We apologize but this event has been CANCELLED.
Overcoming Resistance, Denial and Other Obstacles to Treatment of
Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders Using Integrative Medicine
When: August 3rd, 2012 (Friday), 8:00am-4:30pm
Where: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
Cost: $85 for Early Bird registration before July 20th, $95 after July 20th
Chemical dependency and eating disorders share many components and characteristics including co-occurring Axis I and II disorders. These disorders are unified by disturbances in neurotransmitters in the brain. It is not uncommon that eating disorders will become active or be diagnosed for the first time when the individual seeks treatment for substance use disorders (SUD). This element of cross-addiction speaks to the fact that for many individuals, there may be common etiological factors, including family history of SUD, trauma and major depression that promote the development and maintenance of both SUD and ED. Often individuals with co-occurring disorders may have resistance or be in denial that they need treatment for either their eating disorder or their substance use disorder. Not receiving treatment for eating disorder or the substance use disorder can lead to recurrent relapses. Integrative medicine is an important tool in addressing the brain chemistry and nutritional deficits associated with both ED and SUD. As well, integrative medicine is uniquely able to address the dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (hyperactivity of the stress response) that is common to both and which puts clients at high risk for relapse.
1. Participants will be able to describe two examples of “stress reaction” and its relationship to relapse as well as how integrative medicine can affect the release of stress chemicals as a therapy for relapse prevention.
2. Participants will identify two strategies for addressing resistance and denial in individuals with dual diagnosis eating disorders (ED) and substance use disorders (SUD).
3. Participants will be able to list three dietary supplements that can be used to treat abuse.
4. Participants will identify three co-occurring disorders associated with SUD and ED.
5. Participants will identify three screening procedures for diagnosing eating disorders and substance use disorders.
6. Participants will be able to list two nutritional deficits common in the eating disorder/substance use disorder and the symptoms associated with each.
Schedule of the Day:
8:00-9:00am: Registration and Breakfast
9:00-10:00am: Scope, Diagnosis and Prognosis of Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders
10:00-10:45am: Neurobiology of addiction: hardwired for pleasure
11:00-12:00pm: Media, culture and their influence on ED and SUD
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch (will be provided at the Hotel)
1:00-2:30pm: Wellness in Recovery - tapping into integrative therapies for ED and SUD
2:45-4:00pm: Overcoming points of resistance in treating ED and SUD: Denial, Relapse, Abstinence, Self-Care and More
4:00-4:30pm: Question and Answer
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH
Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of Eating Disorders, Obesity and Addictions. She is the former head of the eating disorders program at Sierra Tucson. She is also a consultant for the dual diagnosis residential eating disorder program at The Ranch, a treatment center and for the Integrative Life Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Ross’s passion is to treat and promote self-healing and transformation on the deepest level through the use of proven and successful integrative therapies. She speaks internationally on the power on integrative medicine to heal and on the use of body-centered therapies as a part of this process. She is the author of three books the latest of which is The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook which describes a whole-person approach to treating binge eating disorder and obesity. Her most recent release is a 2-CD audio program that is a collaborative effort with Dr. Andrew Weil entitled “The Joy of Eating Well. Dr. Ross is also the creator of a unique course for weight management entitled The Anchor Weight Management System™ which she trains other health care professionals to offer through their practices.
Dr. Ross is the host of the weekly radio show, The Vital Life: Awakening Your Full Potential . The Vital Life radio is dedicated to enhancing our understanding of how to live life fully and joyfully by making conscious choices that promote and maintain vitality in all areas of life She currently has a private practice in Denver specializing in treating eating disorders, addictions, and obesity.
The Ranch is an approved provider for continuing education by the following authorities: NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors Provider No.6313) and NASW (The National Association of Social Works provider No. 886487573). The Ranch maintains responsibility for this program. Full-time participants can be awarded up to 6 continuing education credits upon completion of all required evaluations. NBCC approval is limited to the sponsoring organization and does not necessarily reflect endorsements of individual offerings. Please check with your respective State Boards to confirm acceptance of these credits.
Elements Behavioral Health is an approved provider for continuing education by the following authorities: NAADAC (NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program No. 624). Elements Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program. Full-time participants can be awarded up to 6 continuing education credits upon completion of all required evaluations. Please check with your respective State Boards to confirm acceptance of these credits.
CE's Earned: 6
Final RSVP Date: August 2nd, 2012
For more Information please contact: Jeanette Lisalda, Event Coordinator at JLisalda@theelements.com or 866-825-1104
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