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Money, Empowerment, and Recovery: How Beliefs About Money Impact the Therapeutic Process and Our Clients Recovery

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Audio presentation from the 2009 International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium.
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Our relationship with money, just like food, starts early in life and shapes our decision making process daily. This area, while given some attention in mental health literature, is often overlooked in the treatment of eating disorders. This workshop will address how you can assess your client’s relationship with money, how finances impact treatment choices and how to work with these issues to improve and strengthen the therapeutic relationship. Participants will be asked to explore their own financial history as a way of discussing and exploring the issues of wealth, abundance and living fully in recovery with our clients.

Content Outline:
A. Workshop Goals: 1. How can you start the dialogue about money? 2. How the clinician’s money beliefs impact treatment? 3. How to intervene re: money in your therapy?
B. Money & Eating Disorders 1. Cost of Care 2. Impact: Client/Family and Clinician
C. Compulsive Shopping & E.D. 1. 5.8% of population Compulsive Buying Disorder (CBD) 2. High correlation with bulimia, BED, & CBD 3. Bipolar Disorders
D. Signs of Compulsive Shopping
E. Affect Regulation 1. Binge Purge 2. Restrictive Eating 3. Overeating 4. Over or under spending
F. Common Ground between ED Recovery and Financial Recovery
G. What is healthy spending?
H. Money Scripts Defined
I. What are your money scripts?
J. The Money-O-Gram
K. Personal Money Experiences
L. Good Girls Don’t… The culture, women and money
M. Money and The Therapist 1. Late Cancellations 2. Sliding Fees 3. Insurance
N. The Meaning of Money
O. Clinical Implications 1. Dependency 2. Power & Control 3. Self-Worth 4. Limit setting
P. The Tools of Money Coaching
Q. Summary and Q/A

This course is based on the cassette, Money, Empowerment, and Recovery: How Beliefs About Money Impact the Therapeutic Process and Our Clients Recovery created by Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, LMHC, CPCC

Course Material Author

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, LMHC, CPCC
Kathleen Burns Kingsbury is a licensed mental health counselor, certified professional co-active coach, national speaker and an internationally published co-author of the book Weight Wisdom. She is the founder of the South Shore Eating Disorders Collaborative, adjunct professor at Plymouth State University for the Eating Disorders Institute and Northeastern University School of Profesional Studies Nutrition Program. She is the past Co-Chairperson of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for NEDA. Currently, she is the President of KBK Connections, Inc.; a professional coaching company dedicated to helping women in leadership positions make a BIG difference in the world. She also maintains a private clinical practice specializing in eating disorders in Quincy, MA.

Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, LMHC, CPCC authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Following this presentation, participants will be able to list three factors that influence the clinician's relationship with money and how this influences treatment planning, fee setting and clinical interventions.
  2. Following this presentation, participants will be able to name three techniques for addressing a client's and/or clinician's money issues that will lead to a stronger therapeutic relationship.
  3. Following this presentation, participants will be able to define a money map and understand how it can be used by clinicians working with clients with eating disorders.

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