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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Annual WCSPP Conference 2018

Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Time: 8:30am–3:00pm
Host: Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy (WCSPP)
Location: West Harrison, NY
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane
Cost: 0-$185

The 2018 WCSPP conference topic is “It’s Not About the Food” – Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.  Dr. Judith Brisman will be a keynote speaker with Theresa Kinsella, RD at this year’s annual conference.  Dr. Brisman’s talk is titled “When Actions Speak Louder Than Words: A New Understanding of the Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders.”

About This Conference: Eating disorders are serious, often complex and potentially life-threatening disorders that affect people of every age, gender, race and socioeconomic group. They often begin with irregular or disordered eating patterns but are treatable when detected early. How, when and in what ways the family intervenes is often vital for successful outcomes. At this conference, we will explore the etiology, signs and symptoms, and treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorders, as well as how the “disowned self” needs to be understood in the treatment. The importance of comprehensive evaluation, medical stabilization, behavioral and familial interventions, and the role of the nutritionist will be elaborated as critical elements in the treatment. Moreover, clinical vignettes will help us understand how to best help children and teens who are struggling with disordered eating or specific eating disorders, as well as the parents of children with an acute or potential eating disorder. View full event brochure here.

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