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Facililtating a New Sense of Self in Eating Disordered Clients

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Audio presentation from the 2009 International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium.
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Eating disordered clients are often highly reactive to and needing to please others, and feel empty. The Internal Family Systems model allows them to separate from the externally-focused parts of them and release their Self: a core of clarity, calm and courage that exists just beneath the surface of those parts. With their Self in the lead, clients themselves can heal the traumas that drive their eating disorders. The presenters will illustrate this process with videotaped segments of therapy sessions.

This course is based on the cassette, Facililtating a New Sense of Self in Eating Disordered Clients created by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
After earning his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, Dr. Schwartz began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of Associate Professor in both institutions. He is Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, author of the book, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and co-author of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely-read family therapy textbook. He has co-authored the books, The Mosaic Mind: Empowering the Tormented Selves of Child Abuse Survivors and Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy. He has written more than forty articles on various psychotherapy-related topics and is on the editorial board of four professional journals. As a teacher, Dr. Schwartz is known for his warmth, sensitivity, and clarity, and has sought to embody the principles of the IFS Model and the spirit of Self-leadership. As developer of Internal Family Systems Therapy, Dr. Schwartz incorporated The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois in August 2000, where the Internal Family Systems Model will be further developed to address issues of violence, racism, abuse, and other forms of oppression.

Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. 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 utilize the basics of Internal Family Systems Therapy for eating disordered clients.
  2. Following this presentation participants will be able to review theory related to self-development.
  3. Following this presentation participants will be able to identify how to facilitate self.

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Course Number 101710
2 CE credit hours
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