After an eating disorder touches a family system, parents and other caregivers often feel they're walking on eggshells. Can they challenge their child's eating disorder? If so, will they damage the relationship with their loved one—or worse? Can they speak their own truths? What happens to structure and rules? Double binds seem to abound. Both the system and the parent’s confidence can get seriously shaken up. Further, it may seem overwhelming to even contemplate setting boundaries that could risk further disruptions or emotional upsets. And yet, those boundaries can be vitally healing, calming, and reparative.
This webinar will empower parents who are struggling with these issues, and more. It will not offer criticism or blame; it will offer insight, guidance, and most of all, permission to parent.
Presenter: Alli Spotts-De Lazzer
Alli Spotts-De Lazzer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. She has presented educational workshops at international conferences, graduate schools, training facilities, and hospitals; published articles in academic journals and trade magazines; co-chaired committees for the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals; created #ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance; facilitated a carer’s eating disorders support and education group for more than a decade; and authored the book, MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues.
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