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Course Information

Module 1: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Training/Workshops.

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.



Kim DiRe', LPC, MEd, SEP, DBH

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.


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 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