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Monarch Cove Preferred Provider Conference 2016

Castlewood Treatment Center

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

Monarch Cove Preferred Provider Conference 2016

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Monarch Cove

Preferred Provider Conference

September 24-25, 2016

Intended Audience

This advanced continuing education event is intended for therapists, dietitians, social workers, or psychologists who treat clients with Eating Disorder and co-occurring conditions. It is not intended for individuals who primary role is marketing or referral relations. 



8:00 am – 9:00 am- Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am- 10:30 am- Christine Schneider, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW- Philosophy of Treatment

10:45 am- 12:00 pm- Amber Allen, LMFT & Christine Schneider, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW- The Multi-Generational Aspects of Eating Disorders

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)

1:00- 2:30 pm- Michael Berret, Ph.D- Six Spiritual Pathways to Recovery from Eating Disorders and Related Emotional, Mental, and Addictive Illness

3:00 pm- 4:30 pm-Tammy Beasley, RDN, LD, CEDRD, CSSD- Translating Complicated Science into Client-friendly Recovery Tools: Creative Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders

4:30 pm- 6:30 pm- Tours & Reception 


8:00 am- 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:30 am- Marybeth Weinstock, Ph.D, BC-DMT- Embodied Work with Clients with Eating Disorders: Facing the Fear When Words are not Enough

10:45 am- 12:00 pm - Linda Shanti McCabe, Ph.D- Good Enough Mama: Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Recovery during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Continuing Education

8.5 Contact Hours of continuing education are available through NBCC, the APA and the Commission on Dietetic Registration . 7 Hours are pending through the NASW for this event. 

Attn California Licensed Professionals- This event is approved for you! CBBS now defaults to national boards for continuing education. This means any event that is approved by entities like NBCC, the APA or NASW are approved for YOUR CEU's. This event is approved by the NBCC and the APA. 

Castlewood Treatment Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Castlewood Treatment Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Castlewood Treatment Center has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6290. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Castlewood Treatment Center is solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.


This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 8.5 CPEUs, Activity number 107678. 

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886702340-0) for 7 [Social Work] continuing education contact hours.

Conference Accommodations

Guests are responsible for their own travel and accommodations

A Block of Rooms has been reserved under Castlewood/ Monarch Cove Preferred Provider Conference.

Casa Munras Hotel and Spa 

Address: 700 Munras Ave. Monterey, CA 93940 

Phone:  831-375-2411    

Castlewood has a discount rate of $189 a night,  please ask for the Castlewood Treatment Center rate.

The Room Block will expire August 25, 2015

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:  

  • Summarize a clinical philosophy for the treatment of eating disorders which includes attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, nutritional therapy, and strategically applied evidenced based interventions.
  • Describe nonverbal methods of addressing eating disorder behaviors
  • Discuss the metabolic and hormonal changes that occur as a result of disordered eating
  • Demonstrate use of narrative imagery and real-life analogies to help client understand body changes and redefine progress.
  • Identify 6 spiritual pathways which assist in the recovery process from eating disorders and related disorders. 
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders, perinatal mood disorders and where they intersect (hormonally, emotionally, and temperamentally).
  • Discuss the use of meditation, real life non-airbrushed  imagery, and story-telling when working with clients with eating disorders who are pregnant or post-partum.
  • Implement at least 3 family based interventions for clients with eating disorders in family therapy. 
  • Implement at least 3 body based or expressive interventions with clients with eating disorders.
  • Implement the use of Eating Disorder and perinatal mood disorder screening tools

Speaker Bios

Michael Berrett, Ph.D- Dr. Berrett is CEO, Executive Director, and Co-founder of Center for Change. He has more than 30 years experience working with those suffering from eating disorders. He is co-author of several books and book chapters  including the APA book “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders”, and “Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing”. He has also co-authored articles in peer review professional clinical  journals. He is a nationally recognized presenter and clinical trainer, and has presented at many national conferences including NEDA, IAEDP, RENFREW, BEDA, IECA, NATSAP, BFI SUMMIT, and others.  Prior to the opening of Center for Change intensive programs in 1994, Dr. Berrett worked in private practice as a psychologist, and at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in adult and adolescent psychiatry. While at UVRMC, he was the program coordinator for a specialty eating disorder program, and he also served there as Chief of Psychology. He has been Clinical Director for Aspen Achievement Academy, a residential wilderness program for adolescents. He has served on the Joint Commission P-TAC Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. Dr. Berrett has been adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University in graduate programs in educational and counseling psychology. He is a certified School Psychologist and School Counselor, working early in his career with adolescents in public education. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology with a doctoral minor in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1986. He and his wife Karen are the parents of eight wonderful children. Dr. Berrett has dedicated his professional life to helping young people navigate the journey of life with wisdom and peace.

Amber Allen, LMFT- Amber Allen, LMFT (Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist) has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for the past eight years. She has previously worked as a Program Director and Primary Therapist at other California based treatment centers. Amber has a strong passion for the empowerment of families as they navigate the complexities of recovery. She is currently a Certified Family Wellness Instructor and has been responsible for developing and presenting various curriculum regarding both eating disorder family systems as well as in support of healthy communication between all levels within the family. She has also authored an online journal article entitled, “Restoring Families after Eating Disorder Treatment” for Eating Disorder Hope Online. In conjunction to providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families, Amber also treats depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, negative body image and grief/loss issues.

Amber received her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior with a Minor in Women’s Studies from The University of California, Irvine; and also received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. She is currently a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.


Christine Schneider, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW- Dr. Schneider graduated with her Ph.D from St. Louis University in the field of family therapy. She previously obtained her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Ms. Schneider is also adjunct faculty at St. Louis University, teaching in the Department of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her current areas of research and interest are the effects of trauma and chronic illness on parent-child attachment. She is a primary therapist at Castlewood, incorporating theories of attachment and interpersonal biology into her individual, family, and group work. Ms. Schneider has completed training in in Internal Family Systems Therapy and EMDR. Ms. Schneider speaks regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to attachment, couples counseling and trauma. She is a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Tammy Beasley, BS, RD, LD, CEDRD, CSSD-  Tammy received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Auburn University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Tammy has been practicing as a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for thirty years, of which the last 24 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. Tammy was the first RD to become a certified eating disorder registered dietitian (CEDRD) with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals in 1993 and received her certification as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) through the American Dietetic Association in 2007 (the first in Alabama).  Her unique perspective on wellness, resulting from years of client consultations, led to the creation of the RevItUP! for Life program, designed for the chronic dieter to break through food guilt and stop the dieting cycle, which has been taught by RDs in over 27 states. Tammy is passionate about helping clients with all eating disorders learn to trust food and restore a healthy relationship with their own bodies again, and considers it a privilege to partner with the treatment team and the clients on their individual journeys. Tammy believes full recovery is possible, as evidenced in her own recovery from an eating disorder and the years of experience helping other clients do the same. 

During her career, Tammy has served in a wide range of positions to include outpatient nutrition services director for general and eating disorder-specific nutrition clients, nutrition director for an intensive outpatient program in Miami, Florida, adjunct professor at Florida International University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, business owner of a private practice specializing in eating disorders, media representative for Alabama Dietetic Association, and national speaker on nutrition for eating disorders. After serving on the iaedp Certification Committee for four years, she stepped into the Director role in 2013 and her proudest achievement is the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s approval of the CEDRD Certification for all RDs in the field of eating disorders in June, 2015. Tammy joins Castlewood as National Coordinator for Educational Outreach and Development and looks forward to partnering with the Castlewood treatment team to showcase the unique, individualized nutrition care provided by our programs and provide innovative nutrition-based educational opportunities for practicing clinicians who are dedicated to the healing and recovery of clients struggling with eating disorders.

Marybeth Weinstock, Ph.D, BC-DMTDr. Marybeth Weinstock has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Masters Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) from HunterCollege in New York, and an undergraduate degree in Dance and Psychology from GoucherCollege in Baltimore. Dr. Weinstock combines the disciplines of Clinical Psychology and DMT in her work as a therapist. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, schools, mental health agencies, and in private practice with a broad span of patients, and has specialized in both Eating Disorders and issues of age. Dr. Weinstock’s life in the dance world has given her a personal perspective on both the travails of eating disorders and the joy of recovery. Her dissertation was entitled Women Dancers inMidlife: Coping with the Transition, which advanced her scholarship in and treatment of body image issues, and which inspired a series of ongoing workshops. Dr. Weinstock’s theoretical orientation includes psychodynamic, Jungian, feminist, cognitive behavioral, and existential approaches. Since joining the Monarch Cove staff, Dr. Weinstock has been trained in and using Internal Family Systems with her clients. She is the current communications co-chair and past President of the CA Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, sits on the research committee of the national association, and is the representative to ACCAHC. She studies dance with her mentor Anna Halprin, who certified her to teach Movement Ritual. 

Linda Shanti McCabe, Ph.DDr. Linda Shanti McCabe is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco who has worked with women recovering from eating disorders and body image difficulties (as well as the mood disorders that often underlie them) since 1999. Her doctoral research focused on re-image-ing the body using expressive arts. She has worked in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care, and now has a private practice specializing in assisting women recover from disordered eating, body image difficulties, and perinatal mood disorders. She is a recovered mom that is passionate about giving back the gifts of recovery. To read more about her work, please visit DrLindaShanti.com or her blog at Recoverymama.com



All conferences and facilities are ADA compliant. We request that if you need special accommodations please contact Deanna James and let her know of your request so that we can make appropriate accommodations for you.  

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations received within 10 days prior to the event will be provided a full refund. Cancellations after this time frame will not be eligible for refund.  


Castlewood Treatment Center (CTC) is committed to advancing knowledge in the field of psychology without conflicts arising between our institution’s interests and those of our continuing education program participants.  Speakers sponsored by CTC to deliver continuing education with APA approved CE units are required to disclose all potential conflicts of interest when submitting proposals. Please note that for the program advertised herein, funds were accepted to support the research protocol, the researchers, and/or the use of the therapeutic interventions which will be discussed. Castlewood reviews all course content prior to delivery and tries to minimize any inherent bias in the material delivered which is based on the underlying support.  

All other speakers at this conference are on staff with Castlewood Treatment Center. Our staff will discuss the limitations of their work and any affiliations with other entities.  


For additional information regarding the details of this workshop or to discuss ADA needs please contact our continuing education administrator: 

Deanna James 314-974-6844, Deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com


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Casa Munras Hotel & Spa
700 Munras Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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