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Melting Away Resistance in Eating Disorder Treatment

Hybrid Workshop: Melting Away Resistance in Eating Disorder Treatment

Hybrid: Virtual and In-Person

Melting Away Resistance in Eating Disorder Treatment

with Donna Fish, LCSW-R

Approved for 2 NYS CE credits

Patients who come to us with eating disorders initially want change and they are distressed. Most of the time, however, the powerful reasons for the development of their eating disorder, will reemerge. This workshop will focus on the specific outcome and process resistances that are common to eating disorders, and will offer therapists specific tools to use with patients at the outset so that the agenda for the work is established. Ways to positively reframe and maintain the advantages of symptoms will be identified. Additionally we will focus on ways to preserve safety and to offer the Gentle Ultimatum in order to effectively set up a treatment plan that takes pressure off of the therapist needing the patient to change.

About the presenter:
Donna Fish LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker and currently runs a private practice in Manhattan. Current faculty positions include the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and adjunct at Ramapo College where she teaches the clinical course for 2nd year MSW students. Ms. Fish’s prior guest lecture and adjunct positions include Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Ed., and Columbia University. Following the publication of her book “Take the Fight out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems”, Ms. Fish has been a consultant to NYC’s Administration of Child Services, Head Start, Bellevue and Mount Sinai Hospital, the Minnesota School Board, and Renfrew Center.

An important note about CEs:
ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).


October 21, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB)


33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
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