November Café: Inviting the Body into the Treatment of Eating Disorders

  • 11/10/2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center – Live Oak Community Room 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


  • Non-member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)
  • Non-member Registration CAFE CAMFT (without CE)
  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)

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Inviting the Body into the Treatment of Eating Disorders – with Jenn Edwards, LPCC, R-DMT

What does the body have to do with it? This workshop will help its audience conceptualize eating disorder treatment in relationship to the body and understand the effectiveness of body-based interventions, including dance, dance/movement therapy, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. You will learn fundamental ground rules for applying body-based interventions.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Gain basic understanding of why  ncorporating body work is needed for the treatment of eating disorders.
  • Learn how to conceptualize an eating disorder incorporating the client’s relationship to his/her body.
  • Explore movement-based interventions  through experiential examples.
  • Gain ability to implement at least three movement-based interventions.
  • Be able to identify methods to integrate body-based interventions with other psychological approaches indicated for eating disorder treatment.
  • Speaker Bio: Jennifer Edwards, LPCC, RDMT, is a therapist and the Clinical Director of Castlewood at Monarch Cove. Her responsibilities include the clinical supervision of the treatment team and continual ensurance that the program meets Castlewood’s commitment to provide quality care. Ms. Edwards graduated with honors from University of Maryland with a bachelor’s in Psychology and Dance. She obtained a dual Masters in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy from Columbia College Chicago. Jennifer has spent the past seven years working in a variety of roles as a dance/movement therapist and counselor for Castlewood and in private practice. Her training  includes  Level-One training in Internal  Family Systems, as well as Level-One training in  Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Her training as a dance/movement therapist combined with her training in sensorimotor psychotherapy allows her to offer a unique approach to helping clients become tolerant and comfortable with reconnecting to their body. Her areas of speciality include eating disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), various forms of addiction, depression, low self esteem, pervasive feelings of shame/worthlessness, self destructive patterns, destructive relationship patterns, and existential and/or spiritual crisis. She is currently in her second term as the President of the California Chapter of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association and lectures across the country on dance/movement therapy body-based intervention as a means for healing.

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at or 831.429.7786. Requests must be made one week in advance.

Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at or 831.429.7786.

For any questions please contact the or 831.429.7786.

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