New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Staten Island Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Course Number: 182 (1064 NJ)       Location: STATEN ISLAND


Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:00am-9:30am
  Seminar: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Wagner College
Spiro Hall
631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

Through the lens of attachment theory, this course will explore the dynamics that can lead people to the creative "solution" of eating disorders. The emotional eater recruits food to remedy a host of problematic issues that have nothing to do with hunger or fullness: self medication, frozen grief, trauma, inner emptiness and the search for identity.

Exploring this internal landscape will reveal how bulimia, binge eating disorder, chronic dieting, anorexia, and body dysmorphia become an outlet for emotional expression that therapy can help to decode. A variety of treatment strategies will be discussed. Issues of transference and countertransference will also be examined so the therapist can provide a strong and creative bridge between the patient's emotional eating and the road to recovery.

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the range of eating disorder symptomatology.
  2. Write an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.
  3. Integrate psychodynamic and behavioral treatment techniques and define the role of medications to achieve therapeutic goals.
  4. List the different transference issues of binge eating, bulimic, and anorexic patients to prevent premature termination.
  5. Explain the influence and impact of culture in creating body image dissatisfaction.


Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD, is Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders and author of French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating and Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating. She has hosted her own radio show on eating disorders, appears on national television, supervises fellow professionals, and is an ongoing columnist for Recovery Warriors and Image Magazine.

This is an interactive workshop, 20 minutes will be alloted for comments, questions and discussion within the session.

Course Outline: March 18, 2017 from 9AM – 1 PM

  • 9:00 -9:30 ~ Continental Breakfast.
  • 9:30 -9:45 ~ Intoductory Remarks
  • 9:45 -10:30 ~ Overview of attachment theory and its relationship to various eating disorders.
  • 10:30 -10:50 ~ Identify symptoms of bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia. Explore treatment strategies specific to each disorder. A discussion of various ways emotional eating is used to self-medicate inner emptiness as well as a means to dissociate from traumas.
  • 10:50 -11:10 ~ Discussion of cultural pressures and role of the media on body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders. Explore diversity in eating disorders.
  • 11:10 -11:30 ~ Case vignettes illustrating ways to uncover core issues in relation to specific eating disorders of bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorders. Demonstrate the use oneself to reach and connect to the patient’s interior emotional life to both facilitate a stronger sense of self and recover past memories to process, work through and heal from traumas.
  • 11:30 -12:00 ~ Exploration of unresolved grief and mourning, the fear of success, eating disorder as “identity,” and role of other addictions. How issues of transference and countertransference specific to bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder are expressed and worked with in the therapy to resolve obstacles to recovery.  Role of PCP, nutritionist, and psychopharmacologist when necessary to facilitate patient’s resolution of eating disorders.
  • 12:30 - 1:00 ~ Audience participation, comments, questions and answers, discussion.

There will be a 15 minute break.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) #MFT-0028
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) - #MHC-0045


Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, Director of Professional Development at


Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE 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 #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #105 Course #1064 from 10/26/2016 to 10/26/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s):
Clinical Social Work Practice 3.0.
“Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course
will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Event Registration:  ***CLOSED***

Seminar:    10:00am-1:00pm

Fee:          Members $55
                  Non-members $70
                  Students with ID: $25

Mailed to:    Joyce Daly, LCSW
                       148 Jacques Avenue
                       Staten Island, New York 10306
Questions:  Email Joyce Daly @

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Cancellation received at least (7) days before the event will be fully refundable.  There is no refund for cancellations received later.


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