- From Surviving to Thriving
- Ethics and Imperatives of Self Care
- Multidisciplinary Professional Guidelines
- Damage to Clients, Therapists, and Our Profession
- Roadblocks and Thoroughfares
- Personal Life
- Professional Practice
- Multicultural Considerations
- Real Life Resolutions
- What Is Well-Being?
- Caring Cultures in The Workplace
- Wellness Regimen
- Next Steps
Treatment of eating disorders is particularly challenging. Clients often present with serious psychopathology including suicidality and personality disorders; the threat of litigation is ever-present; and, while the positives of a cohesive treatment community are many, one negative aspect is that it may be difficult to express problems to colleagues due to confidentiality concerns. Tools, resources, support, and reframing of the self-care problem are essential to moving the profession toward the ever-evolving wellness ideal.
Following this presentation participants will be able to explore and explain the ethics of the self-care imperative; identify difficulties impacting professional well-being; and will emerge from the workshop with a written plan of specific, personal and practical wellness initiatives to increase the ability to thrive as an eating disorder professional.
Dr. Jonna Fries has been an enthusiastic member of IAEDP for five years. A postdoctoral intern at University Counseling Services at California State University, Northridge, Dr. Fries provides counseling services to students and consulting services to a peer education program, Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating. Dr. Fries presented this summer at the American Psychological Association with a video illustrating her work with Integrative Body Psychotherapy. Dr. Fries is also an adjunct faculty member of the Chicago School of Psychology. She has developed a group therapy treatment manual with a multicultural perspective for those with BED, obesity, and body image distress.
Nancy Anderson Dolan began supporting people in therapy in 1979, volunteering while she studied for her Psychology degree. 30 years later, Anderson Dolan has worked with diverse populations, all the while addressing issues of trama, addiction and disordered eating within other programs and eating disorder treatment centers. An obsessive learner, she has trained in a wide variety of areas including trauma, addiction, brain chemistry opimization with Robertson Wellness Institute, as well as extensive speaker training. She also brings her personal 20+ of recovery from compulsive eating. Currently, the Alberta Provincal Health Services has contracted Anderson Dolan to provide the only food addiction information offering in the province.