Eating disorders can range from problematic tendencies like excessive dieting to a mental health diagnosis such as anorexia or bulimia. Helpers may struggle with knowing how to best respond to this complex issue and may react with frustration, fear, or helplessness. This workshop examines the symptoms, contributing factors, and the experience of living with an eating disorder. Participants will be challenged to check their assumptions and to fully address the function disordered eating plays in a person’s life. The focus of the training then shifts to possible treatment options and practical strategies for supporting individuals struggling with disordered eating.
Some of the Topics Included
- The Eating and Body Image Continuum
- When is Eating Disordered?
- Understanding Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder
- Considerations Around Compulsive Exercise
- Eating Disorders Among Specific Populations
- What Causes an Eating Disorder?
- The Problem with Diets
- Warning Signs of Disordered Eating
- The Process of Recovery
- Eating Disorder Treatment Settings
- Individual, Group, and Family Counselling
- Mindfulness Strategies
- Working to Normalize Eating
- Coping and Cognitive Strategies
- Managing Setbacks
- How Families Can Help
This is an intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, parents, and anyone seeking a better understanding of disordered eating and how to help those who are struggling.
Online via Zoom
Date & Time:
January 27, 2021 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. MST
For more information and to register, go here.