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Eating Disorder Treatment: An Integration of Narrative and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Healing and Recovery: IAEDP Symposium 2011

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Webinar from the 2011 International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium.

Through didactic and experiential methods,this seminar will address how the client’s life story can be used as an instrument for healing and recovery for the individual and the family system. Helping the person see the effects of the eating disorder on their life values and goals aides them in moving from denial into acceptance that life can be lived differently. The clinician will learn how to implement the life story process, resulting in the development of themes, patterns, and functions of the eating disorder. Within this context, cognitive behavioral skill development is reinforced as essential for recovery.

I. Introduction – What is Narrative Therapy?

II. Defining Narrative Therapy in the Context of Eating Disorder Treatment

A. Life Story Process B. Themes and Patterns C. Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

III. Family Systems Therapy and the Integration of the Life Story Process

A. Implementation of Themes and Patterns B. Communicating the Narrative

IV. Integration of CBT Skill Usage Within the Family Interaction

V. Summary of Training/Questions and Answers

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This course is based on the recorded webinar, Eating Disorder Treatment: An Integration of Narrative and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Healing and Recovery: IAEDP Symposium 2011 created by Amy E. Wasserbauer, PhD and Pam Micca, M.Ed., LPC, ACS

Course Material Authors

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Amy E. Wasserbauer, PhD
Amy E. Wasserbauer, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Arizona. Dr. Wasserbauer has worked at Remuda Ranch Treatment Center for Eating Disorders for over nine years. She was a primary therapist for four years, a family therapist for two years, and most recently has worked in a supervisory position as assistant clinical director. She supervises the therapists, teaches Treatment Overview to all newly admitted patients, and speaks weekly with families on the topic of Aftercare and Relapse Prevention. As well, she is a presenter at conferences on the topic of eating disorders. Most recently she published an article on obesity in relationship to eating disorders.
Pam Micca, M.Ed., LPC, ACS
Pamela Micca received her Master's degree in counseling from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 25 years. For the last 12 years she has worked with women and girls with eating disorders at Remuda Ranch Treatment Center for Eating Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. During her career at Remuda she has worked as a primary therapist and clinical supervisor. She has expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and all of the co-occurring disorders common to women with eating disorders, including various trauma related effects. She is a speaker and writer on various mental health and spiritual growth topics.

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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. 1. Following this presentation, participants will learn through Narrative Therapeutic methodology, how to use a client's life story as a means to extricate the themes and circumstances that surround the function of their eating disorder.
  2. 2. Following this presentation, participants will learn how to address the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through the life story process so as to identify the foundational needs of the client. Gaining insight into how to communicate these within a family therapy context.
  3. 3. Following this presentation, participants will gain understanding into integrating cognitive behavioral therapy skills within the communication of the life story, teaching the client and family members the function of this process.


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Course Creator: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.
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