Cultivating Connections: Innovations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Cultivating Connections: Innovations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Course Overview: The Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children's Medical Center Plano is the only pediatric eating disorder treatment center in the nation that holds the prestigious disease-specific Joint Commission accreditation in the treatment of eating disorders. The Center enthusiastically announces the 5th Annual Symposium focusing on the theme of "Cultivating Connection: Innovations in Eating Disorders Treatment.” The symposium features our keynote speaker, Kristin Neff, Ph.D., who is a prominent figure in the architecture of mental health, nationally known for her research on Self-Compassion. Symposium presentation topics include the intersection of eating disorders and self-compassion, attachment, working with diverse populations, and family connections. Parking will be on-site this year. Click here to download the schedule Contact Information: If you have any questions, please contact Linda McKenzie at Linda.Mckenzie@childrens.com or Melissa Hill at Melissa.Hill@childrens.com. Continuing Education: Contact hours will be awarded for mental health professionals, dietitians, and educators. Children’s Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Conflict of interest: It is Children's Health's policy that participants should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker's presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation. Keynote Speaker - Kristin Neff, PhD Kristin Neff, PhD, studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles. She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning. She then spent two years of post-doctoral study with Dr. Susan Harter at Denver University, studying issues of authenticity and self-concept development. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism, and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion – a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. She is also the author of the book, Self-Compassion.
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