Group therapy offers many benefits to the eating disorder recovery process that individual therapy alone cannot. From the hope instilled by witnessing others’ progress, to the challenging of shame through vulnerability, group work is an integral part of treatment. This webinar will explore the therapeutic factors of group therapy and the stages of group development in general, and will examine the particular relevance of these principles for those struggling with their relationship with food and their bodies.
Elise Thibodeaux, MA, LPCC, CEDS-S is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist – Supervisor. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and currently runs Abundant Life Therapy, a private practice in West Los Angeles. Elise has worked in the eating disorder field since 2013, gaining experience in levels of care ranging from outpatient to residential. She also serves as a therapist with Rock Recovery, a DC Metro area-based nonprofit that supports the journey from disordered eating through affordable clinical recovery and community empowerment programs. A recovered clinician, Elise is driven by a passion for freedom and an unrelenting hope for those who suffer.
- Identify the 5 stages of a group, and explain 1-2 characteristics of each stage
- Describe 3-5 therapeutic factors of group therapy
- Explain the role of group therapy in the treatment of those struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns
Who Should Attend?
Clinicians and community leaders
Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (45 minutes) or more of the live webinar (via email within 30 business days post-event). CEUs are not offered for this session. The webinar slide presentation and recording will be posted to the website.