eating disorders.

Experiential Strategies Part 5

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Experiential Strategies Part 5

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Course Number 101696
2 credit hours
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