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FREE Educational Webinar: “The Why Behind the Try: Living a Harmonious Recovered Life”

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Thursday, December 10, 2020
Noon Mountain Time
The Why Behind the Try: Living a Harmonious Recovered Life
Melissa Taylor, LMFT, CEDS-S
Clinical Services Supervisor/Outpatient Clinical Director





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Power Point Handout

CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #158704. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-4796) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




Description of Presentation:

Many people engage in life (work, relationships, hobbies) in different ways. Some feel obligation, some just feel drawn to it from deep inside like a life’s mission or passion, and others feel more addicted to their hobbies/work (i.e. workaholic or gambling). Depending on how one approaches life, the outcome can be advantageous or lead to burnout. The presentation will introduce the research behind the Dualistic Model of Passion (DMP) created by Vallerand; DMP looks at the “why and how” people engage in their pursuits and passions. DMP research finds that people engage in passions in usually two ways: A Harmoniously Passionate or an Obsessively Passionate way. This presentation will explore the DMP research and the several outcomes of each approach. Although the research has not been studied with the eating disorder population, the implications of DMP research will be applied to eating disorder work in this presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe what Harmonious Passion is.
  2. Participants will be able to describe what Obsessive Passion is.
  3. Participants will be able to list positive outcomes from using a Harmonious approach to activities and relationships.

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced


December 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm