Peabody Events

Solving Picky Eating: How Family-Based Treatment Can Transform Your Child’s Eating Habits

Friday, September 29, 2017: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Portland, Maine – Fireside Inn and Suites, 81 Riverside Street
Presenter: Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director for Walden Behavioral Care’s Peabody clinic

This presentation will discuss the relatively new eating disorder diagnosis, ARFID (Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and how it differs from normal latency picky eating tendencies. Strategies adopted from Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders will be introduced as a helpful intervention. Attendees will also learn ways with which they can support and encourage a healthy relationship with food for their child/adolescent.

2.0 FREE CEs will be provided to Social Workers, LMHCs, LPCs, Nurses and Psychologists. Dietitians will be given a certificate of attendance.

Trauma, PTSD and Eating Disorders: Relevance and Response

Friday, November 17, 2017; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Peabody, Mass – 2 Corporation Way, Suite 260
Presenter: Kimberly Wick, LMHC, Program Director – Braintree Clinic, Walden Behavioral Care

This presentation will explore how and why eating disorder and trauma diagnoses tend to co-occur so frequently. We will discuss how symptoms of both conditions intersect and the best practices for treating both disorders concurrently. Trauma-informed care will be defined utilizing relevant case examples which demonstrate ways health care professionals can apply interventions to their own practice. Finally, we will discuss “clinician fatigue” and how professionals working with this population can minimize risk of secondary trauma and “burn out” through various self-care methods and clinical supervision.

2.0 FREE CEs will be provided to Social Workers, LMHCs, LPCs, Nurses and Psychologists. Dietitians will be given a certificate of attendance.