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The Treatment of Eating Disorders using a Relational Gestalt Approach (Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, CED-S)

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

In this salon, we will examine how to incorporate gestalt therapy when working with clients suffering from eating disorders. Clients diagnosed with eating disorders present with unique needs that are often complex in nature (due to medical complications that may be associated with their symptomatology). We will open a discussion about incorporating gestalt therapy with this population, which is effective and also challenging, using: the paradoxical theory of change, phenomenology, and the dialogic method. Specific topics will include:

  • Assessing and treat eating disorders using a relational approach
  • How to use contact and the dialogic method in the treatment of eating disordered clients
  • Health at every size and body acceptance using the paradoxical theory of change
  • Examining our own biases and how they may impact the work with eating disordered clients.

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 is in her fourth year of training at the Pacific Gestalt Institute.

Details

Date:
June 10
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

GTILA
Email:
gtilaorg@gmail.com
Website:
www.gtila.org

Other

Salon Leader(s)
Mary Ortenburger, LMFT, CED-S
CEUs
1.5 CEUs (Free for GTILA members; $5 for nonmembers)

Venue

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States
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