CEBTOhio regularly provides training, workshops and conference presentations throughout the year – nationally and around the world.
2023 FEAST of Knowledge
for parents and caregivers of loved ones affected by eating disorders
A day-long virtual conference offering knowledge on a range of topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders, with the aim of enabling parents and caregivers to better support, care for, and assist in the recovery of their loved one. Hosted by F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders), an international non-profit organization.
Sunday, Feb. 26
10 am-6 pm
$60 for individuals; $100 for families/up to three caregivers
Need-based scholarships available
Featuring CEBTOhio Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lucene Wisniewski, Ph.D., FAED
Topic: Is My Loved One Safe? Addressing Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm
11:50 am-12:30 pm
Research has demonstrated high rates of self harm and suicidality in those who suffer from an eating disorder. These symptoms have been found to emerge both in the acute phase of the illness as well as when the symptoms of the eating disorder persist.
Parents, spouses, friends, siblings and other loved ones are often on the front lines of helping to care for the client with an eating disorder – trying to figure out when and how much to worry. This session will address questions such as:
- When and how do I ask if they are safe?
- What can I do to make sure they stay safe?
- Will I make it worse or put ideas in their heads by asking if they are suicidal or are self harming?
The workshop is designed to teach loved ones what we know about suicide and self harm in the eating disorders, how to identify the signs of risk and how and when to talk to their loved one about their concerns.
Finally, we will review how different treatment team providers (e.g., therapist, physician, dietician) and different therapies (DBT, FBT, CBT) might respond to the knowledge that a loved one is having these thoughts, and discuss the best way to get good care for these problems.