Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve

Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve

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Past Workshops, Seminars, and Presentations given by Fran Weiss for Professionals

Workshops for Professionals (CEU credits - 3 hours)

"Eating Dysregulation, Developmental Trauma and the Somatic Self"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
February 2016, New York, NY

"'Why Am I So Fat?' — Group Integration of Neuroscience, Modern Attachment Theory, and Sensorimotor Skills"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
March 2014, Boston, MA

"Working Along the Edge of Eating Regulation, Attachment and Somatic Experience"
For: Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)
June 2013, Boston, MA

"Dysregulated Eating: What's Modern Attachment Theory and Neuroscience Got to Do with It Anyway?"
For: Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)
June 2012, Boston, MA

"Weight Matters: Cutting Edge Group Approaches to Dysregulated Eating"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
February 2012

"Weight Regulation meets Group Psychotherapy at the Neural Cleft"
For: Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)
June 12, 2011

"Integration and Application: Modern Attachment Theory and Neuroscience Applied to Weight Regulation Groups"
For: Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)
2010, New York, NY

"Flying Under the Radar: Weight Regulation Groups informed by Neuroscience and Modern Attachment Theory"
For: Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)
2010, Boston, MA

"Neuroscience and Attachment Theory Meets Weight Regulation Groups"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
2010

"Integrative Group Therapy for Weight Regulation: The Fear of Change"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
2009

"It's Not About the Food: An Integrative Group Therapy Model for Those Struggling with Weight Regulation"
For: Annual Conference, American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).
2007

"Alexithymia and the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Group"
For: Annual Conference of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)

In collaboration with Janet Baumann, LCSW, CGP, Training and Supervising Analyst, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health; and Martha Broderick, LCSW, CGP, Director of Group Treatment, Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia

2006

"Weight Regulation and Body Image Issues: A Group Psychotherapy Model"
For: Annual Conference of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)
2005

"Treating Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating in the Group Setting"
For: Annual Conference of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)

In collaboration with Janet Baumann, LCSW,CGP, Training and Supervising Analyst, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health; and Martha Broderick, LCSW, CGP, Director of Group Treatment, Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia

2004

"The Dynamics of Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating in the Group Setting"
For: Annual Conference of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)

In collaboration with Janet Baumann, LCSW,CGP, Training and Supervising Analyst, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health; and Martha Broderick, LCSW, CGP, Director of Group Treatment, Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia

2002

"Group Therapy for the Adult Overweight and Obese Patient"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
2001

"It's Not About the Food: An Integrated Group Therapy Model focusing on distorted body image in the adult-disordered eating population"
For: American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
2000

"Treating Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating in the Group Setting"
For: Annual Conference of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS)
1998

Seminars for Professionals

"Mind Body Integration of the Self in Treating Weight Regulation: The Hollow Victory of Weight Loss"
This seminar introduces an innovative psychotherapeutic approach to the consistent clinical challenge of weight regulation problems. Bio-medical principals of weight regulation, current findings in neuroscience, and attachment theory informs this integrated mind/brain/body approach. Clinical applications in treatment will be presented. More information can be found at PsyBC.com
(Seminar first given in 2007)

"The B.I.T.E.® Practicum: An Applied Mentoring Group for Professionals"
An 8-week Teleseminar series which is an application of the theoretical material of the PsyBC Seminar (above) entitled "Mind Body Integration of the Self in Treating Weight Regulation: The Hollow Victory of Weight Loss"
(Offered 2008-2011)

"The Body Image and Body Self-Restitution Necessary for Lasting Weight Loss and Normalization: Beyond the Pseudo Cure and Hollow Victory"
This lecture is designed to cover definitions of body image, historic background of body image, a review of the literature, psychological factors in individual and group psychotherapy treatment regarding body image and weight regulation. This lecture is archived in the Virtual Library of EatingDisorderHope.com
2006


Presentations to Professionals

Presented at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC

"The Psychodynamics and Transference/Countertransference reverberations of 'being caught off guard'"
2016

"Conundrums: Potential Traps and Therapeutic Binds"
2015

"The Beast and the Beauty Within: The Challenge of International Collaboration"
Multiple levels of Diversity in the therapeutic process of a young woman with personality pathology
2015

"Awakening — The Plus and the Minus Valence"
Multi-modal treatment of Alexithymia
April, 2014

"Alexithymia — Part I"
"Alexithymia — Part II"
2013

"Abuse and Family Complexity: The Therapist's Dilemma"
The complexity about reporting abuse (Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse)
2012

"Group Acting as a Psychobiological Regulator"
2010

"Part I: Weight Regulation: Brief Overview of the World of Obesity, Origins of Body and Self-image Dysfunction amongst the Overweight, Disordered-Eating Population"
2009

"Part II: Implicit Ways of Knowing: Body Image and it's Early Origins"
(Presentation given with Dr. Suzi Tortora)
2009

"Addressing the Hollow Victory and Pseudo-cure of Weight Loss: The Conundrum of Treating the Overweight to the Medically-Obese Patient (O.D.E.): A Contemporary View"
2006

"It's Not About the Food: Addressing the Conundrum of Treating Disordered Eating Patients"
2005

"An Unfortunate Confluence of Events in Group"
2004

"Case Presentation: The Brilliant Saboteur"
2004

"Case Presentation: A difficult case to treat. Where do we go from here?"
2003

"Case Presentation: A complicated case. How dangerous is he?"
2002

"Case Presentation: The Brilliant Writer: An Overweight Bulimic with Body Image Problems"
2000

"Case Presentation: The Sleeper: Sleep Disorder or Depression?"
(Co-presentation with Ana Krieger, M.D., Director, NYU Sleep Disorder Unit)
1999

"Body Image and Body Image Disturbances with the Weight Regulation Population"
1999

"The Internal Life of an Obese Patient"
1998



Presented at New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYC

"The Psychology of the Chronically Ill Diabetic Patient: With a Look Towards Depression"

"Predictors for long term study adherence: What to look for: Guidelines"

"Wanting to 'fix it'"

"What now? Counter transference, make use of it"

"Making use of your 'clinical gut'"

"Conducting the Differential Diagnostic Interview"

"Group Dynamics for the non Mental-Health Professional"

"The Dynamics of Body Image"

"Hoarding: Overview: Impact and Possible Interventions in the Geriatric Population"

"For the non Mental-Health Professional: What to do in the event of a psychiatric emergency: the risk of suicide"

"The Difficult non-compliant Patient"

"Anticipating Death

"The Death of a Patient in Group: The Dynamics of Managing the Group"

"Your Safety First: What to do in an Emergency"

  * Presentations above in conjunction with ongoing NIH studies "Look Ahead" and "Diabetes Prevention Program" — 2000 to present

Presented at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital: Department of Endocrinology Grand Rounds

"Patients 'Wanting to Want' to Lose Weight" - a clinical discussion
2013



Presented at Queens Chapter of Clinical Social Workers, NYC

"The Thorny Thicket of Treating the Overweight Population: A Clinical Perspective"
2010

"It's Not About the Fat: Addressing the Hollow Victory and Pseudo-cure of Weight Loss"
2008




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