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ARFID Training/Workshops Series - All Modules 1-4

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Training/Workshops.

WORKSHOP DATES:

Module I - July 24-25, 2020
Module II - Nov. 20-21, 2020
Module III - Mar. 19-20, 2021
Module IV - May 14-15, 2021

 

Presenter

Dr. Kim DiRé, LPC, MEd, SEP, DBH is passionate about helping people. Her background in education gives awareness to people’s needs and experience teaching those needs in skills sets. Trauma, eating issues, eating disorders, relationships, and effective communication are her specialties. Dr. Kim has an integrated training approach.

She uses her experience from teaching, lecturing, therapy, and writing to honor each individual or group to complete specific goals for each client’s benefit and future.

Kim has her Master’s in Counseling from Argosy University/Phoenix and a Master’s in Education from Chapman University. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist graduating from the Atwood Institute for Research and Education. Her training, individual therapy sessions, and facilitating groups using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy and Somatic®Experiencing for trauma healing are useful when working with clients.

 

Module Descriptions

Module I

This is an introductory to avoidant/restrictive intake disorder (ARIFD) treatment. The module will address assessing and evaluating a patient/client for ARFID as well as the beginning skills to ARFID treatment.

 

Module II

This module will help the participant/practitioner identify and learn specific physiology. The module will also address and show how to use those physiological openings to decrease fear and adrenaline in avoidant/restrictive/food intake disorder (ARFID) patient/client.

 

Module III

The participants in group will learn to identify and assess adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and resilient childhood experiences (RCE) to identify attachment issues leading to constriction for avoidant/restrictive intake disorder (ARFID). The participants will learn how to work with other practitioners to coordinate care for the ARFID patient/client.

 

Module IV

The participants will learn to regulate the avoidant/restrictive intake disorder (ARFID) patient/client. The participants will learn to track a nervous system as patient/client is being regulated in their own system. The participants will learn about orienting, how to orient, and how and why they teach their patients/clients to orient.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dentists, Physical Therapists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Mental Health Providers and Medical Health Providers - All levels

 

Course Objectives:

Module 1:

- Summarize what ARFID is and what it isn’t.
- Explain how to clinically assess ARFID.
- Determine physiology and it’s openings for ARFID patients.
- Apply the tools for ARFID.
- Assess nervous system regulation and how to orient patients.
- Demonstrate how to help ARFID patients to ground in their tissues.
- Discover how to shut off the kidney/adrenal and cortisol overload for ARFID patients.
- Discover the nerves that innovate the chewing and shallowing areas of the body.

 

Module 2:

- Use the therapeutic tools for Module II.
- Identify how to touch into vagas nerve to regulate nervous systems.
- Predict how to read and find more physiological openings.
- Interpret objection without constriction skills.
- Formulate how to good graph.
- Develop ways to motivate for change when fear is barrier.
- Identify the phrenic nerves and their function.
- Identify and discover how to innovate phrenic nerves for optimum function.

 

Module 3:

- Evaluate attachment issues raised by ARFID and early feeding issues.
- Weigh Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
- Judge Resilience Childhood Experiences
- Appraise real ARFID Case Studies
- Arrange Willingness vs. willfulness skills for patients
- Choose mouth and tongue work for lifting Irritations, shapes, and textures for ARFID patients.
- Integrate with medical community, occupational therapist, speech therapists, and dietitians for ARFID patient’s coordination of care.
- Discover the birth sequence and use the ball assessment to learn individual sequencing.

 

Module 4:

- Calculate Nervous system regulation work.
- Modify the digestive track regulation.
- Transform the stomach and intestinal track.
- Solve hormonal regulation and rebalancing circadian rhythm.
- Consider work with serotonin flow.
- Discover the circadian rhythm and the optimum pattern of eating.
- Integrate the balance of the nervous system and relationship to the digestive track.
- Summarize module objectives and put it all together for ARFID treatment protocol.

 

Agenda

Module I - Itinerary

1:00pm - Introduction to ARFID - What it is and what it isn’t.

1:30pm - Assessing ARFID clinically.

2:30pm - What are physiological openings?

3:00pm - Therapeutic tools for working with ARFID patients.

3:50pm - Break

4:00pm - Therapeutic tools for working with ARFID patients.

4:45pm - Learning about the nervous system, activation, and how a nervous system regulates.

5:15pm - Grounding in the tissues and tissues memory.

5: 30pm - Closing

Module I - Itinerary

9:00am - Question and Answer.

9:30am - Grounding in the tissues and tissue memory.

10:00am - Orienting

10: 30am - Break

10:40 am - Kidney/adrenal over load and what it does to a nervous system.

11:15am - How to help regulate the nervous system by shutting of the overload.

12:00 noon - Lunch

1:00pm - Demo

2:15pm - Questions about demo.

2:25pm - Break

2:25pm - Practice

3:25pm - Second round of practice.

4:25pm - Third round of practice.

5:30pm - Closing

 

Module II - Itinerary

1:00pm - Introduction to Module II and what will be the focus of the training, plus Q & A.

1:30pm - Tools used for this module.

2:30pm - What are physiological openings and how to read them?

3:00pm - Working with .

3:50pm - Break

4:00pm - Therapeutic tools for working with ARFID patients.

4:45pm - Learning about objection without constriction.

5: 30pm - Closing

Module II - Itinerary

9:00am - Question and Answer.

9:30am - Objection without constriction continued.

10:00am - Orienting

10: 30am - Break

10:40 am - Food graphing and why.

11:15am - Food graphing and how.

12:00 noon - Lunch

1:00pm - Demo

2:15pm - Questions about demo.

2:25pm - Break

2:25pm - Practice

3:25pm - Motivation to change when fear is the barrier.

3:30pm - Practice

5:30pm - Closing

 

 

Module III - Itinerary

1:00pm - Attachment and what it has to do with early feeding issues.

1:30pm - Attachment continues on how to assess and what to do to help regulate.

2:30pm - Adverse Childhood Experiences assessment.

3:50pm - Break

4:00pm - Resilient Childhood Experiences assessment.

4:45pm - ARFID case studies and learning from them.

5: 30pm - Closing

Module III - Itinerary

9:00am - Question and Answer.

9:30am - Demo using attachment and tongue, texture, shape, irritations, etc.

10: 30am - Break

10:40 am - Practice - Round 1

11:15am - Debriefing on Round 1 Practice

12:00 noon - Lunch

1:00pm - Round 2 Practice

2:15pm - Debriefing on Round 2 Practice

2:25pm - Break

2:25pm - Debriefing on Round 3 Practice

3:25pm - Working with coordination of care with other behavioral and health care workers.

5:30pm - Closing

 

Module IV - Itinerary

1:00pm - Opening and Q & A.

1:30pm - Nervous system regulation.

2:30pm - Orienting, how and why.

3:00pm - Digestive track regulation.

3:50pm - Break

4:00pm - Digestive track regulation continued.

4:45pm - Digestive track regulation continued.

5:15pm - Demo if time.

5: 30pm - Closing

 

Module IV - Itinerary

9:00am - Question and Answer.

9:30am - Stomach and intestinal work.

10:00am - Orienting

10: 30am - Break

10:40 am - Hormonal and circadian rhythm how and why this needs balancing for the system.

11:15am - Continue

12:00 noon - Lunch

1:00pm - Demo

2:15pm - Questions about demo.

2:25pm - Break

2:25pm - Practice

3:25pm - Second round of practice.

4:25pm - Third round of practice.

5:30pm - Closing