Intoxicating Cycles of Shame: The Missing Link in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Eating and Substance Abuse Disorders

Date: 06/07/2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Benjy's Restaurant (click venue name for map)

Intoxicating Cycles of Shame: The Missing Link in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Eating and Substance Abuse Disorders 

by Margaret Nagib, Psy.D., Clinical Development Institute Faculty at Timberline Knolls

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A deep sense of shame often underlies and drives eating disorders (ED) and substance abuse (SA). When these two disorders co-occur, the level of shame intensifies. The special challenges of treating these co-occurring disorders will be discussed and this presentation highlights shame as a key force underlying and perpetuating the cyclical nature of these disorders. Clinicians will learn how to identify and help individuals break the patterns of shame that drive destructive behaviors.

Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to articulate and identify the special challenges in

diagnosing and treating co-occurring ED and SA.

2. Participants will be able to articulate and identify the cyclical role that shame

plays in the precipitation and perpetuation of these disorders.

3. Participants will be able to identify and articulate practical ways to help

individuals break cycles of shame and destructive behaviors in ED and SA.

 

Dr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Today, as a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls’ Clinical Development Institute, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals. Every year, the CDI team offers more than 50 presentations at national and regional meetings, and contributes to awareness and early intervention through media interviews and blog contributions.

 

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