PRE-REGISTRATION ENDED MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 ON SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.
ADDITIONAL $15 FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION.
For some who struggle with eating disorders, a shift in perspective is necessary before they can even begin to make changes in their eating behavior. For many, a different understanding of the function of their eating disorder is essential in order to create and maintain a lifestyle that is free from struggles with food, fat, and dieting. Traditional folktales and metaphors can be used as effective catalysts in bringing about shifts in perspective that can lead to changes in disordered eating.
In this didactic and experiential presentation, Dr. Johnston will use a lively mix of folk tales and myths to demonstrate how storytelling and metaphor can be used to help clients understand the connection between their disordered eating behavior and their deeper hungers. Myths and metaphors will be presented to show how imagery used in stories can be effective catalysts in bringing about changes in disordered eating patterns and in healing eating disorders. Intuitive approaches for working with archetypal patterns that can be used to redefine the struggle, to discover the symbolism of particular foods, and to uncover the deeper meanings of food cravings and/or phobias will be presented.
Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS, is Director of the Anorexia and Bulimia Center of Hawaii, which she founded in 1982 and Clinical Director of 'Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programs in Honolulu since 2001. She is Senior Advisor and Clinical Consultant for Moonpointe Eating Disorders Programs in Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee, and for the Focus Center for Eating Disorders in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is also Senior Clinical Consultant to the EATFED Intensive Out-Patient Program in Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages and book chapters in Eating Disorders; Bridging the Research Treatment Gap and The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included.
Certification of Attendance for Continuing Education Credit
These workshops are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. LACPA also is approved by the Board of Behavioral Science as a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for MFTs and LCSWs: Provider No. PCE 276. The licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completed continuing education coursework. LACPA supplies a document that certifies the licensee was present for the entire program and earned the continuing education credits.
It is important to note that APA and BBS continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes for a six hour program, 10 minutes for a four or three hour program, 5 minutes for a two or one and one half hour program; after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.
Programs and locations subject to change.
17277 Ventura Blvd, Suite 202, Encino, CA 91316 (818) 905-0410 | Contact LACPA