THE PREMIER ONLINE EVENT FOR EATING DISORDER DIETITIANS AND PROFESSIONALS. 13 CEUs FOR RDNs & CEUS FOR THERAPISTS PENDING! QUALITY, ADVANCED TRAINING ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE.
Kristin Neff, PhD
Author of the best selling book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Keynote Session Title: The Power of Self-Compassion
For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health. More recently, however, researchers have identified several downsides to the pursuit of self-esteem such as narcissism, ego-defensiveness, social comparisons, and the contingency and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides. Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend we cared about. Rather than making global evaluations of ourselves as “good” or “bad,” self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans, and learning to be present with the inevitable struggles of life with greater ease. It motivates us to make needed changes in our lives not because we’re worthless or inadequate, but because we care about ourselves and want to lessen our suffering. This talk will present theory and research on self-compassion, which a burgeoning empirical literature has shown to be powerfully associated with psychological wellbeing. It will distinguish self-compassion from self-esteem, and discuss research indicating that self-compassion is a more powerful and effective motivational tool than self-criticism. A brief self-compassion practice will also be taught that can be used in daily life.
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRDS
Out of the Stuck: Using ACT and Therapeutic Strategies to Create Change
Rebecca DeHamer, MS, RD
Using the Dietitian in Family Based Treatments for Adolescent Eating Disorders
Brad Zehring, D.O.
Psychiatric Medications: Uses and Implications for ED Recovery and Optimizing RD/PsyD Teamwork
Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Erin Harrop, MSW, CPP
“What if my patient gets fat?” Confronting Weight Bias and Treating Eating Disorders in Higher Weight Patients