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Working with the Convergence of Eating Problems and Sexual Abuse

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495 West End Avenue at 84th St.

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Working with the Convergence of Eating and Body Image Problems with Sexual and Physical Abuse

This workshop will present best practices for working with people who suffer on the continuum of eating and body image problems and have, simultaneously, been victims and survivors on the continuum of sexual abuse and severely disordered attachment.
We will look at treatment modalities and perspectives that are relevant from gender, race and class savey models of psychodynamic, attachment based and dissociative perspectives.
We will also address the causes of the large number of people, especially women, who suffer from the convergence of these two forms of suffering. Didactic, experiential and body based teaching methods will be used

Susan Gutwill, AB-PhD, LCSW is a sociologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is on the faculty of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) in NYC and of Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (CPPNJ) of New Jersey. At CPPNJ she has lead a study group for three years that is now providing CPPNJ Programs on Eating Problems and Body Image Suffering for Institute Trainees and for Practitioners in NJ and NY. She has taught, lectured and presented for practitioners for over 30 years. She is a member of Section 9 of Division 39 of the APA, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility.

Her most recent publication is “Toward Social Justice: the continuum of eating and body image problems: how social and psychological realities converge into an embodied epidemic". In Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders, Ed Tom Wooldridge, 2018,She is co-author of Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model, by Carol Bloom, Andrea Gitter, Susan Gutwill, Laura Kogel and Lela Zaphiropoulos. She is also a co-editor and contributor to Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics,with Lynne Layton and Nancy Hollander.

She also teaches in many settings, most recently a case studies series co-sponsored by The Rutgers Graduate School Continuing Education program with CPPNJ.

Her private practice is in Highland Park, NJ and NY, NY

The learning objectives of the course are to:

1) Learn to apply feminist, relational psychodynamic theory and practice together with dissociation based theory and practice.

2) Work to use both practices in an embodied way.

3) Understand the physical and symbolic ways that learning to eat when the body expresses hunger and to stop when one is satiated are in themselves very healing of disembodied affects.

3) Read and respond to one’s own body provides an important antidote to being mentally controlled and physically invaded and abused.

3) Learn to do detailed inquiry into the many moments of eating behaviors when anxiety prevents one’s ability to take care of the self, thereby joining your client in schizoid and dissociative moments when disordered eating and body hatred take over.

4) Consider how all this relates to the newest data on neurobiology

5) Learn to notice and work to titrate the oscillating moments of numbing and hypervigilance

6) Work with parts of self and the areas between parts

7) Understand that eating and body image work is like working with dreams or enactments or free associations

8) Work with transference and countertransference configurations which always include experiences of feeling like the victim, perpetrator, and bystander in different relational configurations. 9) Consider how the socio-symbolic world of advertized images invades the embodied brain and becomes part of one’s inner unconscious world

9) understand and track the way commercial images and their messages become part of our unconscious and dissociative experience

please call 732 887 0848 to speak to instructor

Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 100% refund. 1 week prior to the event: 50% refund.

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 NYS licensed social workers #SW-0361. We are recognized by The NYS Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0018, and NYS licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0102.

The New York State Education Department has approved this wokshop for 4.0 contact hours (CEUs) for NYS licensed LCATs, LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs.

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