Certificate in Eating Disorders

Challenges & Rewards of Working with Longer-Term Eating Disorders

Overview

Longer-term eating disorders benefit from treatment modalities tailored specifically to the complexities unique to those types of illnesses, including a deep and wide-ranging dependence upon the symptoms/behaviors of the disorder; the sufferer’s belief that he/she “is” the illness as opposed to a person who “suffers from” the illness; an entrenched worldview based on the eating disorder that leads to profound difficulty envisioning life without the disorder and an inability to believe in the possibility of surviving without the “assistance” of the illness; diminished experience in relationships other than with the illness; and the sufferer’s consequent fear of incompetence in his/her ability to cultivate and maintain fulfilling connections.

Treatment must navigate these complexities, balancing attempts to reduce/resolve symptoms with the reality that the sufferer is intensely attached to, and dependent upon, those very symptoms. Explore various methods for working with long-term eating disorders, including a new model designed specifically for this clinical population.

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Certificate in Eating Disorders

Medical and Physiological Aspects of Eating Disorders

Overview

Eating disorders often involve interplay between psychology and medicine. This course provides a review of medical complications associated with eating disorders. Gain tools and skills to assess the medical risks of your eating disordered clients and become familiar with resources that can assist you in working with this challenging population.

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Certificate in Eating Disorders

Family Issues in Eating Disorders

Overview

Through live presentations from professionals in the field, video presentations and discussions, become familiar with the unique dynamics of Eating Disordered families and their role in the onset of the disorder and the recovery process. Learn about the different types of families where eating disorders are present and examine how each interacts differently with the client during the healing process. Case presentations will be used to demonstrate different techniques for helping these families and loved ones.

About the Instructor

Jackie Holmes, MEd, MFT, is the founder and director of Casa Serena, an intensive outpatient eating disorders program in Concord. A respected speaker on issues related to eating disorders, Jackie has developed a practical hands-on approach to working with the clients of eating disorders and their families.

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Certificate in Eating Disorders

Treatment Issues in Eating Disorders

Overview

Develop a working knowledge of the issues therapists face when treating clients with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Night Eating Syndrome. Nutritional analysis, comorbidity, differential diagnosis, and criteria for referral to intensive outpatient, inpatient or residential treatment will be covered. Learn about medical complications and interventions, as well as the medications and types of therapy that are the most effective with this population. A registered dietician will present as a guest speaker.

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Special Topics

Equine-Assisted Therapy with Military Veterans and Their Families

Overview

This course will include an introduction to military culture and will focus on common post-deployment stressors for combat veterans and their families. Discussion around the unique benefits of equine facilitated psychotherapy for treating combat stress/PTSD and crisis intervention and suicidal risk for combat vets will be presented.

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Workshop in Somatic Psychotherapy

Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress & Anxiety

Overview

Research shows that interactive styles of somatic imagery are effective tools for relieving stress and anxiety. By first establishing safety and building inner resources, the client is then guided to bring mindful attention to physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. This interactive process reveals ways for the therapist to modulate the experience while also allowing the client to gain insight into the source of the anxiety and stress, allowing for healthy choice and change.

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Certificate in Guided Imagery

Deepening Imagery with Expressive Arts

Overview

Guided imagery can be enhanced with the integration of expressive arts. As evidence-based practices, the expressive arts serve to concretize, externalize, and deepen healing images accessed through guided imagery. In this course, you learn how to move from guided imagery into creative arts expression. The course is didactic, experiential, with clinical application for individuals, groups, and different populations.

Certificate in Expressive Arts

Treating Youth with ASD Through Expressive Arts Therapy

Overview

CE Credit Hours: 7
(APA, CAMFT, RN)

In this online course, participants will learn to utilize methods from Expressive Arts Therapy in individual and group work with youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For many youths with ASD, music, drama, and creative movement have been shown to heighten levels of engagement, expression, cooperation and self-regulation. Through a blend of lecture and experiential exercises, this course utilizes a strength-based approach to identifying key practices from multiple arts modalities that can benefit youth with ASD, and will also explore the rationale, theory and research behind these practices.

Instructor: Suraya Keating, MFT

Suraya Keating, MFT, is Shakespeare for Social Justice Director for Marin Shakespeare Company, Clinical Supervisor for an Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Martinez Hospital and master trainer in Expressive Arts and Drama Therapy. With an extensive background in theater, dance and yoga, Suraya has spent the last 20 years facilitating mindfulness-based Expressive Arts practices and directing therapeutic theater with marginalized populations including youth with ASD, at-risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, prison inmates, and many others. Suraya is also a Senior Adjunct Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies,where she teaches courses in the use of Expressive Arts Therapy with children and adolescents, and maintains a private practice in the Bay Area. www.suraya.org

 

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Workshop in Somatic Psychotherapy

Yoga for Clients with Eating Disorders

Overview

Learn how yoga can embody psychosocial change for those with eating disorders, using body and breath awareness to infuse vitality and positive self-awareness, integrating yoga principles and elements of psychosomatics, practice asanas and breathing techniques that provide appropriate corrective and nurturing experiences.

Open to clinicians, students and yoga practitioners of all levels, including people with physical limitations. Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

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Special Topics

Working with Client Strengths

Overview

Historically, psychotherapy has focused on pathology and deficits, but a focus on client strengths and resiliencies can enhance client motivation, faith in the therapy process, as well as goal attainment and hope. Through lecture, demonstration and experiential exercises, participants will be introduced to interventions and approaches that tap into clients’ agency and strengths in order to mobilize positive change. This course will utilize positive psychology research on life satisfaction and well-being; tools from the collaborative approaches of solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy, and clinical applications of self-efficacy theory.

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