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Solutions to Client Conundrums

  • Hilton Garden Inn 4075 Southwest 33 Place Gainesville, FL, 32608 United States (map)

Effective counseling often involves thinking beyond current frameworks and exploring new views and ways of thinking about your  work. Join us for an exploration of innovative interventions to old problems, Offering 6 CEs.

Intuitive Eating and It’s Powerful Impact on the Therapeutic Process

Presented by Dr Karin Kratina, RDN, LDN, SEP

Our culture’s focus on eating and weight can distract clients, making them feel bad about themselves and their bodies, and cause them to use food rules and body shaping as a lifeline to feeling better. This can keep clients distracted from work that allows them to grow and experience their purpose and power in life. Unfortunately, the act of eating is trivialized in this culture and therefore can be overlooked in therapy.

In this workshop, we will look at how our culture’s approach to eating and weight can derail clients and interfere with therapeutic goals. We’ll explore an entirely new, inner-directed approach to eating which allows clients to break away from cultural dictates and to recognize, honor, and trust their body’s signals of hunger, satisfaction and fullness—in order to feel truly nourished and cared for. But it goes beyond eating. These cues are physical, cognitive and relational experiences; and perhaps surprisingly, responding to these cues is one path to a deeper relationship with self.

This workshop will explore the physical, cognitive and relational subtleties of moving beyond food rules and guidelines to internally-regulated eating, and how this supports therapeutic goals.

Everything A Therapist Needs To Know About Relationship Breakdown and Divorce 

Presented by Dr Elinor Robin

Divorce is a significant transition in adult life. However, since most people only divorce once, they enter into the confusing divorce process with no experience, wearing blinders, and on an emotional roller coaster. This may be the time wo/men need a therapist most. But, many therapists don't have the knowledge necessary to help their clients navigate the treacherous terrain of divorce. While no two divorces are alike, there are patterns and themes that are common in every relationship breakdown.

Mental health professionals can best help their clients deal with the trauma and transition of divorce when they are aware of the wide range of divorce-related decisions a client needs to make and why a particular choice might be the best fit. Therapists attending this course will be better able to help their clients through relationship breakdown and clarify divorce strategies and expectations.