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The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness and
Eating Recovery Center invite you to
Finding a Life Worth Living:
Values Work with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

A Presentation by:

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS
Senior Clinical Director, Eating Recovery Center
Friday, August 25, 2017
8:30 - 9:00 am:  Light Breakfast and Registration 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm:  Presentation
Ramada Inn
1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
3 Free CEUs and Light Continental Breakfast!


About the Presentation: 

A life inside an eating disorder can take one far away from a vital life.  Helping clients identify and move towards a life worth living can make their seemingly impossible task of being in a healthy relationship with their body and food every day actually doable. Changing the conversation from problem focus to meaning focus can open clients to a relationship to self and help to set committed action goals towards a life worth living.  Participants will learn to help clients identify and assess values, as well as how to track the contingencies of behavior from a values perspective.  

About Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS:

Bonnie directs adult Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient levels of care at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, CO. Bonnie is a Licensed  Professional Counselor and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She is also the President Elect of the Rocky Mountain Association of Contextual Behavioral Science and an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. In addition, Bonnie has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado at Denver. Bonnie has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including outpatient private practice, intensive outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. Aside from her expertise working with eating disorders, she is an engaging national speaker and educator and is deeply committed to helping lead patients, families and clinicians towards values-directed lives.
Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Feeding Hope: Nutritional Interventions for Depression in Eating Disorders" 
Presented by: Leah Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FAED
Sponsored by:  Veritas Collaborative
Ramada Inn Conference Center, West Palm Beach
Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
"The Missing Link: Giving Voice to Families in Treatment"
Presented by: Melissa Spann, PhD, CEDS and Cherie Monarch
Sponsored by:  Oliver-Pyatt Centers
Ramada Inn Conference Center, West Palm Beach
Friday, November 17, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stirring the Pot: Cultivating Curiosity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Diverse Communities
Presented by:  Malak Saddy RD LD & Joy Ssebikindu, LPC
Sponsored by:  Center for Discovery
Ramada Inn Conference Center, West Palm Beach
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Use of Creative Techniques to Challenge Clients' Fear of Change 
Presented by: Rebecca Berman, LCSW-C, CEDS & Susan Kleinman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CEDS 
Sponsored by:  The Renfrew Center
Ramada Inn Conference Center, West Palm Beach

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