Healing our Relationship with Food: Using the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) for Disordered Eating

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Live Broadcast Time: 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm EST (Toronto, New York) UTC -5
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Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

We are a culture preoccupied with dieting and wellness. We’re also devoted to the pursuit of unrealistic ideals of how we should look and function. Confusion and shame about our weight, size, and health are rooted in cultural burdens that can make us lose touch with our innate wisdom about what our bodies need. 

This has been particularly evident during the pandemic, where messages about food and bodies have often been extreme or conflicting. The Internal Family Systems model offers an alternative to the endless quest for the “right” diet and exercise plan. The model offers a way to help clients reconnect with their core wisdom, the Self, so we can help them heal the many cultural and familial burdens that shape their relationships with food and their bodies. This workshop will include an overview of the IFS model that will serve as a foundation for beginning students and a refresher for more advanced learners. 

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to —

  1. Explain how IFS is used to help clients identify parts that hold their extreme beliefs about food and the bod
  2. Describe how IFS is used to help clients release painful and constraining beliefs about food and the body
  3. Identify the ways in which therapists’ personal burdens impact their assessment and treatment of clients

Jeanne Catanzaro, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years’ experience treating eating and trauma related issues. She has written articles about IFS and eating disorders and is dedicated to helping people develop Self-led relationships with food and their bodies.

Follow-Up Q & A Session with Jeanne Catanzaro

Join Jeanne for a Follow-Up Q & A session to:

  • Ask questions that have arisen in the week after the webinar
  • Share unexpected insights, experiences and challenges that you have encountered as you put some of what you learnt into practice

Live Follow-Up Q & A Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Broadcast Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, EST

The Follow-Up Q & A Sessions are designed to help webinar participants further integrate and deepen their understanding and implementation of webinar material. After having had a chance to absorb and reflect on what you learnt in the webinar, you are invited to join the speaker in an hour-long Q & A session to ask questions, share your experiences in implementing some of the ideas explored in the webinar and discuss challenges and unexpected insights that may have arisen.

Non-subscribers may add the Follow-Up Q & A session to your registration upon checking out.

Follow-Up Q & A Fee for Guests and Community Learners at time of registration: CAD$16

Follow-Up Q & A Fee for Guests and Community Learners AFTER: CAD$30

Subscribers of the Leading Edge Seminars Advantage Network are automatically registered at no charge.

Please note: CEs are available for the 3-hour webinar only (CE info for Canadians and Non-US participants click here, CE info for US participants click here).

Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Introduction/review of the IFS model, with examples of how cultural burdens disconnect parts from the Self
2nd hour
  • Describe how IFS is used to heal food and body concerns by establishing relationships with parts that hold extreme beliefs about food and the body.
  • Discuss the importance of working with polarizations and getting permission from protectors to heal vulnerable parts of the system.
15 Minute Break
3rd hour
  • Case example illustrating the IFS healing steps

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance showing the hours completed will be distributed either following the Live Broadcast or with On-Demand registration (On-Demand participants must pass a post-webinar attendance quiz).  A CE package will be available which includes the full webinar description and details, the speaker’s CV and references.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate $132.00
Webinar + Q&A $149.00
Dedicated Learner Rate $112.20
Whole Enchilada Rate Included

*Dedicated Learners pay $22/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here

All pricing is in $CAD. The $USD equivalent is about 30% less than $CAD. To estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency, click here.

Event Detail

April 7, 2021 1:15 pm
April 7, 2021 4:30 pm