Interpersonal Treatment of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image Issues

Sunday, April 14, 2019
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Presented by:
Jean Petrucelli, PhD

Interpersonal Treatment of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image Issues: Integrating Neurobiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation and Clinical Conundrums

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107

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Turning away from the conspicuous phenomena of transgender experience, with an eye toward locating and illuminating the transgender edge in cisgender, this paper explores the relationship between men and the Vaginal, both material and fantasized. Positing the Vaginal as a counterpart to the Phallic, the author aims to de-link vaginal psychic and embodied states from the strictly female so that, like the Phallic, they can be accessed by people of all genders and sexes. This concept goes beyond the conceptual, to the fleshy, embodied experience of many transgender men, who live in whole, partial, and/or temporary “female” bodies. It can also be applied to the physio-psychic reality of many cisgender men. Included is the discussion of a case in which a gay cisgender male patient experiences and fantasizes his anus as a vagina.

 


Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. is a Supervising Analyst, Faculty, Director & Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service and Educational Program(EDCAS);  at The William Alanson White Institute; Faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program and the Institute for Contemporary Psychology (ICP); Associate editor for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Editor of five books: including winner of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) 2016 Edited Book, Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Routledge,2015).


Continuing Education

NIPPA Focus Seminars do not offer CE hours.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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What You Eat and What’s Eating You

Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presented by:
Heather Ferguson, LCSW &
Patricia Tidwell, PhD, LCSW

What You Eat and What’s Eating You: The Gut-Brain Connection-Considerations in the Treatment of Trauma

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107

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Over the past few decades scientists have discovered there is direct communication between the gut and the brain. Embryologically the two start out at the same point. Then one goes up and one goes down. Cells that begin in such close relationship retain a lifelong memory of each other and the bidirectional highway that runs between them is trafficked by a constant stream of messages. The complex and multifaceted aspects of the gut-brain axis not only ensures proper maintenance and regulation of the gastrointestinal system, but has profound impact on mood, behavior and higher cognitive functions. 

This presentation will speak to the importance of understanding the relationship between the gut and the brain, and the impact of food on mood. As integrative clinicians working with trauma this topic is of particular relevance, as attention is paid to both cerebral cognitive activity as well as to limbic, bodily experience. Helping patients bring balance to the system is of forefront importance in trauma-informed work, and nutrition can be enemy or ally in the service of restoring equilibrium and harmony to the whole being.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Educate the clinician on the basic science of the brain-gut axis and its importance in regulating stress-related response, how neurotransmitters function and communication between the two systems occur.

  2. Participants will learn about the importance of the microbiome, the organisms that inhabit it and their impact on mood and behavior.

  3. The introduction of this topic into any clinical work should be considered on a case-by-case basis. Discussion around who, how and when to bring it into a treatment will be addressed and include case examples that provide demonstration of how this might be done.

  4. Participants will leave with a basic idea of foods that both inflame the stress response and regulate it. Boundaries around scope of practice will also be addressed.


 

Presenter Bio

Pamela Thorp, LCSW is an Integrative Psychotherapist who combines concepts from Psychoanalysis, EMDR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Energy Psychology in her work. She got her MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1988 and completed her institute training at National Institute for the Psychotherapies in 1994. She has taught in NIP’s analytic training program and supervises in both the analytic and trauma training tracks, and is an active participant on the Integrative Trauma Program’s Executive Committee. She has also served as faculty in the Continuing Education Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 2.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, and licensed mental health clinicians

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0059.

Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of this event. Due to New York State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate.

Fees

$50 General Public
$40 Candidates & Students
$10 NIP Candidates

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the event or for no-shows on the day of the event.