Monarch Cove Conference for Professionals July 2017

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Monarch Cove

Conference for Professionals

July 22-23, 2017

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- 10:30am- Clinical Philosophy of Treatment- Christine Schneider, MSW, LCSW and Jennifer Edwards, MA, LPCC

10:45 am- 12:00 pm- Translating Complicated Nutrition Science into Practical Recovery Tools: Balancing Nourishment and Pleasure -Tammy Beasley, RD, LD, CEDRD, CSSD

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00- 2:30 pm- Bringing the Body into Eating Disorder Treatment - Jennifer Edwards, MA, LPCC

3:00 pm- 4:45 pm- When Critic Meets Compassion: Facilitating Integration through Experiential Methods -Carol Dietrich, RN, LMFT, RDT

4:45 pm- 6:45 pm- Tours & Reception

6 Hours of learning time


8:00 am- 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking and Q & A with Tammy on Nutrition Philosophy

9:00-10:30 am- Implementing exercise protocols and recommendations for the progression of exercise in each level of care in eating disorders treatment. -Brian Cook, PhD

10:45 am- 12:00 pm – The Treatment of Trauma and Eating Disorders -Christine Schneider, PhD

2.75 Hours of Learning Time

Learning Objectives Below

Continuing Education

8.75 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

This program is awaiting Approval by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours.

Conference Accommodations

Guests are responsible for their own travel and accommodations

A Block of Rooms has been reserved under Castlewood/ Castlewood Conference for Providers

Casa Munras Hotel and Spa

Address: 700 Munras Ave. Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: 831-375-2411

Castlewood has a discount rate of $229 a night, please ask for the Castlewood Treatment Center rate.

The Room Block will expire June 21, 2017

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic concepts of compulsive behaviors, neuroplasticity, and creating new neuropathways in the brain.
  • Summarize several practical methods of resisting compulsive behaviors which encourage brain change.
  • List how nutrition education can restore trust in the recovery process and strengthen the therapeutic relationship
  • 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.
  • Assess the role of the client’s experience of his/her body and integrate that into eating disorder treatment.
  • Utilize at least 3 body-based interventions aimed at supporting the client in building a more adaptive relationship to his/her body.
  • Describe why it is essential to address the client’s experience of his/her body as a part of eating disorder treatment.
  • State at least 3 characteristics of adolescent growth and development that may contribute to disordered eating and/or eating disorders.
  • Identify the basic principles of the Five Phase Model of Drama Therapy.
  • Describe three experiential techniques to facilitate the development of spontaneity, trust and emotional expression.
  • Identify the five step process of working with masks in the treatment of eating disorders.
  • List the elements of compassion.
  • Describe the three chair exercise utilized in facilitating the integration of compassion, the eating disorder-self and healthy-self.
  • Describe the effects of trauma on the formation and continuation of eating disorder behaviors.
  • Summarize the attachment functions of eating disorders in the case of trauma.
  • Identify the stages of treatment of trauma in eating disorder including stabilization, processing and integration.
  • Describe protocols for the therapeutic use of exercise in eating disorders treatment.
  • Explain how to tailor exercise to specific needs of each individual.
  • Create exercise treatment initiatives tailored to the needs of each individual, eating disorder, and level of care.

Speaker Bios

Brian Cook, PhD - Dr. Cook has developed an original line of research focused on examining the etiological role, management, and therapeutic potential of exercise in eating disorders. His graduate training at the University of Florida and a National Institute of Mental Health funded post-doctoral fellowship at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute has allowed him to train under leading experts in the eating disorder field. This has resulted in consistently presenting research and invited talks at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, chairing paper sessions on eating disorders and associated illnesses at international conferences, and publications in leading journals and invited book chapters.

Carol Dietrich, RN, LMFT, RDT - Carol is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist who specializes in treating eating disorders through the creative arts and uses 20 years of experience as a drama therapist to create a holistic treatment environment where active and experiential exercises create space for individuals with eating disorders to experience a more flexible and open way of being with themselves and in the world. With a compassionate and empathic presence, Carol uses drama and theater processes to facilitate psychological and spiritual growth and change. Carol’s education includes a BA in Theatre Arts, an MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy and certification as an Eating Disorder specialist. Her treatment philosophy stems from her belief that optimal healing and recovery is achieved through the integration of body, mind and spirit.

Jennifer Edwards MA, LPCC (#2700), R-DMT- Clinical Director -Ms. Edwards is a therapist and the Clinical Director of Monarch Cove. Her responsibilities include the clinical supervision of the treatment teams and to continue to ensure the program meets Castlewood’s commitment to provide the highest level of care. Ms. Edwards graduated with honors from University of Maryland with a bachelor’s in Psychology and Dance. She obtained her Masters in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy from Columbia College Chicago. Jennifer joined the Castlewood team in 2008 at the Saint Louis facility, beginning as a dance/movement therapy intern. Since her start here, Jennifer has embraced different roles, and is excited at the opportunity to lead the staff at Monarch Cove in California. In order to address the needs of her clients as effectively as possible, Jennifer has completed Level One training in Internal Family Systems Therapy as well as Level One training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Jennifer’s training as a dance/movement therapist combined with her training in sensorimotor psychotherapy allows her to offer a unique approach to helping clients become tolerant and comfortable with reconnecting to their body. This particular aspect of recovery is a focus for which Jennifer has great passion and dedication.

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, RD, LD, CEDRD, CSSD - Tammy has been practicing as a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist for over thirty-one years, of which the last 26 have been specialized in the field of eating disorders. Tammy was the first registered dietitian to become a certified with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) in 1993, and has served on the Certification Committee since 2008, stepping into the role of Director in 2013. During her tenure, the Commission on Dietetic Registration approved the CEDRD Certification for RDs in the field of eating disorders as of June, 2015. Due to her work in this field, Tammy received the Excellence in Practice in Eating Disorders award from Behavioral Health Nutrition practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2016. She serves on the Nutrition and Dietetics Advisory Board for Auburn University and joined Castlewood Treatment Centers as National Coordinator for Nutrition Education in 2015, working with both clients in treatment and clinicians dedicated to their clients’ recovery. Tammy is passionate about translating evidence-based science into practical and insightful messages for clients to begin healing their relationship with food and body and for clinicians to incorporate into their own practices.


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:

melanie Figaro, 310-633-4834, Melanie.figaro@castlewoodtc.com

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