Healing Trauma and Eating Disorders Presentation [Earn CEUs]

Our Co-Owner, Susan L. Richter to speak at VFED Spring Luncheon

Understanding how we survive trauma from a nervous system perspective helps both the client and clinician release the shame, self-judgment, and fear of change so often experienced in ED treatment. Join Valley Federation of Eating Disorder Professionals (VFED*) and Susan L. Richter MFT, CEDS, SEP as we learn how distress from food, body image, and thought distortion points to trauma held in the body. Susan will also discuss specific tools for helping clients move from dissociative coping to re-embodiment as a necessary part of trauma healing.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why eating disorder symptoms make sense as adaptive responses to trauma.
  • Easily describe the neurobiology of trauma healing.
  • Demonstrate 3 somatic techniques that help clients to re-embody and expand nervous system capacity, thus reducing reliance on eating disorder behaviors.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For RDs: VFED’s events qualify as activities in your Learning Plan as Live Lectures or Interactive Workshops providing various Competencies within different Spheres.

*VFED is a great way to get to know other dietitians, therapists, doctors, coaches, and others who are practicing right here in our community. 

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