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August 2020

August Round Table with Grace Wong, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Join us for our monthly members-only case consult peer/professional supervision call. We will discuss your client cases with guest expert Grace Wong, MSc, RD, CEDRD-S. Please submit your case in advance, before August 19th, by emailing a short summary and your question/s to info@edrdpro.com. All members are welcome to submit a case and to join us for the discussion hour. Grace Wong Bio: Grace Wong, MSc, RD, CEDRD-S is a registered dietitian in Canada who specializes in feeding and eating…

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September 2020

What to do with the Emotion in the Room: Using Emotion Coaching in Nutrition Counseling

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is a novel, transdiagnostic approach to family and caregiver involvement in mental health treatment.  One of the core modules of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is emotion-coaching, which can be used by the clinician in individual sessions in addition to being taught to parents and caregivers.  Emotion coaching has the capacity to transform the overt and underlying emotions fueling problematic thoughts and behaviors.  This transformation and processing of emotions can create more forward movement for your clients…

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Historical Trauma and Eating Disorders: What’s the Connection? (Part 2)

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, middle-class phenomenon. Although studies have indicated Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) have similar if not higher rates of eating disorders, BIPOC communities continue to face invisibility ranging from inaccessible treatment, culturally insensitive practices in medical settings and undiagnosed eating disorders due to the belief that eating disorders don’t exist within BIPOC communities.

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September Round Table with Meghan Watson, M.A. RP

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Join us for our monthly members-only case consult peer/professional supervision call. We will discuss your client cases with guest expert Meghan Watson, M.A. RP. Please submit your case in advance, before September 18th, by emailing a short summary and your question/s to info@edrdpro.com. All members are welcome to submit a case and to join us for the discussion hour.   Meghan Watson Bio: Meghan is a psychotherapist and consultant based in Toronto, Ontario. Meghan is the Managing Clinical Director of Bloom…

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October 2020

Feeding Interventions for ‘Picky’ Eating: Self Determination Theory as a Framework for a Responsive Feeding Approach

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Avoidant (or ‘picky’) eating in childhood is a very common challenge, affecting approximately 25% of children. Dietitians and nutritionists often find parents of these children coming to their offices. Food avoidance can be a difficult area for professionals to navigate because it covers a vast range of presentations, from developmentally normal neophobia to ARFID.  In this presentation, we will be discussing recent work (Cormack, Rowell & Postavaru, 2020) on the role of the three ‘basic needs’ proposed by Self-determination theory…

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October Round Table with Brooke Stepp, MS, CN, LMHC

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Join us for our monthly members-only case consult peer/professional supervision call. We will discuss your client cases with guest expert Brooke Stepp, MS, CN, LMHC. Please submit your case in advance, before October 20th, by emailing a short summary and your question/s to info@edrdpro.com. All members are welcome to submit a case and to join us for the discussion hour.   Brooke Stepp, MS, CN, LMHC Bio: Brooke is a black, mixed-race, nonbinary, queer femme therapist, nutritionist, facilitator, trainer, and community…

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November 2020

Healing through the Body: A Somatic Understanding of Trauma for Nutritionists and Dietitians

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

In this two hour training, participants will develop a basic understanding of Somatics as a path towards body liberation. Our bodies are places where we learn, communicate, feel for dignity, come to know safety, and experience belonging. They are also sites of shaping from systems of oppression and domination that have led us to sometimes have tenuous relationships with our embodied selves.

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December 2020

Rethinking Harm Reduction and Treatment Interfering Behaviour – Strategies and Perspectives

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PST

In this webinar, participants will develop an understanding of how harm reduction can play an integral role in the healing and recovery from eating disorders. Participants will also learn about how treatment interfering behaviour can show up in the therapeutic relationship in both providers and clients, and challenge their ideas of success and motivation in therapy. Participants will also gain knowledge on how to engage useful strategies to minimize anxiety during the treatment process, and use harm reductive language to…

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January 2021

Fat Phobia as Misogynoir: Gender, Race and Weight Stigma

January 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am PST

We commonly believe that fat stigma developed in our culture as a result of medical findings linking overweight to ill-health. But, what if I told you that fatphobia has existed for two centuries – preceding even the professionalization of medicine? In this talk, I will present my findings on the origin of fatphobia, show how and why it hurts women the most, and explore if monitoring BMI and losing weight are effective health management options. Learning Objectives: Following this presentation,…

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder: Breaking down effective treatment for a complex client

January 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

We know that among clients with eating disorders, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common co-occurring disorder.  Understanding and addressing this complex disorder can make treating these clients less overwhelming. In this workshop, we’ll explore how personal biases toward clients with co-occurring ED and BPD can affect diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Through experiential exercises and case studies, participants will learn a range of evidence-based practices for treating this complex diagnosis. Learning Objectives: Following this presentation, participants will be able to:…

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