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Center for Change Regional Workshop for Professionals

Thursday, July 14, 2011    9:00am – 12:30pm

Strengthening Body Image & Self Esteem in Adolescents and Young Adults



9:00am – 9:15am         Registration

9:15am – 10:45am       Connections Between Self Esteem and Body Image: Ensuring Healthy

                                  Development – Johanna Marie McShane, PhD

10:45am – 11:00am     Break

11:00am – 12:30pm     Avoidance and Self Esteem – Michael E. Berrett, PhD

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants at the end of the workshop.  CEU’s provided by the IAEDP-Utah Chapter


About the Speakers:

Johanna Marie McShane, PhD
Dr. McShane has been working in the field of eating disorders treatment for twenty years.  She has been in private practice since 1994, working with adolescents and adults who have eating disorders, their families and significant others.  In addition, Dr. McShane leads seminars for professionals and facilitates workshops for people who suffer from eating disorders.  She has spoken extensively about causes and treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorders, and regularly provides consultation for clinics, hospitals and private practitioners.  Dr. McShane is the co-author of Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One’s Eating Disorder and How You Can Help (2008, Gurze Books).

Michael E. Berrett, PhD
Dr. Berrett is a licensed psychologist and CEO, Executive Director, and Co-Founder of Center for Change.  He has been Clinical Director of Aspen Achievement Academy, Chief of Psychology at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and has 25 years experience treating those suffering with eating disorders.  Dr. Berrett has been adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University in graduate programs in educational and counseling psychology.  He is a certified school psychologist and school counselor, working early in his career with adolescents in public education.  Dr. Berrett is co-author of the APA bestseller Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders and frequently presents at national conferences such as NATSAP, BFI Summit, and IAEDP.