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Tea & Training with Renee Bild, LCSW – Continuing Education Series in Boise, ID

July 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am


Thursday, July 19th, 2018
8:00am – 9:30am
Residence Inn Boise City Center
400 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID, 83702
Parking validations will be provided at the training for the public garage attached to the Hampton Inn across the street

8:00am – 8:30am: Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30am: Presentation

Renee Bild, LCSW will present on Hope Injections! Strategies to Promote Hope in our Patients, their Families and Ourselves as Providers


Although this event is free, space is limited so registration is required.  Register below:



CE Information:

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.

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 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.

Center for Change, provider #15417 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #141561. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program has been approved for 1 hour at BSW level, 1 hour at MSW level and/or 1 hour at the MSW-Clinical level by the National Association of Social Workers-Idaho Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for social work license renewal.



Presentation Description:

Dating back to the mid 1970’s, numerous authors have documented the importance of hope in psychotherapy. Irvin Yalom spoke of instilling hope as one of eleven essential components of successful group therapy. C.R. Snyder, in his review of research, demonstrated that higher hope is often related to more beneficial outcomes of therapy. As the practice of Solution Oriented Therapy started in the late 70s and early 80s, a focus on future oriented anti-problem focused approaches featured hope as a vital ingredient. The “Miracle Question” clearly tried to maximize the belief that life can get better. Hope is also a valued component in narrative therapy with its focus on looking at more positive story outcomes. More recently, Denise Larson and her colleagues at the University of Alberta have researched how fostering hope during the early stages of psychotherapy contributes to better outcomes. She offered suggestions about both implicit and explicit interventions. Carmel Flaskas has researched patterns of both hope and helplessness and how they are experienced within families. She suggests that how the clinician interfaces with the family’s constellation of hope and helplessness is especially significant in clients presenting with chronicity or family histories filled with tragedy. Dennis O’Hara, in his research, looks at both hope and despair and observes that the clinician, in modeling a life orientation that emphasizes hope even when met with obstacles, inspires in his or her patients a belief in possibilities.

This presentation seeks to look at the dynamics of hope and hopelessness specifically in work with patients that are suffering with severe and enduring eating disorders. These eating disorders take an exhaustive toll on patients, zapping them of their health, their identity, their resources and their relationships with others. An emphasis will be placed on looking at how hope and hopelessness are experienced by these patients, their families and their attending clinicians. Specific strategies of injecting hope into therapy sessions will be discussed. Additionally, the importance of nurturing hope for the providers themselves will be emphasized.

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to list at least three reasons why hope is so essential as providers of care.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe at least three “hope busters” that are often seen in working with patients struggling with eating disorders.
  3. Attendees will be able to recite three “hope injections” that might be useful with patients, three “hope injections” for patient families and three “hope injections” for ourselves as providers.

Since this is a free event, there is no refund or cancellation policy.


July 19, 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am


Center for Change – Boise, Idaho
1411 W Franklin Street
Boise, ID United States