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Silver Linings Foundation

Support groups starting on September 24, 2018 in Calgary!

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WaterStone Foundation is offering FREE expert training on Eating Disorders:
WaterStone’s aim is to provide high quality, up-to-date, evidence-based training to a large number of healthcare providers. Designed and led by experts in the field, trainings will be provided as one-day, stand-alone events that are free for professionals to attend. If you, or your organization, would like to be considered as a host site or these exciting workshops, please reach out. We are excited to be able to provide this unique opportunity with the goal of enhancing awareness and knowledge of eating disorders.

Presented by: Dr. Anita Federici, PhD, C.Psych, Dr. Madalyn Marcus, PhD, C.Psych and Sharon Zister, MSW, RSW

See the flyer for more details. 

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The Calls for Workshops and Posters for NEDIC's 2019 body image and self-esteem conference are open and we could not be more thrilled to hear your ideas. Please share with your networks!

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Join NIED for our 62nd free symposium with Leslie McCallum, B. Comm, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate. Leslie is NIED's Clinical Advisory Co-Lead who's research focuses on understanding the experience of adults in midlife living with anorexia nervosa. Join us as we discuss eating disorders in adults 40+ with Leslie and individuals sharing their own lived experiences.

When: August 13th from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Doors open at 7:00pm
Where: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto Ontario

ALL are welcome and event is FREE. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information and to RSVP, email

York Region

Goal Setting for Positive Change with Michelle Scott, OT Reg (Ont)

DATE & TIME: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - exact dates TBA - please inquire.

LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15 (on the second floor), Aurora

Getting to the point where you're ready to make a change can be hard. Starting to actually make that change can be even harder. Where do you start? You may sense a certain dissatisfaction with your current circumstances, but not know exactly where to go from there. You may have a vague idea of what you need to change, but not know exactly how to take the first step. This group is about taking that sense of dissatisfaction, that desire to change, and turning it into a concrete goal that can be acted upon in small, meaningful steps.

Using SMART Goal Setting, group members will work on identifying and creating a meaningful, yet achievable, goal that they will work on for six weeks. With support from the group facilitator and other group members, participants will take steps towards their goal, troubleshoot potential challenges, and learn skills for recovery and positive change that can be adapted to a variety of life situations.

Goals may include but are not limited to:

Addressing problem behaviours and/or activities through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and/or Behavioural Activation (BA) -based approaches

Getting back to meaningful activities such as work, volunteering, or socializing after going through a mental health challenge

Maintaining wellness and recovery-related behaviours and activities post-treatment

Exploring the use of meaningful activity as a way of finding what it means to live a meaningful life, through an Existential/Logotherapeutic approach

Each group session will address a specific aspect of the goal-setting process:

Laying out the issues;

Setting a goal;

Implementing the goal;

Troubleshooting; and

Strategies for maintenance.

This will be a closed group, and group members will be asked to commit to attending all six sessions to the best of their ability.

Cost: $60.00
This group is open to any individual self-identifying as having a mental health issue or life challenge, with a desire to make a change in behaviour that will promote wellness and healing. A brief phone interview will be required before starting services to discuss treatment options and fee scale. Please call 905-886-6632 or email more information.

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United States

The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals
Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond:
Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection
NOVEMBER 9 - 11, 2018

Philadelphia Airport Marriott
17.5 CEs/CMEs Offered

Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, prejudice, loss of civility, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection. Practitioners are tasked with helping clients navigate their way through emotionally-charged times by providing them with optimism, prompting dialogue that supports diverse needs and creating a sense of community. Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience.

Keynote Presentations:
Shame and Survival
Monica Lewinsky

Good and Mad: The Power of Anger
Rebecca Traister

Hope for the Future: Reinventing the Way We Work With Millennials
Ron Taffel, PhD

Psychotherapy Research for the People: Can Feminism and Science Co-exist?
Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD (Moderator)
Amy Banks, MD
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD

Featured Workshops:
The Barbara M. Greenspan Memorial Lecture
Embodied Journeys: Interconnected Pathways for Healing
Niva Piran, PhD, CPsych, FAED
This workshop explores the complex body journeys of girls and women, as described by the feminist developmental theory of embodiment, and validated in 171 interviews of diverse female subjects. The theory reveals paths for compassionate healing, and opens new possibilities for engagement with the world.

Social Justice and Eating Disorders: Let’s Move Forward Together
Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH & Andrea LaMarre, MSc
This workshop asks participants to reflect, authentically, on how to best create eating disorders treatment equity.

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Increasing the Potency of the Therapeutic Relationship
Whitney Graff, PsyD
This workshop describes the fundamentals of FAP, illustrates its techniques with experiential exercises and applies FAP formulae to the treatment of eating disorders.

Keeping Hope Alive: Working with Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa
Laura Weisberg, PhD
This workshop explores the experience of working with this patient population, the emotional challenges that can arise and what, in spite of all, treating clinicians may still be able to provide.

Discovering Connection in a Disconnected World
Jaime Kaplan, PsyD
This workshop illustrates how clinicians can help eating disorder clients become more authentically visible, in both the real and the digital world.

For more information or to register please visit or contact Kavita Patel at 1-877-367-3383 or