International Chapter Event

Irish iaedp™ chapter CONFERENCE "Nourishing Neurodiversity: Integrating Inclusive Approaches in Eating Disorder Treatment"

organized by Chapter Chair Zuzanna Gajowiec CEDS-C

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™),established in 1985  is today well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.

Iaedp offers a highly respected certification process for those who wish to receive specialized credentials in their work with people with eating disorders and publishes The Eating Disorders Review, an online professional journal, which addresses contemporary treatment issues. Read the Eating Disorders Review here (https://eatingdisordersreview.com/)

"Nourishing Neurodiversity: Integrating Inclusive Approaches in Eating Disorder Treatment"

Date:

20.09.2024 online (on zoom)

Time:

10.00am – 15.00pm

The Nourishing Neurodiversity Conference will focus on highlighting the importance of inclusivity in traditional evidence- based treatment approaches by embracing neurodivergent voices and treatment provider perspectives.

Objectives:

Conference Programe:

9:50 am

Registration & Welcome

10:00 am – 10:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Zuzanna Gajowiec

10:10 am – 11:10 am Session 1

James Downs

11:10 am - 11:20 am

Break 1

11:20 am - 13:00 pm Session 2

Bernie Wright from NEDDE

Developing a person-centred approach, understanding recovery challenges, identifying neurodivergent traits, and implementing successful interventions.

13:00 pm – 13:15 pm

Break 2

13:15 pm - 14:30 pm Session 3

Zuzanna Gajowiec & William Dwyer-Joyce (DJ)

Neurodiversity-affirming care for overeating and Binge Eating Disorder.

14.30 pm – 15.00 pm

Q&A session

Our speakers:

James Downs

expert by experience in eating disorders

James is a mental health campaigner, peer researcher and expert by experience in eating disorders. He holds various roles at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, NHS England, and a number of universities and charities – all of which focus on developing collaboration across a range of professional and personal perspectives to improve mental health for all. James has written extensively about his own experiences, from textbook chapters and peer-reviewed research to blog posts and mainstream media features. He is also a yoga, dance and mindfulness teacher.

Bernie Wright

co-founder of NEDDE TRAINING and a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

Bernie is the co-founder of NEDDE TRAINING and a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. Since qualifying in 2004, Bernie has specialised in eating disorders and neurodiversity, training as a Master Practitioner in 2007 at The National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED). Her commitment to the field has seen her ascend to the roles of supervisor, mentor, senior lecturer, and clinical lead at NCFED, where she continues to make significant contributions to the mental health community.

NEDDE – [Neurodiversity, Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating]

While research shows 1 in 5 are estimated to be Neurodivergent, this number significantly rises in those with Eating Diversity, and we recognise the traditional approach to supporting Eating Diversity does not embrace the individuality of the Neurodivergent client, nor their need to be supported in a person-centered way.

Courses are led by Bernie Wright and Lisa Smith and call upon the knowledge of key experts in the field of both Neurodiversity and Eating Disorders, with the aim of helping attendees to deepen their understanding of working with these two, often coexisting issues.

Bernie Wright (BACP Accredited) will explore the complexities of working with clients suffering from disordered eating and eating disorders, particularly focusing on neurodivergent individuals. This session will provide a comprehensive understanding of recognizing and addressing eating disorders in both neurodivergent and neurotypical clients.

Bernie Wright will guide participants through navigating ethical considerations, cultural contexts, and the unique challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals. Key topics include developing a person-centered approach, understanding recovery challenges, identifying neurodivergent traits, and implementing successful interventions.

This session is ideal for those looking to effectively support this growing client demographic.

Zuzanna Gajowiec

highly respected Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor (CEDS-S)

Zuzanna Gajowiec is a highly respected Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor (CEDS-S) with a profound dedication to supporting individuals and families on their journey towards healing and recovery. As the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Chapter Chair of Ireland, Zuzanna is at the forefront of advancing awareness and understanding of eating disorders in her community.

With over a decade of experience in the field, Zuzanna has worked tirelessly across all levels of care, from residential treatment centers to outpatient settings and private practice. Her comprehensive approach to recovery encompasses physical healing, body image issues, and the cultivation of deep connections within families.

In addition to her clinical work, Zuzanna is actively involved in teaching, consulting, and supervising other therapists, sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise with the next generation of professionals. She is a Clinical Lead in a Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Centre and maintains a thriving private practice.

William Dwyer-Joyce (DJ)

peer support worker in mental health at Lois Bridges Eating Disorder Centre

William is a peer support worker in mental health at Lois Bridges Eating Disorder Centre. He has lived experience of mental health struggles. DJ is passionate about destigmatizing eating disorders and all mental health issues and supporting others through shared experience and person-centered care. His special interests include male experience of mental health struggles, eating disorders and LGBTQIA+ issues in relation to mental health.

This conference will be of interest to all eating disorder professionals:

CPD Points

There will be a certificate of attendance given to attendees after the conference

Fees:

People in recovery from an Ed and family members:

free


Professionals:

iaedp members

20


Professionals:

Non-iaedp members

90
20€ fee and 70€ towards membership
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(To encourage people to join iaedp we offer you a fantastic opportunity to use part of your fee to become a member of iaedp™. Just indicate you would like to join iaedp and after event we will pay group membership fee and send you a link to register).

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