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June 2020

Something to Talk About: Turn Your Professional Expertise into Speaking Opportunities

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Webinar Description: Jessica Setnick believes that every eating disorder professional has something important to say. Your specific combination of passion, expertise and experiences is unlike anyone else on the planet. How do you express what you have to offer so the right people hear you? In this webinar, expert speaker Jessica Setnick will walk you through crafting your Unique Speaking Platform and finding your perfect target audience. Learning Objectives: After this presentation, attendees will be able to: Explain the importance…

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July 2020

Dismantling Body Norming and the Prescribing of Weight Loss to Protect the Therapeutic Alliance and Liberate Healing

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Training in our healthcare professions has an odd aspect that is usually not apparent to people who decide they want to become doctors, dietitians, counselors, psychologists, and so on: It is the dominance of training relating to policing the boundaries of what is considered normal/pathology, and the paucity of training in supporting the huge variety of human embodiments, regardless of their conventionality. Most of us go into this work with intentions of removing barriers and creating access for people to…

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August 2020

Intuitive Eating and The Child Within: The Psychology Behind Intuitive Eating

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

This presentation will explore the importance of understanding that each client holds a spectrum of emotions that are identical to those from childhood.  In fact, all human beings carry these emotions throughout their lives.  An understanding of the emotions of the child within and the psychology behind Intuitive Eating will help participants utilize the principles of Intuitive Eating in treating patients with eating disorders in a deeper and more effective manner.   Learning Objectives: Following this presentation, participants will be…

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September 2020

The Ethics of a Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Team

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Eating disorders are complex illnesses causing changes to both the brain and the body. It is for this reason a specialized team of professionals is necessary for successful treatment outcomes. How effectively this team communicates can dramatically influence the quality of treatment provided by the team and the outcomes for individual clients. Unfortunately, there is no standard on how communication is performed between the treatment team, though a team approach is considered best practices by the Academy of Nutrition and…

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October 2020

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

October 14 @ 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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November 2020

Nutrient Power for the Brain: Inclusion, Not Exclusion, in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Many people are skeptical about the role of nutrition and mental health. Truth be told, and proven by several research studies, nutrient deficiencies and imbalances adversely affect the way we think and feel. Dietary intake and nutritional status of individuals are highly important factors affecting mental health and the development of psychiatric disorders, such as eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Without balanced nutrition, the brain cannot adequately communicate with the rest of the body which, among other things, greatly affects…

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