Educational Workshop: Child Abuse & Eating Disorders: Connections & Implications for Therapy

Date & Time: 
May 31, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
817 Division Street, Kingston ON - Community Room, Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

Eating disorders are debilitating illnesses that affect between 1-5% of Canadian women. For every 10 women with an eating disorder, there is at least 1 male suffering as well. With the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, it is critical to understand the many factors that contribute to the development of these disorders. While there is little empirical data suggesting that childhood abuse causes the development of eating disorders, many sufferers report abuse as a part of their experience.

This Workshop Includes Information About:

  • Diagnostic criteria and trends for  Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder
  • Contributing factors to disordered eating
  • The influence of early sexual abuse and trauma on eating behaviours
  • Low self-esteem and poor body image
  • Eating disorder symptoms as survival strategies
  • Implications for clinical work

Who Should Attend this Workshop:

  • Front line mental health professionals who work with clients dealing with eating disorders
  • Students studying psychology and counselling techniques
  • Agency workers who are interested the information for developing policies and procedures

Book Your Seat at the Early Bird Rate

Register before April 19th to get the Early Bird Special of $55! Regular fee is $65.

About the Speaker: Carrie Watson, MSW, RSW


Carrie has seven years of clinical experience in community settings, and has taught at the high school and college levels. Carrie currently divides her time between clinical practice at the North Kingston Community Health Centre, the emergency department at Kingston General Hospital, and her private practice.

Carrie is passionate about working with individuals and families struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, poor body image, and self-esteem issues. She believes in building confidence from a variety of sources including healthy relationships, meaningful daily practices, self reflection, and mindful living.

Carrie guides her clients to consider how the body can support the life of which they dream, and teaches the value of being gentle and forgiving with one’s self.



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