Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Miami Dade National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Workshop


WHEN: Friday February 20 &
Saturday February 21
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barry University
Andreas 112
11300 NE 2nd Street
Miami Shores, Florida
Directions provided upon request

Before Jan 16 After Jan 16
Each day
All Students $50 $60
Professionals $135 $150
Groups of 5 $125 $135
Two-day Registration $250

LUNCH: On your own

The Miami Dade National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Steering Committee was founded at the Miami Counseling and Resource Center 25 years ago. Our mission is to raise awareness of the dangers of eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment. We are volunteers comprised of professionals, educators, health care providers, social workers and individuals from the community. Please join us! Contact Amy Jaffe, MS,RD,LD at 305-448-8325 x 118 , to get involved.

CEU’s:The Renfrew Center Foundation is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, BAP # 396 to offer 6 CEU’s per day based on full-time participation and completion of all required documents. Also approved by the APA to offer CEU’s to psychologists. The Renfrew Center Foundation maintains responsibility for the program and is offering 6 CEU’s per day. Application has been made with the Council of Dietetic Registration to grant 6 CEU’s per day to dietitians

REGISTER: Mail in registration before January 16, 2009. For further information contact Anna Dow at Barry University’s Counseling Department (305) 899-3701.
What is Narrative therapy?

Narrative therapy is an approach to counseling and community work that is concerned with the stories that people have about themselves and relationships. It centers people as the experts on their own lives and views problems as the problem, separate from the person. Narrative therapy assumes that people have the skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.

Dr. Stephen Madigan is an award winning Family Therapist from Vancouver, Canada and holds a Doctorate Degree in Family Therapy. In June 2007, the American Family Therapy Academy honored Stephen with their Distinguished Award for Innovative Practice in Couple and Family Therapy Theory and Practice. Since 1992, Stephen has taught professional narrative therapy training workshops to psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses and other counselors in 17 countries around the world. He is the author of many professional books and journal articles and continues to publish widely. Stephen is currently under contract with the American Psychological Association to write The Primer for Narrative Therapy. His therapeutic work is soon to be highlighted in an APA companion set of seven DVD's. His workshops have been described as filled with infectious charm, and relentless energy. To read references about Dr. Madigan’s workshops go to:

About the Workshop

In this two-day workshop, Dr. Madigan will present a series of client interviews and consultations with women who once struggled with eating disorders. The workshop will explore a unique way of working with clients through a microanalysis of Dr. Madigan’s videotaped sessions. The workshop addresses narrative therapy theory, the construction of narrative therapy questions, therapeutic letter writing practice, the formation of anti-anorexia leagues and working with multiple family groups.
Dr. Madigan will demonstrate his collaborative working style with psychiatric, family, hospital, school, and social work systems.
On the second day, which will be limited to 30 participants, Dr. Madigan will offer case consultations to participants on why we ask the questions we do, and understanding problems from a narrative perspective.

Learning Objectives:

Analyze a narrative practice of therapy with eating disorders.

Identify the cultural factors contributing to anorexia and bulimia.

Describe collaborative methods of working with larger social systems wherein clients struggle with eating disorders.

Recognize, through case consultation the usefulness of this model in dealing with clients’ problems.

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