Friday April 11, 2014
Building a Treatment Team When Working with Clients with Eating Disorders
Presented by Carol Normandi, LMFT
and Lynne Martin, RD
Building a treatment team and maintaining a collaborative relationship among professional members are essential when treating clients with disordered eating. Anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating syndromes are complex disorders requiring a strong treatment team in order to effectively treat them. The combination of physical symptoms of restricting, purging, and binge eating and the associated health risks involved require a treatment team, usually consisting of a primary care physician, dietitian, and individual psychotherapist, and often a psychiatrist, family therapist, and group therapist. Close collaborative relationships among professional team members are necessary for assessment and treatment planning. Using case scenarios and their collaborative experience, Carol Normandi and Lynne Martin will identify the different roles of important team members, what to look for in the treatment team, the goals of collaboration, and how to effectively collaborate together.
Carol Normandi, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, and she specializes in disordered eating and body hatred. She has extensive experience as an individual therapist, speaker, and facilitator of groups and workshops. She is co-author of It's Not About Food: End Your Obsession with Food and Weight and Over It: A Teen's Guide to Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food and Weight. Carol Normandi is also co-founder of Beyond Hunger, a nonprofit organization that provides support groups, workshops, and education for individuals with eating disorders and body image disturbances. To learn more about her work visit www.beyondhunger.org.
Lynne Martin, RD, holds a BASc in Applied Human Nutrition and is certified in adolescent weight management. She has worked at the University Health Network Eating Disorders program, a world-renowned treatment facility with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Lynne Martin developed the nutritional component for both New Dawn and La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs SF. Currently, Lynne Martin has a private practice where she provides individual nutrition counseling. She also offers groups for clients on nutrition information, eating a healthy meal, and taking risks with food. Visit www.sfbaybeyonddieting.com for more information about her services.
Carol Normandi, LMFT Lynne Martin, RD
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
(415) 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family
Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for
LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs