Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa

P.O. Box 71308, Clive, IA 50325
edci@edciowa.org

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Course Descriptions

Eating Disorders Simplified: 

The goal of this presentation is to train the Professional how to motivate the patient to develop an openly communicative relationship with people who desire to assist the recovery processes. A developmental and methodical process of education will be presented that facilitates a decrease in fear, shame and potentially unnecessary conflicts between the patient and the support team members. When the patient has a support system that is well educated, trained and present in the community environment, their confidence for success and competence in life skills improve significantly.  

 

Presenter: James D. “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS, F.iaedp

Buck has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders. He is the Executive Director for Remuda Ranch at the Meadows eating disorders Critical Care Units and In-patient/Residential programs in Wickenburg, Arizona. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as a Chief Operations Officer, Clinical Director, Program Director and Therapist. For a number of years, he had a private practice in Southern California treating clients with Eating Disorders, Self Injurious Behavior and Bariatric Surgery.

Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Board of Directors from 2010 through 2016 and remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee. He was the founding president of iaedp’s™ first regional chapter located in Orange County California and has been involved with the development of multiple US chapters.

His credentials include those as a California Marriage and Family Therapist, an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Fellow of iaedp.  Buck has completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University in Riverside California.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. How to educate the patient and family to achieve the highest cooperation.

2. How to prepare the Patient to develop and use a support system.

3. How to prepare the support team members to facilitate recovery mindfulness.

4. How and what to teach the support team members for applicable support skills.

Discovering Balance: Fitness in Eating Disorder Treatment:

The integration of exercise into treatment for patients with eating disorders has often been a controversial topic. McCallum Place uses a multi-disciplinary approach to exercise clearance based on medical, behavioral, and nutritional indicators. Exercise prescriptions are then implemented in coordination with the nutritional demands. Amanda will examine the importance of collaboration, appropriate use of exercise-related language, and management of mental barriers including body image concerns frequently exhibited by patients first starting an exercise program. She will highlight the essentials to reestablishing a healthy relationship with exercise during treatment and propose methods for sustaining this upon discharge.

 

Presenter: Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS

Amanda Schlitzer Tierney is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds her Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology: Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. Amanda has been working with athletes and non-athletes with eating disorders since 2006. Over the years, Amanda gained a wide-range of knowledge for this specialized population and found her true passion: helping individuals incorporate balanced exercise into the recovery environment. Amanda’s goal as a Strength and Conditioning Coach is working with individuals to help identify unhealthy exercise thoughts and behaviors and supporting them in redefining their relationship with fitness.  She aims to help her patients find a balance between challenging the body and bringing the fun back to exercise. She encourages listening to one’s body cues and adequate fueling to maintain a healthy body and mind. Amanda’s target reaches beyond the patient and she strives to educate athletes, teams, coaches, parents, athletic trainers, and sport medicine personnel on how work with this specialized population.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Understand the roles of a multi-disciplinary treatment team and the significance of collaboration with a strength and conditioning coach while incorporating fitness into eating disorder treatment.

2. Distinguish the mindset necessary for the constructive addition of exercise into treatment.

3. Recognize the process of exercise prescriptions and the nutritional correlation.

4. Understand challenges concerning exercise integration and the application of carrying out an independent fitness routine.

Keep Your Love On: A Practical Psychoed & Skills Approach for Families:

This presentation focuses on psycho-education that fosters insight and equips families to choose love over fear in their relationships. Dr. Nagib discusses how love and fear drive the family system, shares relevant teaching points, educational interventions and skills for clinicians to utilize with families.

 

Presenter: Dr.Margaret Nagib, PsyD

Dr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For more than 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Today, as a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals. Formerly, Dr. Nagib worked as a counselor with The Meier Clinics, the Northern Illinois University Counseling Center, the Glen Oaks Adolescent Therapeutic School and Oak Forest Psychological Services, all in Illinois. She has been featured in Relevant magazine; the Wall Street Journal; Today’s Christian Woman magazine; FOX News, “The Everlasting Love,” a Christian public affairs television program broadcast throughout Chicago; and “Doctor to Doctor” on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Dr. Nagib earned her undergraduate degree from Pace University in New York and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she also served as an adjunct graduate psychology professor. She held a similar role at Simpson University in California. She also attended two years at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Participants will identify and explore how love and fear drive the family system.

2. Participants will identify and explore teaching points to educate families on how to increase love and decrease fear in the family system through insight and relational skills.

3. Participants will engage in an experiential exercise that can be used in a psychoeducation session.

Radically Open DBT:

This is a treatment approach rooted in neuroscience of emotional expression and social connectedness that has shown strong promise for the treatment of anorexia nervosa. RO-DBT takes the overcontrolled and under-controlled temperament types in consideration for a variety of patient types.  Identifying and understanding this variety of temperaments and their subtypes informs treatment planning and helps clients to be mindful of their environments and their responses to them. Acknowledgement of the neurobiology that contributes to their conditions removes shame and judgement from patient narratives.

 

Presenter: Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, CEDS

Dr. Astrachan-Fletcher is a nationally recognized expert in the field of DBT, is functionally trained in the FBT (Family-Based Treatment) model, and is a frequent presenter at national eating disorders conferences. She co-authored The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia: Using DBT to Break the Cycle and Regain Control of Your Life (2009), which is used at eating disorders treatment facilities throughout the country.

Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher has a wealth and breadth of experience treating patients with eating, mood and anxiety disorders. She is Lecturer at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over 20 years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of eating disorders and women’s mental health issues, and has taught and supervised Psychiatry residents and fellows as well as Clinical Psychology interns and externs for many years. She was named Teacher of the Year by the Clinical Psychology Internship and Fellowship Program at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2013.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Recognize new applications in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for their practices

2. Identify and distinguish between over controlled and under controlled temperaments and their subgroups

3. Understand the importance of the neuroregulatory stimuli and their influence on patient perception

Comorbidity: Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse:

The goal of this presentation is to review the most current literature on treating individuals with co-occurring eating disorders and substance use disorders. We will explore current trends in the field and how to implement best practices. Opportunities for experiential work within small groups to simulate providing integrated treatment to ED-SUD clients will also be provided.

 

Presenter: Dr. Jason Reed, PsyD, LP

Dr. Jason Reed is a licensed psychologist specializing in addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. He is the National Director of the Eating Disorder-Substance Use Disorder program at The Emily Program in St. Louis Park, MN. Dr. Reed has almost 15 years of experience in the addiction field in a wide array of clinical environments. He is particularly interested in best practices for integrated treatment of addictive and eating disorders.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Learn about new research on eating disorders/substance use disorders

2. Understand the current state of the field

3. Gain awareness of best practices for integrated treatment of ED-SUD clients

Binge Eating:

A significant number of people seeking bariatric surgery for weight loss have an eating disorder. While assessing and treating an eating disorder prior to surgery is recommended, the symptoms may develop or return after surgery. Identifying patients who are struggling with eating disorder symptoms and poor body image is important in postoperative adjustment.

 

Presenter: Dr. Jill Leer, PhD, LP

Dr. Jill Leer is a licensed psychologist. She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She specializes in treating eating disorders at Park Nicollet Melrose Center and serves as the clinical lead for the Binge Eating Disorder program. In addition, she works with the bariatric surgery population, conducting psychological assessments and providing pre and post- operative counseling through the Park Nicollet Weight Management Center. She has published in the area of PTSD and obesity stigma.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Identify the prevalence of binge eating disorder in this population

2. Recognize the unique eating disorder symptom presentation in patients with bariatric surgery

3. Identify when your patient is struggling following bariatric surgery

Family Dynamics (Experiential):

A painful divide may develop between those struggling with an eating disorder and the people who love and support them. Often someone with an eating disorder feels isolated and uncertain how to communicate about their inner worlds. The people in their life may feel scared and hesitant to ask questions or express concern. This session will identify and provide opportunities to practice communication skills that may build a bridge between those struggling with eating disorders and the people in their lives.

 

Presenter: Presenter: James D. “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS, F.iaedp

Buck has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders. He is the Executive Director for Remuda Ranch at the Meadows eating disorders Critical Care Units and In-patient/Residential programs in Wickenburg, Arizona. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as a Chief Operations Officer, Clinical Director, Program Director and Therapist. For a number of years, he had a private practice in Southern California treating clients with Eating Disorders, Self Injurious Behavior and Bariatric Surgery.

Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Board of Directors from 2010 through 2016 and remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee. He was the founding president of iaedp’s™ first regional chapter located in Orange County California and has been involved with the development of multiple US chapters.

His credentials include those as a California Marriage and Family Therapist, an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Fellow of iaedp.  Buck has completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University in Riverside California.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Identify cognitions and emotions that often create barriers to communication in relationships with people and someone who struggles with an eating disorder.

2. Identify and articulate three communication skills aimed at development of empathy and understanding.

3. Effectively implement at least one of the three identified communication skills.

My Story Matters - A Personal Recovery Story:

This session offers an inspirational message regarding hope, joy and living a recovered life. Hear from local Iowan, Oxana Hogan regarding her courageous fight for recovery. Recovery is real. Oxana’s story matters- and so does yours!

 

Presenter: Oxana Hogan

Oxana Hogan was born and raised in Far Eastern Russia, where she earned her Master's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She moved to the United States permanently in 2009, where she spent 6 years in Minneapolis, MN doing trading and account management in the scrap recycling industry.  Three years ago, at 27, thanks to support from a close friend, she admitted to having an eating disorder that first developed while she was modeling as a young woman in Russia. Despite a busy professional career and traveling schedule, she made her health a priority and reached out for help to the recovery center in Minneapolis – which literally saved her life. Intensive work with a therapist, doctor, physical therapist, dietitian, and health educators was supplemented with an online recovery program and a lot of internal  work.  Two years after recovery she began sharing her story publicly. Seeing the difference it has made for those still struggling with eating disorders inspired her to continue to share and spread awareness that recovery is possible and that the process of going through recovery can become one of the most incredible and character shaping experiences in one's life.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Identify which three professionals are recommended for a treatment team.

2. Identify three healthy coping skills which may be helpful to those in recovery.

3. List two components Oxana believes were critical in her personal recovery.

Interpersonal Therapy:

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a form of therapy developed to aide in depression, however has significant research findings supporting its utility in treating a number of illnesses including eating disorders. Currently IPT is the only psychological treatment with demonstrated outcomes comparable to CBT for the treatment of eating disorders. Research has found that individuals with eating disorders often have profound and persistent disturbances in social relations that manifest as disordered eating patterns. Interpersonal psychotherapy, a treatment approach focusing on relationships, has proven to be a helpful tool in treating eating disorders with lasting results without addressing eating patterns or attitudes towards weight or shape. Interpersonal psychotherapy is a form of therapy developed to aide in the treatment of depression

 

Presenter: Marissa Jones, LPC, CEDS

Marissa Jones, MS, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The University of Oklahoma and her Master of Science in Counseling at Oklahoma State University. Ms. Jones joined Laureate in 2011 and the adolescent treatment team in 2013.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Learn basic interpersonal psychotherapy principles and techniques

2. Have an understanding of current research pertaining to IPT and eating disorders

3. Learn ways to apply IPT to eating disorder population

When the Brain and Body Says No: Understanding Eating Disorders from the Inside Out:

The focus of this presentation is to give an overview of the medical and neurobiology of eating disorders that practitioners can use to educate the patient, family and community members. Updated research on the brain and eating disorders, the impact of exercise on recovery, along with a case study will be presented.

 

Presenter: Kara Shelman, MSW, MPH

Kara received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2009 and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Iowa in 2006. She has over ten years of clinical eating disorder experience working at the inpatient and partial hospital based program in Kansas City, as well as a residential program in Colorado. At the University of Iowa, she focused much of her degree on eating disorder prevention programming and community health education. She has a passion for educating others on the medical complexities of eating disorders, effective treatment modalities and the need for expanded insurance coverage and treatment options for patients and their families. She currently works for EDCare of Kansas City, a partial hospitalization program for eating disorders as the Regional Outreach Representative.

 

Measurable Objectives for CEU Professionals

1. Participants will gain an understanding of the medical aspects of an eating disorder that can impact recovery and treatment

2. Participants will learn the biopsychosocial aspects of eating disorder causation

3. Participants will receive an update on the recent neurobiological research being conducted