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Eating Disorders: New Research, Treatments and Therapies
September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree – $15
Presented by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 10 million people in the United States are afflicted with an eating disorder and they have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder. Eating disorders are one of the toughest addictions to recover from because of the need for food to live. Amy has worked with many men and women who have struggled with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive overeating and other eating disordered behaviors. She has found that forming a “team” is critical in recovering from an eating disorder. Recovery is possible!
1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Amy is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice and has been practicing in the Houston area for the past ten years. She counsels individuals, couples, families and facilitates group therapy. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and was then accepted into the Peace Corps where she served as a volunteer for two years in Cape Verde, West Africa. Upon returning to The States, she attended The University of Texas at Austin and received her Masters in Social Work. Prior to entering private practice, Amy worked as a primary therapist at the Center for Recovering Families at The Council on Recovery. She specializes in addiction, codependency, depression, eating disorders, family of origin issues and relationship issues. She gives presentations and trainings to the public and mental health professionals on addiction, eating disorders, and meditation and mindfulness. Amy is also a state board approved supervisor and provides clinical supervision for licensed master social workers who are working towards their clinical licensure. Amy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Houston Eating Disorder Specialists, National Eating Disorder Association and The Houston Group Psychotherapy Association.