Speaking Engagements for Professionals

Speaker at the National Convention for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

This conference has been cancelled due to Covid - 19.

Topic: Interactions of Mental Health and Nutrition

May 8,2020 in Edmonton, Alberta​

Do you ever deal with clients whose mental health issues are related to what they eat or their nutritional intake? Do you deal with clients whose mental health issues are keeping them from self-care of healthy eating? Do you find that it is part of your therapy sessions and you do not know how to address the issue? Would you like to know more about the interaction between mental health and nutrition? This seminar will look at what healthy eating is; interaction of depression and nutrition; interaction of anxiety, panic attacks, and nutrition; interaction of nutrition and substance use; influences of nutrition on sleep; and more. You will take away practical ideas that you can use with clients.

Speaker at the National Convention for
 Dietitians of Canada

Topic: Understanding Eating Disorders

June 8, 2019, in Ottawa, Ontario

This seminar will look at the issues of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and overweight/obesity), diagnosis, issues of treatment, and treatment options. Our speaker brings a unique perspective to this topic as both a dietitian and psychotherapist/counsellor and will address the questions of when to use a multi-disciplinary team approach, when to refer out for treatment and, most importantly, practical ideas of what you can do as a dietitian. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the diagnosis of eating disorders; updated research, use of cognitive therapy, knowledge of the stages of change, use of mindfulness and other issues in the treatment of disordered eating.

Speaker at the National Convention 
for the Canadian 
Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Topic: Disordered Eating in Counselling, a Dietitian/Counsellor's Perspective: Understanding the Diagnosis, Issues, and Treatment with Practical Guidelines

May 13, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Do you every deal with disorder eating clients? Do you deal with clients who are obese/overweight, yet they are not dealing with this issue? Did they come to you for other reasons and you feel you should address this issue and do not know how to deal with it? Would you like to know more information on how to deal with this sensitive issue? This seminar will look at the issues of disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, and overeating); diagnosis, issues of treatment, and treatment options. What you can do as a therapist, when to use a multi-team approach with other professions, and when to refer out for treatment. This will include practical ideas of what you can do as a therapist.

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