READING & STUDY GROUPS
Contemporary Relational Psychotherapy
EATING DISORDERS AND BODY IMAGE:
CONTEMPORARY, RELATIONAL, PSYCHODYNAMIC PERSPECTIVES
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. LOOK FOR MORE READING GROUPS IN 2020!
Every other Tuesday, 10:00 - 10:55, Sept 10 & 24, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov 5 & 19 2019
Location: Office of Amy Olson, Cary, NC
May be attended concurrently (or separately) with consultation and movement group offerings.
Open to therapists and nutrition therapists - Max 8 participants.
A modified drop-in structure offers a flexible commitment. Commit to at least four meetings, or attend all six.
Join in for a relaxed, enjoyable reading group! Organized around readings appealing to clinicians with interest in Eating Disorders and co-occurring conditions such as body dysmorphia, body modification, and psychosomatic symptoms. Readings will encourage reflection and discussion and have a contemporary, relational, psychodynamic slant.
Chosen readings reflect two primary themes:
1. Preservation of a psychodynamic attitude in the treatment of eating disorders while also exercising direct interventions when needed.
2. Embodied communication in the clinical encounter, particularly how the clinician uses her own body, and, how the patient uses the clinician's body, to move treatment forward.
This group is open to ALL LEVELS of clinicians, although readings will target an intermediate level. Reading psychodynamic literature can be challenging, but this is a COME AS YOU ARE reading group. This means take from it what you find, contribute where you can and don't get stressed or frustrated by the rest. One assigned reading per meeting.
Please note I am unable to offer CEU's at this time. I can provide social workers with a certificate of contact hours. This group counts towards "indirect hours" for those seeking certification as Certified Eating Disorders Professional with iaedp.