20th Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference Schedule
2017 Conference Schedule
8 a.m. - Check-in and Walk-in Registration Opens
9-9:15 a.m. - Conference Welcome and Opening
9:15-11 a.m. - Conference Keynote | Thomas Lynch, PhD
11 a.m. - Break and Refreshments
11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. - Conference Keynote (continued) | Thomas Lynch, PhD
12:20-1:20 p.m. - Lunch
1:20-2:35 p.m. - Q&A with Thomas Lynch, PhD
2:30-2:45 p.m. - Break and Refreshments
2:45-4:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for
Complex Eating Disorders:
The First Sessions
The Complicated Intersection of Digestive Health and Eating Disorders
|Charlotte Thomas, LCSW, Manager of the Path To Mindful Eating Program, Portland DBT Institute||Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD, Outpatient Dietitian, Providence Portland Medical Center|
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment for complex multi-diagnostic individuals with pervasive emotion dysregulation and high risk suicidal behavior.
For over two and a half decades, research has consistently demonstrated DBT as being effective for patients with a variety of complex problems–such eating disorders and substance abuse disorders–where emotion dyscontrol is at the core of the patient’s issues and often interferes with treatment and long-term maintenance of the therapeutic progress.
This presentation will use a session–to–session birds eye view of the DBT implementation with complex eating disorders, demonstrating the use of DBT principles and skills in a concrete, “real world” manner.
Upon completion of this presentation,
Many clients who seek treatment for eating disorders also struggle with co-occurring digestive problems, and it’s often hard to know which came first.
The refeeding process for some clients can exacerbate or improve digestive symptoms, but it can also be difficult to determine how and when to intervene.
We are in the midst of learning and re-learning a lot of important information about digestive health, and the field of functional medicine is growing rapidly in an attempt to help patients find symptom relief.
This presentation will include discussion on such questions as: