Speaking Engagements for Professional

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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