Background: This powerful documentary about dance/movement therapy and drama therapy features the wisdom and expertise of the workshop leaders. Infused with inspiration and hope, the gripping vignettes demonstrate the depths to which we must take our clients to heal. Presenters will be available for questions following the film screening.
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Whether it is not knowing how to tell their story, fear of not being understood, or a reluctance to speak the “unspeakable”, many individuals with eating disorders have difficulty expressing themselves. Expressing Disorder: Journey to Recovery is a newly released documentary that demonstrates how individuals with eating disorders can reconnect with their inner self and express what they feel, even when it seems impossible.
This powerful documentary about dance/movement therapy and drama therapy features the wisdom and expertise of the workshop leaders. Infused with inspiration and hope, the gripping vignettes demonstrate the depths to which we must take our clients to heal. . Observers of this unique film will be able to observe how clients with eating disorders can feel moved to not only reach toward and embrace recovery, but also begin to “give back” in their communities.
Expressing Disorder: Journey to Recovery provides understanding for friends and families as well as teaching moments for clinicians to help their clients expand their ability to experience, express and articulate feelings. Presenters will be available for questions following the film screening.
Susan Kleinman, BC-DMT, NCC, CEDS, Dance/movement therapist at The Renfrew Center of Florida is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, past president of the American Dance Therapy Association and past chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She is co-author of chapters on body/mind methods in the textbook Bridging the Research-Practice Gap in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and the first Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance, and is the recipient of the American Dance Therapy Association’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work is featured in the documentary entitled Expressing Disorder: Journey to Recovery.
Carol Dietrich, RN, LMFT, RDT is a Registered Drama Therapist/ Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has worked with eating disorders for over a decade in hospital-based/day treatment programs as an individual, group, family & drama therapist. She completed the Eating Disorder Certificate Program at JFK University and is the Program Director and Drama Therapist at La Ventana Eating Disorders Treatment Program in San Francisco. Her work with masks facilitates integration and the experience of a more fully embodied and empowered sense of self, and is featured in the new documentary on eating disorders Expressing Disorder: Journey to Recovery.
and Anita Johnston, PhD, CEDS
Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS, is a psychologist and certified eating disorder supervisor working with eating disorders for over 30 years. Author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, and co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, she is Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programs in Honolulu, Hawaii and ‘Ai Pono Maui residential facility in Maui, Hawaii. She is Clinical Advisor to Moonpointe Eating Disorders Programs in Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee, Focus Center for Eating Disorders in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Senior Clinical Consultant to the EATFED IOP in Sydney, Australia.