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Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday June 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Geneva Centre for Autism
112 Merton Street
Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8

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Terry Simonik  

Wide Angle Workshops

( 647) 889- 8429 

Email:Terry Simonik at wideangleworkshops@icloud.com

A Four Day Workshop with
 Joanne Dolhanty 

PhD and Adèle Lafrance Robinson PhD

 "Going Back to Get on Track" 
with the Healing Power of Families
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan.

This 4-day training introduces the application of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy in the treatment of eating disorders across the lifespan. This treatment model represents an innovative integration of the principles and techniques of behavioral family therapy, traditional emotion-focused therapy and the New Maudsley model.

Participants will become familiar with the emotion-focused approach and also learn an innovative yet practical framework that supports the therapist to support loved ones (parents, spouse, etc) to participate fully in the refeeding/symptom interruption process. Family members are coached and supported by the therapist to offer emotion coaching and attachment repair to their loved one, regardless of their age. 


Workshop topics will include:

·The nature of emotions and ways that emotion processing becomes implicated in the development of eating disorders

· Emotion processing and emotion-focused chair work with clients and parents

·Techniques to enhance motivation for change with clients and parents

· Attachment and identity processes and their role in the development of the eating disorders

·Emotion coaching and attachment repair 

Through video illustrations and activities, workshop participants will gain an understanding of how this approach can help families manage their child’s ( including adult “children”) emotional life and let go of old injuries, enabling the child to relinquish the eating disorder as a means of coping and launch into the world “back on track.” There will be an emphasis throughout the training on skill development and experiential practice. 


Our Presenters

                         Joanne Dolhanty                                  

Dr. Joanne Dolhanty PhD, C. Psych has worked in the field of eating disorders for over 20 years. She trained and worked in the Toronto General Hospital Eating Disorder Program for 15 years. She currently works as a psychologist at the Mt. Pleasant Therapy Centre in Toronto. For the past several years, she has been working with Dr. Leslie Greenberg to develop the application of Emotion-Focused Therapy to eating disorders. She is also the co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders across the lifespan.

Dr. Adèle Lafrance Robinson PhD, C. Psych is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has been employed in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health clinics, and regional hospitals. Dr. Robinson is currently a Staff Psychologist at the Sudbury Regional Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department of Laurentian University. She is an author of several publications in the field of mental health and eating disorders, and along with Dr. Dolhanty has co-developed Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders across the lifespan.


 Who Should Attend ??
Health care professionals including Family Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists/Psychological Associates, Social Workers, Dietitians, Nurses, Educators and Graduate Students in a related field.

Testimonial of a past workshop participant
" I have learned skills that will impact both my work as a professional but also how I function in my own relationships and with my own emotions. This was one of the most valuable, relevant and informative workshops I have ever attended. "

 Earlybird Registration Fees

 Regular - $ 750.00

Full Time Student -  $375.00 

After May 30th

Regular- $800.00

Full Time Student - $425.00

Group Discounts are available