In this salon, we will examine how to incorporate gestalt therapy when working with clients struggling with disordered eating. We will open a discussion and engage in dialogue about incorporating gestalt therapy when working with: chronic dieting, body dissatisfaction, and clients immersed in diet culture. We will explore how the paradoxical theory of change is in line with Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES).
Specific topics will include:
Participants are encouraged to bring brief case examples (sufficiently altered for confidentiality), so that we can explore what some of this theory might look like in action, working with this population. Those new to gestalt therapy might want to do a little reading in advance: http://www.gestalttherapy.org/publications-resources/.
Mary Ortenburger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Claremont. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor, a certified EMDR therapist and EMDR consultant in training. Mary just completed her fourth year of training at the Pacific Gestalt Institute.