Please join us Thursday, December 17th from 12-1pm MST for a free Educational Webinar. Michael E. Berrett, PhD will be presenting on Eating Disorder Recovery: A Journey From Illness Identity to Spiritual Identity.
While Eating Disorders present complexity in treatment, and a challenge in recovery, there is reason to have hope for a full recovery for many who suffer from these illnesses. While a sparse few evidence based treatments (replicated and tried in RCT research methodologies) are available, there are many other approaches which have significant research behind them, and which show much promise and which have proven beneficial for many in treatment from these illnesses. Spiritual approaches are included in this list of valuable and “promising” approaches in treatment. The primary focus in these approaches, is to understand the spiritual framework of the client, and to then utilize their internalized beliefs and practices in treatment, and thus in the service of recovery from illness. This workshop looks at ways to understand the spiritual framework of the individual client, and to then to utilize that understanding within therapeutic approaches and interventions which help patients face and accomplish the major tasks of recovery. Six spiritual pathways will be presented in the training, along with themes, principles, and practical interventions for the clinician across these six pathways of healing. The common thread of “Illness Identity” versus “Spiritual Identity” will be addressed, since recovery from these illnesses requires an abandoning of illness identity, and an embracing of a new identity: the spiritual self.
CE Credits: A Certificate of Attendance for one (1) clock hour will be issued to all participants. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE credits. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers- Provider #886558729-0 for 1 Social Work (Clinical) continuing education contact hour. Center for Change is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 1 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity. 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. This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #123302. Center for Change maintains complete responsibility for the program. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.
Dr. Berrett is CEO, Executive Director, and Co-founder of Center for Change. He has more than 30 years experience working with those suffering from eating disorders. He is co-author of several books and book chapters including the APA book “Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders”, and “Spiritual Renewal: A Journey of Faith and Healing”. He has also co-authored articles in peer review professional clinical journals. He is a nationally recognized presenter and clinical trainer, and has presented at many national conferences including NEDA, IAEDP, RENFREW, BEDA, IECA, NATSAP, BFI SUMMIT, and others. Prior to the opening of Center for Change intensive programs in 1994, Dr. Berrett worked in private practice as a psychologist, and at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in adult and adolescent psychiatry. While at UVRMC, he was the program coordinator for a specialty eating disorder program, and he also served there as Chief of Psychology. He has been Clinical Director for Aspen Achievement Academy, a residential wilderness program for adolescents. He has served on the Joint Commission P-TAC Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. 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. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology with a doctoral minor in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1986. He and his wife Karen are the parents of eight wonderful children. Dr. Berrett has dedicated his professional life to helping young people navigate the journey of life with wisdom and peace.