The Women's Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) is renowned for its pioneering work on women's relationship to food, feeding, and their bodies. Since the publication of Susie Orbach's Fat Is A Feminist Issue (1978), the faculty of The WTCI has further developed a theory and practice of working with the full range of eating problems, explicated in Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994). We have found that our unique four-week groups can be a powerful tool for practitioners as they journey toward a place of peace in their relationship with food and their bodies. Participants will:
-- learn the theoretical underpinnings of a self-attuned, anti-deprivation treatment model relevant to the full spectrum of eating and body image disorders.
-- experience the self-attuned eating approach through guided imageries and experience-near exercises.
--learn how to accurately assess and treat both latent and manifest eating and body image disorders.
--learn how to use countertransference to help guide treatment.
-- learn to identify the complex influence of culture in shaping subjectivity/subjective experiences of body-self.
Andrea Gitter, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT is on the Board of the WTCI and on the teaching faculty for The WTCI's two year psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program, MINDING THE BODY: CULTURE, GENDER, CREATIVITY, AND SUBVERSION. She is co-author with C. Bloom, A. Gitter, S. Gutwill, L. Kogel, L. Zaphiropoulos of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994), and several articles on the topic.
The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 6.0 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs and LCSWs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who complete an evaluation form and sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop.
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute Training Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0361
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