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Embodied Recovery: Professional Training for Eating Disorder Treatment Providers


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This Beginning/Intermediate level course is appropriate for therapists, dietitians, psychiatrists, medical professionals, and treatment center staff who work with clients with eating disorders in any capacity.  Course size is limited to 20 participants.

Level One Eating Disorder Professionals Training (18-hour) will introduce participants to the Embodied Recovery model and provide the following:

  • Overview of Polyvagal Theory, the Window of Tolerance, and other theoretical models that establish the scientific basis for placing the body in the forefront of eating disorder treatment.

  • Practical sensory-motor skills to support the body as a "resource" in recovery rather than an "obstacle" in recovery.

  • Expanded awareness about the role of clients' and providers' physiology in attachment, defense, emotional regulation, memory consolidation, and eating disorder symptoms.

  • Understanding of the language of the body to enhance the accuracy of assessment and interventions for the treatment of eating disorders.

  • A new definition of "eating disorder recovery" as an experience of embodiment rather than the absence/reduction of eating disorder symptoms.

  • Guidance and support to become a more fully embodied provider.

Presenters: Rachel Lewis-Marlow, LPC, LMBT, Certified Advanced Practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Rachel is a co-founder of Embodied Recovery Institute and maintains private practice in Chapel Hill, NC.  Please see About Page for full bio.  Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP is a co-founder of Embodied Recovery Institute and maintains  a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC. Please see About Page for full bio. 

Continuing Education: This course provides 18 CE's for psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.  CE accreditation process is underway for dietitians.  

Registration: https://embodiedrecovery.org/training-registration

Listen to Podcast: https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/eating-disorders-trauma-healing-with-paula-scatoloni-rachel-lewis-marlow/

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