Full Course Description
Disordered Eating Behaviors: Identify and Treat the Underlying Trauma
As you perform your typical intake with a new client, you review their eating habits. There are indications of abnormal eating behaviors like yo-yo dieting and restrictive eating. The client guiltily says things like “I know I should eat healthier.”
Your guard is up, but you quickly move along when their problems don’t take the form of a full-blown eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia.
Disordered eating behaviors are frequently hiding something deeper – serving as a coping mechanism for the unresolved trauma that lies beneath. Without addressing the trauma behind the disordered eating your client will fail to find the relief they seek.
In this recording, you'll learn how to assess and treat disordered eating from a trauma-informed, body positive lens, for improved outcomes!
You’ll get the skills and essential treatment techniques you need for every stage of therapy, including:
- Tools to diagnose and treat non-DSM-5® disordered eating
- Interventions for reducing trauma symptomology related to disordered eating behaviors
- Evidence-based strategies to reframe clients’ damaging relationship with food
Experience the satisfaction of helping your clients to resolve their traumas and release the unhealthy disordered eating behaviors with this powerful non-diet paradigm!
- Express a thorough understanding of childhood trauma, attachment, dissociation, and the researched, causal link to disordered eating.
- Utilize evidence-based, assessment tools and interventions for disordered eating, trauma, and dissociation, as well as spouses/partners and families/caregivers.
- Examine the history of eating disorder treatment, disordered eating in the United States, and the socio-political/cultural factors involved in disordered eating.
- Identify how to diagnose and treat non-DSM-5® disordered eating.
- Evaluate personal behaviors or counter-transference that could be impeding treatment efficacy.
- Apply case studies and conceptualization for incorporating body-positive terminology, awareness and intervention.
Prepare Yourself for Every Stage of the Therapy Process
Implement Comprehensive Clinical Assessments
- Intake Strategies for Successful Therapeutic Intervention
- Looking beyond anorexia, bulimia and bingeing
- Conclusive questions for improving your client intake
- Red flags of disordered eating
- Address common issues that may not be in DSM-5®: Orthorexia, compulsive overeating, diabulimia
- Digging for the roots: is the disordered behavior a result of previous trauma?
Techniques and Interventions to Transform Your Therapy
- How to choose the right assessment for your client
- Specific assessments for the spectrum of disordered eating and trauma
- Additional tools for depression, trauma, or other comorbid conditions
- How and when to use assessments for tracking progress
- Frequency considerations – get what you need without client burnout
- Collaboration within the treatment team
Put It All into Action: Considerations for Implementation Into Your Practice
- Non-diet paradigm to transform your client’s relationship with food
- Health at Every Size (HAES)
- Intuitive eating
- Respect, love and nurturance for self
- Reframing your approach as the clinician
- Trauma-informed tactics for each stage of counseling
- Trauma Specific Evaluation of Intake Procedure: what NOT to say/do
- Process and treat trauma and dissociation
- Determine the appropriate order of interventions
- Avoid re-traumatization
- Therapeutic techniques that assist in stabilization
- IFS Mapping: Address the various mindsets of each patient
- Attachment focused work: Self and others
- Art and sand tray interventions, journaling/logging
- Therapeutic approaches for stabilization
- Evaluate the Window of Tolerance
- Incorporation of Polyvagal Theory to increase client stability
- Prevent overwhelming trauma symptoms
- Overcome common blocks in therapy
- Systemic vs. individual: When to include family/partners
- Self of the therapist exercise: Countertransference, bias
- Case discussions and video demonstrations
- Effective documentation for ongoing treatment
- Risks and limitations
2-Day Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Two-Day Trauma Competency Conference
The successful resolution of traumatic stress can be simple
Studies indicate that there are four key elements to effective trauma treatment. When you accomplish these four key elements in treatment with your clients, you will be able to reduce their symptoms and improve clinical outcomes.
Watch this conference and you will walk away with a step-by-step four-stage framework for navigating essential elements of trauma treatment with your traumatized clients.
The essential elements are common to all evidence-based trauma treatments, you will learn how you can integrate this framework with your current approach or methodology to make your trauma treatment even more effective!
This trauma competency training can transform your clinical practice and help improve your trauma treatment outcomes, just as it has for other clinicians around the world.
Best of all, upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of trauma counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCTP for details.
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- Distinguish the nature of traumatic stress, grief, & loss and their sequelae.
- Analyze the clinical application of various theoretical treatment models for traumatic stress, grief & loss.
- Evaluate traumatic stress, grief & loss from neurobiological, biochemical, psychological, social & spiritual perspectives in order to improve clinical outcomes.
- Analyze the clinical research that supports the imperative factors that influence the efficacy of trauma treatment.
- Assess the comorbidity of traumatic stress in other diagnoses, including personality disorders and Dissociative Identify Disorder, and identify appropriate treatment interventions.
- Utilize psychoeducation and cognitive restructuring techniques for maximizing client engagement and participation in early stages of treatment.
- Determine the efficacy of self-regulation skills as a preliminary treatment intervention for trauma.
- Determine the 10 core competencies of traumatic stress, grief and loss and specify the clinical application of each.
- Conduct clinical interventions and techniques for the initial assessment, safety and stabilization phase of treatment as well as the remembrance and mourning phases of trauma treatment.
- Evaluate the potential clinical limitations and benefits of completing a needs assessment for better progress in treatment.
- Utilize clinical skills to support and facilitate recovery from complicated bereavement in clients.
- Integrate CBT skills to promote the development of stability, self-efficacy, anxiety management, and relational capacities in traumatized clients.
A Brief History and Evolution of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss
Core Competencies of Traumatic Stress, Grief & Loss
Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Factors that Produce Anxiety & Traumatic Stress
- Systemic traumatic stress theory
- Symptom review
- Review of effective treatments
- Tri Phasic model
- Most commonly used instruments to assess traumatic stress
Adaptive and maladaptive coping behaviors
- Precipitating events
- Meaning making
- Physiology of Trauma
Review of Effective Treatment Interventions
- Trauma Adaptation
- Systemic influences
- Emotional & psychological stressors
- Integrated theoretical concepts from stress, crisis & trauma theories
- Information Processing Model
- Psychosocial Model
The Biochemical, Affective, and Cognitive Impacts of Traumatic Stress
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (PE, CPT & SIT)
- EMDR & Bilateral Stimulation
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)/Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
The Impacts of Traumatic Stress Over Time & Across & Within Developmental Stages
- Affective volatility
- The body keeps the score
- Neurobiology and biology of traumatic stress
The Role of Traumatic Stress in Clinical Disorders such as Personality Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and More
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Adrenal fatigue
Conceptualizing a Framework of Healing for Survivors of Traumatic Stress
Traumatic Stress Exists Across the Continuum of Systemic Levels
- Systemic perspective
- Strengths perspective
- Survivor metaphor
Theories of Traumatic Stress, Loss and Grief
- Systemic trauma theory
- Community trauma
- Vicarious secondary traumatization
Bereavement and Adjustment Disorders
- Information processing model
- Psychosocial model
- Contemporary thoughts
Assessment of Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Supporting Normal Bereavement
- Treating Complicated Bereavement
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA
- DSM-5® changes
- ACE & Developmental Trauma
- Diagnosing PTSD with the PCL-5
Demonstrations: Interactive Exercises/Application of Skills
- Drawing art
- Healing metaphors
- Transitional objects
Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks
- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
- Narrative Exposure Therapy Technique
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
- Bilateral Stimulation
Closure: Lessons Learned Copyright :
- Limitations of many accepted models of trauma treatment
- Weaknesses and limitations of evidence-based trauma treatment models
- Limitations of the diagnostic (DSM-5 ®) system
- Limitations and potential risks in grief work, due to research scarcity on the topic
ACT for Body Acceptance
Clients are swimming upstream when it comes to positive body image. Hounded with unattainable white western standards about what constitutes an acceptable body, many stop pursuing the life they want. And at the same time, clients can feel shame that they struggle with body positivity and may blame themselves for being stuck. This session will teach you strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients accept the body they inhabit and use it to pursue meaningful activities even as they experience distressing thoughts, feelings, and memories.
- Determine the role of avoidance of thoughts and feelings about body image in keeping clients stuck.
- Describe the differences between acceptance and approval when it comes to body image.
- Employ values-based action plans to guide clients in taking committed action toward their values.
- Different Approach to Body Image Struggles
- Not depending on body positivity or approval
- Acceptance vs approval when it comes to body image
- Building psychological flexibility
- Help clients unhook from Negative Thoughts and Feelings
- Strategies to develop courage to start doing what is important to them
- Working with the body image they have
- Values-based action plans
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns with Men
Males, long thought to make up just 1 in 10 eating disorder cases, require help in ever greater numbers. Latest research indicates males represent up to a third of those identified with anorexia and bulimia, half with binge eating, and the majority with muscle dysmorphia. To identify and treat males, it takes a complete re-think of what you assume eating disorders look like and how to assist those who are struggling with the deadliest mental illness in the DSM.
- Demonstrate appropriate screening tools and approaches for males with eating disorders and body image concerns.
- Develop specific clinical practice goals to enhance prevention or treatment approaches with males.
- Integrate social justice factors in treatment of males with body image concerns.
- Etiology, psychological assessment, and evidence-based intervention
- Latest research in the field of males with eating disorders
- Social justice including racial, ethnic, sexual and gender diversity populations
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
Treating the Whole Person: A Transdiagnostic CBT Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Emotional avoidance is a distinguishing feature of eating disorders as well as many other clinical conditions, including anxiety and depression which often co-occur with disordered eating and body image concerns. This session will demonstrate how emotional awareness, tolerance, and acceptance can be built utilizing transdiagnostic treatment.
- Analyze at least 2 maintaining factors of eating disorders.
- Formulate at least 3 benefits of using a transdiagnostic approach to treat eating disorders and body image concerns
- Conduct two emotion awareness skills.
- Context of the Problem: Patient Complexity, Complexity of Treatment Modalities, Research-Practice Gap
- Solution to the Problem: Transdiagnostic Model & the Unified Protocol, Emotional Awareness tools to put into immediate practice
- Building Emotional Tolerance through Emotional Exposure. Video demonstration and practice exercises in building and facilitating cognitive flexibility and empathy
- Limitations of the research and potential risks