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Moving Beyond Abuse and Sexual Assault

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The Radnor Hotel

591 Lancaster Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087

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Please join us for Moving Beyond Sexual Assault: The Role of an Eating Disorder in Staying Stuck in the Trauma, an educational seminar by trauma and eating disorder specialist, Shari Botwin, LCSW

http://www.sharibotwin.com

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According to the Sidran organization up to 70 percent of people will experience some type of trauma in a lifetime. Up to 20 percent of those people will go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to the Center for Eating Disorders up to half of the people being treated for an eating disorder have reported living through some type of abuse. The National Eating Disorder Association has found that up to 30 percent of women checking into treatment centers are revealing a history of childhood sexual abuse.

It is not the abuse itself that leaves someone with undigested feelings of shame, anger, grief and fear. It is not having a way to process and understand the impact of the experience that results in people developing self-destructive coping mechanisms; such as, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Focus will be on childhood abuse and domestic violence. Through patient examples and some personal sharing attendees will gain a better understanding of how the symptoms of eating disorder serves as a distraction or way to avoid all the pain and loss that follows these types of betrayals and boundary violations.

Attendees will learn at least three different coping strategies they can apply in their therapy sessions to help patients replace the eating disorder with healthy alternatives. Exercises such as journaling, mediation, and yoga will be discussed as ways for patients to digest feelings of shame and fear and to grieve the losses following trauma. Patient stories and some self-disclosure of my history with PTSD and eating disorders will be used to demonstrate how letting go of the eating disorder can also help someone let go of the symptoms associated with any type of abuse. Attendees will understand the impact of trauma and the power of letting go of an eating disorder to be able to live a full life!

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to define at least three different symptoms of PTSD that are associated with childhood abuse and sexual assault

  2. Attendees will be able to define the role the symptoms of an eating disorder have in distracting from feelings of shame and grief

  3. Attendees will be able to identify three alternative coping mechanisms to replace symptoms of an eating disorder

  4. Attendees will be able to identify different levels of care when a patient is unstable with symptoms of their eating disorder and PTSD.

  5. Attendees will learn at least three techniques to manage the transference and/or countertransference when seeing trauma/eating disorder patients.


Clinicians and dietitians will receive 3 continuing education credits for completion of this session

Monte Nido & Affiliates is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Monte Nido & Affiliates maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Monte Nido & Affiliates is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 3 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activities / materials.

For questions, Please Contact:

Tamie Gangloff MA MFT, Regional Outreach Manager

tgangloff@montenidoaffiliates.com | 610.517.3334


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591 Lancaster Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087

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