Peter Levine, PhD: Trauma and Eating Disorders
We have had an overwhelming response and have changed the location of the presentation. Dr. Levine will be presenting at the Westward Look. This change was made on 2/16/2017. If you purchased tickets before February 16, please be aware of the change in location.
Trauma and Eating Disorders: from Torment to Transformation and Embodiment, by Peter Levine, PhD
4:45-5:30 pm Registration, Dinner Buffet & Networking
5:30-8:30 pm Announcements & Presentation
Eating disorders are complex, both in their cause and in their symptomatology. Two crucial areas that are fundamental to understanding and treating these disorders are early trauma and dissociation. We also have the toxic, disembodied virtual culture, to which adolescents are exposed throughout their formative years. This virulent combination may account for the tremendous prevalence of these disorders in young adolescents. Fortunately, we can have direct access to these core issues through body- based awareness therapies, such as Somatic Experiencing. In this lecture, we will examine the role played by early childhood trauma and how this creates a fundamental disconnection of our patients from their sensory-bodies.
Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical & biological physics, and in psychology. He is the author of several best-selling books on trauma and its treatment, as well as a number of articles and contributing chapters to various books on the subject. He is the developer and founder of Somatic Experiencing and is a Senior Fellow and consultant for The Meadows treatment program.
This Intermediate level presentation is designed to help you:
1. Identify key factors which may lead to eating disorders.
2. Discuss awareness-based approaches for these disorders.
3. Discuss the potential role of these therapies in overall treatment programs.
This workshop is appropriate for: Mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, school counselors, school psychologists, health coordinators, and any other helping profession with an interest in learning more about eating disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.
3 Continuing Education Credits available: The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists. Participants must be present for the entire presentation and complete the evaluation in order to obtain a continuing education certificate.
The iaedp Foundation, Inc., and their affiliated Chapters do not endorse any individual sponsors, treatment facilities, or their treatment philosophies. The accuracy of information is based on the presenter’s own research and resources.