Waltham Events

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

Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Walden Behavioral Care, 69 Hickory Drive, Ste 2000, Waltham, MA
Presenter: Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director, Walden Behavioral Care

This free 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 to which they can support and encourage a healthy relationship with food for clients and their families. The (beginning level) program is designed for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMHCs, Nurses and Psychologists, who will be provided with 2.0 CE credits. Lunch is included. To RSVP, contact Kristin Brawn at [email protected] or 781-647-6766.

About the Presenter

Amanda Smith, LICSW, is the Assistant Program Director at Walden Behavioral Care’s Peabody clinic. In this role she oversees the day-to-day care of adolescents in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. She works closely with staff, providers, families and clients to help foster a recovery-focused environment. Her career at Walden began in 2010 when she served as a clinical case manager on the inpatient unit for eating disorders. Prior to her current role, she spent time as a clinical case manager in residential and the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Waltham. She received her masters of social science administration from Case Western Reserve University.

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