International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

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February 20th, 2019:

 “The Transformative Power of Connection: It matters from beginning to end”

Speaker: Nancy Staycer, LCSW, CEDS

Tuesday, February 20th
8:30 – 10:30am
Registration & Networking at 8:30am
Lecture from 9:00am – 10:30am


Good Samaritan Church of La Jolla
4321 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121

$10 IAEDP Members & Students
$15 for Non-members
**Pay at the Door via Credit Card, Cash, Check**

1 CEU offered for LCSW & LMFT 
Light breakfast provided

Lecture info: 

In the last few years, Nancy Staycer, LCSW,  CEDS, has focused more of her clinical attention on the critical importance of interpersonal relationships and the “Transformative Power of Connection” as a key to recovery.  Understanding that there is a disruption in our patients’ ability to connect with their families, their friends and the world around them resonated with her personally. She noticed the patients who were getting better were the ones who developed and maintained healthy relationships with peers and family after treatment. This insight helped Nancy recognize that being able to understand, address, and treat the barriers that get in the way of patients being able to develop these relationships is clinically critical.

Key takeaways of this lecture:

·        Participants will be able to explain the four different developmental attachment styles and one’s corresponding perception of safety

·        Participants will be able to name the three neurological pathways identified in the polyvagal theory, how they impact connection, and they impact eating disorder treatment.

·        Participants will be able to evaluate the impact of insecure attachments that develop early in life on the successful ability to develop and maintain healthy adult relationships.

·        Participants will learn at least two techniques on how to increase their patients’ capacity to connect.

Speaker Name and Credentials: Nancy Staycer, LCSW

Short Bio: Nancy Staycer is the Clinical Director of Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Carlsbad, Ca. Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has presented her knowledge of Eating Disorders at the state and local levels as well as been invited as a guest speaker providing education and treatment recommendations at a variety of treatment centers and universities. She is a published writer, and speaks often for online non-profit Eating Disorder webinars.



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