Eating Disorders: Ineffective Coping and Misleading Values

44th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies Conference

Workshop Topic:  Eating Disorders: Ineffective Coping and Misleading Values

When: August 20-23, 2012

What: This workshop will explore how maintaining an eating disorder involves the combination of a seemingly effective, yet ultimately ineffective coping strategy coupled with an extrinsically based value set. Specifically the presentation will examine the primary and secondary eating disorder functions and how they fuel body image distress. Values will also be explored in the context of both a maintaining factor and a treatment component. Upon completion of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify two eating disorder functions that could be used in treatment planning.
  2. Understand body image distress from a CBT perspective to guide body image treatment.
  3. Recognize the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic values to increase self-direction in persons with eating disorders.

Led by: Sam Lample, MA, PLC