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Barriers to Nourishment: How the wellness industrial complex, Healthism, fat phobia and Orthorexia ‘shape’ our treatment approaches to eating disorders

with Asher Pandjiris, LCSW

Saturday, May 14, 2022; 10:00am – 12:00pm EST on Zoom

2 NYC CE Credits. 

This workshop is being offered by PCGS and by the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia

In this workshop, we will explore (via case presentations, optional assigned readings and interactive lecture) the challenges posed when working with disordered eating in a clinical context.

Asher will guide participants through a contemporary framework for treating disordered eating informed by attachment theory, challenges to healthism and wellness industrial complex narratives and, perhaps most critically, the clinician’s countertransference. Special attention will be given to approaching work with LGBTQIA clients who struggle with concurrent gender dysphoria and disordered eating.

There will be plenty of time for questions. At the end of the workshop you will receive resources for deeper self-directed contemplation and study.

About the Presenter: Asher Pandjiris, LCSW (NY), LICSW (MA)

Psychotherapist, Podcaster, Group Facilitator, Clinical Supervisor and Co-Director of Kintsugi Therapist Collective

I am a queer, white, non-binary parent. I am an art-maker, an activist, a psychotherapist, a podcaster, a group facilitator and supervisor to newer clinicians. I am someone living with auto-immune based chronic health issues. I am a scholar of critical, psychoanalytic and mindfulness based theories. I currently reside on unceded Nipmuc and Pocumtuc land in what is colonially called Amherst, MA.

I believe that everyone deserves to be supported in dealing with their own legacies of trauma and psychic suffering so that we can more easefully navigate this neoliberal/capitalist/deeply racist, transphobic and ableist heteropatriarchy that is traumatic for everyone, especially folks who are highly sensitive and/or navigate multisystemic oppression. The programs and workshops I offer are aimed at supporting folks in these challenges. I love hosting the Living in this Queer Body podcast and facilitating programs on topics that I feel deeply passionate about.

I received a Masters of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work from Smith College in 2013. In 2017, I completed a certificate program at The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Additionally, I served as the Program Director at Balance Eating Disorder treatment center and have years of experience working with issues related to trauma and its impact on the body. I have published on the topics of intergenerational trauma transmission, the treatment of eating disorders, sexual assault in the music industry, the wellness industrial complex and gender dysphoria.

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Upcoming PCGS Workshops & Modules

Writing Letters for Gender Affirming Surgeries
with SJ Langer, LCSW and Raashida Edwards, DSW, LCSW
Friday, June 17, 2022; 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST on Zoom

Essential Psychoanalytic Theory
with Ann Roberts, PhD
6 Fridays, September 9 – October 14, 2022; 4:00pm – 5:15pm EST

Suicidality in the LGBTQ Community
with Raji Edayathumangalam, MSc, PhD, LCSW
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022; 10:00am – 3:00pm EST

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For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Tobin Berliner at 212-333-3444 ext 109 or pcgs@icpnyc.org
Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all PCGS events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module, unless otherwise stated.

Looking for more PCGS-sponsored workshops and modules?

PCGS is a co-sponsor of the Sex Therapy Collaborative, which brings relational, intersectional sex therapy training to NYC. Please visit http://icpnyc.org/stc for a full schedule of upcoming events!

 


 

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AASECT CE Credit Information

Select programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

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