Don’t miss this opportunity to gather together and learn about a new innovative treatment for Trauma and PTSD.

When: December 3, 2019

Where: Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Presentation Description:

Accelerated Resolution Therapy is a relatively new eye movement treatment developed to treat symptoms commonly associated with trauma.  In 2015, ART was recognized as an effective practice for the treatment of PTSD by the National Registry of Evidenced Based Programs and Practices, a division of SAMHSA.  The technique is relatively easy to learn and requires between one and three sessions in order to provide relief to a patient.  Walden Behavioral care, a system of care for the treatment of eating disorders, identified ART as a potential tool to use in working with patients who experience both an eating disorder and the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  We engaged Laney Rosenzweig, LMHC, the founder of ART, to conduct a three day training for nine Walden clinicians, representing three different levels of care.

This presentation reviews what we know diagnostically about PTSD and introduces the basic tenants of ART.  We review the training and implementation of an ART pilot program at Walden.  Results of a pilot study which reviewed pre and post results from ART for 28 eating disordered patients will be presented.  Perceptions of the treating clinicians using ART and select case studies will also be presented along with next steps in the training and development of ART as an effective tool to use with individuals struggling with these disorders.


  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Registration and networking
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Presentation
  • 6:30 pm – 7:00: Q&A Panel
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Networking, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

Bekah Bardwell Doweyko, LPC, CEDS-S
AVP, Clinical Operations – CT Region
Walden Behavioral Care

Robert J. Keane, Ph.D., LICSW
AVP, Clinical Services and Training
Walden Behavioral Care

Christy Plaice, LPC, MAC, CCT, DCC
Clinical Director and Founder
Door of the Soul


  1. Identify the core tenants of Accelerated Response Therapy along with research which supports its’ use as an evidenced-based practice for the treatment of trauma
  2. Describe the ART training and implementation experience across an eating disorder  treatment continuum (inclusive of Inpatient, Residential, and Clinic based levels of care) and to review the results of a pilot study
  3. Discuss case-specific cases that support the use of ART as a tool in the treatment of individuals with an eating disorder and a co-occurring trauma

Cost: FREE

Who is it appropriate for: All levels

Target Audience: LPCs, LMHCs, Dietitians, Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers and LMFTs

CEs Available: 1

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For more information please contact Shaneeta Dickens at 404-438-8242 or