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Sunday, July 20 • 8:00am - 9:00am
OCD, Eating Disorders, or Both? Challenges of Presentation, Diagnosis, and Implications for Treatment

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Several different fears can arise around food that are related to disordered eating and/or OCD. The issues to be addressed in this workshop include body-image disturbance, fear of vomiting, fear of choking, fear of being poisoned, and magical thinking with regard to food. We will outline the differences and nuances of diagnosing OC spectrum vs. eating disorder spectrum disorders, and how the treatment unfolds. Case examples and treatment plans will be discussed in detail integrating the perspectives of both ACT and ERP to help clinicians and treatment providers better work with these clients who struggle with food-related OCD and/or eating disorders. 

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Robin Taylor Kirk, LMFT

Owner and Director, Sage Anxiety Treatment Program
Ms. Kirk has been in the mental health field for over 20 years and specializes in the treatment of Anxiety- related Disorders. In 2000, Robin co-founded Summit Eating Disorders Program (now ERC) which offered both IOP and Inpatient treatment. As a result of her interest in ACT and OCD, Robin developed Sage Anxiety Treatment Program which provides exclusively ACT-Based Exposure. Ms. Kirk also participated in a 7-day intensive... Read More →

Sunday July 20, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Olympic II, Plaza Level

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