The Recovery Village Staff Provides Speaker for National Association of Social Work’s Event
By providing education to non-eating disorder specialist mental health and medical professionals, The Recovery Village increases understanding of eating disorders and the issues that individuals with eating disorders and co-occurring issues face. On Monday, January 27th, 2014, Recovery Village Eating Disorder Program Supervisor/Yoga Therapy Program Specialist Sandee S. Nebel offered a continuing education presentation to the local chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Because social workers assist diverse populations and issues, eating disorders may not always be immediately recognized during patient interactions. Sandee’s expertise in eating disorders makes her an excellent and natural choice for key speaker at this event.
The topic of this presentation was: Therapeutic Toolbox: Treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. Substance abuse, self-harm, mood disorders, and social relationship orders in clients with eating disorders were also discussed. Sandee’s objectives for the social workers attending this learning presentation were to improve their abilities in:
- Identifying and addressing eating disorders, weight, and body issues
- Increasing effective evaluation and referral of clients to specialty services
- Understanding the intricacies and importance of collaborating with the specialist team
- Implementing evidence-based tools in the treatment of clients with eating disorders.
Increased knowledge of eating disorders, and their associated co-occurring issues, will allows social workers working in private practice and in community settings to provide more effective care, and ensure that clients are referred to specialists, and receive the care necessary for recovery. Drug and alcohol rehab facility in Las Vegas.
An important feature of Sandee’s presentation was her discussion on lesser-known eating disorder populations and their co-occurring issues: men, bariatric surgery clients, athletes, diabetes, and abuse victims.
The Recovery Village is proud to have Sandee on staff. Sandee combines her expertise and training as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist to coordinate and implement best practices for clients at The Recovery Village.