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14th Annual CREDN Conference - Dynamic Strategies for the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Skills to Strengthen the Client and the Clinician

Date: 8:30am - 4:00pm PST February 26, 2011 Location: Lewis & Clark College, Smith Hall

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Lewis & Clark College, Smith Hall

Co-sponsored by the Addiction Studies Program at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

Conference Schedule

Keynote, 8:30 to noon 

Transference and Countertransference, Kathryn Zerbe, MD

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to: recognize at least 3 new ways that transference/countertransference reactions may impact the treatment; describe current neuropsychiatric and cultural theories of transference and countertransference; describe the role of complex transference reactions that may lead to therapist burnout and other difficulties in the work.

1 to 2pm

Obesity and Eating Disorders - Four Case Studies, Kathryn Zerbe, MD

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to: identify how the patient’s unique personal history influences their use of weight and food in defining conscious and unconscious self images; describe the psychological costs in sometimes changing that self image, describe how Anorexia Nervosa, other eating disorders and overweight are often opposite sides of similar psychological struggles.

Afternoon breakout sessions, 2:15 to 4pm

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP): Understanding the Use of Metaphor in Experiential Treatment, Joyce Korschgen, LPC, EAP 

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to: describe the use of experiential therapeutic models using horses; delineate specific activities in the use of horses in equine assisted psychotherapy; describe the concept of metaphor as a therapeutic tool in experiential psychotherapy

Female Athlete Triad: An Update, Barbara Long, MD

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to: define the Female Athlete Triad; describe four components of the Female Athlete Triad continuum; list three treatment resources in the community for patients with Female Athlete Triad.

Fees & Registration

$130 early registration (on or before 2/13) for CREDN members; $145 after 2/13.

$150 early registration (on or before 2/13) for non-CREDN members; $165 after 2/13.

$50 for students or residents.

Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

6 CEUs available.

Registration required. Fax or mail your completed registration form and payment to: Center for Community Engagement 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 85 Portland, Oregon 97219, fax: 503-768-6045.

About the Presenters

Kathryn Zerbe, M.D. is a psychiatrist and author of over 100 clinical papers, book chapters, reviews, and four books, including the landmark The Body Betrayed: Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment. Dr. Zerbe is in private practice of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy in Portland and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU.

Joyce Korschgen, L.P.C., EAP has been in private practice for 25 years. Her background includes direct service staff counselor at the Portland Adventist Eating Disorder Program. Her commitment to “team treatment” as the cornerstone of recovery work inspired the founding of the Alliance Counseling Center. An avid horsewoman and amateur competitor, Joyce is the force behind Harmony in Motion, Alliance Counseling Centers’ Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program.

Barbara Long, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine at OHSU and is board certified in Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, and Primary Care Sports Medicine. Dr. Long works with homeless and uninsured youth through Outside In and her special interests include promoting healthy, active lifestyles and working with issues unique to female athletes.


The Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN) is a non-profit organization composed of treatment professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. We promote community awareness of eating, weight and body-image concerns, and provide referral information for those seeking treatment. Membership is only $35 per year.  For more information about CREDN, visit To become a member, email Dawnn McWatters at