This program was offered on December 16, 2011

Instructors: Kate Kelly and Karen Schachter, MSW

Maximum enrollment: 12

Brief Summary: During this short course, we will continue the discussion of how to apply the integrated model with clients (adults and children) with a variety of maladaptive coping strategies including disordered eating, negative body image and anxiety. Woven into these discussions will be examples of how to craft inductions, as well as to use other mind-body strategies, to help address these difficult issues.

Learning Objectives   At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the neuroscience behind the anxious brain and how it may present in treatment.
  2. Discuss how anxiety and relational patterns manifest in disordered eating.
  3. Describe how neural integration and guided imagery, yoga, and mindful eating, would work successfully with clients with disordered eating patterns and anxiety.
  4. Explain how the Standard American Diet negatively impacts the brain (specifically anxiety and disordered eating patterns), and ways to mitigate these patterns with good nutrition.


Fill out the registration form and mail it with a check payable to ICP&P at 4601 Conn. Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Fees: ICP&P Member $60.00, Non Member $90.00

Continuing Education: 3.0 CE credits for full attendance

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage & family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email

Neither ICP&P nor the presenters have any relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests.