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Body Balance Coalition Conference

Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to help sponsor the Body Balance Coalition of Kansas City as they present an upcoming workshop April 12, 2013. Castlewood staff Lisa Iken-Sokolik will be present at the conference, please plan to stop by our booth. The Body Balance Coalition of Kansas City Presents: Excessive Exercise & Recovery: Search for Consensus Friday, April 12 from 7:45 AM to 12:45 PM Village Presbyterian Church 6641 Mission Road, Rooms 232 & 233 Prairie Village, KS 66208

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The Body Balance Coalition is honored to present Beth McGilley, PhD, FAED as the featured lecturer for the 2013 Spring Seminar. Dr. McGilley is an internationally known speaker, treater and writer on the treatment for Eating Disorders. Cost for event is a large jar of peanut butter for the Village Presbyterian Food Pantry. Attendance will be limited to 100 participants. Schedule:  Registration:  7:45 am – 800 am Part I  8:15 am – 9:45 am Excessive Exercise & Eating Disorders Break: 9:45 am – 10:00 am Part II  10:00 am – 11:30 am Re-visioning Recovery Break:  11:30 am – 11:45 am Part III  11:45 am – 12:45 pm Case Examples and Consultations Coffee & snacks will be available. Brief Workshop Summary: What defines excessive exercise and recovery in the field of eating disorders are concepts lacking consensus definitions. The corresponding research/practice gap leaves clinicians and patients critically uninformed about what, if any, activity is safe for patients, and how to know if and when they are considered well. This workshop reviews the quantitative and qualitative literature on definitions of dysfunctional exercise and recovery, and provides practical tools for promoting intuitive exercise and an integrative perspective on being recovered. Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will learn what distinguishes dysfunctional exercise in eating disorders, and if/when and how to incorporate intuitive exercise in patient's treatment. 2. Participants will learn what distinguishes quantitative vs.qualitative definitions of eating disorder recovery. 3. Participants will learn a biopsychospiritual "recipe for recovery." Dr. McGilley's biography: Beth Hartman McGilley, Ph.D., FAED, Associate Professor, UKSM-W is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of eating and related disorders, body image, athletes, trauma, and grief. A Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, she has practiced for nearly 30 years, writing, lecturing, supervising, and providing individual, family and group therapy.  Dr. McGilley is co-editor of the 2010 book: Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Science-Practice Gap. She has published in academic journals and the popular media, and has contributed chapters to several books. She is an editor for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, and is working on her second book, a tribute to the patients she's served over the course of her career. For questions, please call Kathi Bjerg at 913-631-3800, 103 or email her at