Disordered Eating: Working With and Through the Body/Mind of Patient and Therapist

Saturday 25 January 2020 - Dublin

A seminar led by Dr. Susie Orbach, Harriet Parsons and Bernadette Divilly

Traditionally, the term “eating disorder” is a medical expression encompassing the various psychiatric diagnoses referred to in the DSM 5. Our speakers will problematise the diagnostic criteria for a wide range of eating issues (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Pica, Rumination Disorder and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) to help us navigate this complex interaction between emotional issues and food.

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FULL PROGRAMME

09.00
Registration and coffee

09.30
Harriet Parsons
Treating People with Eating Disorders Today
Why, in our era of surplus, are we confronted with rising rates of eating disorders? Why are younger and younger people presenting with malnourished bodies? Why do some people suffer through their body in this way, what are they communicating? These are some of the questions that confront us when we treat people with eating disorders. In this paper, Harriet will discuss how as therapists, we can navigate through a general understanding of these serious and life-threatening disorders, in order to work with the particular individual sitting across from us.

10.30
Coffee

11:00
Bernadette Divilly
Making the Dance Home
A dance movement workshop for professionals working with eating disorders.
Unresolved relationship trauma may be expressed through an uneasy connection to nourishment, expressed in distressed eating patterns and a difficulty in feeling at home in our own bodies.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience somatic support through guided movement exercises that will include meditation, personal awareness practice and group work. I will be drawing on depth psychology and the principles of dance movement psychotherapy to offer movement based supports to therapists working with distressed eating clients. The focus is working with the body as the original and symbolic site of relationship.

12.30
Lunch

13.30
Dr Susie Orbach
Addressing the Body Today
Eating disorders are to today what hysteria was to the 19th century. They exemplify the personal and social struggles to find a place, to enunciate space, to contest the strictures of femininity and masculinity. Folded into troubled eating and troubled bodies are a complex mix of fears, emotional states and body confusions. The struggle to allow appetite and to enliven the body reshapes not just the personal but the social too.

14:30
Tea

15.00
Live Supervision with Dr Susie Orbach

16.00
Discussion

16.30
End

FEES

Handouts and lunch included

Confer member:
£72
(Click here to become a member)

Self-funded:
£80
(IACAT, PSI, IACP, IAHIP, ICP and EEAI members)

Self-funded:
£90

Self-funded x 2:
£160

CPD

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

VENUE

Marine Hotel
Sutton Cross
Dublin 13
Ireland
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SCHEDULE

Saturday
09.00 Registration and coffee
09:30 Start
10:30 Coffee
12:30 Lunch break
14:30 Tea
16:30 End

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