Getting to the Heart of Eating Disorders: Using Mindfulness to Promote Emotional Awareness

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Getting to the Heart of Eating Disorders: Using Mindfulness to Promote Emotional Awareness

May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$95

Professional Seminar: Atlanta, GA – 6 CE Credits | The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility 

Mindfulness is an oft-used term in today’s society. We are encouraged to feel, eat, play, and work, mindfully – but what does that really mean? This daylong workshop addresses that question: how to use mindfulness in a way that is effective both in clinical settings as well as in relationships? Initially, this seminar will focus on defining and discussing the benefits/limitations of mindfulness and help attendees learn to implement mindfulness into daily life and work. This will be followed by in-depth training on how the mindful experience of emotion can be a foundational tool in eating disorder recovery. Using real life examples from The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders™, participants will learn how to empower themselves and clients to become mindfully aware of emotional experiences, thus laying the groundwork for the difficult, yet ultimately rewarding, journey towards full recovery.

About the Presenter:

Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Chicago. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa and The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Ms. Wickstrom is passionate about ensuring evidence-based care is available to those who need it, and has worked in residential, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. She is intensively trained in contextual therapeutic approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and The Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders™. She contributed a chapter titled ‘Healing Self-Inflicted Violence in Adolescents with Eating Disorders’ in the book Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap. Ms. Wickstrom is also an adjunct lecturer at The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

Details

Date:
May 12, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$95
Website:
http://renfrewcenter.com/events/professional-seminar-atlanta-ga-6-ce-credits

Organizer

The Renfrew Foundation Center
Email
kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com

Venue

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
275 Baker St.
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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