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Treating Body Image Distortion: A Sensorimotor Approach

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Plaza Arboleda Conference Center

2502 North Dodge Boulevard

Tucson, AZ 85716

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7:45 am - 8:30 am Registration, Refreshments & Networking

8:30 am - 11:30 am Announcements & Presentation


Treating Body Image Distortion: A Sensorimotor Approach presented by Holly Finlay, MA, LPCC, CEDS, CSP

People with eating disorders often articulate their emotions solely in terms of bodily perceptions including, “fat, bloated and weighed down.” Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) invites the body into treatment. Exploring these physical sensations provides another window into deeper unresolved issues while helping clients learn to decipher the true meaning of the language of their bodies. This workshop provides SP basics and experiential exercises for immediate use with clients.


Holly Finlay, MA, LPCC, CEDS, CSP, President of iaedp™, has been in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 24 years. She is a Fellow of iadep™, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. Holly is the current President for the iaedp Foundation of which Tucson is an affiliate chapter. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Eating Disorders Treatment Center (EDTC) in Albuquerque providing out-patient treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Holly studied under Pat Ogden, PhD, founder and director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and received a certification as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (CSP). She was also named a Superwoman of 2016 by Albuquerque Magazine, and received a Woman of Influence Award in 2015 from Albuquerque’s Business First Organization. She is the President of the Albuquerque Aril and Iris Society and resides with her family in Albuquerque, NM.


This beginning level presentation is designed to help you:

1. Describe Body Image Distortion

2. Explain the difference between top-down and bottom-up processing

3. Identify 2-3 methods used to explore using bottom-up therapy


Continuing Education:

3 continuing education credits are available

RN as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Approval #CEP 12719.

Psychologists - This program is co-sponsored by Sierra Tucson and iaedp™-Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants must be present for the entire presentation and complete the evaluation in order to obtain a CE certificate.


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 the prevention, treatment and recovery from an eating disorder.

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 presenters own research and resources.


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