San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW, has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for 30 years. Following her graduate studies at the NYU School of Social Work and CSAB, Ilene served on the national board of AABA and helped found NEDA. She has remained active as a Clinical Advisor of the NEDA Navigator program, Loss Support Network and NEDA Support Group Programs. This fall, Ilene will be an adjunct professor at Wurtzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She will be teaching the first eating disorders masters level elective to be offered in New York City. Ilene is in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ and speaks widely on the subject of eating disorders.
• Attendees will see the value of integrating family members into an individual therapy relationship.
• Attendees will understand the perspective of the eating disorder as a form of unhealthy communication thereby necessitating direct communication with the people closest to the patient as a critical part of individual therapy.
• Attendees will be shown the tools to create a safe therapeutic environment which includes all significant others and family members as needed throughout the therapy process.
• Attendees will understand the potential efficacy of this treatment model expedited by a smaller team of professionals.
Integrating family dynamics into individual therapy for an eating disorder gives the therapist invaluable insight and can immediately improve family relationships. When a family can watch a therapist attuned to the patient’s emotions display an empathy they may not know how to access on their own, a vastly important teachable moment can be revealed. This is the distinction of the therapy integration idea: The patient feels supported with the therapist in a situation she/he often resists and the family can feel less threatened by the “unknown” of the family member’s treatment, making possible new and productive communication, critical for recovery.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: Oliver-Pyatt Centers offers residential, partial hospitalization, transitional living, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient services for women with eating disorders and exercise addiction. Our mission is to genuinely connect with each individual, address the core issues driving the disorder, and provide the tools needed to live a meaningful life, free from food and weight preoccupation. Our treatment is therapeutically grounded, and incorporates state of the art approaches, research, outcome data, and up-to-date medical knowledge. Our innovative protocols are based on a thorough understanding of eating disorders and the unique experience of each person affected by one.
To learn more about OPC, please visit www.oliverpyattcenters.com, or call 866-511-HEAL to arrange a tour of our South Miami location.
Continuing Education provided by Dr. Carol L. Clark, Provider #50-550/BAP585. This course (#20-404177) is approved for 3 CEUs by the Florida Board of Nursing, expires 10/15; Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, expires 3/15; the Florida Board of Psychology, expires 5/14; the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition; and the Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00am. Programming will start at 8:30am.
There is valet parking available in front of the hotel. An additional option is to park in the public garage between the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel and Peacock Garden Cafe for $1.50 per hour.