Treating Eating Disorders: Integrating Psychotherapy and Nutrition

In this workshop sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Massachusetts Chapter, participants will learn about the different types of eating disorders, the etiology, and treatment of the disorder. Participants will learn how to assess for eating disorders, and how to address the many issues which accompany the disorder. Different types of treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy, traditional psychotherapy, and mindfulness will be addressed in this workshop. Additionally, participants will learn about the role of a registered dietitian in the treatment of an eating disorder from assessment, to meal plan interventions, and specific exposure-based therapies. Some time will be spent discussing how to work effectively as a team.

Following this training, workshop participants will be able to:

  • To assess for, and identify clients with eating disorders.
  • Most effective types of evidence based treatment modalities.
  • How to work collaboratively with a treatment team.
  • Medical complications resulting from eating disorders.

This workshop will benefit social workers, mental health professionals, clinicians, educators, counselors and paraprofessionals. The format includes lecture, discussion, case studies, film and/or testimonials.

Presented by: Karen Chinca, LICSW and Marci Anderson Evans, MS, CEDRD, LDN, CPT

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Regis College (Upper Student Union), 235 Wellesley St., Weston, Massachusetts 02493

Cost: Non-Members $135 / NASW Members $90

Contact: chapter@naswma.org