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Module 3: Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) Training/Workshops.

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.



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 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 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