Barriers to Nourishment: How The Wellness Industrial Complex, Healthism, Fat Phobia and Orthorexia 'Shape' Our Treatment Approaches to Eating Disorders (ICP)

Saturday, May 14, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Barriers to Nourishment: How The Wellness Industrial Complex, Healthism, Fat Phobia and Orthorexia 'Shape' Our Treatment Approaches to Eating Disorders (ICP)

In this workshop, we will explore (via case presentations, optional assigned readings and interactive lecture) the challenges posed when working with disordered eating in a clinical context.

Asher will guide participants through a contemporary framework for treating disordered eating informed by attachment theory, challenges to healthism and wellness industrial complex narratives and, perhaps most critically, the clinician’s countertransference. Special attention will be given to approaching work with LGBTQIA clients who struggle with concurrent gender dysphoria and disordered eating.

There will be plenty of time for questions. At the end of the workshop you will receive resources for deeper self-directed contemplation and study.

About the Presenter: Asher Pandjiris, LCSW (NY), LICSW (MA)

Psychotherapist, Podcaster, Group Facilitator, Clinical Supervisor and Co-Director of Kintsugi Therapist Collective

I am a queer, white, non-binary parent. I am an art-maker, an activist, a psychotherapist, a podcaster, a group facilitator and supervisor to newer clinicians. I am someone living with auto-immune based chronic health issues. I am a scholar of critical, psychoanalytic and mindfulness based theories. I currently reside on unceded Nipmuc and Pocumtuc land in what is colonially called Amherst, MA.

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Last Updated: 04/21/22