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Treating the Eating Disorder Self: When Trusting Food is Safer than Trusting People

This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's Spring 2018 Seminar Series.

June 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NEW Location:
NYU Silver Center for Arts & Science
31 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10003

OVERVIEW

Through the lens of attachment theory, this course will explore the dynamics that can lead people to the creative "solution" of eating disorders. The emotional eater recruits food to remedy a host of problematic issues that have nothing to do with hunger or fullness: self-medication, frozen grief, trauma, inner emptiness and the search for identity.

Exploring this internal landscape will reveal how bulimia, binge eating disorder, chronic dieting, anorexia, and body dysmorphia become an outlet for emotional expression that therapy can help to decode. A variety of treatment strategies will be discussed to help therapists formulate an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. Issues of transference and countertransference will also be examined so the therapist can provide a strong and creative bridge between the patient's emotional eating and the road to recovery.


Learning Objectives: 
Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of eating disorder symptomatology
  • Identify the influence and impact of culture in creating body image dissatisfaction
  • Formulate an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient
  • Integrate psychodynamic and behavioral treatment techniques and identify the role of medications to achieve therapeutic goals
  • Gain an understanding of how to differentiate the transference issues of binge eating, bulimic, and anorexic patients to prevent premature termination
  • Identify the need for self-sabotage in the eating disorder population and how to intervene effectively

PRESENTER

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Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD

Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD is Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders for 45 years and author of two books on the treatment of eating disorders.



 

ATTENDANCE FEES

  • General Admission: $70.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $52.50
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $52.50
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $59.50
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $52.50
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $35.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $46.69 
  • 3+ from one agency: $52.50 each
  • Veterans: $35.00

All discounts must be applied before the event date.

REGISTER NOW!


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CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE hours. 


SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
 
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.
 
MENTAL HEALTH
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.
 
For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
 
Refund requests made on or before June 4 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before June 8 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after June 11: no refund
 
If this event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the event withdrawal form.
 

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.

Addressing Grievances:
Click here for information on our Grievance Guidelines. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

CONTACT US

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497