Plenary Workshop, led by Dr. Judy Scheel
When Food is Family: The Important Role of Family, Friends, and Loved Ones in Eating Disorder Recovery
Code S02 :: Workshop Session :: 2.00 CE hours
Patients, families and therapists working together toward recovery is imbedded in a relational approach to eating disorders. Engaging patients and their families and helping professionals to teach their patients and families about the role each member plays in the development and maintenance of an eating disorder enables safety and trust and becomes a cornerstone for communication, repair, familial healing and most importantly, recovery. Psychological issues like Attachment and teaching an ‘emotional language’ in a way that families can understand dismantles blame and offers an opportunity for patients to become less afraid of abandoning their eating disorder in pursuit of authenticity.
Summarize relevant clinical theories and treatment approaches used in the treatment of eating disorders.
Discuss concepts behind Attachment Theory and why Attachment subtypes of Avoidant, Anxious, and Ambivalent are relevant in the understanding and treatment of eating disorders.
Recognize how different theories and treatment approaches apply to different patients.
About Dr. Judy Scheel, Founder, Cedar Associates
Dr. Judy Scheel has been treating eating disorders for more than twenty years and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She Founded and was Executive Director of Cedar Associates, a private out-patient treatment program in Westchester County, NY. She Founded Cedar Associates Foundation, Inc. a not-for-profit 501c3 organization for the prevention, education and research of eating disorders. It is through this Foundation that Dr. Scheel produced and directed a documentary titled “Personas: Identities of an Eating Disorder.” It is now available on Amazon. She authored a book in 2011 published by Idyl Arbor, Inc. titled “When Food Is Family: A loving guide to heal eating disorders.” She currently maintains a regular Blog for Psychology Today as well as writes for other publications. Dr. Scheel is a national speaker and has created various clinical conferences for professionals. She maintains a small private practice in NY and NC.
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