Life and Death Decisions: Suicide and Eating Disorders

Date: 08/06/2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Seasons 52 (click venue name for map)

Location: Seasons 52 Restaurant – Napa Room
4410 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

Join us at the August Membership Meeting when we will discuss why individuals with eating disorders are at high risk for suicide. General practice clinicians report that suicidality is their greatest feared patient problem, yet the majority of providers have received less than two hours of training in suicide assessment and intervention. This presentation will be an intensive advanced training in suicide assessment and intervention specific to eating disorders and will provide attendees with the most up-to-date best practices for treating suicidality in eating disorders.

The goal of the presentation is to equip and empower clinicians to address suicidality in eating disorders with competence, confidence, and compassion. Hands-on applications and video vignettes will be utilized to promote comprehension and integration. This dynamic didactic/experiential workshop will provide attendees with a renewed sense of confidence and hope in treating this complex symptom profile in eating disorders.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the relationship between eating disorders and suicide
  2. Assess for suicidaility in clients with eating disorders.
  3. Apply risk-level interventions for suicidality in clients with eating disorders.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Nicole Siegfried is the Chief Clinical Officer for Alsana Eating Recovery Communities. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and a licensed clinical psychologist. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has treated eating disorders for over 20 years. She is an international speaker and has published research, magazine articles, and book chapters in the field of eating disorders and suicide. Dr. Siegfried is president of the Alabama Regional Chapter of IAEDP. She is chair of the Research Committee for the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium (REDC). She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and former Co-Chair of the Eating Disorders and Suicide Prevention AED Special Interest Group.

Thank you to our sponsor for this event Alsana.

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