New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Mid-Hudson Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Course Number: 248      Location: Mid-Hudson

Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD

Date: Saturday May 11, 2019

Registration:   9:30 - 10:00am

  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:15pm


Mental Health America
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Through the lens of attachment theory, this course will explore the dynamics that
can lead people to the creative "solution" of eating disorders. The emotional eater recruits food to remedy a host of problematic issues that have nothing to do with hunger or fullness: self-medication, frozen grief, trauma, inner emptiness and the search for identity.

Exploring this internal landscape will reveal how bulimia, binge eating disorder, chronic dieting, anorexia, and body dysmorphia become an outlet for emotional expression that therapy can help to decode. A variety of treatment strategies will be discussed to help therapists formulate an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. Issues of transference and countertransference will also be examined so the therapist can provide a strong and creative bridge between the patient's emotional eating and the road to recovery.

Teaching Methods: Lecture, PowerPoint, case examples, audience discussion, Q & A.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References


As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able:

  1. Describe the eating disorder symptomatology found with an anorexic patients, the binge eater and a bulimic patient.
  2. Identify the influence and impact of culture in creating body image dissatisfaction. 
  3. Describe a case example to illustrate the integration of psychodynamic and behavioral treatment techniques and identify the role of medications to achieve therapeutic goals. 
  4. Explain the difference in the transference issues of binge eating, bulimic, and anorexic patients and ways to prevent premature termination.
  5. Identify the need for self-sabotage in the eating disorder population and list 2-3 ways to intervene effectively. 


Mary Anne Cohen, LCSW, BCD,
is Director of The New York Center for Eating Disorders since 1982 and has treated hundreds of women and men for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, chronic dieting, and body image dissatisfaction. She is author of two internationally acclaimed books: French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating and Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating. Ms. Cohen lectures extensively to professional and community groups, supervises social work clinicians, hosted her own radio show on eating disorders, and has appeared on national television. She is the professional book reviewer for Eating Disorder Referral and Information, and an ongoing contributor to IMAGE Magazine and Recovery Warriors.

The space can accommodate approximately 50 attendees.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who May Benefit from attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Event Registration: 9:30am-10:00am
Presentation:            10:00am-1:15pm

Members                  $20
               Non-members         $60
               Students with ID:   $25
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on May 9
, 2019

              For EASY online
                registration click:

                      Register Here        

             For inquiries e-mail:

         Rosemary Cohen, LCSW-R

Early Registration is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:

Check cash or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Inclement Weather Policy:
Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

Cancellation Policy:  
Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

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