October 5, 2009
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
3 CEU/clock hours
Location: 115 Stillman Hall
MotivatEd: How to Use Eating Disorder Research to Move
Historically, eating disorders have been assigned different etiologies—family dynamics, developmental stagnation, cultural influence, and biological interaction. Recent research leads to an understanding of eating disorders as neuro-biologically based illnesses with multifaceted vulnerabilities. This presentation will explore the diagnostic descriptions and diagnostic inadequacies of eating disorders, cutting edge neuro-biological research on eating disorders, and treatment applications based on neuro-biological research and an interactional etiology model. Attendees will gain experience in treatment techniques and protocols to use with eating disordered clients and will uncover new questions to use when diagnosing and treating these disorders.
Participants will have learned at the completion of this training:
1. Participants will learn how to more accurately and precisely diagnose eating disordered clients using the DSM-IV-TR criteria and appropriate assessment techniques.
2. Participants will learn new and novel research that informs more effective treatment for eating disordered clients including research on: family involvement, cultural influences, neuro-biology, learning styles, and effective treatments.
3. Participants will try on treatment techniques related to the most recent research on eating disorders including: neuro-biological education, dialectical communication, family support, stages of change modeling, and others.
David Dagg is the Director of Clinical Development at The Center for Balanced Living, David is responsible for all new clinician training, ongoing clinician education, and program development. In addition to eating disorders David has been a leader in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and chemical dependency. In between graduate classes to complete his PhD in Counselor Education and working full-time, David enjoys his therapy dog Dot and refurbishing a house in Olde Towne East’s historic district.